Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Showing posts from 09 2013.

1. Warm up with 5 – 10 minutes of easy cardio activity.

2. Work the large muscles or the major muscle groups first (chest, back, glutes).

3. Choose weights that are not too heavy, not too light and are instead, just right.  Most of the time, you should choose a weight that allows you to complete 8 – 15 repetitions.

4. Move slowly, maintain control and avoid momentum.

5. Perform a balanced workout by remembering to train the muscles that you don’t see such as the back, glutes (hips…

The Joy of Journaling

17th September 2013

Several months ago I was visiting with a frequent guest about journaling.  She offered to share a recent journal entry about Lake Austin Spa Resort.  What a compliment to know that Lake Austin Spa Resort brings some peace and comfort to her daily routine.  I asked if she were willing to share her post and we are grateful she agreed.  Thank you Jackie! We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

I penned this while attending The Joy of Journaling:
Long day at work and I’m headed to…

Calming Technique

13th September 2013

The simplest, anytime, anywhere calming technique.
Prepared by Sharon Rekieta, PhD

Calming our body physiologically also calms our mind. 

This “Breath of 4 Series” is one proven method that calms the mind and body which subsequently relieves stress and anxiety.

1. Breathe in deeply through your nose to a slow count of four.

2. Hold your breath for a slow count of four.

3. Exhale completely to a slow count of four.

4. Think “relax” for a slow count of four while you breathe…