Friday, December 30, 2011


I dislike the holidays. Well, that's not entirely true I love the actual holidays and spending time with family, and the fact that I don't have school, but I hate the fact that I don't get to tumble for two whole weeks! I'm excited for this comp season comming up in January! I'm so happy that I can pick up an extra day of tumbling! Merry late Christmas and happy early new year!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

5,000 page views!!!

Holy cow!! 5,000 page views!!! Thanks to everyone who reads my blog!


Found a new love... It's called instagram... Download the app to your iPod/iPhone or go to the websight and follow me! My name is whitneysue96 :D

Friday, December 16, 2011

USA Gymnastics Magazine Nov,/Dec. 2011

Here is the USA Gymnastics Magazine for November and December. Remember that you can always find the latest issue at the bottom of this page and you can find all past issues on the USA Gymnastics Magazine page.

quote #169

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me.
Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful...
that's what matters to me."

-- Steve Jobs

I found this quote and I think it is very true. No matter what you do, make sure it is wonderful. Which reminds me not to procrastinate, a problem I have. But I am getting better!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coming "home"

So I'm sitting on my bed this fine Thursday morning and once again, I'm sick :/ ya, this is dot my favorite way to be spending my day but that does mean I get to catch up on some things I have neglected recently, like blogging! I have been super buisy this past little while and I have learned some things, for one, I'm a procrastonator. But only with school and only certain classes. I have learned that if you procrastonate you miss opportunities and you feel stressed and all you want to do is crawl in a hole and hide. I learned that tumbling really is the place for me and that as I may be good at theatre, and that I love it, my first love is tumbling and always will be! Tumbling has been hard and I have missed many days due to my procrastonation, and that makes it hard when I do tumble to tumble well. But I learned one quote to be very true, and that's "a bad day at tumbling is way better than a good day at school." -unknown recently, I have learned to LOVE coaching. I have always liked it, except when my 3 year olds are naughty, but recenly I have had 4 of my 8 year olds learn their backhandspring by themselves! It's amazing for me to see that and remember that a couple of years ago that was me, and look at were I am now. And it's amazing to know that I had an inpact on their tumbling, as well as their lives. I know that I remember all of my coaches and would just like to thank them for the impact they have had on my life! I would be nowhere without you! I would also like to thank my team mates for always being there for me! No I'm not allergic to tumbling (laquesha! Haha) and I really miss it! Sadly I wont go today because once again...I'm sick :/ I'm super duper excited for comp season this year and I. Love all of you! My coaches, my team mates,and my students, and also my parents for making all of this possible! I'm coming back don't worrie!
-Whitney :D

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flipside Gym quote

Once is luck
Twice is coincidence
Three times is SKILL!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hey remember me? I was a blogger once, then my life got crazy and I forgot about it. Then one day I was on my iPod and thought "I should blog again!" that day was today and I am ashamed to say I haven't written since September! But don't worrie! I'm comming back! With stories, and pictures, and videos, so don't give up on me here!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Update :)

Hey Friends!!! Sorry It's been a while since I've actually POSTED! I will try better to post instead of just uploading quotes. So first of all I'd like to give you a little update because well I haven't in a while. So first of all We are starting to prepare for next comp season that starts in January by working skills that we will later put into passes. This last Saturday I went to a tumbling camp taught by Kalon Ludvingston, Natalya Beneschot, and their coach Justen Millerbernd. I had a BLAST with my team mates and I learned a ton! I'm super excited for this comp season and I just want to say thanks for teaching us! You guys are amazing! Also! thanks to everyone who is reading! you guys make me want to post!
Love, Whitney :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Quotes from the gym

Okay so here are some of the quotes I've heard of in the gym from my coaches and teammates.

Quote #169

"Somewhere he is practicing. When we meet he will win."

Practice! Your apponants are so don't expect to win without the work!

Quote #170
once is luck
Twice is coincidence
Three times is SKILL!

In my gym you aren't allowed to do a new skill just once. Consistence is key and the only thing that will get you where you want to be.

Quote #171
"a good gymnast does it until she does it right."

If at first you don't succeed try and try again!

Those are a couple that I have heard in the gym recently. If you have any you woe lime to share email them to me at or write them in a comment!

Thanks for reading!!
Love Whitney

Quote #168

"If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next
generation, it would be the ability for each individual to
learn to laugh at himself."

