21 Things MNB Girls Say

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When you’re a true Move Nourish Believe (MNB) girl you will constantly catch yourself saying things, that to you are completely normal, but to others may be a little odd; a foreign language of some sorts.

Everyday MNB girls tend to have a signature lingo of their own. And what better place to bear witness to some seriously hilarious hallway chatter each and every day, than here at Lorna Jane.

This post has been a long time coming. After months of secretly documenting things MNB girls say around the office, we are now ready to launch it to the masses. We ain’t afraid to poke a lil’ fun at ourselves and make a joke at this incredibly amazing Active Living culture. Because dear friends, this is us, an insight into the wonderful world of MNB: a healthy haven of all things green juicing, smoothie blending, yoga matt unrolling and affirmation chanting.

We have no doubt you will find yourself doing a little (maybe a lot) of head nodding, grinning and giggling and ‘OH EM GEE-ing’ at the thought of yourself saying these things too. It’s ok, we get it, us MNB girls need to stick together.

1. Don’t you just hate it when this happens… 

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2. Because the kind of glass jar you drink out of is important right? ThingsMNBGirlsSay37
3. The thing on every MNB girls weekend to do list… 
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4. First there were coconuts, and then there was kale, now all hail the pineapple… ThingsMNBGirlsSay2
5. Forget date night, I’ve got an appointment with Mr. Benchpress…
ThingsMNBGirlsSay406. Hashtags anyone? ThingsMNBGirlsSay9
7. Seriously, is there anything more delicious? ThingsMNBGirlsSay178. It’s the equivalent of ‘underpants over tights’ type of superpower. ThingsMNBGirlsSay33
9. Along with the necessity of breakfast, our morning routine wouldn’t be complete without this essential step. ThingsMNBGirlsSay31
10. Well, it is a known fact that food boosts brain power…  ThingsMNBGirlsSay4
11. Does food count as a significant other?ThingsMNBGirlsSay20
12. LSA? Huh? Linseed, sunflower seeds & almonds of course!ThingsMNBGirlsSay18
13. Just when you thought you had tasted them all… ThingsMNBGirlsSay22
14. The trials & tribulations of a rookie Yogi…ThingsMNBGirlsSay
15. An organic apple a day keeps pesticide away…ThingsMNBGirlsSay38
16. For MNB girls, coconut oil goes way past the kitchen… ThingsMNBGirlsSay8
17. Enough said really. ThingsMNBGirlsSay24
18. A crucial component to any MNB girls beauty routine… ThingsMNBGirlsSay34
19. Weddings are about LOVE right? Well, I love Kale too… 
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20. A healthy obsession wouldn’t you say! ThingsMNBGirlsSay27
21. Sahhhhh MNB!ThingsMNBGirlsSay36

Do you catch yourself saying these things?

COMMENT below as we would love to hear more of your “Things MNB Girls Say!”
P.s We have more to come, so be sure to check back again real soon to get your dose.

MNB
Xx

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Comments

  1. CHamilton on said:

    This is the stupidest thing i have read!! Your MNB rubbish is garbage. Get over yourselves girls, just eat normal food in smaller amounts and cut the BS and just EXERCISE! Stop the fluffing around and just get on with it. LJ gear doesn’t make you do better workouts, its all in your head, the marketing has brainwashed you.

    1. Ally on said:

      Hey CHamilton :) I have to respectfully disagree! While I’m sure the lifestyle you described (eating ‘normal food’ in smaller portions, merely exercising etc) is 100% effective and AWESOME for some including yourself, it’s just one example of a healthy lifestyle. There is no one perfect or absolute way someone should be, which is great because we’re all so different! For many, myself included, nourishing our mind, body and soul, believing in ourself everyday in addition to moving and keeping active, helps us keep healthy, happy and the feeling the best that we possibly can. If wearing bright, fun, comfortable clothing makes us feel even more confident – all the more reason! LJ isn’t about brainwashing, but rather a slightly different approach – INSPIRING. Kale bouquets might be a joke (to most, at least), but I know many couples who love to work out together, some even met at the gym! Even when working out solo, that may be seen as ‘me time’, essentially a date with one’s self. You say that if we ceased these activities we could ‘have a relationship with a man’, but try to remember that while that may be your goal, it doesn’t mean it’s everyone else’s too. Some may be on a path of self discovery. Some may not be attracted to men. Some may not desire to be in a relationship at all. The best thing about LJ is that it’s about embracing individuality, not ‘fluffing around’, ‘BS’ or brainwashing. If women feel empowered by the MNB movement to love themselves inside and out, strive to reach their greatest potential and support others – who is it harming?

      MNB girls I have to add another quote – “post-yoga acai bowl”. Enough said.

