Decide What You Want

What do you want? What do you really want? This is an important question to ponder. In order to truly manifest and attract all that you desire in life, you must become clear on your vision of what your greatest life would look like.

Most people don’t know what they want. Either they don’t take the time to get clear about what they truly desire, or they focus on the things they don’t want in life (ex: I don’t want debt).

By focusing on the things you don’t want, you are experiencing negative thoughts and therefore launching negative energy. This results in attracting more of the same negative situations, people, and experiences in your life.

Think about your thoughts. What do you usually think about? Are you complaining about what your life looks like right now? If so, chances are you are using negative language and focusing on the things you don’t want in life.

The key is to become CLEAR about what you DO want. Once you know what you do want and focus your attention on that, you will automatically project positive energy and start to create the life you want.

Here are a few of my steps that I practice when creating what I want in life:

1) Set Your Intentions

2) Let Go and Trust the Process

3) Be in Gratitude of the Now

4) Stay in the “awe” of life

5) Love yourself and others

6) Be present in each moment

7) Know you’re worthy

8) Remember your journey

9) LOVE and be loved

Be unrealistic and DREAM BIG.. The “how” is unimportant, your job is to figure out the “what”.
Know what you want so you know what you don’t want!

From my heart to yours… love always,

Jeanette

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Workout for your Well-being (not just weight loss)

5 ways exercise will make your life better

Make your life even better!
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You probably don’t need reminding that one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and vibrant (and lose weight, if that’s a goal) is to exercise. But I’ll say it anyway: Science shows that to whatever degree you can add movement to your life—no matter your age, size, shape, or abilities— your health will benefit significantly.
Being active (in whatever amount of time you have) also has many benefits that are not calculated in numbers, for instance, your mood, confidence and thought process changes for the better. I am all too familiar with the numbers obsession of the scale when it comes to exercise. Almost every client I coached seemed to encounter this and regardless of what that number read, they were never truly happy.


It’s a complete mind shift of what we’ve been told to believe…that the  number on the scale = self worth. It’s just NOT true, the scale is only ONE of many health indicators. Once we understand that exercise should be about the WHOLE (mind, body & spirit), then we start to see and feel released and more motivated.


I had a client say “It wasn’t until I tossed out my focus on the numbers that I genuinely started to understand, feel, and appreciate the many benefits of exercise.” She found that staying active (and trying to eat well most of the time) not only keeps her in good shape (and able to keep up with her kids) but equally important, makes her feel powerful, joyful, and more in love with her life.


Here are five ways exercise will make your life better. Let them inspire you to keep moving.

  • It’s a natural mood booster
    Exercise helps alleviate symptoms of stress and depression. Exercising reduces the level of cortisol, a stress hormone, in your body and releases the body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals called endorphins, which enhance your sense of wellbeing.
  • Exercise can redirect your energy in a good way
    Ever have a tough day, you decide to take a break and do a workout, and the minute it’s over you’re like, “Whoa, I needed that!”
    We’ve all been there! Exercise is great at helping to shift your attention from a negative to a positive mindset. It provides a positive distraction that can redirect your energy and make you feel good (thanks to those previously mentioned endorphins). Working out allows you to enjoy a little ‘me time’ in a healthy, productive way.
  • Crushing a tough workout will lift your confidence and self-esteem
    Regardless of the number on the scale, it feels amazing to know that you are taking steps toward leading a healthier lifestyle. Make a point to acknowledge performance-based achievements like improved strength or greater endurance to see how far you’ve come.
  • Fitness fosters social connections
    Exercise creates an opportunity to socialize in safe and healthy ways, and connect with people who have similar interests whether in person or Online. These bonds not only help you stick to your regimen by creating accountability, they often lead to deeply supportive friendships that go well beyond the workout.
  • It might give you superpowers! (For the rest of your day)
    As soon as I start moving my body and breaking a sweat, I automatically feel this release and a wave of calm and empowerment. It’s like I can will my way through anything that comes my way. That mental aspect is so important for me to get through my days.