-- Charles Schulz

When you make a mistake stand up, shake it off, and laugh at yourself. Your only human.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quote #167

"When you're happy for yourself, it fills you. When you're
happy for someone else, it pours over."

-- Sarah Addison Allen

This is required for a close team and it makes competitions and workouts 10 times more fun.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Quote #166

"Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of
what you can't change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Take
chances. Give everything and have no regrets. Life is too
short to be unhappy. You have to take the good with the bad.
Smile when you're sad, love what you got, and always remember
what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from
your mistakes but never regret. People change, and things go
wrong but always remember... life goes on!"

-- Author unknown

Learn from your mistakes but don't dwell on them forever you have more you need to make.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Quote #165

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close
the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes,
but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your
energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

-- Johnny Cash

Don't forget because you will never learn anything. Learn then move on.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Quote #164

"What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first
step to something better."

-- Wendell Phillips

Monday, August 29, 2011

Quote #163

"Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work
hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes
you can grab it."

-- Julie Andrews

You have oppurtunities everywhere the trick is to know where to find them.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Quote #162

"Every time you take a risk or move out of your comfort zone,
you have a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and
your capacity."

-- Jack Canfield

You will never make it anywhere if you dont try.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Quote #161

"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all
the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with
people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the
good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones
who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling
down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

-- Unknown

Dream as if you'll live forever dream as if you'll die today.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quote #160

"There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in

-- Sean Connery

What doesn't kill you will make you stronger.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Quote #159

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself
reasons why I can."

-- Unknown

Focus on the positive...the negative never got anyone great anywhere great.

--Whitney Reid (me!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quote #158

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great and no
tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow."

-- O.S. Marden

As most of you know I competed at the J.O. National Championships this summer. But to go to nationals you have to qualify at either State or Regionals. I didn't qualify at state but I did at regionals. After state I wAs heart broken because I knew how hard it is to qualify at regionals. But that small hope that I had made me work harder. It made me want to go even more. When regionals came around I had the number 53.2 written on my wrist hidden under my leotard. The couple of weeks before I would look at that every day with hope I would make it. In the end I qualified bu 2 tenths of a point! I know I couldn't have doneit without hope and the support of my friends, family, team mates, and coaches.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

quote #147-157

 Okay so lately I've been thinking about what I can better do with my quotes and how I can better personalize this blog. I feel as if I'm taking quotes written by other people and none of it is coming from me so I decided I would comment on each one telling you how I feel about the particular quote and how I interpreter the message given. Thanks for all the loving support!
"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore,
you have the power to change anything about yourself or your
life that you want to change."

-- Barbara de Angelis

 To me this means we are in control. We may not be in control of our surroundings, the people around us, or the situations we are going through but you are in control of how you react and how you react directly reflects in your happiness. We all need to look at life a little better. Stop and spell the roses from time to time and learn to accept others. This will make your world a better place.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

-- Oscar Wilde
 Don't pretend to be something your not. People will like you for who you are not for what someone else is. Let other peoples actions inspire you and learn from other peoples mistakes but be yourself and you will go far.

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is
never the result of selfishness."

-- Napoleon Hill 

With tumbling I have seen athletes who are hard workers and are always in the gym giving 110% these athletes aren't always the most talented but usually go farther than the ones who walk into the gym with amazing talent but don't know how to work hard. These athletes usually reach a point where something doesn't come easy and they don't know what to do. This is the time where hard work beats talent. And this goes perfectly into the next quote (#150)I got from a team mate of mine.

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
Speaks for itself. This is one of my favorite quotes I first heard from one of my team mates. Work hard and you will go far.

"There is but one success -- to be able to spend your life in
your own way."

-- Christopher Morley

My mom has always said "If you ever stop loving the sport you can quit. You don't have to do anything you don't like." At one point I was taking tumbling with my little sister, Danielle, we both joined the comp team and we went to our first competition and I was loving it! But my sister wasn't. Shortly after Danielle was on the trampoline and broke her finger doing a backhandspring and rejoiced because to her that meant she didn't ever have to go back to tumbling again. I love tumbling but I see in other people who are forced to do it by their parents who don't see it as much fun. A couple of months ago I was spotting my other little sister, Mikall, she wasn't cooperating when I told her she had to do it but when my mom told me to make it so that she was the one deciding she wanted to do it it worked so much better. Parents, let your kids decide what they do and don't live your life through them. They will have abetter time and It will be easier for them as well as you.

