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Lorna Jane Spring Clean Pinterest Challenge

Remember the Lorna Jane and Fit Approach Move Nourish Believe Challenge? As a Sweat Pink Ambassador I was given the opportunity to participate and it turned out to be so much more than a fun challenge. I adopted Move Nourish Believe as a lifestyle! A philosophy that sums up how I want to live life and be the best that I can be.

Lorna Jane and Fit Approach are teaming up again to bring you the Spring Clean Pinterest Challenge and a chance to get paid to pin with the winner receiving a $1000 Lorna Jane Gift Card!

Pin It To Win It!

Spring is here and that means it’s the perfect time to renew, reboot and refresh your active life. A spring clean for your active soul, so to speak!

Now is the moment to seek new inspiration and discover new ways to Move, Nourish and Believe everyday. To help you bring on a new wave of MNB ways, we’ll be creating Spring Clean Pinboards full of our all time favorite inspiration from movenourishbelieve.com (and we’re inviting you to do the same). In fact, you could even win a $1000 Lorna Jane Gift Card, just for pinning your MNB favorites!

These pinboards are a daily reminder to take more of the new, while helping you let go of some of the things holding you back. Are you ready to pin together to give our souls a collective cleanse? Pin your heart out and vie for the $1000 prize! Read below to find out how to join us!

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Move Week April 7 – April 13

Your Challenge: In week 1, we kick things off with Move week. Your challenge is to pin images of at least 10 new ways to move your body from anywhere on movenourishbelieve.com. Whether it’s Tabata, H.I.I.T., Yoga or others, we want to see you getting out of your comfort zone.

How to Enter:

  1. Create a Pinterest board and call it “Lorna Jane Spring Clean – Move Week”
  2. Visit movenourishbelieve.com and pin at least 10 images of new ways to move your body
  3. Tweet us a link to your board @lornajaneactive, so we know where to find it and tag it #lornajanespringclean
  4. Promote and share your pins with the world with the hashtag #lornajanespringclean. You can earn bonus points with our judges by sharing photos of your taking on these new moves!

Move inspiration to start pinning (image linked to movenourishbelieve.com)…

Nourish Week: April 13 – April 20

Your challenge: Week 2 has us take on Nourish week. Your challenge is to visit movenourishbelieve.com and pin images of at least 10 new recipes or nourishing secrets you’ve never tried before. Raw raspberry cheesecake, clean chocolate bark, gluten free pizza, the choices will surprise, amaze and inspire you!

How to Enter:

  1. Create a Pinterest board and call it “Lorna Jane Spring Clean – Nourish Week”
  2. Visit movenourishbelieve.com and pin at least 10 images of nourishing recipes and nourishing tips
  3. Tweet us a link to your board @lornajaneactive, so we know where to find it and tag it #lornajanespringclean
  4. Promote and share your pins with the world with the hashtag #lornajanespringclean. You can earn bonus points with our judges by sharing photos of you making these nourishing delights!

Nourish inspiration to start pinning (image linked to movenourishbelieve.com)…

Believe Week: April 21 – April 27

Your challenge: The final week concludes the challenge with Believe week. Your mission is to visit movenourishbelieve.com and pin at least 10 new images that inspire you to live your best active life. Inspirational quotes, beautiful landscapes, or words or advice, we want to see what most inspires you to believe.

How to Enter:

  1. Create a Pinterest board and call it “Lorna Jane Spring Clean – Believe Week”
  2. Visit movenourishbelieve.com and pin at least 10 images that inspire you to live your best active life
  3. Tweet us a link to your board @lornajaneactive, so we know where to find it and tag it #lornajanespringclean
  4. Promote and share your pins with the world with the hashtag #lornajanespringclean. You can earn bonus points with our judges by sharing photos of you living 

That’s it! Three weeks full of beautiful inspiration to motivate you to take a giant leap forward in your active life. Now, start pinning and living amazing new things!

Believe inspiration to start pinning (image linked to movenourishbelieve.com)…

How to Win:

At the end of the three week challenge, the sporty sister who creates and promotes the most inspiring Spring Clean Pinterest Challenge boards are judges by Lorna Jane will be awarded with a $1000 Lorna Jane Gift Card. While we encourage out fit friends from around the world to participate, only United States residents are eligible to win the challenge prize. To view full Spring Clean Pinterest Challenge terms and conditions, please visit here.

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Looking for more pinnable images to start your boards? Check out…

Move Nourish Believe Challenge 
Motivation To Move
Motivation To Nourish
Motivation To Believe

I would love to see your boards! Leave your Pinterest name in the comments so I can follow your Spring Clean!

Be HEALTHY. Be HAPPY. Be YOU.

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Celebrate Spring with a Challenge and a 14 in 2014 Giveaway

Run This Year Instagram Challenge and 14 in 2014 Spring Fling Giveaway!