I hope this helps to motivate you and keep you inspired to keep your head up and focused on your overall well-being for a greater enjoyment of your life!

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How to Build Healthy Habits

How to Build Healthy Habits 101
Are you ready?!


When it comes to setting healthy habits (whether on January 1 or any other day of the year), we often go about it the wrong way. We give ourselves two options: go big or go home. Something along the lines of, ‘Starting tomorrow, I’m going to give up all processed food, junk food, caffeine, dairy, and sugar and eat salad 5 times a day.’ Not surprisingly, these expectations are often unrealistic, and set us up for failure. Then we hear all about it from our inner self-critic.


While there’s no right or wrong way to go about changing our behaviors, meaning we all have or have heard of ways to help the process — what worked for your sister-in-law or your best friend won’t necessarily be the best approach for you — there are some strategies that behavioral scientists say can help set us up for success.

Building Healthy Habits 101


Here are some tips, backed by research, to help you form a new habit—and make it stick.

“Stack” your habits


The best way to form a new habit is to tie it to an existing habit, experts say. This means looking for things you routinely do throughout your day and using those existing habits as a “cue” that prompts you to take some type of action.

It’s called habit stacking, and here’s how it works: Most of us have fairly consistent morning (and evening) routines: We wake up, have our coffee or tea, eat breakfast, brush our teeth. So any of those would be a great place to “stack” a new habit. A morning cup of coffee, for example, is a great opportunity to start a one-minute meditation practice. Or, if you want to improve your balance, stand on one foot while you’re brushing your teeth.

The existing behavior — morning coffee, teeth brushing — acts as a prompt, or trigger, to “do this new behavior now.” The goal is to get this “habit stack” hardwired into your brain as a single action (drink coffee + meditate) rather than as a series of individual tasks.

Start small


The thought of initiating a new behavior can loom large in our mind. And, according to B.J. Fogg, Stanford University researcher and author of the book Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, big behavior changes require a high level of motivation that often can’t be sustained. So … think really small. The idea is to make the new behavior so super tiny, so simple, so easy, there really won’t be an excuse (I’m in a rush, I’m distracted, not motivated, have a work deadline) not do it.

An easy way for me to make sure I stay hydrated is to start my day with one big glass of water. I place it on my night stand the evening before, it’s so simple, takes almost no time, and helps start me off on the right foot. It also helps my digestive system ‘move things along,’ which is definitely a great motivator! Then it’s time to enjoy my amazing cup of coffee that my husband makes for me.

Maybe you want to build your upper body strength. Start by committing to two push-ups a day. Even better, tie them to a behavior you’re already doing (see habit stacking, above). For instance, after a trip to the bathroom drop, do two push-ups. (Fogg actually did this himself, and now he has a 40 to 80 push-ups habit a day!)

Or, maybe you want to read more. Think about how that could fit easily into your existing routine. Maybe each night before bed you read a paragraph. You could read more if you wanted to, but the key is to set the bar so low, you can’t help but succeed. According to Fogg, when you learn how to feel good about your successes, no matter how tiny, it changes how you think about yourself. If you think of yourself as “the kind of person who meditates, works out, reads” you’ll find more ways and opportunities to repeat the behavior. That’s what leads to transformation.

Reward yourself (and be creative!)


Some habits (especially less healthy ones) are hard to kick because they immediately trigger the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine. These “feel-good” chemicals naturally reward your brain and encourage you to keep up the behavior (like going for that extra piece of pie after dinner).

For good habits (exercise, meditation, focused work, healthy eating) the rewards take longer to show up. Though they will eventually stimulate your brain in that same good way, they need a little kick in the pants to get started. Studies have shown, for example, that having a small piece of chocolate post-workout triggers the release of chemicals and neurotransmitters similar to those that you’ll eventually get from the workout itself.

Building in rewards is an important part of habit formation. Your reward should be whatever lights you up – example, a long bubble bath after a tough workout, or maybe you make an exercise date — the reward being time with a friend, plus it helps to keep you both accountable.
A reward makes you feel successful and helps hardwire your brain to remember that feeling, so you’ll practice the behavior again and again.

