3 Common Excuses To Avoid Working Out – Busted

By | 2017-08-10T08:28:20+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

We know - this summer totally flew by for us to. But with the last bits of summer vacations, tanned skins, and family barbeques slowly fading into the back to school routines, its time to shed the ghosts of workouts missed and kick your workout routine back into action. It can be really hard to get back into a workout [...]

Find your Fitness Family #fitfam

By | 2017-05-06T15:15:53+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

Success in fitness is all about consistency. Keep showing up, keep putting in the effort, and results happen. The hardest part sometimes is finding something that will motivate that consistency. Finding a workout you love and recipes you enjoy is a big deal, but there are other factors that make a real difference in staying in it for the long [...]

Overcome Stress with Exercise

By | 2017-03-11T14:27:01+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

Fact: Seven out of 10 adults in the US experience stress or anxiety daily (Check it out: ADAA). With that kind of figure, it’s almost easy to assume that you, Bootique’er, feel some level of stress and/or anxiety on a regular basis. While it may be impossible to eliminate stress altogether, the good news is that there are ways of [...]

10 Ways To Stay Motivated To Reach Your Fitness Goals

By | 2017-03-11T14:13:11+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

There’s a common theme we face with fitness: We start off strong, are proud of the initial work we’re noticing in our bodies and ourselves, begin to plateau, then one missed class becomes 2, 3, 4… and then we begin to question if we should continue to pursue our goals at all. Believe me, we’ve all been there. It’s easier [...]

What Does It Mean To Have A Body Healthy Image?

By | 2017-02-22T21:58:45+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

According to a recent Gallup poll, just a mere handful of Americans (18 percent, to be exact) currently weigh in at their ideal body weight. Meanwhile, a full 57 percent of women and 46 percent of men say they want to lose weight, which even includes those who are not considered to be medically "overweight." These statistics perfectly highlight today's [...]

Using Mindfulness and Meditation To Realize Your Goals

By | 2017-01-03T07:39:45+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

Goal setting can be an excellent tool to understand the path you want to take to reach your health and fitness goals. In our often too-busy worlds, where we so closely follow our calendars to know what to do next, plugging in your exercise classes into your weekly schedule is very important. So is being mindful about why you’re showing [...]

Why Community Matters For Fitness Goals

By | 2016-11-07T10:51:06+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

There are times we all just want to be left alone. You know those days — when you want to turn off all the lights, hit the power down button on your phone, crawl into bed and make binge watching Netflix the only reason to turn your computer on all day. Maybe you’re able to sneak those in sometimes but [...]

Sweating with Intention

By | 2016-11-06T20:43:55+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

How mindfulness can impact your workout How often, when you’re in the throes of a good workout that burns and leaves you sweating so much it looks like you just jumped into the swimming pool, do you think about “just getting through it”? 50 more crunches, two more circuits, that imaginary clock you keep seeing in your mind that’s ticking [...]

3 Proven Strategies For Creating Healthy Habits

By | 2016-11-07T10:51:17+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

So often we associate the word “habit” with negative behaviors that we are tying to “break” or “kick.” We plan, practice and prepare in an effort to stop ourselves from engaging in behaviors that are either inherently addictive (e.g., sugar consumption) or so ingrained in our routine that we act without thinking (e.g., dinner in front of the television). But [...]

5 Steps to Practicing Mindfulness During your Workout

By | 2016-11-07T10:51:17+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Categories: Motivation & Mindset|

Mind-ful-ness (noun): a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations; The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. How can mindfulness improve physical activity? If you are easily distracted or find your mind wandering during physical exercise, if you are easily overwhelmed [...]