Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Showing posts from 09 2012.

A Small Dose of Tough Love

21st September 2012

First, let me preface this week's submission with a message to those who just started working out: congratulations; good for you; keep it going and please know that what I am about to write does not apply to you. Anyone who is in the beginning stages of exercising will receive benefits and positive results from the newness of expending effort.

On the other hand, to those who have been working out for at least six months and are hoping to keep losing weight and/or improving their level…

The first cool fronts of fall have finally arrived and have brought welcome rain. As temperatures begin to cool, many of our summer herbs will begin to decline. Drying herbs can allow you to savor the flavor of your garden throughout the year.

Bundles of dried herbs can be a beautiful and fragrant home accent and are always a welcome gift to creative chefs without an herb garden of their own. I like to tie a small bundle of herbs on a package or a gift bag or even around the neck of a…

The Magic of Music

14th September 2012

The Magic of Music
POSTED BY: Sharon Rekieta, Fitness Director

The opening lines from last week’s blog:

“Music is like a legal drug for athletes.”
-Costas Karageorghis, PhD one of the world’s leading authorities on music and exercise.

“Music provides the motivation to power the movement.”
-Sharon Rekieta, PhD an instructor who has let “the beat” move her feet for decades.

With the above in mind, following are some of my favorite songs.  I typically listen to a very…