Try setting SMART goals


The acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound — like running a particular 5K you’ve marked on your calendar, or losing 10 pounds by a certain date. When your goals are detailed and specific, it’s harder to walk away from them. Revisit these goals every three to six months and adjust as needed.

Don’t forget to Celebrate along the way to keep you on track to achieving your big goal.


From my heart to yours… love always,

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Jeanette

5 Tips for Building a Deep, Lasting Love, with Yourself.

5 Tips for building a Deep, Lasting Love, with yourself.
Happy Self-Love February everyone!


Stop comparing yourself to others:
 
There’s just no point in comparing yourself to anyone else on the planet because there’s only one you. Rather, focus on yourself and your journey. The shift of energy, alone, will help you feel free.

Don’t worry about others’ opinions: 
Don’t worry about what society thinks or expects of you. You can’t make everyone happy, so this is a waste of time and will only slow you down on your journey to being the best you.

Allow yourself to make mistakes: 
Cut yourself some slack! Make mistakes so you can learn and grow from them. Embrace your past. You’re constantly changing and growing from who you once were into who you are today and who you will be one day.

Remember your value doesn’t lie in how your body looks:
 This is fundamental! You are valuable because you are you, not because of your body. So, wear what makes you feel good. If it’s a lot or if it’s a little, wear what makes you feel confident, comfortable, and happy.

Don’t be afraid to let go of toxic people: 
Don’t be afraid to do this. It’s liberating and important, even though it may be painful. Remember: Protect your energy. It’s not rude or wrong to remove yourself from situations or the company of people who are draining you.

This month take some time to show yourself some self LOVE! Deepen the relationship with yourself first and then watch your other relationships grow and flourish. 


From my heart to yours… love always,
Jeanette
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LEAD WITH YOUR HEART

My Lessons from having Covid-19

Grateful!

My lessons of having Covid-19:


✅ I am very present to gratitude for my body and my health. I had flu symptoms for about 3 days (I’m on Day 10) then each day after they started to subside. I realized how healthy my body is and that it fights to protect me and keep me well.


✅ I was given this opportunity to rest, sleep, stay in silence, pray, meditate, catch up on some online workshops, catch up on my online wellness academy to-do list, read, snuggle with my pup, cuddle with the hubs (yes, he tested positive also but no symptoms), and be in gratitude for my beautiful home that’s been keeping us safe.


✅ I lost taste and smell and this taught me how we take all of our senses for granted. I have a newfound appreciation for the simplest of smells, tastes, and enjoyments that I have been missing.


✅ I have been praying like never before for the healing and health of my parents and my in-laws as they battle this virus and seeing first hand how this affects our older community at a much deeper level.


✅ As this poem reads below: I’ve been loving my body more just as it is, doing less and seeing the beauty and strength in every imperfection that I now view as a sign of a warrior who has overcome.


All in all… there’s MORE in doing LESS and having time for silence which brings forth a lot of clarity in life.
For this I say Thank you, and I will continue to take care of my vessel in gratitude for all that it has provided.

Many blessings to you all. Stay healthy and stay positive, for this too shall pass.


Lessons from Covid-19… Jeanette

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What do you want it to look like?

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What do you want 2021 to look like?

How about:

  • Lean
  • Strong
  • Healthy
  • Energized
  • Connected
  • Peaceful
  • Simple
  • Clean
  • Easy

Picture December 2021—How it will look. How it will feel.

How did you do it? What is healthy to you? There’s only one way to find out.

It starts now.

Join our 10 DAY “Dig Deep” into the New Year Challenge today! Starts January 18th!

💜 10 Days of: 1 workout video, 1 guided meditation, & 1 Journal Prompt for the day

💜 You can do this Online Challenge in the comfort of your own home

💜 Videos are uploaded every evening for the next day on our Private Facebook Group that you will be invited to!

STARTS JANUARY 18th – JANUARY 27th! ONLY $19!!!

