Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was barefoot in spandex today to show Instagram how self-acceptance works. The 26-year-old former athlete, known for battling her anxiety with an enviable zen mindset, today updated her account with a little simplicity, showing her flexible legs folded into a yoga pose you can do at home – and this was a stunning shot. The 2012 “Fierce Five” and 2016 “Final Five” captain also included her trademark love of nature, with a little lavender thrown in for good measure. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. Aly, who has been cheering fellow gymnast Simone Biles on and herself making headlines for showing a good heart and helping fight homelessness via an Amazon partnership, posted seated in a simple pose. Fans saw her in tight black leggings and a matching, spaghetti strap top while indoors, likely home, and keeping it super zen with closed eyes and two hands placed to her heart.
The warm and beautiful smile, wait for it, was what really lit up the room, with Aly’s couch and lavender pot shot coming with a simple caption.
Aly, addressing her 2.1 million followers, wrote: “Friendly reminder to take some time for yourself today,” adding:
“When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror & picked out things you love about yourself? ?”
“So pretty and completely at peace” quickly came in as fans filled the comments section, with fans actually seeming to genuinely want to recreate the situation. One follower said they’d be “giving it a go” – a win for Aly, whose post came with zero promo or paid agenda.
Keep scrolling for more snaps. Aly does join the list of gymnasts making the most of paid endorsements, with Russian-born Nastia Liukin and superstar Simone Biles both doing so – Nastia has promoted Olay, while Simone is the new face of Uber Eats.
Earlier this week, Aly updated with a glass of milk and from her kitchen, writing: “I am passionate about trying to be more plant based. ??? I used to struggle to get enough protein so when I heard about Silk ULTRA I was really eager to try it.”
See the milk shot below!
Aly, who went full-throttle with her ad, continued: “It’s packed with 20g of complete plant-based protein which helps me to recover after workouts and ensure I’m getting enough protein throughout the day. It’s also delicious. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!”
Raisman is known for her whimsical and plant-centric posts, many showing her green thumb. The gymnast has also been advocating Pilates while stretching on the ‘Gram, admitting that she could barely walk during a depressive past state.
If you like your gymnasts blonde and bendy, scroll for Nastia Liukin’s “situation,” caused by her frontless, no-bra top.