      1. Angela on said:

        Well said Ally … I’m 48 years old .. by reading and having support with LJ Sisters I have lost 20kg and at 56kg I have never been healthier and fitter in my life ! I wear the LJ bracelet with pride and I love treating to myself to LJ clothing … it not only looks great but makes you feel great when working out!
        I frequently exercise with my man .. he is a cyclist so we ride together and with groups …. He always tells me how proud he is and often surprises me with treats from LJ ( Inspirational tees that I love)
        If LJ is reading this … my man wants an LJ Male equivalent clothing store please !!!!!

        Keep up the great work gals !!! and ignore the horrible comments !! xxxxxx

        1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

          Hi Angela,
          Oh what a sweet comment. Thank you so much for you kind words. More importantly, congratulations on all of your active achievements.
          What a superstar you are, and how lucky that your man treats you with LJ. Talk about positive reinforcement.
          Keep up the amazing work!
          MNB
          Xx

      2. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

        WOAH ALLY.
        Your comment totally blew us away.
        With a positive mindset like that, you could rule the world.
        Thanks for your positive words!
        MNB
        Xx
        P.S We are so with you on the Acai post-yoga front!
        Perhaps that could be part 2 haha

  2. CHamilton on said:

    Seriously, kale bouquets at your wedding, talking about gym sessions like they are dates?! Maybe if you were just normal and down to earth you would be happier because you could actually enjoying all the good things in life and have a relationship with a man….not your stupid health foods which are all fads and marketing campaigns

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hey Catie – thanks for reading and we are sorry to hear you feel this way. With an incredible community of over 1 million fellow every day active girls, we know that many will be able to relate to having said or thought these statements before. It’s all in the name of fun. All the women who work at Lorna Jane are real girls just like you who have a balanced approach to life. Our goal is to simply inspire others to live and love life (including their bliss balls, yoga/running and boyfriends/girlfriends). Thanks for the feedback. MNB xx

  3. Kat on said:

    We’ll personally, I loved it! And I quiet enjoy date sessions with the gym…but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I love the ones about L.S.A and bliss balls! Yumm.
    Great work ladies :)

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Thanks Kat!
      We are all down to earth, healthy women who have a healthy balance towards living an active life.
      This was just our way of having a bit of fun.
      Glad you enjoyed it!
      MNB
      Xx

  4. Lauren on said:

    Love this!!

    My MNB quote is:

    SORRY, CAN’T TONIGHT, I HAVE POWER YOGA AT 6AM TOMORROW!

    :)

    LOVE being a Lorna Jane girl :)

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Lauren,

      Oh yes that 6am yoga class can be super tiring if you don’t get your 8 hours the night before! Glad you enjoyed reading and we LOVE having you in the LJ sisterhood – thank you for the positivity.

      MNB xx

  5. Gen on said:

    LOVE this! It’s a bit of light hearted fun with good intentions. My favourite is ‘Can I eat during this meeting?’ A day to day thing for me! MNB xx

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Gen,

      Oh yes, our hunger always seems to dial up a notch right before a team meeting.. It doesn’t help that most of our MNB discussions revolve around food and recipes! Eeek! Glad you can relate to the feeling.

      MNB xx

  6. Leigh on said:

    Well I got a giggle out of it! And i have said oh no my grocer has no kale today! I also have to say I am a Mama of two girls under six and my body has changed a lot and i never made time for myself or time for being healthy and exercising. My point I am getting to is that I walked into my local Lorna Jane store bought some tights and loved the girls who served me with such kindness and no judgment of my body, I then found the website which I read almost daily now! I have Lorna’s books that i dip in and out of when I need to. Basically thanks to a bit of kindness from your girls who work in stores and reading your encouraging words here I am finding my way to an active life and it is wonderful. I have happier relationships and i am a happier and MORE fun Mum. So keep on doing what you do it has made this Mama a happier active woman. xx

    1. Leigh on said:

      I forgot to mention through the Lorna Jane MNB philosophy I have lost 26 Kilograms and i am only five kilos away from my pre baby size and i have done it by not doing any crazy fad diets. Simply nourishing my body, moving daily and believing I can do it because my health is worth it. So big thank you for the inspiration.

      1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

        Hi Leigh,

        Wow. We are a little speechless after reading your story but one thing is certain – you are an incredible woman! Thank you for sharing your inspirational words with us, 26 kg is such an achievement. And better yet – we are so happy to hear that you did it the healthy way.

        We couldn’t agree more, your health is number one (because if we don’t have our health what do we have). Stay healthy, we are so happy to have played a small part in your amazing journey. And enjoy those relationships and time with your kids – you are setting such a great example for them!

