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12 Wellness Instagram Accounts to Motivate You In 2019

If you are one of those people who see a new year as the opportunity for a fresh start, you may have already spent some time thinking about habits you’d like to break or form as we start 2019. Though you can probably think of many healthy habits you would like to adopt in the new year, have you thought about how you can give your creativity a fresh cleanse with new and exciting sources of motivation and inspiration?

With 500 million daily users, it is no surprise that Instagram is a huge resource for finding inspiring content.

Check out these 12 amazing wellness advocates who will be sure to supply you with a healthy, fresh dose of motivation in 2019.

1. @livewellwithlo 

Hawaii living Lauren Kissee takes to Instagram to promote wellness and healthy, mindful living. “Pursuing a life well-lived,” Lauren shares tidbits into her life in the form of yummy recipes, awesome eBook resources, and natural skincare tips, with lots of color sprinkled in! 

2. @thefashionfitnessfoodie 


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basically what I mean when I say ‘tHeRe’S nO GoOd oR BaD FooDs’.⠀ ⠀ Because its all well and good juicing kale – but if the rest of your diet isn’t contributing anything else to your health – it’s probably not the best diet for you ⠀ ⠀ And how ‘unhealthy’ is that bit of chocolate really when you’ve eaten your greens and hit most of your daily requirements? ⠀ ⠀ Our health isn’t defined by single foods.⠀ It’s your as a whole across *time* that really matters.⠀ ⠀ ⚡️So focus on that.⠀ ⚡️Try to eat nutrient-dense stuff 80% of the time.⠀ ⚡️Make room for beige/unicorn colour stuff 20% of the time.⠀ ⚡️And don’t feel shit about the food you eat – regardless.⠀ ⠀ It doesn’t need to be as complicated as a game of monopoly with your extended family. Keep it simple. ⠀ ⠀ *Can you juice kale? Idk.

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There is no shortage of hilarious, fact-checking sass on Lucy Fountain’s account. Lucy is a wellness advocate whose career is centered on putting a stop to the scams and “quick fixes” by providing real truth and encouraging a balanced, forgiving, health conscious approach to wellness.

3. @saraclarkyoga


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There’s this voice inside my head continuously reminding me that my life could end at any moment. Any second. What a precious and terrible knowing. A fact of life that seems so dark yet so charged with magic. A fact easily ignored. Each breath I take is a miracle. Each time I return home is a blessing. Every opportunity I have to speak is a gift. So for me the questions are: what am I too afraid to say that needs to be said? What am I too scared to do that needs to be done? Where am I too afraid to travel that needs to be explored? What if there was no such thing as taking risks? After all each waking moment is the ultimate gamble☀️ ✨ . . . . @alexbershaw . . . . #live #life #be #curious #ask #questions #flourish #beginagain #magic #growth #surrender #trusttheprocess #blackgirlmagic #worthy #beauty #wisdom #strength #mindfulness #meditate #yoga #awareness #truth #manifest #practiceandalliscoming

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Sara Clark uses her passion to do more than just live a solo-focused healthy life. Instead, she uses her voice to inspire others to do the same through promoting yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. Sara spreads positivity, inspiration, and hope through her platform, and frequently teaches yoga in NYC.

4. @paleoglutenfreeeats  


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Breakfast of champions, am I right? smoothie + paleo brownies, yes please pro smoothie storage tip: I use my @healthyhumanlife to store leftover smoothies in the fridge- this way it stays nice and thick + cold like it’s just outta the blender! Try this smoothie hack next time… it works perfectly . #paleodiet #paleo #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #dairyfree #realfood #paleorecipes #paleolife#foodgawker #foodandwine #thatsdarling #feedfeed #foodblogfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #buzzfeedfood #bonappetit #bhgfood #thekitchn #todayfood #yahoofood #paleorecipes #eatplants #whatveganseat #chocolatecake #chocolate #healthydessert #rawvegan #chocolatelover #brownies @thefeedfeed

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Kaylie of @paleoglutenfreeeats features the most mouth watering paleo and gluten free recipes, and she is sure to include chocolate as frequently as possible. Follow her for a solid dose of healthy sweet treat inspiration, because who doesn’t want to be encouraged to eat brownies for breakfast?!

5. @wellandfull 

Just in case you follow a plant-based diet and have been eating more beans and rice than you can stand, check out Sarah’s inspiring creations over on @wellandfull. Sarah incorporates creativity into her dishes to create meals that are almost too pretty to eat! 

