Some people use Instagram as a visual diary to share with friends, others like to check it for what their favourite celebrities are up to on any given day.
The social network is a treasure trove of inspiration, with beautiful images posted by those with a keen eye for photography, or inspirational messages shared by people worth looking up to.
We're not talking about the ones with the most followers, like KJ Apa or Lorde. We're talking about regular Kiwis who have really taken their Insta game up a few levels and definitely deserve a follow.
For some travel inspiration, look no further than Easterby's beautiful Instagram feed. Snowy peaks, waterfalls, insanely beautiful landscapes ... this Kiwi on Insta will get you travelling, even if only in your daydreams.
Auckland-based Emily will have you drooling all over your phone screen if you are not careful checking her Insta. Her foodie shots are insanely good, without being pretentious or faux haute cuisine. Sometimes a sandwich is just a sandwich, you know?
Go on a trip around the world with McDowell's incredible travel photography, which frequently includes some of the best shots of our own Aotearoa.
Hemson is, as she puts it, just a huge girl trying to get some abs. The graduate paramedic intern is both funny and inspirational - a tough combination to get right online but one that she nails on the regular.
Hump day calls for a booty transformation pic on the left was about 3-4 years ago when I had lost the bulk of my weight and was training mainly just cardio. Another one of the most common questions I receive is how to 'target fat loss'. "How can I lose weight in my lower stomach, inner thighs, back and arms". I'm sorry to break it to ya sis but various studies have found you can't actually spot reduce fat. All over fat loss is a thing, for sure but where our bodies choose to store our fat is out of our control, different from person to person & impacted by a variety of factors. While we can't necessarily choose where our body loses fat, we can choose where we want to build and tone muscle to achieve a more defined and toned look. In this instance targeting my booty in specific exercises e.g: hip thrusts, glute bridges, kick backs and recently aiding my glute training & activation with these @thepeachbuilderco peach builder bands has been freakin awesome // Discount code: "RILEYPEACH"
Aitkenread is living her best life in an yurt with her happy hippy family. She blogs and vlogs about all things DIY, parenting and sustainability and you can start by following her on Instagram but do check out her YouTube and website as well or you'll be missing out on some good tips to live a better life.
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