Move, Nourish, Believe

I am IN LOVE with the Lorna Jane philosophy of “Move, Nourish, Believe.” I was VERY excited when the hosts of The Fit Dish link up felt compelled to have us share how we will move, nourish, believe through photo’s. They dig the philosophy too. And how can they not?! It is so inspiring and I think you will love it too, if you don’t already. So thank you to Jill Conyers and Jessica Joy for kicking the link up off this week.

Before I get to my photo’s of how I will Move, Nourish, and Believe this week I have to share some NEWS….. I got to meet Lorna Jane!!!!!!!!!!!! I was like a kid in a candy store, so stinkin’ excited. She came to Dallas for an event so I took my bootay to NorthPark mall to meet her, do yoga with her, and have her sign my cookbook. Aghhhh!!!!!! Fitness role model alert times ten. 🙂

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So now back to the meat of the post. How will I Move, Nourish, and Believe this week?! Let’s do this…

{MOVE}

I am inspired to move through yoga almost daily. It sets the tone for a happy, healthy, and well-balanced day. In addition to yoga, I try to get in my 10,000 daily steps either through jogging, walking outdoors, or Insanity Max 30 when I feel the need for an intense burn! I have been adding in a bit of PIYO this past week as well so will continue that. I love how my muscles FEEL after it.

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{NOURISH}

I believe in intuitive eating. I believe in nourishing my body with fuel that is mostly healthy, but also tasty. I do not believe in restriction. I do not believe in dieting. I believe in finding out what works best for MY body. I check in before meals to see what it is that I REALLY want. I know my likes and dislikes. I TRUST myself! One of my all-time favorite meals whenever it is cold (and yes, it is even cold here in Dallas, TX) is Harvest Vegetable Chowder. So many yummy delicious vegetables in this dish! And I always eat soup with crackers or toasted bread FO SHO!

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{BELIEVE}

I used the word believe a lot in my “Nourish” post, but believing is a GOOD thing in so many different areas. I will believe in myself and in my goals. I will fall, but when I fall I will get back up again. Too keep this attitude up, I want to spend a few minutes daily in some form of meditation, whether journaling, moving meditation, prayer, or stillness. I believe in loving yourself, imperfections and all. Here is a picture I took from last week’s National Eating Disorders Awareness week.

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How will you move, nourish, believe this week?

What will you do for Active Nation Day?

Active Nation Day is on September 28th. That is THIS Sunday! What will you do for Active Nation Day? I am going to commit to running a 5K.

Have you heard about Active Nation Day? If not, you may want to watch the video below… it is brought to us by Lorna Jane. The inspirational sportswear brand that I am so in love with these days. I would own a ton of their tops if I had all the money in the world. They serve more than one purpose… yes, they are easy to “move” in for an actual workout, but they also inspire me to believe in myself or go the extra mile. You can see the inspirational tanks I am talking about by clicking here.

I know, I am going all lovey-dovey on Lorna Jane with this post, but I really do love all that this brand stands for. The brand really does GET it. Lorna Jane promotes a Move, Nourish, and Believe lifestyle. You may see people refer to this as “MNB”. So now you know what that stands for if you see it!

As a wellness professional, I too strongly believe in these three elements to healthy living. Most of the time, I nourish my body with wholesome and healthy foods. I choose foods that help me prevent diseases, keep me feeling and looking good, and have the least amount of ingredients possible. The ingredients list is huge for me. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do make room for treats too. I make time to move my body in some form or fashion every day. I don’t subscribe to one form of exercise. I crave variety and truly enjoy mixing up my physical activity. I currently enjoy running, walking, HIIT workouts, pure barre, body weight strength moves, yoga, PiYo, and dance. I believe in myself. I thrive off of loving myself just as I am. Strong self esteem and a positive outlook are VERY important to keeping a healthy mind and body. In fact, my favorite quote is this by Jack Kerouac… “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.”

If you are app savvy and like apps that keep you moving, Lorna Jane did just come out with their very own app. You can view the Itunes version by clicking here. As I mentioned above, I love inspirational words so my favorite part of the app is the “Believe” part.  You can hit refresh and view a new inspirational quote anytime you need one.

Lorna Jane herself.

That’s the creator (Lorna Jane Clarkson herself) in the pic above. Isn’t she beautiful?! Anyway, all that to say… I love the brand Lorna Jane and I hope you find as much inspiration from the brand as I do. Most importantly, I hope that you will do something fun and full of movement this Sunday in celebration of Active Nation Day. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!

What is your favorite way to move?