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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✨GIVEAWAY🔸 GIVEAWAY ✨ @maecargo and I are giving away THREE #radbymanders pearl necklaces! All you have to do to enter: 1. Follow @maecargo + @simplymander (of course) 2. Tag two friends below, who would want a pearl! 3. Sign up for the Mae Cargo newsletter on maecargo.com! 4. The more excited you are, the more chance you win! 🖤 >> winners will be announced Friday! 🌊 #jewelryfortherad 📸: @anthonytomphotography x @maecargo #giveaway

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

1 Day 13 Hours Ago

You guys saw me prepping this on my story the other day and I got so many questions asking for the recipe.. but the good news is - it’s literally just a bunch of things thrown into a bowl 🤓 - Easy/quick lunch idea for ya: sautéed kale (seasoned with EBTB), barbecue cast iron organic chicken thighs, cherry tomatoes, pecans, cranberries & a side of cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes 🍠🍠 Lots of micronutrients and fills you up during the day! @blackironnutrition #blackironnutrition #lunch #easy #recipe #iifym #flexibledieting

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

2 Days 17 Hours Ago

WZA week is here! 🤯🤯 had some fun testing out the workouts that we know so far..buuuuut I have a feeling that Friday morning is going to kick off with some type of triathlon 🏃🏼‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️ - Today’s vlog was a tester of “circus act” In 8:00.. 100 dubs 20ft HS walk + remaining time max clean and jerk. I finished the first part in 1:03 and hit 185# for the c&j. Cleaned 190 twice but failed the jerk 😒 Hoping on game day I’ll be able to pull out a PR haha! Happy Monday, friends! @thewodapalooza #wza #wodapalooza #crossfit #weightlifting #vlog

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

3 Days 19 Hours Ago

I remember this time last year talking to my friend Aubrie about how I didn’t think it was possible for me to get out of the darkness that I felt. Constantly feeling like I was hiding who I was, living two separate lives, pretending to be someone I wasn’t just to uphold a positive attitude on social media..but deep down I was so unhappy. When she shared her personal story with me and how much happier she was now after overcoming something similar, I remember thinking, “yeah okay but that will never happen to me” and internally, I feel like I gave up on ever feeling true love and brightness in my life. That time was what inspired the #radbymanders necklace, as a reminder not only myself, but to you guys who are on this journey with me: you don’t have to be a shell.. You will wake up, grow strong..and no one can take your pearl 💛 I also decided to share a little bit via igtv the other day, because I remember vividly how much hearing those things from Aubrie helped me. Maybe I didn’t believe it in the moment, but looking back now - I’m so glad she told me. I share my brightness and my happiness with you guys so much now not ever to “show off” or uphold a certain image. For the first time in my life, I am unapologetically me, I am head over heels in love (thanks @ayyteel 😉)..and I have never been so happy in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect and I have my days.. but my light has never shined as bright as it does now. I want to share it because it makes me happy, and I hope that somewhere along the line it will inspire someone in the way that @aubrieb did for me when I was doubting everything. So here’s your reminder: Don’t let anyone keep you in the dark because they’re scared of the light that’s inside of you 🌻 📸: @anthonytomphotography x @maecargo #radbymanders release coming soon..✌🏻

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

4 Days 16 Hours Ago

This morning we honored Cigo, palm beach county sheriffs office K9 shot in the line of duty on Christmas Eve 🖤💙🖤 In teams of 2, 7 rounds: 12 chest to bar pull-ups 1 squat clean 15 box jumps 400m run 📸: @anthonytomphotography @crossfitwellington @pbcountysheriff @crossfit #backtheblue #thinblueline #cigo #pbso #herowod #crossfit

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

5 Days 15 Hours Ago

60 days. No more sad goodbyes at the airport, lonely nights in bed, “I miss you” texts, wishing I was there or you were here. Our whole world is about to change 🖤 & I couldn’t be more ready. @ayyteel #ldr #twomoremonths #iloveyou

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

6 Days 15 Hours Ago

WHY FAD DIETS DON’T WORK!! >>> In today’s video (just went live on my channel) I discuss why I disagree with how a lot of people are using popular diets such as Whole 30, RP strength, paleo etc after the holidays. Why do we feel the need to “reset” after the holidays? If we live a flexible lifestyle all year round, why are we “detoxing?” (ps, your liver does that for you) - but more importantly, what is this doing to our relationship with food!? Head over to my channel to check it out and leave me your thoughts! Do you believe that these diets “reset” your metabolism? WHY? Where is the evidence? What are you comparing it to? 🧐🧐🧐 These are things I challenge you to ask yourself when the next fad is approaching 🤗 #dieting #faddiets #whole30 #paleo #crossfit #nutrition #blackironnutrition #food #breakthemold

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

7 Days 16 Hours Ago

In a pinch post workout? Save this recipe for later.. it’s my go-to when I’m in a hurry after the gym and need to whip something up super quick 🦸🏼‍♀️ - crushed ice - frozen blueberries - banana (can use a frozen one if you want the shake to be super thick, but I wanted to drink it quick so I used a room temp banana 🍌) - 1 cup of vanilla almond milk - 1 scoop of @johnskillerprotein (code: MANDER) - handful of spinach 🌱🌱 #micros - little bit of honey for sweetness 🍯 Blend it up on high for about 20 seconds (make sure not to over blend so it gets frothy 🤢) and bam: super quick, tastes AMAZING and way cheaper than stopping at a smoothie place on your way home..plus, not filled with any other junk! Macros: 28g protein | 39g carbs | 3g fat @blackironnutrition #postworkoutshake #johnskillerprotein #smoothie #protein #nutrition #blackironnutrition #iifym #healthy #meals #recipe

