There’s nothing as motivational as working out with a friend, especially a pal who is on the same health track as you. So when we discovered the #fitmom community on Instagram, an incredibly positive community full of delicious food pics, innovative fitness techniques and life with kids, we knew we had to share more. Scroll down to see which moms we turn to for instant inspiration (especially on the days we can hardly get out of bed!).
Mom, wife, yogi, runner and whole food nommer, @lovelivingwhole has one stunning Instagram account filled with inspiration meals and snack ideas. Her fit-philosophy is all about eating paleo, organic and healthy. At the store and need an idea of what to get? Follow her Instagram and scroll through her Trader Joe trips and meal ideas.
As a trainer and mom of 4 boys, Jennifer Gelman aims to find the athlete in every parent. Her work-out videos and photos are truly fun to see, especially when she incorporates her kiddos into the routine. Nothing will work out your glutes like squatting with a three year old in your lap! Follow her at @bwmcfitness on Instagram.
Healthy living isn’t just about getting your reps in and eating right— it’s also about the mindset and finding balance. That’s why we love Brooke Froelich, a momma who tackles life outdoors with her little one. Snow or shine, she always makes sure to get fresh air into her routines. See her trail adventures at @brooke.froelich on Instagram.
Monica Bencomo of @momswearheels has got the trifecta of healthy living. She’s funny, fit and full of advice for parents who are looking to achieve a balanced lifestyle. While there’s not as many photos of food, Monica posts recipes and inspiring before and after photos that get us pumped for a morning workout.
You could plan your entire breakfast, lunch and dinner plans for the rest of the year just by looking at @nomnompaleo‘s Instagram. Michelle Tam is a foodie genius behind an award winning blog, cooking app and award-nominated cookbook, so there’s no doubt that her family is happily well fed. Plus, they say diet is 70% of the way to getting fit, so follow @nomnompaleo to get a 10% head start.
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As per request by @laurengleisberg 💛. Goal setting is important. Really important according to Forbes 😎 http://www.forbes.com/sites/ellevate/2014/04/08/why-you-should-be-writing-down-your-goals/. Apparently people that write down their goals actually achieve waaaaayyy more. I wrote this in the back of my daughter's baby book that I have been neglecting because I'm just "too busy." I thank you @laurengleisberg for this challenge because now one day my daughter will find this and maybe it will inspire her too! Keep doing what you are doing girl. It's truly awesome💛AND @sweat.and.inspire THANK YOU FOR BEING MY #accountabilitypartner and ALWAYS REMINDING ME TO DO MY #CHALLENGES😜. #lgfitmas #lgsisters #goals #inspiration #motivation #motherhood #positivevibes #positivelyfitmom #ogc#bbg#bbgmoms #bbgmums #bbggirls #bbgsisters#notetoself#ineverwonaspellingbee
Jamie, a mom in her 30s, defines one of the newest fitness movements #strongnotskinny. Her enthusiastic, positive approach to fitness will fuel your body when it comes to getting up in the morning and slaying a 30 minute work out. Check out @positively_fitmom for motivation, inspiration quotes and too-cute photos of a little girl.
From one mom to another, Tricia of No Tummy Mummy is a fitness coach that all parents can get behind. Many of her photos feature her adorable daughter dancing or working on that downward dog stretch right beside her. Plus, if you’re all about before and after photos for proof or jumping into a 30 day challenge, @notummymummy will satisfy that bug.
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Day 9 of the #GetLovedUp November IG Challenge — A Salad A Day. Inspired by @thedelicious and Eating My Asian Colors. Spinach, Romaine, Cucumbers, Pickled Daikon + Carrots, Kimchi and Avocado sprinkled with furikake make for a not so basic tasting antioxidant, omega3, probiotic yet umami filled salad! What is your go to salad? What are some out of the box fruits and vegetables you use as toppings? And how do you get your little ones to eat salad? My little guy says all the chewing "is tough". No pun intended. Challenge Hosts: @getlovedup @koyawebb @carmelrodriguezfit Challenge Sponsors: @aloyoga @fitlynx @toesox @sunwarriortribe #eatcleantraindirty #eatyourcolors #salad #namaste #betterforit #lifeandthyme #fitnessjourney #igerssf #artofvisuals #inthekitchen #buzzfeedfood #StrongNotSkinnyMom #iloveorganicgirl
Watch this strong mom conquer life with a toddler in tow. @poosekat is a Bay Area momma who has great, healthy plates that’ll make you crave veggies, but the best part of having her on your feed is the balance between family life, food and fitness. Follow her on Instagram here.
There’s no workout like loving your baby! Kristy’s fitness adventures as a mom are truly phenomenal and creative. Have you ever thought of doing squats with your baby’s stroller? Or maybe giving them kisses as you do pushups! Head to her Instagram @baby_fitgym page for more.
Sometimes the key to eating happy and healthy is eating with style. That’s why we love The Foodie Kids of Austin. They feature delicious dishes foodie kids are gobbling up left and right. In a very yummy way, @thefoodiekids offer up great ideas on new foods your mini-me might want to try. Sure there are desserts and french fries featured, but life is about balance and @thefoodiekids has got that balance right.
Who are your favorite healthy living Instagrammers to follow? Share their handle in the Comments below!
— Christal Yuen