"You're never too old to become younger."

-- Mae West
Often times in the gym my older team mates say "I'm getting to old for this" but then I see my coach Steph who is in her thirties and has had two kids doing amazing things in the gym and competing against teenagers and winning shows that its not how old you are its how hard you work.

"This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from
it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy
in our great men."

-- Captain J. A. Hadfield
Athletes who learn the ability to stay calm and focused during competition generally make less mistakes.

"Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult
as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not
fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed."

-- Baltasar Gracian
I love this quote and how it helps you keep your confidence at all times

"To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the
pencil, you're overdoing it."

-- Josh Jenkins
Learn to be consistant.

"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer
than the windshield."

-- Warren Buffett
as is in the sports world.

"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously
interested in it."

-- Julia Child
Stay interested and work as hard as you possibly can and to achieve your goals and you will go far and have a good time doing it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Quote #146

"Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great

-- Martha Stewart

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quote #145

"A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the
cards you were given that aren't so nice. Does it make you
into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it
and go in some other direction?"

-- Wes Craven

Monday, August 1, 2011

Quote #144

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore,
you have the power to change anything about yourself or your
life that you want to change."

-- Barbara de Angelis

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quote #143

"Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you,
but they're not worth bothering with."

-- J. K. Rowling

Saturday, July 30, 2011

quote #142

"Every problem or difficulty you face contains the seed of an
equal or greater advantage or benefit."

-- Napoleon Hill

quote #141

"You have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy or if
you're just going to go forward and live the life that you've
been granted."

-- Kevin Costner

Thursday, July 28, 2011

page updates!!!

I updated the pages me, my live, and tumbling, and USA Gymnastics Magazine so make sure you check them out!

USA Gymnastics Magazine July/Aug. 2011

here is the newest publication of USA Gymnastics Magazine. Remember you can always find the newest publication at the bottom of this page so just keep scrolling and you will always find it. ALSO I post all issues of USA Gymnastics Magazine in the USA gymnastics magazine page so check there for all new and old issues that you may have missed.

quote #140

"I don't need easy I just need possible"
~Soul Surfer

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

quote #139

"To know what you want, to understand why you're doing it, to
dedicate every breath in your body to achieve... If you feel
you have something to give, if you feel that your particular
talent is worth developing, is worth caring for then there's
nothing you can`t achieve."

-- Kevin Spacey

believe in yourself.

quote #138

"Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do
something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't
use that ability as best we can."

-- Gracie Allen

Monday, July 25, 2011

quote #137

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of
principle, stand like a rock."

-- Thomas Jefferson

quote #136

"The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that
you were there... and still on your feet."

-- Stephen King

Saturday, July 23, 2011

quote #135

"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thursday, July 21, 2011

quote #134

"When we strive to become better than we are, everything
around us becomes better too."

-- Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

quote #133

"Do it well, finish it properly, and move on."

-- Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

quote #132

"Nobody will think you're somebody if you don't think so

-- African-American proverb

Monday, July 18, 2011

quote #132

"When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the
world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often
surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was
only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

quote #131

"Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like
building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it."

-- Eknath Easwaran

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nationals 2011-Home Sweet Home

Hey Guys! So Its Saturday and I came home from San Antonio, Texas for the US J.O. National Championships yesterday! I haven't given any update on that so I thought I'd go through my week in Texas in order to give you a taste of my Nationals experience. Lets start with Saturday July 9th
Saturday- Our flight was canceled but we got another one for a little bit later in the day. Everything went fine with that flight and we where on our way to Texas!
Sunday- As most of you know I am a strong believer in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. Or in other words I'm Mormon. I love the gospel and strive to do whats right. In our church we believe that we should keep the sabbath day holly. In the for the strength of youth pamphlet  it says that we should not participate in athletic events. I have never tumbled on Sundays but I had never really been in a situation like this. Sunday we had our open workout where we got about an hour to tumble to get used to the equipment we would be competing on. This was also our only workout of the week. I decided I wasn't going to tumble and that I would sit out the workout. And I'm proud of my decision. We got up early and went to church then went to the freeman coliseum where I watched my team mates tumble. It was one of my favorite days of the week.