6. @charlotttequeen


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Last night I made an Instagram poll asking what you wanted to see more of on my page – sweet food or savoury food. I’m not exactly one of those oatmeal/breakfast blogs that you see on Instagram with perfectly placed sequences of bananas and strawberries atop of carrot cake oats… however, I think it’s time to give it a (tiny) bit of a go ! Some of you asked for my pancake recipe when I posted these on my story the other day so here they are… ⠀ ⠀ Blend in a blender: 1 banana 1 cup oat flour 1tsp baking powder 2 scoops protein powder (I went with chocolate) Add almond milk and blend… keep adding until you get a thick liquid ⠀ ⠀ Make into cute little pancakes in a pan over medium heat and flip! Top with whatever your heart desires – strawberries, raspberries, and mangos cut like stars of course…. and then drowned in maple syrup hehe ‍♀️

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If you’re looking for some beautiful, bright meal inspiration, Charlotte is your girl. She keeps it real, and features everything from salads and veggies to burgers and pancakes, because #balance. A big fan of dispelling Instagram’s false image of “fit,” she is a fan of speaking it how it actually is through side-by-side comparison images. 

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7. @rocamoon


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DECEMBER FITMAS CHALLENGE!! It’s that time of year again, who’s ready to get their fitness dancing shoes on with us!? Haha happy December 1st everyone!! (Cannot believe it’s already here )… ok soooo for all you who are keen & I hope that’s lots of you again I left it up to you guys to vote what we should do & it sounds like the 1000 burpees killed ya last year!? Haha so by popular vote “25 FOR 25” it is! . ✨ Basically the goal is to move that bod of urs & do something active for 25mins each day until Christmas Day! You can personalize it how you like… whether it’s a simple walk or run, dancing in the mirror at home, or a quick & intense HIIT workout- it’s up to you! If anything the goal is to just get moving and trying to push urself a little extra this season whatever it is! ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ ‍♀️ If you r wanting a lil more guidance I will be posting the days workout on my story for you the night before, which will be a combo of 25mins of activity or 25 reps of set exercises. . YOU IN!? Comment a Christmas tree if you are & tag ur buddies, fambam, lovers, or whoever to get in on it with ya- it’s much easier & more fun that way to keep each other accountable . Some of my fam in NZ have accepted the challenge again so I’m super stoked!! Oh and would love to hear any of ur fav go to exercises below & maybe I can incorporate them somewhere along the way. . ✨document & share!..share in the comments of my posts what u r up to, or share pics/vids/boomerangs, whatever on ur IG stories or feed & tag me @rocamoon + use hashtag #25FITMASDAYS so we can all see & be inspired!! That’s if u want to . ✨PRIZES! For a little extra motivation & fun there will be a prize each week. I’ll announce on stories & gift to people who are participating!! Maybe things like workout gear, energy bars, glasses, swimsuits- we shall see if anyone even joins in haha Alriiiiiiighty let’s do this today will be mellow, starting with just a 25min quick paced walk while u mentally prepare & commit to a better version of urself for the next 25days.. .btw don’t think you r gonna get away with doing no fitmas burpees Just yet #25FITMASDAYS #merryfitmas #tistheseason

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In addition to posting beautiful imagery with views to envy, Mona-Jane of @rocamoon doesn’t fall short in the motivation category. A huge fitness (and ice cream!) lover, Mona-Jane encourages her followers to take advantage of the great outdoors through living an active lifestyle. She frequently posts fun workout challenges to inspire her followers to get up and get moving! 

8. @thehealthmason 


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Happy Monday friends!!! I am so excited because this week marks the start of my collab with Move + Meditate guru @kait.hurley! On Kait’s website, I’ve shared my workout schedule for the week, which is basically a breakdown of my three fav Move + Meditate classes! New to Kait and her method? You’ve come to the right place!! @kait.hurley established this INCREDIBLE workout method to encourage us to get our exercise AND meditate, since both are so important. Kait recognized the fact that so many of us struggle to slow down throughout our busy days, that she made it easier by incorporating that quiet downtime into her workouts. She found that it’s easier to meditate after working out, which I completely agree with as well! Head to the link in my profile to get started on this free workout plan for the week!! I hope you’ll join along!! • • • • • • #thehealthmason #fitness #eeeeeats #iamwellandgood #goopmake #fitfam #yogi #vsco #yoga #noleftovers #baltimoreblogger #marylandblogger #gloobyfood #foodblogfeed #tiu #tiuteam #foodblogger #lifestyleblogger #healthyfood #foods4thought #healthyish #mindbodygram @iamwellandgood @mindbodygreen @toneitup @thechalkboardmag @goop

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The Health Mason, also known as Allie, is a wellness advocate passionate about the topics of mental health awareness, all things balance, and keeping it honest. As an ED survivor, Allie is a believer in using food as medicine. Follow along on her journey for all things recipes, skincare, and lifestyle! 

