Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

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53kg weightlifter | black sheep athletics CFL1/cfkids coach at CFBB @ironandrescue→mander15 @junkbands→mander10 coaching: simplymander.com - vlogs👇🏻

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Hey @szpinnn_ .. I love you so much. Thanks for being the best friend ever, sharing clothes w me, helping me put self tanner on my back & talking way too loud in breakfast places about things that shall not be named 😂😂😂🤦🏼‍♀️ I wouldn’t have made it through some tough times without you by my side. #girlgangstrong 📸: @anthonytomphotography x @maecargo #jewleryfortherad #beachshoot #bff #loveyadude

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

1 Day 10 Hours Ago

Here’s something to consider: my least favorite word ever.. “toned”. 🙈🙈What does that really mean? Are you looking to lose body fat and showcase the muscle that you’ve built underneath? Probably. But what happens when you start off on this “toned” journey, put yourself in a severe caloric deficit, only to end up just looking extremely skinny & nowhere near this image that you had in your head? I’ve seen it time and time again. I think one of the biggest misconceptions in “dieting” or just nutrition in general is that people think they can grow new muscle tissue while simultaneously eating in a large caloric deficit over an extended period of time (aka- toned). Of course there are some exceptions/outliers, but for the most part.. that’s not the best way to go about things. If you haven’t spent time in a growth or maintenance phase, what do you think will be underneath the fat you are losing? Probably not too much. The picture on the left (2016) I was 109/110lbs and now → 118/119lbs but definitely leaner. The best part? I DID NOT SPEND THE LAST 2 YEARS IN A DEFICIT! In fact, I’ve spent mostly all the past 2 years at maintenance or a surplus, only cutting for a very short periods of time for WL meets. Obviously there are tons of other factors that play into these things (sleep/recovery, stress, lifestyle, NUTRITION, genetics, etc) but for the most part I’ve just been riding out the gains train 🤙🏼🤙🏼 TLDR: if your goal is gaining muscle, you may not necessarily want to start in a severe deficit right off the bat. Consider maintenance, changing training volume + intensity, quality of nutrition and most importantly.. PATIENCE. This is two long years of change both mentally and physically! #mandersgrows #transformationtuesday #canwestopsayingtonednow #crossfit #weightlifting #girlswholift

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

2 Days 13 Hours Ago

Every single day before I knew your name, I couldn’t see your face but I prayed for you. #9days #mcm

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

3 Days 10 Hours Ago

Sunday vibes 😎✌🏻 Cleaning, meal prep, tanning & @greaterthan on deck. As of late, you guys know I’ve been restricted with foods and drinks due to my stomach issues.. but GT has been the only other drink I can tolerate besides water. I’ve had to eliminate a lot of processed sugars, dairy, (praying not wheat) but just basically everything that tastes good 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ so having something sweet has been helping me so much these days. If you guys want to try out greater than, you can use code “SM30” for 30% off an order of the try-it or any 12 pack of choice 😉 they’re pretty sweet over there! Happy Sunday friends! #greaterthan #sunday #feels

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

4 Days 10 Hours Ago

I am OVERWHELMED with excitement and appreciation from everyone that has purchased a “Rad by Manders” @maecargo necklace 😭❤️ In honor of the new color (sea bubble) we shot this morning at sunrise and got some gorrrrgeous shots omg. I am so honored to be a part of such a cool company and get to do awesome stuff like this 🤩 Right now there are only a few left of sea bubble! Blush has sold out AGAIN. Grab yours at maecargo.com 🙌🏻 📸: @anthonytomphotography @maecargo @billabong #beachlife #maecargo #jewelryfortherad #sunriseshoot #pearl #necklace #crossfit #crossfitgirls #sofla

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

5 Days 9 Hours Ago

ITS HERE ITS HERE!!!! My THIRD release with @maecargo 😍😍🤗 featuring a NEW color (swipe → to see all three colors) and I am so excited. Not only is the necklace waterproof, but sweat proof & workout proof. Made for rad girls 🤙🏼 We are also doing international shipping this go around since so many of you weren’t able to order. There are limited quantities so get one while they’re still in stock! I’m SOOO EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW COLOR YOU GUYS. It’s beautiful!! Head to: maecargo.com to place your order 💌 📸: @anthonytomphotography #jewleryfortherad #necklace #radbymanders #pearl #noonecantakeyourpearl #katyperry #pearl #maecargo