Email Bootogalifestyle@gmail.com to SIGN UP & get all the details!

Invite friends and family to join you and let’s stay healthy in 2021!

It’s FINALLY here.. the Re-launch of Bootoga®!

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My upgraded & revamped Bootoga Online Wellness Academy is now up and the re-launch is here!


We all have stories of what 2020 has brought us… there’s been so much change, growth, surprises, learning and acceptance of “what is” this year.

This year I had some issues with my Bootoga Online site and decided to take the time to pull it back and re-invest, revamp, recreate and upgrade it to the level that “you” (my valued friends and clients) deserve.


I have faith that this Wellness Academy will be a great experience for you and every time you enter you feel better than the time before. Let this be your One Stop Health & Wellness Shop Online!


It’s HERE and it’s better than ever!
You have 24/7 access to all of my different programs:
-21 Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge
-21 Day Bootoga & Meditation Challenge
-21 Day Trim & Tone Challenge
-Full length Bootoga Workouts
-HIIT & Functional Training Workouts
-Operation Shredded Workouts
-Variety of Guided Meditations
-TONS of Healthy Recipes & a Grocery List for the Healthy Basics
-Discounts on Bootoga Merchandise, eBooks & Courses
-Access to our community and Jeanette for accountability and support
-Video Glossary of exercise moves to learn correct form of movements

All programs keep track of your workouts and meditations that you have completed so you have a sense of your own progress. Then pick up where you may have left off to easily continue your next workout/meditation.

We have added a TON of new recipes ranging from breakfast, lunch and dinners to healthy snacks and juices. We have something for everyone; Vegan, vegetarian, and everything in between.

Please enjoy the Re-launch of Bootoga® Wellness Academy & read below for my pricing special just for you!

3 Simple Options for your Health & Fitness Success:

  1. 24-Hour Pass: Enjoy 24 hours to check out our site, do a workout, find some peace with a meditation and cook a healthy meal from our recipe section. ONLY $20
  2. Monthly Membership: You have UNLIMITED access to the entire wellness academy 24/7 and 15% off any Bootoga merchandise, ebook library and courses/workshops. ONLY $39 a month
  3. Yearly Membership: You have UNLIMITED access to the entire wellness academy 24/7 and 25% off all Bootoga merchandise, one FREE Bootoga Bracelet every quarter, and all of Jeanette’s eBooks for FREE delivered right to your inbox. MY RE-LAUNCH SPECIAL…. PRICING: Only $297 for entire year, normally $400. Limited time only.

Give the gift of health and wellness for your mind, body and soul to yourself, or as a gift to someone you love. Make the best investment you possibly can: IN YOU!   


Let’s have fun together and make it enjoyable! Learn something new with me! Have fun with all the programs and get healthy in the meantime!
Click on the link below for the NEW Bootoga Online Wellness Academy!

When you sign up, get ready to receive some special “Thank you” surprise gifts in your inbox as my gratitude for supporting my small business and taking the first step to your new healthy lifestyle.


Thank you everyone for your support!

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We’re in the Final Month of 2020!

End your 2020 Strong!

We’re in the final month of 2020!


Whether or not this year has been drawn out longer than any year of your life, or felt like it’s disappeared beneath your feet, or it was a good year for you, we’re here. We have just days left to make a strong push to the finish line before we jump back on the horse. Let’s get our asses moving.


First, table your expectations for 2021. While we all want to be optimistic and assume it’ll be a full rebound, it’s smart to take stock of what worked and what didn’t in 2020 and start to consciously prepare for 2021. Start to ask yourself (and be honest); the following questions:

1) What went well in 2020?

2) What didn’t go well in 2020?

3) What was your biggest takeaway of 2020?

4) What am I grateful for right now to be in the position I’m in?

5) What can I do to make a push to end 2020 strong?

6) What do I need to do to set myself up for an incredible 2021?

These are great questions to put pen to paper on. We are ultimately responsible for our own decisions, and how we react to situations. This starts with managing our emotions, and I feel we have definitely had a lot of practice with this all year long. Need help improving your mood? Change your physical state (workout, run, take a freezing cold shower and yell as loud as you can, get upside down), change your environment as quickly as you can, this helps to reset your brain.