Monday- Competition Day! So I competed on Monday along with many of my team mates. We got where in the gym early and didn't leave until it was very late. Over all I did good for my first year. I placed 10th in my flight and 28th over all. I hit clean passes but I am new to this level and my difficulty still isn't as high as the other girls so this was a good meet for me. We spent all day at the competition watching each other compete. This was a fun but exhausting day.

Tuesday- Tuesday morning I went to the towers of the Americas with my parents then Another day at the coliseum because it was another competition day but not for me. Some of my team mates competed on Tuesday so we spent another long day at the gym. At night there was level 9 and 10 finals that we had a couple of my team mates compete in. That was fun and It was fun to cheer for my team.

Wednesday- Wednesday we had the march in and regional all start competition at night. We went to the mall and to the river walk, We also went to the Alamo then to the coliseum. We had 3 people from our gym competing for our little region 1. It was fun to cheer for our team even though we came in last place. BUT our team did the best we have ever done and we took 2nd in women's tumbling.

Thursday- 6 Flags Day!!! Thursday we spent the day at 6 flags and had a blast! My favorite ride was Super Man. Thursday was our last night in Texas. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe where my coach, Lance, gave me a hard rock tour and told me stories about things we found in the restaurant. It was a fun day.

Friday- Home Sweet Home! Friday morning we flew home where we get to jump back into our normal lives with a new enthusiasm for tumbling. I can't wait to get into the gym on Monday!

So that's my Nationals experience! It was super fun! thanks for all of the people who helped me with fundraisers and who gave me donations It really helped and I'm proud to say I payed for almost all of it by myself! It was a blast and I can't wait until next year when Nationals is in Long Beach, California!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

quote #130

"The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find
what interests you and that you can do well, and put your
whole soul into it -- every bit of energy and ambition and
natural ability you have."

-- John D. Rockefeller III

Friday, July 8, 2011

1 day!!!

So we leave for Texas tomorrow!!! I'm so excited!!! gO fLiPsIdE!!!

quote #129

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:
To rise above the little things."

-- John Burroughs

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

3 days!!!

:D˚♥*˚. 3 Days until Nationals!!!˚♥* 。˚ ˚。*˛˚

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!!!

quote #128

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."

-- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

quote #127

"Man imposes his own limitations, don't set any."

-- Anthony Baily

Sunday, June 26, 2011

quote #126

"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do
something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody
goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a
crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a
champion someday."

-- Wilma Rudolph

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

quote #125

"Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the
future, and live in the only moment of time over which you
have any control: NOW."

-- Denis Waitley

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

quote #124

Fate loves fearless... the bottom line is you can't be afraid to fail.
~ Jerry Colangelo

my feat

There once was a time when something scared me more than anything had every scared me before. It scared me more than Spiders or Sharks. It scared me more than tornadoes or plane crashes. So lets just say I was terrified. and everybody knew it. You want to know what this fantastically terrifying thing is? Its the pit. I know what your thinking "how can you be scared of the pit. It's foam." But it wasn't the foam that scared me. It was the long drop into the foam and the fact that I had seen many people smack their face on the end of the floor going into it. I refused to go in. My teammates would joke around and say "hey Whit lets go play in the pit." I would literally say "no way" and hide behind the red double mini as if they where going to try and pull me in. It came to a point where I really needed to get over this fear so my coach came up to me and told me I was going to get over it. I told him I didn't want anyone to see because I knew tears would be involved. I come to open gym every week and open gym is from 8:30 to 9:30. He made a deal with me that if I would work hard he would stay after with me and help me do pit. So it was Me, my coach, my dad, and one of my team mates at about 9:45 at night in a silent gym. The last kids had just left and it was my turn. yay me! I stood at the end of the spring board shaking. I couldn't get my self to do it. It was if I was frozen and something had taken over my body. My coach, my dad, and my team mate yelling encouragement from the end of the floor. I tried to believe them but I couldn't. All they wanted me to do was round off, backhandspring, back tuck. Which I had been able to do on the floor for about 3 years and could do it in my sleep. I stood there at the end of the mat as tears started to roll down my face. I had never cried in the gym before. It took me about 45 minutes to move. By the time I did everybody was cheering. I did round off-backhandspring-stop. I tried that again and again. It was as if there was something that made it as if I couldn't go any farther. Eventually my coach just threw me in as my arms and legs flailing every which way. That was enough for that day. We where all tired and wanted to go home. My coach made me do 100 sit ups for not going in and sent me home. The next week the exact same thing happened only with more sit ups and some push ups started to join the party. This happened for a few weeks when one day I went for it. My body feeling like lead as I ran down the spring board. My coach doing most of the work for me but I did it! Now I know what your thinking. I was over my fear and we all lived happily ever after right? wrong. As I climbed out my face looked as if I had seen a ghost. My coach told me to do it again and once again It was round off backhandspring stop. This continued for a while. Sometimes I would go in but not often. When one day I found the poem titled "the beast" (  the line "they set and they go they don't stop to think" repeated in my brain over and over again. Then all of the sudden I was in the pit!!! then I got out and did it again! Now I do pit every week and can do my double back tuck! I love the pit. I had it in me all along I just needed something to bring it out of me. So thanks to my amazing coach, my team mates, and my dad who stood by my side and pushed me along. You guys are amazing and I couldn't do it with out you.

