How I Found Fitness Inspiration At Lake Austin Spa Resort

Site Administrator - 3rd June 2014

This morning I drug myself out of bed to go to the gym and get my workout in.  I must admit, when my alarm went off at 5:30 am, I didn’t jump out of bed with a great deal of enthusiasm. As a matter of fact, my workout routine has been a bit neglected in the past month. I am determined to get back into the habit of making myself get up so that I can start my day feeling great at Lake Austin Spa Resort. I know that once I am back in my routine, getting up so early won’t be such a chore. 

So I was saying, I got my lazy butt out of bed this morning to head to the gym and boy, was I glad I did. I was trudging along on my elliptical trainer when the most inspiring woman came in at Lake Austin Resort. I don’t know how old she was or her name, but she may forever be my hero.  She came into the cardio workout area at 6:15 am using a walker. But this was no ordinary walker! This walker had a rear view mirror and a horn attached to it. Isn’t that wonderful? This woman, who would later prove to be quite fit obviously had a few balance problems for which she relied on the walker, but she needed the horn and rear view mirror because I can assure you, the walker was not slowing her down!  She proceeded to park her accessorized walker next to a treadmill and jump on. She held on to the rails but she increased the speed to the point that I must admit, it made me a bit nervous.  She was walking quite well when she reached down and increased the speed until she was jogging. Do you believe it?  She was AMAZING! I watched in awe as she smiled and proceeded with her workout during her spa getaway, walking and jogging for the next 15 minutes, then back to her hot rod walker and out to the weight area where she lifted some small hand weights. As I said, she is an inspiration in our getaway spa!

I found myself thinking as I drove home this morning that pitiful doesn’t begin to describe my lack of discipline when it come to getting up to exercise of late. If this amazing woman can get to the gym on her walker and do her routine, what excuses do you and I have for not doing the same and other activities in Austin? Needless to say when my alarm goes off tomorrow, that amazing woman will come to mind and I will be out of bed and on my way. I hope she comes back soon for a Texas getaway – I would love to meet her and hear her story. In the meantime, I will listen for the toot-toot of a horn, and clear the way so she doesn’t leave me in her dust!

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