I’m still STANDING.. and stronger than ever!

Rise like a Phoenix from the ashes!

Through the storms of life… I’m stronger than ever before! A new Happy Birthday to me…

I’ve heard it said that your birthday defines your meaning and purpose in life, and that every year is YOUR NEW year of life and another travel around the sun. Well, these past 2 years, especially this past year has been a true test of everything I am or who I thought I was. I was broken down to my very core, questioning my identity and what I truly desired in my life, what was I still holding onto that was holding me down, what was I ready to release and let go of. So when I felt that life was taking everything around me down to the ground, I had to whither the storm and remove layers of myself that were no longer needed. It was painful when people or things were taken out of my life and it was very hard to understand why. I had many tears of heartbreak, loneliness and pain yet I knew and had to believe there was a higher purpose and reason for all that I was going through. Have you ever felt that way? I had to constantly remind myself that life wasn’t happening “to me”, it was happening “FOR ME”.

I am now out of the eye of the storm.. I fought, I kept asking myself what is the opportunity for growth, what do I need to learn, what do I need to let go of for good, what am I afraid of if I do let go of something, am I truly ready for all that I’ve been asking for and trying to manifest? AM I loving every part of myself, am I owning my power of the woman that I am, Am I ready to get out there and share my stories, my pain and my victories, am I strong enough not to give a f*%k what others think of me or my decisions, am I pure love and light, have I given up judgement on myself and others? I prayed, meditated and asked God and my angels to continually guide me and give me comfort in the pain. It’s in our deepest sorrows that we finally surrender to our greater selves, there is a much larger plan and purpose for all of us and I needed to let go of all old baggage because it was not going to fit in the new flight plan of my life. I resisted yet when I finally surrendered I was given so much peace, joy and love on levels that I have not experienced before.

REBIRTH…. A new me has emerged!

Out of the ashes, a new and improved, stronger than ever woman has emerged! I have embraced every part of me, given love to my flaws, appreciate the goodness of who I am, what I stand for and the roots of where I came. My adoption story is a HUGE part of this transformation and I have embraced all the intricacies that are me.

The QUEEN in me is WOKE!

The Queen in me is WOKE! She has been refined, redefined, survived the fire and now a new version of me is here, an empowered woman with a new meaning of love, a new meaning of forgiveness, a new meaning of joy and happiness and most importantly someone who knows HER WORTH and is not afraid of boundaries any longer. I am LOVE, I am POWER, I am COMPASSION, I am VITALITY, I am PROSPEROUS, I deserve all my hearts desires and dreams, I am LIGHT, I am MAGIC, I am here for a purpose and I am READY!


I have now been experiencing love and joy on a whole new level. Beautiful new people in my life have appeared, new opportunities, new hopes and dreams, new creativity and regardless of what is going on around me there is true joy internally despite any external circumstances. I am on the path of true love, true joy and true inner peace. I survived hardships, heartaches, a car accident and I’m here to tell you that you too can make it through whatever you may be facing. Know that you are called to a higher purpose on this planet, it may be just to help someone else out because you have gone through their pain and survived it, you may be a speaker or leader to help many, regardless of what it is, know that us being here on this earth is so much greater than ourselves. We all need one another to be our best, we are all support, love and encouragement for one another whether in spirit or in person. HEAL yourself first and foremost, allow yourself time away from anyone or anything that is causing more negativity than positivity in your life. You need YOU more than anyone out there, take care of you and don’t ever feel selfish for choosing “YOU”. You are worth it and you are needed and loved in this world. Let LOVE rule in your mind, body and soul so you can live the fulfilled life that you desire. It’s all possible, just believe, keep walking one foot in front of the other and before you know it… true joy and internal peace is yours. May some part of my short story resonate with you. My birthday wish is for your true joy and LOVE!



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The Fitness Mindset


Mindset is arguably the most important aspect of your fitness goals. You need to develop a mindset that will help you improve your mental focus, not only at the gym but in your everyday life. This isn’t a miracle post that will magically transform your mind and make you want to exercise every day. It’s practical. It’s straightforward and my hopes is that it will kick you into gear. 

Taking control of your health is ultimately going to help your create continuously since exercising can help you tap into your creative energy. There are many other benefits:

  • Make you feel happier
  • Keep your brain functions sharp.
  • Improve your daily functions (yes to carrying all groceries in one trip)
  • Improving your sleep
  • Boost your confidence

No aspect of your life is disconnected from the other. It’s not about separating everything into their boxes but making them work together and live more fulfilled. Here is how you develop a fitness mindset and improve your overall focus.