        MNB xx

  7. Teressa Lindsay on said:

    Love your work fitness Sisters !!
    I absolutely , completely understand the “foreign language “. Haha :)
    I could not image life without my yoga sessions or positive affirmations in the morning, it is like breathing in air. It just comes naturally to me.

    I get sooo excited in the mornings when I am making my pear and walnut salad for work or having my green “power drink” for morning tea.

    I know there are people in this world who judge, make mean comments in regards to our healthy way of life. They are just words and they cannot hurt you , only if you allow them to. “MAKE EVERYDAY COUNT and APPREICATE THE PEOPLE WHO THINK LIKE YOU’ this special people will help you get through the tough times ahead.

    Keep up the great work.

    lov , god bless
    from another health, gym / fitness junkie
    P.S I love the one about the kale in the wedding bouquet , if you get hungry you can always start eating it. haha :)

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Teressa,

      Did you just say pear and walnut salad? It’s our all-time favourite!! We’re so glad you speak our lingo… and we agree totally about making every day count by spending time with likeminded souls.

      Hehe yes! We can’t forget our greens – even during a wedding ceremony ;)

      Keep well our lovely fellow fitness junkie… Blend your vegetable power drinks with pride!

      MNB xx

  8. Sophie on said:

    I love kale flowers!! My mum and I sell them at my little brother’s school fete every year and they always sell out!

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Sophie,

      Do you grow the kale yourself? If so, we need to talk! Hehe our kale obsession is getting a bit out of hand – we really want to start planting our own. Kale flowers on hand 24/7… yes please!

      MNB xx

  9. Susie on said:

    I love the inspiration you give, everything you publish means something different to each person, making it personal. I love that you are offering choices, on food, on exercise, on style. I’ve really feel like I’m slipping into my Superwoman suit every time I put on a LJ outfit. It gives me strength and confidence to do what I have to do for me. Something I said the other day which produced a “what planet are you from look” was “I just got the same buzz out of drinking my green smoothie that I get from a great workout” … Surely that means its love?
    Thanks for all you do MNB team, I certainly appreciate it (so does my body)

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Susie,

      Oh yes, that’s love! And we know exactly the green smoothie buzz you’re talking about… Ahh, so refreshing and energising. We’re really glad you feel like a superwoman in your LJ, keep up the amazing work!

      MNB xx

  10. Alex on said:

    Loved it! If you don’t have anything nice to say you probably haven’t been move nourish believing enough !

  11. Andie on said:

    Haha, I can relate to all! Seems this is an alternative lifestyle, as more and more women are realising the “normal” life isn’t so normal, and neither are concepts like moderation- instead, we live life to the full and are extreme about moving, nourishing and believing…. LJ has really just provided a community for those like- minded women to get together- and you have helped sooooo many women achieve what they thought was impossible (I have a lot of examples among friends and acquaintances).

    Anyway, my favourite thing I say is when I’m asked the question, “Do you have any antiinflammatories [tablets]?” … and my first response is, “Why yes! I have blueberries, ginger, turmeric, a bit of pumpkin, some leafy greens….” ;) ;) xxx

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Andie,

      Oh we LOVE your response! What better way to heal than natural remedies?! Ginger, lemon and honey tea is our particular favourite for scratchy throats. Turmeric is always great too ;)

      Thank you for your kind words, you’re exactly right! We are all about creating a community for women to discuss and share what works for them, plus inspire each other to keep going on their own active journey. We are so happy to hear that your friends are believing in the impossible every day (it just might have something to do with your positive influence in their lives). Go girl!

      MNB xx

  12. Angela on said:

    At C Hamilton .. You must be getting something out of this LJ page if you are taking time to frequently write negative comments … Yes anyone can diet and exercise but at LJ it’s about the support and encouragement that we all give each other .. If I can make a suggestion … Stay positive move nourish and believe and it will improve your health and outlook on life :)

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Angela,

      Love your positive attitude – we totally agree, support and encouragement is exactly what keeps us going on this healthy journey. Thank you for reading!

      MNB xx

  13. Bondesim on said:

    I honestly don’t know why someone could write such negative comments on something that more brands should promote; health, balanced lifestyles, outdoor activities, friendship, sisterhood, happiness and more! Not everyone is going to go all out on the MNB lifestyle, but everyone needs good mentors and positive motivations in this life.

    Some quotes are a bit corny and OTT but it’s for a laugh ladies :)

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi there,

      Thank you for the kind words, we love your perspective on the MNB lifestyle!

      Oh yes, some of our quotes are so silly but we wrote them with tongue firmly in cheek. Glad you can look on the bright side :)

      MNB xx

  14. Eileen on said:

    Makes me smile reading this because I say most of the stuff stated.

    I usually say this: “working at 9am? Sure. Let’s go for hills sprints at 7am.”

