Vote for Top 50 Most Inspirational Healthy Tweeps

Last year I (@Bookieboo) decided to start this list because the “healthy living” niche in social media didn’t have one. I included celebrity trainers and other people in social media that made a difference everyday. (This list was passed around by PR several times and several paid opportunities were had. YEAH ME, I helped get people jobs!)  This year, I’ve decided to do the list again. But this time I’m going to take out the celebrity trainers and just focus on bloggers and other social media tweeps that don’t have a HUGE platform other then just their voice.

Lots of nominations came in, so this was a difficult list to create. This is basically what I did: (1) Started a list of who I thought was influential, then (2) added people from the nominations, then as the list got over about 80 names I (3) started to take out names based on Klout score and recommendations from people I trusted. That was it. So yes, this list is both objective (based on Klout) and subjective (because I filtered it myself based on the “vibe” I got from each candidate). There’s WAY more than 50 Inspirational Tweeps out there on twitter, but I only had room for 50. AND if you never nominated someone, I had no idea they existed or just was overwhelmed and forgot.

If you were nominated and didn’t make the list it could be for several reasons which include, I could be a complete idiot, I could be blind as a bat or live under a rock, I didn’t jive with your vibe, I thought you might have been a baby blogger and needed to get some more experience under your belt before you made this list, etc. Whatever the reason, come back next year and try again! (But also, come get to know me @Bookieboo cause then it’s easier for me to remember how cool you are coming list time next year!)

Voting widget is below.  All the results are PUBLIC and will be shared with everyone in real time. Voting will commence from August 22nd to the 31st til 9pm PST (12am EST). Then on September 1st, I’ll throw the official list up here for all to see and gawk at.

Keep my house a happy place. Here are some of my rules you must follow to play. *getting up on my soapbox*
1. POSITIVE VIBES ONLY: Yes, this is a popularity contest. Blah blah blah…some of you don’t like that. I know. I personally don’t mind them because I think people that work their asses off should be recognized and that is the way life is. I never won any popularity contest in high school either, so if you have some sort of hang up about that…I’m not really interested. I only like the positive vibes of others congratulating each other. People who like to spout off their sour grapes NEVER make this list. #justsayin
2. CHILL THE F*CK OUT: Yes, this is a voting widget. It’s not perfect, but it’s what I have. If the widget stalls, give it a couple of minutes and come back. PLEASE don’t stress me out about this. At the end of the day, it’s just a voting contest. The results of this list are not going to cure cancer or something. It’s not the end of the world. *I’m going to my happy place ummmmmm*
3. PROMOTION: Other than killing people, I don’t care how you drive traffic to get votes. I’m not the police and i’m not interested in tracking you down. I just hate whining, so if you don’t like how someone is doing something, get creative instead of complaining about it. Be a DO-er not a COMPLAIN-er.
4. MAKING SURE ITS FAIR: Yes, I will be monitoring the results to ensure people aren’t cheating, but realize some people may have more social capital than you think. This happens with Mamavation all the time. The clear winner is not always the winner. So before you come to me and say someone is cheating, you better be POSITIVE about it and come with some proof. Basically, just don’t freak me out unless you know you are FOR REAL.

*gets off soapbox and sprinkles pixie dust on the top 50 names*

Spread the word YO!

Vote for the Top 50 Most Inspirational Healthy Tweeps here, #Top50HT

You can vote for up to 10.


Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.


  1. Great idea! I’ve voted 😉

  2. I’m honored to be included! Thanks, Leah, and anyone who nominated or votes for me! You guys rock. :)

    • You totally deserve it! And might I add – you are ADORABLE in real life with a great sense of humor and humility (and have a hot little booty – is that wrong to say here? Gosh I hope not!). Hugs!

  3. So exciting! I’m honored! :)

  4. Just thrilled to be on the list, Leah! Thank you! :) I said earlier I had a Sally Fields at the Oscar moment “You like me, you truly like me!” LOL THANK YOU! :)

  5. Oh WOW! But I don’t drink water!!! You all know that right? But I’m trying REALLY hard 😉

  6. Mamavation says:

    Congratulations to you all!!!!

