This Monday I thought I’d share a little of my #MondayMotivation with you. I’ve written before about how instagram specifically can play a big role in fitness and fitness motivation. It’s a less interrupted feed than facebook, plus we “follow” more than we friend. Above all, it’s so visual and can help us see our own goals when we see everyone else crushing theirs.
Here’s a few of my fave accounts from my feed
Anna Victoria is the main personal trainer type that I follow. I prefer accounts that I guess at least seeeeeeem less like the ultimate interaction with them is for you to buy what they sell. Obvi it would be ideal for Anna if you’d like her content so much you buy her products BUT the reason I’ve followed her for so long (and even bought some of her products) is that she is the QUEEN of #realtalk about body positivity. Her fit body is her business – her body is the ultimate ad for why you should pay to know her workouts – but she still shows us the rolls, the changes, the things that bug her. She practices the kind of body positivity she preaches and I love it!
If there’s an overall vibe for an insta account…thefitwaywithashley is perpetually cheerful. She always smiles and her captions are full of real talk and honesty about how this fitness journey goes. She shares about having “good body image days” and also douting if she should post a certain photo because of that pressure we all feel to only share the things we feel amazing in and nothing where we think our imperfections show. Plus all her workout photos are a great reminder to get your butt to the gym, on to the matt, wherever it needs to be for you to get your sweat on!
There are SO many reasons to love this account and about 1 million other people agree. This account follows Lexi’s journey and 312 pound weight loss, achieved with diet and exercise, over two years. She also gets real about the less photogenic side like loose skin and skin removal surgery. She provides so much motivation by sharing her story and makes you feel like if she could wake up and start this journey 300 pounds ago, you can too!
I love that Robin’s account showcases a little bit of everything. She’s stylish, she’s funny, she’s real and she’s fit. We’ve messaged back and forth in the past and she’s the sweetest, most encouraging soul. I love that there’s so much support out there in the instagram fitness community and Robin is a real life example of how awesome that can be!
Okay at this point is it a surprise that I’m sharing another AMAZING account full of #realtalk? It shouldn’t be.
I love the story of a big girl getting it together and sharing her fitness success. Especially when the bio is clear that these results are from diet and exercise. From where I’m at (ahem, way bigger than I want to be) these are the stories I admire because these are the stories I’m trying to write for myself with each healthy meal and every work out. Plus there’s a lot more to it than “I didn’t have abs and now I do” or “this dress didn’t fit and now it does”. Changing our bodies can have a lot of side effects and losinggravity is here with the honesty about it all.
I love this account because as of literally today hers is a body that shows progress (She posts great before and afters) but she still looks real. Gorgeous. Fit. Strong. and REAL. I get so discouraged when alllll the”fit girls” I see look the same and as amazing as they look, as happy as I am for their success, as much as they should keep chasing their goals… it makes me feel hopeless because I am SO far from being THERE with them.
This account though is so much realness and honesty it’s amazing. Plus she is some pretty legit fashion and tattoo #goals so it’s not just the same content over and over!
No list of my fave instagram accounts could ever be complete without this one. In the midst of my insta-scrolling and fitness motivation bodyposipanda is the voice of self love and body positivity! She’s here to remind us all that we don’t have to change a thing about our bodies and we can celelbrate and love our bodies even when we know they don’t fit in a certain box (or size!) Seriously, she’ll make you smile every damn day!