Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is one step ahead of you – balancing on a ladder also isn’t a problem for a the five-time Olympic medalist. The 31-year-old’s Tuesday got off to a very festive start as her 1 million Instagram followers saw her decorating for Christmas – Nastia had already alerted fans to the tree being up, but the Moscow-born star hadn’t yet showcased it. Tuesday’s stories from Nastia showed off her tree, the decorating progress, and the blonde’s killer body as she straddled a ladder while busy decorating. Check it out below.
Scroll for the tree action. It comes as Nastia made October headlines for a giant anorexia clap-back, then finding herself back in the news on October 31 for welcoming her “year 31” – Nastia celebrated her birthday with a giant bash in her Dallas, TX home.
Today’s video showed Nastia up on a step ladder and getting down to business. The 2008 all-around Olympic champion, wearing stylish acid-wash jeans, also rocked a skintight black tank worn braless, and she stayed barefoot while both straddling the ladder and balancing on one leg.
Keep scrolling for more photos. Nastia, who tends not to have difficulty balancing and didn’t here, added text:
“Hardest part was trying to figure out how to open this ladder, thanks dad,” she sarcastically wrote.
Three days ago, Nastia hinted her tree was up, posing for a selfie in her headline-making white birthday dress, but admitting the reality was far from glam – “Currently: sitting on my couch in sweatpants (admiring my christmas tree I put up last night),” she wrote. Scroll for the insane flexibility.
If you don’t live inside Nastia’s Instagram, the gymnast last month received a fan DM asking her how she feels about “promoting borderline anorexia looking bodies.” Horrified, Nastia reposted the DM, admitting she was both “triggered” and “pissed” before clapping back.
If anything has been visible on Nastia’s Instagram since the comment, it’s been her appetite. That massive thigh gap has been fed sprinkle birthday donuts, with Nastia’s big day even seeing her chowing down on a greasy Shake Shack burger. Shortly after her birthday, Nastia eyed up a whole roast chicken during a giant “Friendsgiving” dinner spread.
Nastia openly admitted to feeling “lost” in regular gyms after retiring in 2012 aged just 22. The Pilates and yoga lover has recently been boxing, with her IG post showing off her mean uppercut and coming as promo for the Bright Fitness App. Posing in pink spandex with her tan gloves on over the weekend, Nastia admitted she wasn’t 100% sure.
“I’m showing up for myself every day,” she wrote, adding: “I almost stopped boxing because I couldn’t get back into the gym, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.”