We are about to hit February, and if you’ve fallen off that health and fitness wagon you started with heightened enthusiasm and blind commitment on the 1st of Jan, don’t beat yourself up, you are definitely not alone. Luckily we have rounded up some of the best social media fitspo going around, guaranteed to inspire you towards better, more rewarding health and lifestyle decisions.
It wouldn’t be a real fitspo list without the Queen of Bikini Bodies; Kayla Itsines. With 2 million followers, her own personalised hashtags (#thekaylamovement), and a 12 week training guide that apparently everyone is on, Itsines is hard to miss at the moment. What speaks for itself though, are the thousands of before and after shots that Itsines posts, of women who have completed her training guide. These are real women, young and old who are obviously benefiting from a specialised program that, while being strict and rather regimented, produces some amazing results. It is hard not to feel encouraged by Itsines and her followers, whose motivation and dedication are deserving of all the social media praise.
You might have heard of Healing Belle, and there is a good chance you know of the app The Whole Pantry, and it’s accompanying recipe and lifestyle book. What you might not be fully aware of, is the truly inspiring story of creator Belle Gibson. Her ‘back to basics’ approach to nutrition, healthy living and natural medicine is what she credits to her ongoing survival after a brain tumour diagnosis at 20 gave her only 4 months to live. The depth of her strength and optimism is incredible enough, but her commitment to simple, nourishing recipes, and giving your body the right food to fuel and invigorate is something we can all incorporate into our daily lives. The concept is balanced and rewarding for not only the body, but the mind and soul too.
To be happy, healthy, fit and strong. Does this sound like your 2015 New Years resolution? It may sound simple enough, but come February that solemn promise made to yourself has often been replaced by ‘let’s just try to be less tired/stressed/unmotivated. Introducing Base Body Babes, who live and breathe being happy, healthy, fit and strong. The sisters (and personal trainers) from Sydney have had an impressive rise to prominence due to their strength and resistance style training catered for ALL WOMEN. The girls aren’t afraid to life some weights, and their strong, athletic bodies are proof of this. If you need a fitness overhaul, with some nutritious diet and lifestyle tips thrown in, this is the inspo for you.
While all this clean eating and working out sounds good on paper, if you are anything like me, you may need a little extra persuasion to get that health kick started. And if that ideal encouragement comes in the form of a little retail therapy, then Stylerunner are the fitspo for you. They’ve got you covered whether you’re a swimmer, runner, dancer or boxer (or just enjoy wearing your yoga gear to brunch), and with brands such as Stella McCartney, Lululemon Athletica, The Upside and Nike all available, the old ‘I’ve got nothing to wear to the gym’ excuse just doesn’t cut it anymore. If all it takes is a brand new pair of fancy training shoes to get you to hit the pavement, this is your place to make it happen.
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