Don’t forget. The Run This Year Instagram Challenge starts today! Get the details here > #RTYApril

Task – Day 1:

The task/theme will be posted daily on Facebook at Run This Year and on Instagram at @runthisyear.

The celebration continues!

Earlier in March we put on our running shoes and headed outdoors for the 14 in 2014 Spring Fling Virtual Race! Great photos, PRs, first time distances, rainy weather, snow and the first 14 in 2014 virtual race complete.

Congrats to all of the finishers!

The giveaway is a celebration of running and spring! Not just spring on the calendar. I mean a celebration of being outside, blue skies, sunshine, and warmer temperatures.

Enter below!

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Be HEALTHY. Be HAPPY. Be YOU.

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MNB Challenge Week 3

Week In Review

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador I am participating in the Move Nourish Believe Challenge sponsored by Fit Approach and Lorna Jane.

In case you missed it, here’s my recap of the previous weeks -

MNB Challenge Week 1
MNBChallenge Week 2

♥MOVE♥

Workouts

Monday: P90X3 Eccentric Upper, Run 6
Tuesday: P90X3 Triometrics
Wednesday: P90X3 Yoga, Run 6
Thursday: P90X3 Eccentric Lower
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Run 5, P90X3 Incinerator,
Sunday: Run 5, MMX

♥NOURISH♥

On the Menu

Menu plan for this week>  What’s For Dinner

Recently shared recipes> Vega One Vanilla Very Berry SupremeVega One Vanilla Chai Maca Smoothie, Breakfast Salad

MNB Challenge Week 3
♥BELIEVE♥

I loved this week’s theme, Believe. The move and nourish part are easy. It’s the believing that is sometimes tough.

2/17 Spoil Yourself! – Do something just for you today! 
I haven’t had a bubble bath in years. Were there other things I needed to do? Yes. Was putting those things off worth it? Yes!

 2/18 5 Mindful Minutes – Do good to your body, meditate for 5 minutes and find your zen.
Turning off my brain is a challenge and takes a little extra time. Once I do and keep my mind clear it is heavenly. I should do this at the end of every day. It’s only 5 minutes.

2/19 Be Happy – Show us your happy place!
My home gym is my happy place

2/20 Thankful Thursday – Let us know what you are thankful for!
One of many things I’m thankful for right now is having a day that I can run outside in the sunshine with blue skies and temps that aren’t in the teens. I don’t have to worry about asthma with the extreme cold, slipping on ice or wondering it’s going to snow before I get back home. Pure joy! Vitamin D at it’s best!

2/21 Share the love – S/O to your #1 supporter/motivator!
My biggest supporter is undoubtedly my husband, Chad. I couldn’t do the things I do without him.

I’m a big believer in things happen for a reason. Something as simple as making new [virtual] friends, buying a new workout top or deciding to participate in a challenge. You’re going to think I’m crazy but I think these things needed to happen, and they needed to happen at this time, for me to be where I am today.

A few reads on Believe

7 Tips to Practice Self Love Today
Learn To Love Yourself
Align Your Beliefs With Your Actions

 

This quote sums up the challenge nicely…

Join Lorna Jane and Fit Approach for the Move Nourish Believe Twitter Party!

Where?
Twitter! Follow @FitApproach @LornaJaneActive and the #mnbchallenge #lornajane #sweatpink hash tags.

What?
A party to celebrate your accomplishments throughout February, announce the #mnbchallenge $1000 shopping spree winner and giveaway other AWESOME LJ and #sweatpink prizes.

Invite your friends and followings to the event for bonus entries!

When?
February 26 at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST

Get the details on Facebook at Move Nourish Believe Twitter Party!

Be HEALTHY. Be HAPPY. Be YOU.

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MNB Challenge Week 2

Week in Review – Workouts

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador I am participating in the Move Nourish Believe Challenge sponsored by Fit Approach and Lorna Jane.

Week of the Lorna Jane and Fit Approach Move Nourish Believe Challenge focused on a topic near and dear to my heart and one that fascinates me with every new thing I learn. In fact, learning what I have learned about nutrition is going to change my future. Dreaming big!

Now, onto the Week 2 recap beginning with workout week in review.

♥MOVE♥

Monday: P90X3 Eccentric Upper, Run 6
Tuesday: P90X3 Triometrics
Wednesday: P90X3 Yoga, Run 6
Thursday: P90X3 Eccentric Lower
Friday: P90X3 Incinerator, P90X3 MMX
Saturday: Run 6
Sunday: REST

MNB CHALLENGE WEEK 2
♥NOURISH♥

2/10 Go Meatless – Skip meat today! 
Dinner was a Veggie Stir Fry with a side of sweet potato.  Yum!

