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Which Instagram to Follow Based on Your Healthy New Years Resolutions

By January 1, 2017Live

Every resolution needs a bit of #fitspiration.

New year, new you, new resolutions…we all know the drill. But in case you haven’t heard, only 8% of people who make new years resolutions actually stick to them. With our 5 step guide (to actually keeping your resolutions) and a little bit of inspiration, maybe we can make 2017 the year that 9 or 10% of people complete the resolutions they set out to.

Here are the best Instagrams to follow based on your (healthy) resolutions. 

If you resolve to…….

Start lifting


Wouldn’t want you guys to miss out on all the pretty faces I make during workouts !!πŸ‘½πŸ‘€ Christmas Eve workout powered by Lady Gaga radio and last night’s spinach dipπŸ’πŸΌ so as you might have guessed I thoroughly had a fantastic timeπŸ€—πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’—OKAY I know I sound like a broken record with everyone saying this, but I want to just emphasize and AGREE that everyone deserves a stress-free holiday😊 and that can mean a lot of things! So if the gym’s open, or you want to get in that quick HIIT today or even tomorrow, you absolutely are entitled! do whatever makes you happiest, but please know you should not feel “forced” to. Giving the gift of your undivided love and spending time with family is the true meaning of Christmas. Here me when I say that there will be absolutely NO GUILT allowed this weekend people☝🏼😌 we need balance, and we need peace of mind to live. So no, working out to feel amazing does not have to be put on hold. But it should, like always, be out of self loveβ™₯️ I hope you all enjoy this weekend and every moment as we ease into the new year… Happy Holidays!β˜ƒοΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸŽ„ ________________________________________________ #health #grind #eatcleantraindirty #armday #healthyliving #fitness #fitfam #fit #gains #fitchick #lift #workout #strength #morningabs #gymrat #legday #noexcuses #freeweights #strong #lifting #recovery #abs #eatforabs #gym #preworkout #strongisthenewskinny #girlswholift #strongwomen #healthylifestyle

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Getting started in the gym can be a scary thought but fear not, YOU CAN DO IT. Ladies, it can be intimidating to walk into a weight room filled with dudes but Heather, aka @flowerfilledabs, shows you how a little strength gives you a whole lot of confidence.

Guys, looking for some motivation yourself? Jonathan (@_collegefitness_ ), a student at University of California Davis, is your go-to man.

Eat Vegan


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Ever wondered what you’d eat as a vegan? Emilie, a student at Louisiana State University, makes vegan look easy, delicious and really tempting on her Insta @emilieeats.

Start Powerlifting


@coraloline: Pikachu, your trainer is ready for you

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Victor started his Instagram to help out all the “nonners” in the gym. Meaning, the non-athletes at his college, Davidson College. If you’re a newbie in the gym and want to start powerlifting,@fitness4nonners is your dude.

Be More Positive

At Fit University, we believe mental health and happiness is just as important as all the physical stuff of fitness. Enter Northeastern student Hannah. From food to workouts to positivity, @wholesomelyhannah, is the sunshine you need to wake you up every morning.

Try CrossFit


& it was affffffter this set that I noticed I had the wrong weight on the bar πŸ™ˆπŸ˜€ good thing it was the first set! today was 5×5 Back Squats at 85% 😱 Never did I think I would be {attempting} 5 rep sets of back squats at 295#! (video is 285…. & let’s just say I did not compete all 5 sets completely… that was HEAVY. Lots of fails!) All thanks to @beantown_barbell for programming my barbell work for the past 7 weeks! I am feeling stronger than ever, even with alllll the @competitorstraining conditioning! #BuiltByBergeron #BeanTownBarbell #FredsTheMan #AndSoIsBen β€’β€’β€’ @mbslingshot knee sleeves & @nobullproject lifters! πŸ’•πŸ’πŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ β€’β€’β€’ @compexusa @lifeasrx @drivennutrition @killcliff @rxsmartgear @paleopowermeals @workingagainstgravity

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Need any more inspiration to do CrossFit besides @brookewellss? She’s 21, a student at Mizzou, competed twice at the CrossFit games, and holds the title of 6th Fittest Woman on Earth. K. 

Cook More

Eat from the dining hall too often? Order Chinese food on a weekly basis? JJ from @beazysbites highlights some deeeelicious looking food that is of course a) healthy and b) relatively easy to make. Give some of his recipes a try.

Run a Marathon (or run for more than 5 minutes)

To some, running is the world. To others, running is the last thing in the world they’d ever want to do. Whichever way you sway, Northeastern student Rachel (otherwise known as @smallnmighty_) makes running look like the greatest thing on Earth. As an anti-runner, I want to run after looking at her Instagram.

Love Thyself

Just like positivity, self love is a huge piece of the Fit University fitness puzzle. Follow no other than Kelly of @kellyufit for all the self love inspiration you’ll ever need. A self-proclaimed “Body Positive ED Warrior,” Kelly shares her message of “making self love the new sexy” in every post she creates.

Meal Prep More

We all know the key to a healthy lifestyle in preparation. If you’re about to hop on the #mealprepmonday train, give @mealprepdaily a follow for inspiration to keep your meal prep interesting. Btw – here’s an easy guide to meal prep if you’re interested.

Get Outdoors


Ha?! Are we done with finals yet?! πŸ™„πŸ™„ #finalsweek #college @norade

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Too often we’re stuck in our dorms, apartments, the library…even the gym. Switch up your routine with a breath of fresh air and take yourself outside. @anakobaljr from University of Utah will make you want to pop on your skis and hit the slopes immediately.

Do More Yoga

You’ve heard about the countless benefits of yoga a thousand times and you’ve finally decided to give it a try. Sara from Skidmore College pulls out all the impressive yoga moves on her profile @upsidedown_fitness. Remember to take these poses with a grain of salt though – yoga is much more than fancy poses. Meditation is one of the greatest side effects of a consistent yoga practice…read about it here.

Check out these articles too:

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Healthy Habits for College Life

Author Sarah Gaines

Sarah Gaines in the founder Fit University. Her favorite things include weight lifting, yoga, cooking, social media, traveling & ice cream. Personal motivation: changing the college fitness game.

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