1) DEFINE YOUR GOALS (YOUR WHY), what is important to you, not anyone else but you! 
What is your personal health goal.. try to stray away from 20 pounds lighter, etc, truly get connected to your inner being, yet if you honestly want to be 20 pounds lighter what is the reason behind that? What will it make you feel? How will it make you feel? What beliefs have you had around what it do for you?
GO WITHIN and really understand the ROOT of your goal and WHY and how it will make you feel when having it. Then start to develop those good feelings already present within you. When we invite the good feelings in, we then open ourselves to guidance and direction into the right action steps. 

I don’t have time, I don’t have the money, I can’t do it, I’ll start after vacation, I’m not strong enough.. 
These are all past experiences of fear repeating the same cycles in your life.. these little voices in your head are not real, they are automatic and on replay. We all know that when we want something bad enough we make the time for it or we save the money to buy it, we do whatever is possible when we truly desire it. We seem to pause the auto replay for certain things in our lives yet when it comes to self care and self love those voices seem to be as loud as possible. Notice this and start to get familiar with why and when these excuses deter you. Start to shut them down and recognize the EXCUSE alert! 

Don’t label your health as a chore, make it FUN! Make a game out of it. BE flexible with it, assign rewards when you’ve hit a certain milestone, (ex: I worked out 2-3xs a week consistently for a month, buy yourself a new workout outfit to keep you motivated). Have a dance party after you completed your workout, give yourself that salt bath, try to use 4 different colors of vegetables in your dinner and see what you create! Start being creative and have FUN with it, stop making it be so significant or put big lofty goals on yourself when you are starting out. Everything in life takes time, don’t force or resist the balance that we all need in life. Laugh at yourself when you mess up, learn from it and move on… health is a lifestyle, not a destination.

There is a plethora of diets and fitness fads out there and knowing what works for you entails you to listen to yourself. Does my gut feel good about eating this? Does my body feel good about lifting today or does it desire yoga today? LISTEN to your body….it’s always talking to you. DO what works FOR YOU! Take all the noise out and FOCUS on what works for you.. stop comparing yourself to what everyone else is doing. You are the best teacher for you.. follow your instinct on what you need and seek guidance when you feel it is necessary. 

These are just a few steps for a Fitness Mindset and one of the reasons why I created my online membership site. I want to show people that you don’t need a fancy gym to get healthy, it’s about learning that fitness can be done anywhere and at anytime and at any age. We make it simple, accessible and affordable so you can walk with confidence, self love and wellness in mind, body and soul. 

Please join our Online Community and let’s do this together! Pre-sale rate of $25 good until end of July. We will be launching the site within the next week! Check it out  and sign up on the link below! 


Homecoming: an instance of returning home…


Homecoming: an instance of returning home…

How many of us have gone through something that was so life changing for us that we have no idea who we are anymore?! Then we start to make that journey of renewal and restoration back to a new and improved version of ourselves and it feels like home again!?

Embrace this beautiful transformation.. it’s a journey of letting go, releasing, forgiving, and rebuilding which brings us to a new found clarity.
My encouragement to you: Keep going no matter what.. the homecoming back to your new improved true authentic self is liberating and brings great freedom.

**Excited to announce that Hot Bootoga®️will be added on Thursday evenings at The Wild Plum – Holistic Spa & Yoga Center at 7pm. Join me this Thursday evening!! Bring a friend!

Keep going for your goals everyone!


Join our 21 Day Trim & Tone Online Challenge!


It’s back…. a new 21 Day Online challenge!
Here it is: Our 21 Day Online Trim & Tone Challenge

*Starts: May 3rd – May 23rd
*In this challenge we are prepping our mind, body and soul for our Summer fun & Memorial weekend coming up!!
*This challenge is 21 days of 21 minutes of a mixture of workouts: HIIT Training, Bootoga®, Core workouts, Yoga and Meditations
*Investment: Only $59
*Challenge will be on a Private Facebook page for our group community only and all videos will be uploaded every evening and we keep each other accountable in our group. You will receive support, encouragement and nutrition tips and tips of the trade during these 21 days. Let’s do this together!
*Must SIGN UP and reserve your spot by May 2nd!

Email Bootogalifestyle@gmail.com for questions and to sign up!

How to do Triceps Push-up..

