When I first got into the healthy living game on Instagram over two years ago (as @theblondevegan… we all know what road that went down, lol) I did my research when it came to hashtags. I hashtagged my photos like crazy with all of the health-related, fitness and plant-based hashtags I could find. It turns out that a lot of my favorite healthy living bloggers with big social media presences used the hashtags #mnb and #movenourishbelieve. I was intrigued from the get go — I loved the phrase and wanted to know where it came from! Move, Nourish, Believe… three principles I tried to live by every day. I needed to know more.
Lorna Jane x TBB
It didn’t take me long to get to the bottom of it. I quickly realized that the phrase “Move Nourish Believe” was associated with Lorna Jane, a.k.a the boomingly-popular brand of super cute activewear with a killer mission behind it. I mean, I knew about Lorna Jane the company because they have a big store in the Santa Monica promenade where I’ve found some of my absolute most favorite printed yoga pants for years… but once I started looking further into it, I learned that LJ was a full-blown lifestyle brand.
Then I needed to know even more. But not before beginning to hashtag my pics #mnb, of course. Which then made my followers think I was Australian… Which was awesome. And my insomniac hours made them think that more and more, since I never seemed to really be on east coast or west coast U.S. time with my posts, lol.
Upon my digging, I learned that Lorna Jane was founded by none other than Lorna Jane Clarskon, the insanely inspirational Active Living philosopher. LJ inspires women not only to MOVE their bodies every day, but NOURISH themselves from the inside and BELIEVE in themselves and their ability to achieve great things. And she wrote a book. And we KNOW I am a sucker for business owners turned authors or vice versa… I mean, hello. Dreams do come true for women who have a mission and kick butt while pursuing it. Never forget that.
So, you can imagine my excitement when LJ threw out the idea of partnering with TBB & making me one of their MNB Mavens. You guys know that I only agree to represent companies I truly believe in from the inside out, and this company is absolutely, 100% one of them. When your mission statement draws on the principles of moving, nourishing & believing… how can I not go gaga for them?
To kick off the partnership & celebrate their summer collection, I’ve chosen a few pieces to highlight on the bloggy today to show you what their clothing is all about. Lorna Jane’s lifestyle website has content ranging from recipes to workouts to inspirational messages and then some, but the core of the brand is the CLOTHES. And I am all about cute, versatile activewear, that’s for damn sure. It’s the only thing I wear.
The items I’m rocking in these photos are the: Sweet Stuff Casual Tee (I can’t tell you how many compliments I got while wearing this tank around West Hollywood… It was awesome), the Essence Harem pants, the Feel Good Sweatshirt (“Just a Girl Doing it Her Way”… Story of my life and I love it), the Pia Core Stability Tights & the Comfort Sports Bra in black.
So, interspersed with my photos today I’ve decided to tell you how I like to move, nourish & believe…
FAVORITE WAYS TO…
My favorite workouts are power vinyasa yoga (duh) & high intensity interval training. I like to switch it up between the two because yoga keeps my muscles lean & my body/mind/spirit balanced, while the HIIT training gets my heart rate up and keeps my heart and body at maximum health. Plus, cardio feels so, soooo good to me & without it I tend to turn into a huge stress-ball who forgets to breathe. It’s all about the balance for me. The yin & the yang.
I like to nourish my body with a balanced, whole foods diet. I stay away from “labels” of any kind, because I don’t believe that nourishment has anything to do with putting yourself into a box. I think it’s super important to listen to our bodies and feed ourselves what we crave, especially when we are MOVING a lot (exercising like cray cray) & we need the fuel. I eat a lot of veggies but I eat a lot of lean protein, too. Sugar doesn’t make me feel my best but I still have a sweet tooth, so I practice moderation. To me, nourishment all comes down to balance, fulfillment & listening to your body. Our bods know the way.
I don’t talk much about my spirituality on the bloggy. I talk about fitness & food all day long… but spirituality is another story. For the most part, I’m a big believer in karma. You know I have a huge connection to the number 201, randomly, which makes me believe that the universe has SOOOMEE semblance of a plan for each of us, and there are inherently good “spirits” (angels, karmic waves, energies, whatever you want to call them) watching out for us. I believe that the energy we put into the world has a lot to do with the way our lives end up, and the energy we receive from the universe in return. Also, did you guys know that I am Jewish? I grew up Jewish, went to temple every Sunday, had a Bat Mitzvah… but I also celebrated Christmas because my dad’s side is Catholic. So I grew up with a very balanced philosophy, but still had that awesome, supportive community and foundation of my Jews behind me. It was cool to grow up in that setting & feel like I belonged. I believe that whatever YOU want to believe, as long as its positive and leads to your overall happiness, is all good. There is no right or wrong, none of us really KNOW, so why not believe in positivity & good vibes? You get what you give. Be what you want to receive.
How do yooouuu like to Move, Nourish & Believe? Let me know your thoughts below & check out Lorna Jane‘s site!!!
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