We are here to help. We are here to support. We are here to motivate, educate, and encourage. Join our Bootoga Online Wellness Academy and stay tuned for workshops, courses, retreats and more coming in the New Year.

Have a powerful last month of 2020 and celebrate your health, accomplishments and be in gratitude of family, friends and loved ones that surround you.

Much love to you all,

Jeanette

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Younger Skin Starts in the Gut

EAT your Greens!

3 tips to help give your diet a quick makeover & younger skin!

  1. Increase green detoxifiers: Eat green veggies from the cruciferous family, such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and kale. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber which is good for the gut and your skin!
  2. Look after your liver: Cut down on sugar, fat, and alcohol. Start to fill your diet with natural liver supporting foods such as onions, garlic, turmeric, rosemary, thyme, oregano and sage. AVOCADO is also a food your liver loves.
  3. Sweat: Sweat at least 3 times a week in something like a sauna, steam room, or via exercise. The skin is the body’s largest organ of elimination and it’s believed that regular sweating helps detoxify the body of toxins.

For Jeanette’s FREE ebook of more tips, please email Bootogalifestyle.com

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Another Trip Around the Sun!

“A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” 
-Amit Kalantri

I am so grateful to celebrate yet another year of life this past September!! Cheers to all the LIBRAS out there!

  
Just as the above quote states… it’s time to update our life as well as celebrate our life and there has definitely been a TON of updating in my life this year!


This year I became engaged to a wonderful man, I moved to the beach area, and during this pandemic I had time to write a 3-part eBook, create and upgrade my Bootoga Online Wellness Academy (upcoming new membership site), started my own weekly podcast called #Workoutwednesday, hosted my first Women’s Virtual Summit, and now purchased a beautiful home with my fiancé in Arizona.
Yes that’s correct, I’ll be moving to Arizona, but not to worry I’ll be visiting CALI a lot, (LA is my home), and I’m always with you virtually!


These past few years I have been working fervently on myself and being ready to receive what I desire in life. This past year so many of my heart’s desires have turned into physical manifestations and I am grateful beyond words.

Here are a few tips I learned about being flexible when it comes to going after what you want. Remember that flexibility allows you to put aside rigid perceptions and truly allow the journey to unfold as it should.


1) Be grateful for what is.

Look at your blessings. Being more aware and grateful for what you have helps you see what can be possible. Use what you have to create your possibilities. Trust things are going just right, and they will get you where you want to be in the right time. Don’t ever look at your progress as a failure; you are always learning, never losing.


2) Be adaptable.

Learn to change when a situation changes, PIVOT! It is good to plan, but sometimes not all contingencies are considered. Focus on what you can change and release what you cannot. Being adaptable and resilient helps you shift more quickly when you may need to pivot.


3) Be calm and controlled.

Think before you react, and you will control your response. Do you react or look for resolution? Take your time and gather information before choosing your best options forward. When you react, the situation is in control of you. When you respond, you are in charge of what you create, and you are more flexible.


4) Be creative.

You create what you want. Yes, things might not go how you want it, but you are the creator of the solutions to keep moving forward. Only you can view your world the way you want it. Look at where you are, through an open and creative lens; this can help you be more flexible. There are always more routes, more opportunities, and more possibilities available; only you can create them.


5) Be more self-trusting.

Work on developing a strong sense of trust by creating a good understanding of yourself. You can acquire this by making time every day to find what you need to feel good. When you know what keeps you motivated, you adapt to change. Sometimes what you think you want is not what you need. In recognizing your actual needs, you see that there are many ways to get you there.


I hope these tips help you on your journey as they have helped me and continue to guide me on my new path.
Cheers to another trip around the sun!

Much love, health and happiness this year and always.


THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY WISHES!

-Jeanette

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HUGE shoutout to Joe Mikoli, my awesome photographer and Darling Mushrooms for their location.

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