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YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW MAD YOU MAKE ME. Why do you think you can control EVERYONE? and put everyone down? please tell me what gave you that right.
i knew that too. but i promise you, the next time you decide something better comes along, leave me, then come back…don’t expect me to welcome you back with open arms like i have so many times before.
everyone is just treating me like crap and I can’t take it anymore. don’t do this to me.
to the few who aren’t, thank you. so, so much.
Katy, Avery, Alison, Elizabeth, Robin, and Carlie.
I love ya’ll. Last night was the best. Got my mind off of things, and just got to relax.
But I’m camping out with my best friends tonight and we have the first football game. I don’t wanna miss it.
Ignore this pain. Maybe it’ll pass.
I just want to go to sleep and never wake up. I’m exhausted and drained. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.
People don’t realize how hard gymnastics really is. They only see the competitions, which is the place where gymnasts have to be on their best.
It’s 20% physical, 80% mental. You really have to have a passion for the sport.
But it’s everything at the gym that makes it hard. Coaches push their gymansts to almost their breaking point. Don’t get me wrong, coaches love their gymansts, as if it was their own child. But they also treat them like their own kids. They’re not afraid to punish them. Not punish as in spanking or grounding. It’s more like, “Go run 100 sprints, or get in hollow body holds.” Sometimes, the coach will even kick you out. He won’t make you stay out forever, but just to prove his point. You spend more time at the gym more than you’ll spend at home.
Gymnastics is one of the most demanding sports there is. You can argue, but until you’ve actually done is and know what’s going on….You just don’t know. It requires balance, grace, strength, flexibility, hard work, and determination. You have to overcome fear every-single day.
You have to be dedicated. When you do gymnastics, you won’t have social life. It just won’t work out. You practice 12-18 hours a week, not including meets on the weekend, which usually require you to stay the night since they’re so far away. You always here friends making plans for the weekend, and you’ll be invited sometimes, but it’ll stop because they’ll get tired of hearing, “Sorry, I have a gymnastics meet.”
With every move in gymnastics, you’re preparing yourself for an injury. You know there is a huge possibility it will happen, if just one little thing goes wrong. Gymnastics is so hard on your body, too. Sometimes, I would have an injury, but would choose to ignore it because I didn’t want to be put out of gymnastics for some time. You have to push through the pain. You can’t complain because something hurts. In football, it’s another player who crushes, bruises, breaks the athlete. In gymnastics, it’s the floor. Or the beam. Or any piece of unmoving, unforgiving equipment that meets the body on its descent through the air from great heights.
But despite all of this, the positive outweighs the negative.
here is nothing like the feeling of achieving a goal or a new skill or a routine that you have struggled to get but have worked on so hard. Gymnastics taught me to push through mental and physical barriers and has built my self-confidence. It taught me to believe in myself. It taught me independence, hard work, patience and perseverance. I met so many wonderful people that I did gymanstics with; I grew up with them. It’s people that you just can’t forget. You share a relationship with your gymanstics friends that you just can’t have with anybody else.
There so much more I could say about gymnastics, but I’ll leave it at this: Gymnastics is the most amazing and hardest sport in the world. I’ll never regret spending 8 years of my life doing it.
“If gymnastics was easy, it’d be called football.”