2/11 TYLTW! – Take Your Lunch to Work today!
I take my lunch to work every single day. Forgot to snap a pic this morning but this is what today’s packed lunch looked like. Big Green Full-O-Veggies Salad with grilled salmon and a Vega One Vanilla Chai Shake for an afternoon snack.

2/12 Write it down! – Journal your food today and share your WIAW!
My weekly menu is my daily food journal. If it’s not on the menu I’m most likely not going to eat it. #WIAW Breakfast – Vega One Very Berry Smoothie Supreme with a scrambled egg white Snack – Marys Gone Crackers with 1/4 avocado (best snack ever!) Lunch – Asian Broccoli Slaw with Black Beans and Baked Tofu Dinner  - Veggie Stir Fry with Quinoa

2/13 Smoothie Day! – Happy Thirsty Thursday! Make a healthy smoothie today!
Started the day with my Vega One Vanilla Very Berry Smoothie Supreme!

2/14 Go Raw Friday!
Big Bowl Salad with Homemade Dijon Vinaigrette and a Seed Medley

Nourish at Move Nourish Believe

RECIPES

Move Nourish Beleive Recipes and you can download the Move Over Sugar eBook.

INFORMATION

Understanding Your Overeating Habits with Dr. Libby Weaver
The Ultimate Clean Eating Shopping List
Beauty Is An Inside Job by Dr. Libby Weaver

Coming Up Week 3
♥BELIEVE♥

 

If you’re like me and meditation is something relatively new to you check out this short Lorna Jane Video, My Active Life with Lorna Jane – It Begins with Believe

Be HEALTHY. Be HAPPY. Be YOU.

How is MNB Challenge going for you? What was your favorite challenge of the week?

10 Tips To Stay Motivated For A Year Long Running Goal

2014 Run This Year

I remember feeling burned out on running at some point during my challenges to run 12 half marathons in 2012 and then again with 13 in 2013. I thought to myself once or twice, “not another race” and “not another training run.”  It’s likely to happen again this year with 2 year long running goals, 14 in 2014 and Run This Year 2014.

I speak from experience when I say, remember, when you start feeling burned out…it’s temporary and there are ways to get past it and love running again. I promise.

We’re over six weeks into the challenge of Run This Year 2014. With 1000+ miles on the horizon, you may be wondering how you will maintain motivation and avoid boredom. You’re probably asking yourself, “How can I maintain the excitement and motivation from sign-up through December?”

10 Tips To Stay Motivated For A Year Long Running Goal

  1. Set mini running goals.  A year long goal can become overwhelming. Focus on small weekly or monthly goals. Break down the mileage or maybe set a pace goal. When you set the mini goals make sure to include rewarding yourself!
  2. Find a running buddy (group). Even if both of you aren’t doing the challenge (or even better, convince them to join 2014 Run This Year with you) find a running friend and set a time and day that you can meet to go for a run together. Or join a run club and run with a group once or twice a week. You are less likely to skip a workout if you have plans with a partner or running group.
  3. Try something new. Try a trail run, plan to run when you travel, or find a new route at home. Have you ever run fartleks?
  4. Keep track of your mileage. Watching the numbers increase is motivating. Seeing how you run closer and closer to reaching your goal goes a long way! Keep a Miles in 2014 log on your blog and don’t forget to log your Run This Year 2014 miles here> Run This Year 2014
  5. Spice up your training wardrobe. It may sound silly but find a few items that make you feel confident, fast, and strong! You’re more likely to put the workout gear on if it makes you feel good. You’re more likely to go through with your workout if you are dressed for it!
  6. Add variety with cross training. A year long goal definitely doesn’t have to be BORING. Add cross training into your weekly workout plan. It’s not only a fun way to add a little variety, it’s smart running!
  7. Rest and recovery are necessary. Remember, when you’re planning your runs make sure to include time to give your body the rest it needs. If you don’t take time to rest and repair you risk injury and exhaustion. Both of which are discouraging barriers to achieving your running goals.
  8. Run events. Sign up for a race and include a few fun runs. With running events the atmosphere is invigorating. The crowd, energy and finish line keep you focused on your love of running!
  9. Don’t get discouraged. If you don’t meet your weekly or monthly mileage. Revisit your plan and make changes as needed.
  10. Take a short break from running. I speak from experience when I say at some point during the year there is a good chance you’re going to get burned out. Expect it but know that it doesn’t last. Focus on another activity that you enjoy and come back refreshed and ready to run.
  11. BONUS TIP: Remember why you started running in the first place. It is easy to forget why you set a year long running goal in the first place. Try to remember how you felt when you started – when you signed up – when you told everyone about your goal. You felt excited and motivated! You made a commitment to your future self when you signed up; keep your focus and have fun along the way. You’ll thank yourself at the end of the year!

What tip do you have to stay motivated for 12 months!

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