Felix gets an edge here because she’s an Olympic track and field athlete, and one of the most decorated females we’ve ever seen. For more of us, we gotta be careful what we put up on the ‘gram in this regard while Felix automatically looks cool no matter what. She’s fit. She gets laced with gear and sneakers we’ll never get our hands on. And she’s doing it in front of thousands of people, rather than at her neighborhood Planet Fitness.
Food on Instagram has a much bigger rep than this, but just like in real life, you need balance. If you post that package of strawberry frosted brownies that you smashed on Saturday night, Sunday better not feature you laying in bed.
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…And last but not least. Yeah. You know you can’t skip out on a selfie here and there. (Unless you’re GRRM.)
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When we recently counted down 10 female athletes that you needed to follow on Instagram, there was only one name we knew had to be on there: Allyson Felix. The U.S. track and field star, and the winner of four Olympic Gold Medals, Felix isn’t an expert on the ‘gram because she has nearly 140,000 followers (and counting). She’s an expert because every one of her images features her stunting. It could be sneakers, vacation, doing something none of us could ever dream of, or even the occasional cooking adventure… Felix is batting 1.000.
With summer all but over, now is the time to really step up your game. Summer makes us all look like Ansel Adams, but in the fall you’ll have to work much harder to keep your Instagram looking fly. Let Felix help you out.
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