One of our Bootoga® moves!

How to Do a Triceps Push-Up

A. Start in a high plank position with palms just narrower than shoulder-width apart. Engage quads and core as if holding a plank.

B. Inhale and bend elbows straight back to lower entire body simultaneously toward the floor, triceps tight next to ribs. Pause when chest is just below elbow height.

C. Exhale and press into palms to push body away from the floor to return to starting position, moving hips and shoulders at the same time.

Do 8 to 15 reps. Try 3 sets.

Triceps Push-Up Form Tips

  • Don’t allow hips or low back to sag toward the floor, or any hinging to happen at the hips or lower back.
  • Keep neck neutral and gaze slightly forward on the ground; don’t tuck chin or lift head.
  • Keep elbows tucked tight in to sides.
  • Don’t allow upper back to “cave in” or chest to push forward. When in high plank, isometrically push chest away from the floor and then push up from that position.

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Yoga, Bootoga® & Meditation ONLINE COURSES ARE HERE!


We’re so excited to announce our two online courses available to you to do at any time and in the privacy of your home!

Our 21 Day Online Yoga & Meditation Challenge Program is ready for you to purchase as your OWN now and I am excited to announce the 21 day ONLINE Bootoga® & Meditation Program is also ready for purchase! Each course has 42 videos to get your mind, body and soul fit from the inside out.

Both programs are 21 days of workouts & meditations for 21 minutes!

16 minutes of a Bootoga® workout (it will vary between upper body, lower body, core work and yoga) and then 5 minutes of Meditation per day…a  total of 21 minutes per day! Completely doable and you do it anytime that works for you and in the comfort or your own home or anywhere!

You will receive some inspiration and motivation as we take this health and wellness journey together!


ONLY $59 to purchase ONE course or BUY both courses for $79!!

And for signing up for this course you will also receive a FREE ebook of Jeanette’s Amazon Best Selling Book, The Little Black Book of Fitness!

Any questions feel free to email Jeanette at Bootogalifestyle@gmail.com https://jeanetteortega.com/product/online-challenge-course/

Listen to your heart..

Today I taught Bootoga®️ twice, trained clients, trained my DreamWorks Corporate clients in the rain, did my workout, had 2 meetings and with every ounce of my being I was fighting taking a yoga class for myself this evening… my mind kept saying you’re tired, you’ve done enough, go home, rest, blah, blah, blah… yet my heart kept saying nope… take yoga.

I listened and it filled my heart and soul more than I can explain. It was a slow flow class which causes you to slow down, hold poses longer, focus internally on your breath and body with grace and ease.
I found myself so at peace and so grateful for the opportunity to be there and reconnect on a deeper level with myself once again. It was a reset button.

With all this being said.. don’t neglect your self care… listen to your heart and soul and let it guide you, it won’t steer you wrong. It was just what I needed in this busy thing we call “life”.

What’s your reset button?


Live your best life….


How many times have we seen this hashtag? Or #livingmybestlife…? 
Are people truly living their best lives or their best moment? And do they only show the facade of what they want people to see and perceive of them? My vote is yes, we all do that. This is why social media causes depression among many striving to live their best life but can’t live up to others perceived “photos”. This is why there is so much greatness in candid photos, videos, and life shots… it shows the truth and beauty of what is happening “in the now”. 

I recently attended the One Love Reggae Festival in Long Beach and enjoyed myself fully. I love the energy of people all gathered in one place to dance and listen to music that moves their heart and soul. I was dancing yet I saw something that didn’t just strike my eyes but also my heart.. I captured a picture of these two beautiful souls. I honestly don’t care if you are against smoking weed or not, can you just look at this picture and see the beauty of it instead of being judgmental of your own opinions or past experiences? 
All I saw was pure bliss, people living their best “moment” with each other, with themselves and also with every other person at that event.
We are all connected in one way or another; we all experience joy, pain, heartache, anger, laughter and so much more at many points in our life experience, yet this capture spoke to my heart and soul. 
It’s the most simplest things and experiences in life that bring us pure bliss. It’s not how much money we have, what we drive, what we do for a living, or what zip code we live in, it’s laying out in nature with people we enjoy, it’s listening to music, it’s in holding the hand of someone you cherish, it’s in the smiles of people dancing and enjoying themselves, it’s letting go and JUST BEING YOU! 
I believe this is why festivals are so popular, people take off the daily masks of their perceived lives and become free to be themselves amongst many others who feel the same. I am no stranger to music festivals, each one I attend I seem to peel off another layer of a self limiting belief I had been holding onto that was not my belief but the beliefs of society, or my family, etc. 
We start to become more and more in tune with our true inner being then we come back to our daily world where everything has stayed the same yet somehow we are completely transformed from the inside out. How do we now navigate the daily drudges of life when we just experienced true bliss? 
My thought process: continue to live your best life moment by moment, and be in gratitude for those moments that take your breath away, keep your real candid moments fresh in your heart and visit them daily so that you keep the excitement for the new ones you are about to create! 

