Blog Entries for month: August 2015  

  • Aug 26

    How to fall in LOVE with EXERCISE

    Some people love exercise and some people hate it. I used to be one of those people who found going to the gym or doing any form of exercise a complete chore, it also was something that made me feel very self conscious because of how I looked and felt about myself!

    However these days I don’t even think twice about going to Booti 3-4 x a week, or swimming at the pool, or nipping out for the occasional run or bike ride, That’s because I seriously do love a good workout. I love the way it makes me feel, I love what it does for my body, and I love the frame of mind it puts me in.
    The trick to keeping an exercise habit long term is to fall in love with it. I've seen lots of ladies at Booticamp go from hating exercise to absolutely loving every minute of it and becoming completely addicted, many of our ladies also find that the fitness level that they achieve at Booticamp, spurs them on to take on extra challenges that may never have thought possible, such as a 5/10k run, compete in triathlons or take part in a swim challenge.

    So if you are one of those people who currently hates exercise, here’s how to get started.

    1.Don’t overwhelm yourself

    If you don’t do any exercise at all, then trying to do everything at first can be extremely overwhelming. Booticamp Babes offers a FREE week trial, to see if you enjoy the sessions and if it is something that fits into your lifestyle- you can go at your own pace and ease yourself back into an exercise routine, until you feel comfortable enough to push yourself.

    2.Don’t over-exercise

    Whilst it is good to have a consistent exercise habit, you don’t want to overdo it. When exercise completely takes over the rest of your life, then it becomes a chore and you will not enjoy it. I always say that 3 sessions a week with a rest in between each day is sufficient to see good results, however if you do have a special occasion or are going on holiday then it wont hurt to ramp it up to 4/5 sessions a week, to feel that little bit extra special!

    3.Change it up

    Most gym classes or other fitness bootcamps, run programs in 4, 8 or 12 week blocks, It can be very easy to get bored with exercise if you are doing the same thing day in and day out, and know exactly what to expect, however at Booticamp Babes, our sessions are different EVERY time so you don’t get bored and sick of the same routine and you see great results as we work ALL areas of your body!  Set goals and reward yourselfSit down and write out your fitness goals, the key is to make them realistic, you are not going to lose a stone in a day!  Make sure you review your goals on a regular basis and have a system of giving yourself a reward each time you complete a step that is taking you closer to your goals. It doesn’t need to cost anything either. It could simply be giving yourself a facial at home, or a manicure. Just make sure you don’t make the reward food related.

    4. Get professional help

    If you are trying to develop your own exercise/healthy eating program or are just simply going from what you have read here and there in fitness magazines or online, it can feel very overwhelming. Health and fitness are a set of skills that takes time, effort and knowledge to learn, which is something that we pride ourselves on at Booticamp Babes, our team of our fully qualified Medical and Health professionals are here to provide everything you need to help you tone up, get fit and lead a healthier lifestyle - even if you don’t live near Derbyshire, we have an online plan that can fit in around you and your lifestyle. www.booticampbabes/online plan.

    5.Make it social

    Booticamp Babes is a very social community of women, where you can make new friends and have a lot of fun. Working out with a fitness buddy can definitely make exercise more enjoyable, It also helps with accountability and motivation when you are first starting out. Find a friend who has similar health and fitness goals as you and pair up. Commit to exercising together a certain amount of days a week and hold each other to it. Not only do you get your weekly exercise in, you also get to catch up with a friend 3 x a week, minus the coffee and cake!
    Exercising doesn’t have to be a chore, you just need to change the way you approach it and finding Booticamp Babes has changed 100’s of ladies as once you you start feeling good about yourself from a regular routine, you’ll not want to stop!

    Booticamp Babes offers a FREE week trial and online plans to suit everyone, contact us on 07816869626 for more details.

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    Posted By Super Admin on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:54 AM

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  • Aug 18

    NEW MUM

    So it’s just over seven weeks since Jessica arrived and turned our lives upside down! Who thought one small person could cause so much trouble but also bring so much joy and happiness particularly now she’s more alert and smiling at us all the time.

    I don’t think anyone can ever be truly ready for how much having a baby will change your day to day life. Just simple things like hanging the washing out or cooking dinner have been nearly impossible and some days very little is achieved, having said that I have been very lucky at night as Jess is a great sleeper and I got a whole six hours last night before she woke up for a feed.

    I thought being at home all day I would get so much done, I couldn’t be more wrong however I am loving being off work and going out for lunches, coffees and catching up with friends, my social life is great its just different from before. We have even managed some cheeky visits to the pub and a have just come back from a week in Tenerife.

    Tenerife was a lovely break and a great opportunity for the three of us to spend some quality time together, we went all inclusive which was lovely as meals times have been difficult at home, normally as soon as we sit down Jess decides its time for a feed or a cuddle so we normally take turns in eating. On holiday I had her in a baby carrier so she slept through meals whilst we stuffed ourselves with lots of lovely food and desserts three times a day. We both agreed on our return we needed to start eating better, me in particular as most days I was having sugary cereals, fish finger sandwiches and lots of chocolate as I just didn’t seem to have the time to make anything.

    I have been very lucky with my weight and figure as I am only a couple of pounds off my pre pregnancy weight and back in my pre pregnancy jeans. I felt happy in my bikini on my holiday. I think this was down to keeping up the exercise until 36 weeks pregnant and the fact Jess was a miniature 5lb 8.5ozs when she was born. I just have a little Mum tum I would like to zap so now we are back we home we have started the clean eating again. Last night I made my breakfast and lunch like I would if I was at work so I had no reason to make bad food choices. Preparation is always the key to success for me.

    I have my postnatal check up next week so hopefully the Dr will give me the all clear to exercise again! Once I can leave Jess a bit more I will be back at Booticamp.

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    Posted By Super Admin on Aug 18, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Categories: Dianes Blog