Episode 57: The Insta 100 Challenge

Insta 100 Challenge >> Guinea Pigging Green

Hi friends!

This week we’re talking about a social media challenge that we created called the Insta 100 Challenge! To listen, click on the player below or go ahead and subscribe on iTunes right here.

So what the heck are we talking about – what does “Insta 100” mean? Well, we can explain the whole challenge in one sentence:

Reduce the number of people you’re following on Instagram to 100 or less. 

Whoa! Kind of a wacky idea, right? Especially if, like Laura and I were, you are currently following 300+ people right now.

But the reality is, doing this “challenge” was totally in line with our values of abundance, being essential, and spending less time on social media. We felt like our Instagram accounts were holding us hostage! We constantly felt behind, like we needed to catch up, like we were missing out on something, like our lives weren’t measuring up in some way.

The challenge helped us to kind of break away from those not-so-great feelings, so we wanted to share it with our listeners if this is something you’d be curious to try.

One thing that’s important to mention is that we’re not saying to arbitrarily cut people out just for the sake of it! This “challenge” is all about being more mindful and truly consider how things (yes, including your social media accounts!) make you feel and how they line up with your values.

Tune into the episode to learn more! And if you do end up trying the challenge (in whatever way that looks like for you!!), please let us know in the comments below! Or you can get in touch with us @GreenGuineaPigs on Twitter or Instagram.

Thanks for listening! We appreciate you very much.


Episode 22: Are You Using Social Media For the Right Reasons?

A few months ago over lunch, the two of us had a conversation that made us question our motives for what we post to social media…
Social Media

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about ways we can use social media more effectively, in ways that make it a more positive and enjoyable experience! In the age of FOMO, how can we check that our intentions are right before posting online?

As always, you can listen to the episode right here or subscribe to us on iTunes. While you’re there, we’d love for you to leave us a rating or a comment! We love feedback.


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As always, thanks for listening! Any thoughts on this interesting topic? Drop us a line in the comments below! You can also find us on Twitter and on Instagram.


#GPGYogaChallenge Day 4: Partner Up!

GPG Partner Up 4

Oh boy.

Day 4 of the Guinea Pigging Green Yoga Challenge is all about finding a buddy and striking a pose!

On Day 3, my brother and I warmed up for our “challenging” poses together. We pushed all of the couches and carpets aside in the living room, rolled out our yoga mats, and performed my entire home-yoga sequence together. We had a bit of a photoshoot and made sure that we were both happy with our submissions for the day. It was super fun.

So pick a partner: a friend, a family member, or even a pet (my border collie usually ends up in the shots anyway).

Remember to post to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use the hashtag #gpgyogachallenge.

Have fun!