  7. Cool, thanks for the nomination! :) Honored to be on the list!

  8. Fitcheerldr says:

    Contrast to everyone who was nominated, it’s an honor to be there with such inspiring people!

  9. Great list! SO many great tweeps you’ve included. Picking just 10 to vote for was tough!

  10. Super excited to make the list!!! Thank you :)

  11. I’m super stoked I made the list!!!!!

  12. I’m so excited to be in this AMAZING Group of fabulousness! Thank you so much!

  13. In all seriousness – thank you so much – what a lovely list and SOOO GIDDY to see so many of my friends here – they ALL inspire me every day :)

  14. Leah, I’m really honored to be on this list! Thank you!

  15. I’m not only (1) honored to be on the list but (2) really honored to have been nominated!
    Thanks for all the love and the votes!

  16. There is no way I could vote for anybody on that list. The group is too strong to single anybody out. Congrats to everybody who made the group.

  17. Where’s @JoyceCherrier on the list?? She seems to be missing from the list.

    • Mamavation says:

      That was a case of “OMG I’m so overwhelmed by awesomeness” and yes, I left her out. Not on purpose though. You just alerted me to it! F*CK!!! But she’s so badass, she doesn’t even need a list. SORRY JOYCE!

    • JoyceCherrier OMG she is super amazing.. I voted for my go to girl for inspiration however. She is always full of good advice and has the best most wonderful tweets ever.. She does fitnessfication to the extreme baby..

  18. WOW. Seriously? I feel like Sally Field. I didn’t know anybody actually read my tweets 😉 Thanks for making my day. 😉 Thank you for nominating me and for simply being considered inspirational.

  19. Kia – love the Sally Field comment. I am honored to be included with all of these amazing people! They certainly inspire me and I hope I return the favor from time to time.

  20. Thank you so much for including me on this list! I remember seeing the list last year and thinking about how awesome everyone was who was on it. Now I’m on it! Yay!

  21. Impressive list of bloggers! Great work gals.

  22. Awesome idea, Leah!

  23. Mamavation says:

    These bloggers really do represent what we all aspire to right now. They are funny, intelligent, etc….awesomeness just seeps from their pores. #thatisall

  24. Holy moly, I had no idea! THANK YOU! I’m so honored.

  25. Good luck @Krazy_Kris

  26. Congratulations for all the nominees! Best of luck to all of you :) I have so many inspirational health figures i would like to vote for… but the best of all is that we all aim for the same goal. Promote healthy lifestyles and motivate/inspire others to live each day healthy. Can’t wait for next year where *fingers crossed* i might just be nominated.


  27. Great idea! And I voted…

  28. Oh, wow! Totally honored to be listed, but I noticed a bit of a misspelling on my twitter name – inestespionage should be inetspionage, LOL. :)

    Thanks a ton for sharing! I’ll go ahead and share the list on my blog and FB page. I’m sure my readership would love to have a few new fit adds!

    • That’s so funny Erika! I know I’ve misspelled your name on TW and so it can smart type both the wrong and right way – ha! Congrats and YES – you are amazing!

      • Awww, thanks Kris! :) And, funny enough, apparently *I* can’t even spell my own twitter name right! @inetespionage. That blasted e key always gets me into trouble. LOL

        And thanks, Leah :)

    • Mamavation says:

      It’s been fixed. Sorry about that!

  29. I hope to be o this list next year. I voted for all of my favorites!

  30. love it and I definitely voted for my favorites! XXOO

  31. Thanks for putting this together! I voted for my favorites and hope to be featured on the list next year for my blog over at Anyways, congratulations to all the nominees!!!!

  32. My personal vote are for 4 people I rely on to try and get back to a healthy lifestyle. Two of them I created a hashtag for:

    #WWKOD – What would @KellyOlexa Do
    #WWSKHD – What would @sarahkayhoffman Do

    @Mizfitonline – rock solid all around good person


    @PriorFatGirl – is so funny, educational, and open about her journey truly inspirational. Plus she is from Minnesota (pssst so is Sarah Kay) so I love supporting local to make it global!

    Great list you put together!

  33. FTW RUNEATREPEAT go sister (she rly my sister)