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

6 Days 12 Hours Ago

Good morning 🙃 on the #mandersmenu today: blueberry white chocolate macadamia nut pancakes! 🥞 - 65g buttermilk @kodiakcakes - 20g fresh blewbs - 10g crushed raw macadamia nuts - 7g ghiradeli white choc chips - 40g egg whites + splash of almond milk to mix the batter Soooo yummy and cake-like 😍 What’s your favorite pancake combo!? I’m always down for banana walnut too..maybe I’ll make those this weekend 🧐 Macros: 22p/44c/12f @blackironnutrition #mandersmacros #blackironnutrition #pancakelife #breakfast #iifym #flexibledieting

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

7 Days 11 Hours Ago

WOOO mid-week check in time 😋 It’s been a little while since I’ve given you guys an update with body comp & nutrition so here we go: This week I am 7 weeks out from the @miaclassic 🎉 (one of my favorite meets to compete in!) and my body weight has actually dropped quite a bit recently !? I’m back down to 54kg/118lbs - when I bulked up to 56kg/124lbs #sweetdude. So this is clearly where my body likes to hang out. I do feel comfortable at this weight and although the heavy weights always feel extra heavy when I’m this light, it’s nice to be able to eat ALLLL the things leading up to competing without having to worry about cutting. Thanks new weight classes 👌🏼 Macro wise, NOTHING has changed which has been awesome. Still eating 300g of carbs, but lower fat due to stomach issues. Speaking of that, the doctor recommended that I cut out dairy COMPLETELY (you guys know I love sneaking cheeses and Greek yogurts) and as much processed things as possible. So nutrition wise, I have been eating absolutely no dairy and very very little processed foods. And of course, training volume is still high because well, I love it 😂😂🙈 @teamsoul !! I also heard from someone that a diet consisting of perfect bars & black and white pictures makes you look 24x more jacked so..I’ll be trying that next 😉 @ayyteel #midweekcheckin #bodycomp #training #macros #tinymanders #nogains #lostthemall #loljk #blackironnutrition #macros #crossfit #weightlifting → shorts are @fleoshorts & bra is @lululemon

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

8 Days 2 Hours Ago

There are two ways of exerting ones strength: one is pushing down, and the other is pulling up ✌🏻 📸: @anthonytomphotography Headband from @junkbrands (mander) #junkbrandathlete #crossfit #strength #strongisbeautiful #justkeeppulling

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

9 Days 4 Hours Ago

Happy Monday friends! Potential vlog/discussion topic for upcoming videos: how to deal with tracking macros (or staying on track) while traveling? Thoughts?! Any suggestions are welcome! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ 📸: @anthonytomphotography ft @thesaltydonut #duh #donutsarelife #nomnom #travelgains

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

10 Days 2 Hours Ago

There are so many emotions flooding through me right now..I’m sure this post will be all over the place 😂 BUT. I honestly feel like I have grown so much as a person over the last year, and something that had been a continued pattern in my life (until now) has been being afraid of going after what I wanted. That horrible feeling of, “what if it fails?” or “how do you know that it’s the right thing?” was always in the back of my mind. In turn, it attracted me to the wrong things, and the wrong people. It wasn’t until very recently that I started living for myself. Doing things that truly made me happy, being who I am, not being afraid of the future..etc. and I wholeheartedly believe that is responsible for the new changes in my life. I never really believed in that whole, “when you know- you know” stuff. But I believe it now. I love what I do. I’m not afraid to be myself and it’s attracted me to the most positive things in my life. I’m so excited to share all of this with you guys..if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been through some rough patches over the last year. I have a good feeling about the future 🔮🔮💫💫 📸: @ayyteel #justcountrythings #lol #backroads

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

11 Days 2 Hours Ago

Sometimes in the moment, you don’t understand things or why they happen the way they do. Only to look back and realize..”oh.this makes sense”. I truly believe that God puts people in your life to show you what you never knew you needed. Never in a million years could I have expected this, but I am forever thankful. ❤️ Whoever would have thought this weekend would turn out like this!? @ayyteel #chapterone