If I had to pick a favorite social app, it’d probably be Instagram. I’m a very visual person, and while it can get overrun by perfectly staged images that just drive me nuts sometimes (um, do you really keep your lipstick open on your laptop surrounded by half-bitten macarons?), it’s still a main source of inspiration for me.
Fashion and beauty inspiration is abundant on Insta, but the people I love to follow most (besides blogger friends and real-life friends) are the dozens of healthy-living super stars popping up lately. True story: I once was standing in line in my work cafeteria waiting for a grilled cheese and scrolling through my Instgram feed. Up popped a picture of Karena and Katrina of Tone It Up fame–you better believe I hopped out of that damn grilled cheese line faster than you can say “bikini season.” For that type of inspiration, and more, here’s who you should be following (their profiles are from left to right, above):
A yogi and spirituality guru, Kathryn Budig is talented, relatable and totally adorable. I actually first was introduced to her through the online yoga site YogaGlo, where several of her classes are available to stream.
Follow her for: Spiritual tid bits, cool poses and pictures of her adorable dog.
The social outlet of the favorite fitness brand boasts Pinterest-worthly fitspiration images and sneak peaks of cool new gear. I swear, my gym wish list gets longer and longer with each image they post.
Follow them for: Fitspiration, fashion-forward gear and custom training plans
The duo behind Tone It Up are my ultimate fit girl crushes. Not only are they super knowledgable about everything health, wellness and fitness related, but they also have the type of personalities that you just want to be friends with. Plus, I love that they’re real-life besties and interact with their fans so much.
Follow them for: Enviable abs, beach scenes and a good dose of modern day girl power.
I’ve already spilled my love for Gabby here, but her Instagram feed is another great outlet to keep up with the mediation and spirituality guru. I’d liken her feed–and the inspirational quotes and phrases that accompany it–to a mid-day refresh. It always leaves me smiling–especially when she posts her signature “Spirit Junkie” images. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve screen-grabbed at this point.
Follow her for: Positivity, spiritual guidance…and your “ah-ha” moment.
Lily’s 35,000+ followers are onto something. The blogger, who helms the health-conscious food site Clean Food Dirty City, posts food shots so gorgeous, you’d swear they could be fake. She’s all about clean eating, which is something I’m trying to be more aware of these days. I’m constantly getting dinner (and breakfast and lunch) inspiration from her feed.
Follow her for: Gorgeous bright food shots, healthy eats and the best smoothie bowl inspiration around.
I’m convinced Australians are the most healthy people on the planet, and this brand just solidifies that. The fit fashion line‘s Instagram throws a pretty filter on everything from beautiful hiking shots, to killer patterned leggings and fresh raw meals. Did I mention I want to come back as an Australian in another life?
Follow them for: Lifestyle inspiration, motivational quotes and to satisfy your wanderlust cravings.
Unintentionally, this is another Australian addition to the list. Allison is a food blogger who takes healthy eating and cooking next-level. We share a mutual love for Acai bowls and I’ve never seen anymore more skilled at creating masterpiece meals in mason jars and bowls. The girl is a wizard.
Follow her for: Raw recipes, your new favorite smoothie recipe and stunning food photography.
I grew up as a dancer (for thirteen years) and while I can’t dance anymore, it’s still something I love to expose myself to. I just love how strong, motivated and incredibly sculpted dancers are–and Misty is all of those things and more. A soloist with the American Ballet Theater, Misty has risen to fame for conducting herself with a strong grace I really admire. Plus, now she’s a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, which is one of my favorite shows. Bonus!
Follow her for: Incredible performance stills, a bit of glamour and raging leg envy.
Ella Woodward, of the blog Deliciously Ella, struggled with severe health issues until she discovered that she suffered from Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, necessitating that she cut out all meat, dairy, sugar, gluten and processed foods. I’ve been dealing with health-necessary dietary changes too, and while mine are nowhere near as serious as hers, I find her whole approach to cooking for a restricted diet very relatable and welcoming. I’ve tried several of the recipes I first spotted on her Instagram, and they all rock!
Follow her for: Cute entertaining ideas, guilt-free desserts and outfit inspirations (she has a great wardrobe!).