9. @saltsandandsmoothies


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This week I earned a little over $13,000 and celebrated Salt Sand and Smoothie’s largest financial week to date 24 years old. Entirely self employed. Happy. Health. Fulfilled. Inspired. Living. Loving. Promoting compassion. Promoting conservation. Promoting financial freedom. Living in my dream house in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Investing in myself. In my relationships. In my creativity. Carrying out the most beautiful version of my own life each day and working alongside others who are doing the same. Sometimes it doesn’t even feel real. Like a game I never want to stop playing. I fall more in love with my life each day. I posted a new ✨ YouTube Video in my Instagram Bio ✨ that discusses the income I earn through Kangen water and how YOU can become a distributor as well. This life is ours to be experienced and enjoyed. I hope this platform inspires you to do exactly that. Thank you for your love. Mahalo for your support. 2018. Let’s get it. I’m buying myself a boat and treating my loved ones to a trip to Morocco this year. Who’s with me?

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A fantastic source of knowledge on the power of plants and holistic living, Amelia Whelan provides her followers with incredible recipes and a gold mine of holistic living tips. She promotes wellness through conscious and intentional living, sharing loads inspirational and thought-provoking content along the way. 

10. @spinach4breakfast 

Sisters Maria & Alyssa took to their blog to document their health and wellness journey and provide a tool for anyone looking for a bit of inspiration. Focusing on all things health, wellness, and motherhood, these sisters know the importance of balancing intuitive eating with sweet indulgences. 

11. @cultivatewithkruti 

Kruti Shah of @cultivatewithkruti is a yogi, plant-based recipe developer and food stylist who uses her passion for health and wellness to share mouth watering creations with others. When she isn’t busy cooking up tasty dishes, and promoting health, wellness, and mindfulness, she is busy pursuing her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.

12. @eatgoodfoodandmove 


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I’ve been craving some fancy dairy-free nachos and this plate did NOT disappoint. The @CholulaHotSauce cashew sour cream took it to the next level They were so good I might have made them twice already This is one of those meals that will impress your friends and make you seem like a fancy master chef ‍♀️but is actually super simple and can be whipped up in just under an hour. Although this recipe as written is vegan, swap out the beans and corn for ground turkey taco meat and you are good to go for a Paleo or Whole30 approved meal. [ad] MAKE THIS PLATE: CHOLULA CASHEW SOUR CREAM: (Adapted from @ohsheglows cashew sour cream) -3/4 cup water -1 1/2 cups cashews -2 Tablespoons lemon juice -2 tsp apple cider vinegar -pinch of salt -5-6 Tablespoons Cholula Hot Sauce (depending on how much flavor you want) DIRECTIONS: 1. Soak cashews in boiling water, for at least an hour. Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender until the consistency is smooth. 2. Sweet potato fries (I think they are easier to pick up than circular shapes): Preheat oven to 425, wash sweet potatoes, cut into wedges/fries, brush with avocado oil and use s&p. Cook for 40-60 minutes, stirring halfway through. 3. Top fries with: baby tomatoes, avocados, black beans, black olives, fresh corn, jalapenos, a squeeze of fresh lime, cilantro, and the Cholula sour cream

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“Good food can be both nourishing and delicious,” says Katie White of @eatgoodfoodandmove. An advocate of real food combined with movement (especially yoga), Katie doesn’t let Celiac disease keep her on the sidelines. She whips up creative dishes that are nourishing, gluten-free, AND absolutely delicious. Her sweet potato nachos sure do sound pretty good right about now.

Whether you are an experienced wellness professional or you are just beginning your wellness journey, it is important to fuel yourself with a sense of motivation. Instagram is an endless source of inspiring content, especially when it comes to health and wellness. Follow along with these awesome accounts to begin the new year fueled up on motivation and ready to tackle your goals.

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