My 5 Favorite Instagram Accounts

It’s not hard to me to say that Instagram is my current favorite social media platform. I am that person who posts my dinner every night and then a lot of pictures of my dog. I also follow a bunch of people. Instagram is great because you can scroll quickly through photos and you only really need to stop and read if the photo compels you. Much more fun than the wall of text that is Twitter or Facebook. Here are my absolute favorite accounts:

rabbiiiii

This Japanese account features lots of timed-released photos of the night sky and daytime photos of an adorable little boy in an elf-like hat. Stunning, artsy photography of everyday things.

fitnessblender

Duh. For serious. If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m sort of a Fitness Blender fangirl. Workouts, before and after pics of real people, food, dogs and fun.

jenniferilene

A professional photographer with a focus on beautiful women and exotic animals, jenniferilene manages to capture an ethereal, fantasy quality that evokes beauty and power without any of the trappings of sex. Pure magic!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BA8cstXvjfo/?taken-by=jenniferilene

kettleguard

Maker of awesome kettlebell wrist guards and home of the Ice Chamber Kettlebell Girls, Kettleguard has a ton of great videos and photos of strong women and men. A fountain of positivity for those who love to swing.

minniethebostonterrier

If I could set Bingley up with a Boston Terrier girlfriend, it would be Minnie. How can you resist this face?!

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The hump day struggle is real for the babushka. 🐪

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Do you use Instagram? If you’re new to the app you can always follow yours truly!

What are your favorite Instagram accounts? Let me know in the comments!

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Potpourri: Nutrition Comparisons, Muscle Stretching Guide & AML Slack Team

There’s a storm coming here this weekend, so this is a quickie potpourri post before I have to buckle down and shovel. I found a couple of really awesome resources on the web. The first one is a nutrition comparison website!

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http://www.healthaliciousness.com/nutritionfacts/nutrition-facts-compare.php

This website is SO cool! You can compare up to three foods and their respective nutritional values. This can be really helpful when you’re worried about macros (protein/fat/carbs) or diabetic (needing to watch your carbs). As you can see, boiled carrots have approximately one third the calories of white potato, and one third the carbs, but way more of those carbs come from sugar. I’m going to be playing with this site for a while!

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http://beyoungbegreen.com/36-pictures-see-muscle-youre-stretching/

The second I got from a member of the Frogpants LoseIt! community, and it’s a guide to which muscles you’re stretching. It’s great to have a visual guide to stretches, because if a part of your body is tight, you can actually see which stretches will help that part of your body. Neat, huh?!

2b26437d72e949db88e62d251c736c45Lastly, I made an AML Slack Team! Slack is a messaging and file sharing app where we can chat about all things AML. If you’re interested in getting an invite, all I need is your e-mail address. Send me an e-mail at ameasuredlife@gmail.com or leave your e-mail in the comments! You can download Slack for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac, Windows and even Linux here. We’ll be able to chat in real time about stuff in the chat channels, and you can search conversations to see what people are talking about. I hope to see you there!

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Fun with Apps: Google Keep

screenshot_2016-01-07-18-59-20.pngOne of the best things about finally having a fancy pants smartphone (a Samsung Galaxy) is the ability to use my phone as a personal organizer. I use it for multiple e-mails, social media accounts, my Etsy store, GPS, a calendar, syncing my FitBit, goofing off, saving money, and chatting with friends. But what I was missing was an easy way to remind myself of stuff I need to DO. I love lists, but I always lose them. Enter Google Keep.

Available for Android, iOS, Chrome and just straight up on the web, information SYNCS across multiple devices: just log into your Google account. Oh, and did I mention you can use the app for multiple Gmail accounts? WELL YOU CAN.

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On top of just making text lists, you can also write or draw with your finger:

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You can also add photos and probably do half a billion other useful things. I’ve been using Google Keep for awhile without even thinking about it, so I figured I’d share.

Have you used Google Keep?

Enjoy your weekend!

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