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

8 Days 17 Hours Ago

I’ve been wanting to do an update post-bulk since the bulk came to a halt a few weeks ago, but traveling + getting so sick left me a literal blob for the last week 🤧 Today’s the first day I actually feel almost back to normal so here we go: This is the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life - and although I actually got up higher into the 130’s at some point during the bulk.. I think this is where my body will probably like to sit naturally (swipe to see the difference in weight from these two pictures) 👉🏻 Initially for 12 weeks I was in about a 500 cal surplus with reduced cardio/metcons and started putting weight on a bit faster than I would have liked. Then apparently my thyroid was like nah dude we r not doing this - and I started getting insane night sweats, looking “puffy” in the face 🙄 and just honestly feeling like shit. My doc said she thought it could have been kick started by my metabolism going into overdrive basically and burning SO much while eating so much/putting weight on too quickly - just a combination that was too much for my body to handle I guess. As soon as I dropped cals back down, I lost 5 pounds almost instantly.. and now I’m hovering between 127-129# - I’m 5’2 - (I wasn’t able to weigh myself between Punta Cana and now, so for almost a month I have no idea what I weighed). I think a lot of times people forget that the process of gaining mass is NOT looking shredded while gaining weight. It just doesn’t work that way - and of course being natural, you can’t control where you hold that weight (for me, my face and my hips/lower back!) and that’s something that you just have to accept. Sure, it made me super uncomfortable and insecure at times - not gonna lie - but I know that I had to do it in order to put on some muscle & strength. For me, the pros outweighed the cons: snatching 170, overhead squatting 195, front squatting 215 💥💥 but now.. I know a lot of you have been asking since I said I was done bulking: I’m just gonna chill. No dieting, no drastic change in macros (to be honest, I haven’t truly been tracking consistently for a month 😳) I’m just going to do what feels good for my body for now and see what happens 🤙🏼

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

9 Days 16 Hours Ago

Happy Monday! The first one of the new year 🤩🤩🥳 even if you’re not big on resolutions, maybe you’ve just set some small goals for yourself that you want to focus on this year. For me, and what I like to recommend for clients who aren’t sure what to set as their goals: MOVE more 💪🏻 and I don’t just mean working out, I mean taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking around more during the day, doing the extra accessory work that no one wants to do 😜 maybe if you have a Fitbit or smart watch..try to get 10k steps per day! Making small changes to your lifestyle is so much more sustainable than trying to go from one extreme to the other - and this goes for all areas of your life (especially nutrition) & if you need help in that area, come join @blackironnutrition and see how we can help! #justmove #fitness #monday #goals #crossfit #weightlifitng #onedayatatime headband is @junkbrands (code MANDER)

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

10 Days 17 Hours Ago

HAPPY SUNDAY! My favorite day of the week 🤗 I realized this morning two things: 1. I haven’t posted my pizza recipe in a while and it’s my absolute favorite Sunday morning breakfast! 2. I forgot to take the sale off of my E-books 😬 so all of them are still just $5 !! (this particular pizza is in my macro friendly meals for one) so grab it while you can → gumroad.com/mandersmacros 🍳🍟 Breakfast pizza recipe: - @traderjoes whole wheat lavash bread - salsa of choice - veggies of choice (i used cherry tomatoes, crimini mushrooms & spinach) - @applegate chicken and maple sausage - @vitalfarms eggs (can use egg beaters if you want!) - @traderjoes almond cheese - avocado & microgreens >>> directions: In a pizza pan on the stove, assemble lavash bread with sauce, sausage + veggies. In a separate pan, cook your eggs slightly UNDER. They should be soft and still somewhat runny. Once the veggies on your pizza start to soften, add the eggs & cheese and put the entire pan in the oven broil. Keep your eye on it until the crust starts to darken and the cheese melts. Take it out and top with fresh avocado, micro greens, and a little cholula sauce for spice 🔥 Macros for this one: 39g protein | 54g carbs | 16g fat >>> swipe to see the up close toppings 🤤🤤🤤 #happysunday #blackironnutrition #pizzalife #breakfast #sundayvibes #mandersmacros @blackironnutrition

Amanda Marie
(@simplymander)

11 Days 14 Hours Ago

Saturday snatch sesh at @hybrid_approach + complimentary dab on that last sketchy 160# 😂😂🙌🏻 - Honestly really surprised myself with this today.. just kinda wanted to work up to a heavy single and wasn’t expecting much after 2+ weeks of travel and being sick but ended up going 145/150/55/160 which is only 10lbs under my current 1RM 😜 AND I’ve lost a total of 9lbs since my bulk ended so..not mad about this one bit! Leggings: @fleoshorts Headband: @junkbrands (code MANDER) #shesback #snatch #crossfit #weightlifting #movefitness