Oh You Lift? This Fitness Model Does Too, A Lot

Nov 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm |

Lift, Sleep, Pizza, Repeat.

Normally, you wouldn’t think that brains, beauty, and brawn all go together. Years of stereotypes from friends, family, and especially our favorite movies and TV shows have branded this into our minds, turning people with big muscles and people with big brains into two separate castes.

Well that’s not the case with Australian fitness model Maggie May Russell. This beauty kicks butt on the stage and on the gym, and her beautiful face and jacked body are unmistakable.

Only 20 years old, Maggie works out four hours a day, competes in bodybuilding competitions, and loves pizza. With a routine like hers, she can easily down over 1,100 calories a day and not think twice about it.

What’s even better than how great she looks in competitions is the message she promotes on social media: self care and self love. Everything Maggie does, she does for herself, not for the sake of other people. Aside from stunning pictures, Maggie’s Instagram account is also filled with positive reminders to believe in yourself, looking for the bright side of things, and not worrying what other people think about you.

Ready to get inspired? Start the slideshow below to see more of Maggie Russell, your new gym queen. SHARE this if Maggie gets you pumped up!

Do you ever feel TRAPPED? Like you're stuck in a body and you wonder how you ever got there? Do you ever look in the mirror and wish that you could bring the girl on the inside to the outside? Do you feel like it's impossible? Do you ever say that you have been damned with bad genetics? This is how I felt a few years ago. I thought I would be the girl on the left for the rest of my life. I claimed to be "big boned" and just have bad genetics. What I didn't realise is that I was WRONG! I will tell you now that it wasn't easy to become the girl in the right. It was literally years of blood, sweat and tears. (Mostly sweat though) ???? No matter who you are, what you look like, what "genetics" you think you have OR how old you are, you CAN become who you want to be. It just takes years of dedication, learning, failure, criticism, hard work, focus, determination, consistency and a vision of your goal that no one can take away from you. You won't get there over night, but I promise the years fly by fast. Start today – don't look back – ????✨????

A photo posted by ????Maggie May Russell???? (@maggiemay.russell) on Oct 27, 2015 at 9:40pm PDT

Don’t think muscles and beauty go hand in hand? She’ll kick that notion right out the door…

Get Pumped!