    #truestory lol

  15. Toni on said:

    I stumbled across a Lorna Jane shop recently whilst in Australia on business. I love love loved it and spent over an hour trying on cloths while hubby waited outside, venturing in from time to time to check on me. I then found the web site and mve norish believe site. I have no worst 5kg and move, norish believe everyday. This really has changed my life. I recently found a lump in my breast but faced the whole situation positively and really surprised myself. It turned out fine, but because I felt soo good I could handle that situation. Thank you Lorna Jane – you really do change people lives. Now hubby is seeing the results and wanting to eat clean and exercise too. Great!

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Toni,
      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and share your personal LJ story.
      It’s so amazing to see women embrace this way of life, and begin to see that believe is one of the strongest qualities we can have.
      When you believe you can do anything. It makes you want to eat better, move further and love yourself more.
      We are so glad to hear you have the all clear with the breast cancer scare. What a great revelation to know how strong you truly are.
      Thanks for loving MNB!
      Xx

  16. Rose on said:

    Well said sisters.

    You have no idea how much you are inspiring people around. I’m so glad we are growing and showing the MNB movement to this world and can’t wait to see it expand into the nations lifestyle. Kudos and cheers

    Go green!

    Xx

  17. Elise on said:

    Can’t believe the negativity some people have towards Those of us who are determined and successful. Wow.

    MNB gang, one fit girls definitely say
    “Damn, there’s some idiot curling in the squat rack again”.

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Elise,

      Loving your positive vibes!

      Oh dear, we really need to do a post on gym etiquette don’t we… Someone blocking access to the weight rack is such a pet peeve!

      MNB xx

  18. Kellie on said:

    Beautifully said Ally. All words make noise, MNB’s are always beautiful and inspiring – two things we need more of in life!

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Kellie,

      Your comment just made our morning! Thank you for the lovely words, we are so glad you’re loving what we do.

      Have a wonderful day,

      MNB xx

  19. Hannah on said:

    My mnb quote ‘everyone will be asleep i cant make a smoothie!’ ..on nursing placmeny atm its crazy hours!

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Hannah,

      Oh no! We hope you’re finding a way to blend your smoothies without disturbing your housemates…

      If you’re out of luck, we recently watched a food documentary (called Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead) where the presenter plugged his Vitamix into his car and blended his greens on the side of the road. Taking it too far? Hehe, perhaps.

      Hope the nursing placement is going well for you despite the crazy hours!

      MNB xx

  20. chelsea on said:

    hi MNB team,
    i would just like to say thank you so so much for this website! it gives me so much inspiration and helps me to keep on track with my healthy eating, exercise and self love. I honestly look forward to going on the website and checking out the latest post! thankyou again,
    Chelsea xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi lovely Chelsea,

      What a super sweet comment, thank you for putting a a pep in our step this morning! We’re over the moon to hear that you are loving all of our healthy inspiration – best of luck on your incredible active journey.

      MNB xx

  21. Chloe Littleton on said:

    Hahahaha, all the strange looks I get from friends when I confess that I didn’t dry brush as if it was the end of the world (which it kinda is!) are priceless! And kale bouquets, already down as my flowers.. can I eat during my wedding? ;) Love this post!

  22. Lia Halsall on said:

    Everyone’s entitled to their opinion and that’s what makes this country so great. But it’s common courtesy to do so in a respectful manner and it’s a pity that not everyone does that. To each their own I guess.

    I personally can’t thank Lorna Clarkson, Active Living, Move Nourish Believe and the #MOVE615 Sporty Sisters enough for what they’ve done for me and my breast cancer recovery and rehabilitation. I personally believe whole heatedly in the company and all that it stands for.

    Keep up the truly great work MNB!

    Lia :) xxx

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Lia,

      Oh we just love the positivity exuding from your words! We are so proud to have you in the sisterhood.. your warmhearted nature defines what it means to be an MNB girl. We look forward to so many more active moments together :)

      MNB

      xx

  23. amy on said:

    I LOVE THIS!
    Chia seeds in my teeth, coconut oil all over my face, and my favourite ‘can i eat during this meeting?’ LOL
    You girls are speaking my language ;)

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Amy,

      We are so glad you speak fluent MNB!! Hehe our meetings just aren’t the same without a bit of nourishing on the side..

      Keep up the great work ;)

      MNB

      xx

  24. Jess Willmann on said:

    Sahhhhhhhhhh MNB. Brilliant. (This makes me miss you Ash).

    Keep doing your thing Ladies – you are absolutely killing it.

    Even in Cambodia – I am repping LJ every single day when I work out. Spreading lots of colour everywhere I go!

    Big hugs!

    Jess x

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