'Instagram Husband' Creates Faux-Fitness Guru Account to Troll His Wellness Blogger Girlfriend And His Posts Are Utter Perfection

When your girlfriend is a social media influencer, you take on a role that is equal parts boyfriend and producer. But Edward Lane was tired of all the FML moments playing photographer and hiding from the spotlight, so he decided to make of a joke of it using his own fake wellness page.

Edward Lane, a journalist for Men’s Health magazine, may not have been a stranger to the world of fitness, but he was far and away a stranger to the world of fitness blogging. That was, until he started dating his girlfriend, Amy Hopkinson, better known as @wellness_ed.

Inspired by the ridiculous, nonsensical world of influencers, he was inspired to create his own parody account, @wellness_ted. In an interview with Mashable, he said that he was “impressed by influencers and their followers’ passion for ‘leggings, protein balls and avocados’.” It was as if they were asking to be made fun of.

I guess that’s why he decided to start sharing his own inspiration, which apparently is chicken nuggets, beer, and potatoes. So Lane strapped on a hot pink sports bra, painted on his six pack, broke out the yoga mat, and got to snapping pics.

Now he’s become a certifiable influencer too, with 19k followers on Instagram, where he describes himself as an “unqualified [personal trainer], preaching wellness one self-important #wellfie at a time.” 

Here he is with his girlfriend and muse.


When hangovers and #mealprep have a beautiful baby...

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Before and after photos…


PROGRESS // On the left - unhealthy. On the right - healthy. At the start of the year I thought the only way to get abs was being restrictive with my diet. Pizza was on the menu - but only in bite size pieces. And, as you can see from the look on my face, I wasn't happy about it! And then all of a sudden I discovered the WHOLE FOODS DIET. Before that I never knew what whole foods really meant - and then I realised it just meant ALL OF IT. And I've not looked back since. For months I'd been enviously scrolling Instagram seeing lean influencers photographing and talking about all the amazing treats they squeeze into their nutrition plans - doughnuts, popcorn, chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate AND peanut butter - while still looking fantastic. Initially I thought they were all a bunch of phoney liars. Taking a picture of doughy goodness before turning to a plate of leaves. But now I know that, contrary to some people's concerns, everything you see on social media is genuine and real *breathes sigh of relief* And it turns out there's some science behind it too. Research conducted by the esteemed Dr Oetker - an expert in the field - found that refusing to slice up your pizza and eating it whole means your body has to work harder to break it down. This slowing of digestion prevents the insulin spikes associated with weight gain and helps you to feel fuller for longer, preventing snacking. Now that's what I call an upper crust health tip! Lunch, anyone?

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And inspirational text posts.



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His love for chicken nuggets speaks to all of us.


Is it even a #wellness meal if it's not sprinkled with fucking pomegranate seeds?

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@wellness_ted is all of us. He knows what’s important in life and is all about being true to yourself.

And boy is he lucky his girlfriend has a good sense of humor.

By Nina / Monday 21 August 2017 16:09 /
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