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Olympian Nastia Liukin Throws Mean Uppercut In Pink Gloves

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By Gary Trock

Olympic gold-medalist Nastia Liukin is trading in her tumbles and twists for headshots and haymakers as she laces up her boxing gloves and works on floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. The 31-year-old star took to Instagram this week to show off her workout regimen, which includes boxing for cardio and strength work. Liukin also revealed to fans how important boxing has become in her life and admitted that she almost gave up the sport in a weak moment.

Seize The Day

Nastia Liukin in sports bra
Nastia Liukin / Instagram

The gold medal gymnastics star dropped some fire shots on her social media feed for her over 1 million fans while sharing some inspiring words about seizing the day and making sure that we are constantly working to better ourselves.

"What’s stopping you? What’s stopping you from seizing your dreams, from making meaningful changes in your life, from waking up each day and working toward your goals?" Liukin asked of her fans.

She added, "While this year feels like it might never end, it’s nearing sight. Let’s get after it."

Getting Stronger

Nastia Liukin with pink boxing gloves
Nastia Liukin / Instagram

Liukin is urging her fans:

"Let’s get ahead on 2021 and start the things we said we were going to but didn’t because of, well, who even knows what excuses we made. I said I wanted to get stronger, and here I am. I’m showing up for myself every day."

As for Liukin's current passion, she explains that boxing has played an important role in her fitness lately, but admits that it's been hard to stay on track during these uncertain times.

Float Like a Butterfly...

Nastia Liukin practicing boxing
Nastia Liukin / Instagram

Even though it's been difficult, Nastia Liukin writes that she is determined to become a better boxer and is seeing improvement every day.

"I almost stopped boxing because I couldn’t get back into the gym, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. I’m training with boxers like @jkofitnyc & @lionheart_health on @brightfitnessapp and now my uppercut is pretty damn good (if I do say so myself). How are you showing up for yourself today?"

She also showed off her fabulous pair of pink-lined boxing gloves ... because, why not?!

All The Feels

Nastia Liukin holding donuts
Nastia Liukin / Instagram

Along with the physical work, Nastia Liukin has been feeling her emotions lately after just celebrating her 31st birthday with friends at her home in Dallas. The star shared many photos and videos from the Instagram-worthy party and also wrote about how thankful she is to have the friends in her life.

"[In] a year like no other, the one thing I have understood more than ever before is the importance of the people in your life who will be there no matter what, through the highest of highs and lowest of lows, from near or far. These are my people. And they’re proof that you CAN choose family."

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