7 year-old Londyn has aspirations to make it to the Olympics and she’s putting in the work to get there.
In a video shared by her dad Instagram, Londyn is doing sit-ups with an exercise ball. When he asks her what is she working out her, she tells him to get stronger and go to the Olympics.
And Londyn adds that she can do it if she works hard and working hard she is!
The seven year-old is an avid gymnast. Her father, who goes by the name @lovejonezy on Instagram is her coach and main motivator .
“When you became 5 years-old, I asked you what do you want to be when you grow up and you told ‘ I want to go to the Olympics daddy’,” he captions on his Instagram. “I said ok. Daddy will support whatever it is you want to do. ”
He tells his daughter she’s going to have to work hard, which means no eating ice cream, candy, burgers or any other junk food her friends might have.
Londyn’s workouts include 10 minute rides on a bike to warm-up, squats, weights and sit-ups. Her workout videos online have been viewed over 50,000 times. Her 6-pack are ab goals for grown women. The young workout guru is fast becoming a role model herself, posting videos about the importance of eating, healthy, reading and getting a good night’s sleep.
“Not only do I want my body to be in shape, I want my mind to be in shape,” she says in one of her videos.
She told her dad she wanted to be like Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Douglas and better than Simone Biles. Both women went to the Olympics and made history. Douglas is the first woman of color and the first African-American gymnast to win become the Individual All-around Champion. She is also the first African-American woman to win gold in the individual all-around and team competitions at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. In 2016, Douglas won gold at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Biles is considered the “most decorated American gymnast”, winning 19 Olympic and World Championship medals. I 2016, she led “The Final Five” team at the 2016 games, winning gold in the individual , vault and floor exercise.
Her supporters are quick to defend Londyn in her workout lifestyle, saying its nothing her father is making her do. She wants to do it.
“Don’t let these grown people tell you not to work hard, don’t let them tell you not to eat healthy, don’t let them tell you don’t have a 6-pack, don’t workout, you’re too young, ” her father writes on his Instagram. “You know what you are baby girl. You are a leader, not a follower and you’re a star. You motivate Daddy to be the best man I can be.”
Londyn has many admirers including her big cousin, Bambi Benson. The Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star and entrepreneur says her little cousin only seven and totally gets the value of hard work and she’s proud of her.
Other followers praise Londyn’s father for being an amazing dad and supporter of her dreams. One Instagram follower writes, “You’re an awesome dad and just you having your kids back is going to be the drive she needs to keep goin. Love seeing super supportive parents.”
Another writes , “her work and dedication brought me to tears! Can hardly see as I’m typing.”
And another, “can’t wait to see her in the Olympics! Great job to her parents as well. To have such discipline at sucha young age is amazing!”
We can’t wait to see Londyn in the summer games too! Claiming it!
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