Be free and live your own bliss… ! 

Health and Happiness always, 
Jeanette….  a lover of life


Trust the timing of your life…

Trust, Faith, Believe….

This is much easier said than done, at least for me. One of my biggest continual lessons in life is being patient. Anyone feel me?! We all go through challenges and the storms of life yet it’s at those times that we want everything to work out the exact way we want it and when we want it, yet not realizing we truly are not always ready for what we are asking for. 
So why do we resist trusting the timing of things in our life? 

Let’s visit the word Trust, a verb: trusted; trusting; trusts

Definition of trust
ato rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of to believe
bto place confidence in to rely
cto hope or expect confidently trusts that the problem will be resolved soon
d: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
e: dependence on something future or contingent: to Hope

As I read these definitions it brought me to memories where my trust in someone or a situation was broken, yet if I TRUSTED myself and my initial gut instinct it would not have happened. So how many times in life do we not TRUST ourselves and what’s best for ourselves? So then we go through some painful lessons and more growth hopefully becoming more wise and owning our ability to trust ourselves. 

We stand in our own way and block certain things to happen usually because we aren’t ready for them until we do the consistent work of loving ourselves enough to trust ourselves in the knowing that we deserve an amazing life and MORE. Interesting isn’t it… how it all comes back to ourselves.. yes, certain things happen that are out of our control but majority of it is our limiting beliefs and our society that strives for instant gratification that usually only lasts temporarily because our inner core work hasn’t been developed to love and truly appreciate it. 

It’s been this past year and a half that I had to believe in myself without a shadow of a doubt that I knew it was time for me to sell my “physical” gym space and move more into my purpose for a greater reach. There were many times I doubted myself and questioned whether or not I made the right decision but today I write this with 100% commitment that I made the right choice by trusting myself regardless of how hard it was for me emotionally, financially, and mentally. I chose to trust me and now after all the work I have done, many beautiful opportunities keep opening up more and more as I continue to trust myself. 
MY gym served a beautiful purpose in my life and I am forever grateful for all the lessons, laughter, amazing friendships, and growth yet just like we finish reading a book and close it, it’s been time to pick up the next new edition and create a whole new book of many new adventures! 

Cheers to TRUSTING the timing of our lives in 2019! 


21 Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge! Starts January 11th, 2019!

Are you ready for a Mind, Body and Soul challenge?

Join my 21 day Online Yoga & Meditation Challenge!!

(This will be a private Facebook group so only those who have signed up for this challenge have access to this page.)

**Our 21 day challenge starts on Friday January 11th – January 31st!**

SIGN UP by Jan 10th!

We will be doing 21 minutes of Yoga & Meditation together for 21 days!!
16 minutes of Yoga and 5 minutes of meditation daily!

Videos of Yoga & Meditations will be uploaded to our private page daily and you’re able to perform them daily at your desired time, BUT you must check in DAILY on our that you completed the 21 minutes! 
All of us here in the group will be keeping each other accountable and on track!

I’ll also be posting tips on yoga, mindfulness, different types of meditation and wellness.

It takes at least 21 days to create or break a habit and 2019 is a powerful year.. it’s time to live more consciously about our habits, relationships, careers and more. 
By starting and maintaining a daily yoga & meditation practice this will help us bring more clarity of what we desire in our lives and what we still need to release and what we are finally ready to receive!

Are you ready for your greatest life yet?! If you are, join me and invite friends to join you!

THE BEST PART: Only $21…. that’s just $1 a day to start to get your year catapulted!

If you join this program you also receive a discount on my upcoming monthly membership program which will go all year long and have more bells and whistles. I’m committed to living my best life and imparting my knowledge and experience to all of you! Let’s not waste another moment!

Email Bootogalifestyle@gmail.com to SIGN UP!! 
First 5 to sign up will receive a FREE gift! 
(and it’s a good one!)