something more

Okay so I decided that I need to do more with this blog than just quotes and YouTube videos. I was thinking about how I would do this and thought It might be better if I put more of my life into it. It seems when you read this blog that all I ever do is tumbling. I do LOVE tumbling and I do it a lot but it is not my entire life. I want this blog to reflect me and my tumbling. Don't worry I will still post just as many quotes and YouTube videos so this will still be the best place to find gymnastics inspiration. Thanks to all who read! I love you guys!

quote #123

"Make a game of finding something positive in every situation.
Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you
interpret events to yourself."

-- Brian Tracy

Monday, June 20, 2011

quote #122

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

quote #121

"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let
them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness,
insight. When we do the best we can, we never know what
miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."

-- Helen Keller

Saturday, June 18, 2011

catching up

Okay so update on me. I have qualified for the US National Championships! I hurt my back last week then went to the chiropractor and its all better now. :D I took a tumbling break this week to attend EFY which stands for Especially For Youth where I went from 9 in the morning to 9 at night Monday through Friday and learned more about the gospel, strengthened my testimony, made some amazing friends {love you guys}, and got a fantastic sunburn {well not so fantastic}. So now I am home trying to catch up with what has happened in the world while I've been gone. Next week I have Youth Conference which is another LDS camp. So now is basically a time of preparation. Preparation for Youth Conference and preparation for the US National Championships. I'm at an exciting point in my life and am having an amazing summer. Thanks to all those who have made it amazing! I Love you guys! <3

quote #120

"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude."

-- Amy Tan

quote #119

"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is

-- Katharine Hepburn

quote #118

"A man's errors are his portals of discovery."

-- James Joyce

quote #117

"The only difference between successful people and
unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination."

-- Mary Kay Ash

{sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been at EFY all week. Love you guys!}

Monday, June 13, 2011

quote #116

"Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust
your gut extinct."

-- Paula Abdul

Sunday, June 12, 2011

quote #115

“Anyway I will go same road because I, I was born in gymnastics. This is my, how to say, my life and my duty.”
-Olga Korbut

quote #114

"Gymnastics has helped me so much, how to be dedicated to something, how to work hard to achieve your goals, also the be organized, and how to try to balance my life out. I think it's helped me in school too, because it's kept me organized and I'm always striving for a goal."
~Shannon Miller

Friday, June 10, 2011

quote #113

"If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that
every experience develops some latent force within you, you
will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your
circumstances may seem to be."

-- John R. Miller

Thursday, June 9, 2011

quote #112

"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who
will get you where you want to go, no one else."

-- Les Brown

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

quote #111

"If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved
the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve
the same results."

-- Tony Robbins

quote #110

"The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things
you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude

-- Zig Ziglar

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Region 1 championships

 regional champion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay! okay so regionals. Floor-I scored 53.4 just barley qualifying for nationals by two tenths of a point! I took 2nd and am super excited! Nationals here I come! Tramp- I did a good pass not my favorite and took 6th but I got a good score so I'm happy with it :) Double Mini- I did some AMAZING passes and took 1st!!! So yes that makes me regional champion. And no I will not sign autographs. I did that yesterday! :) So this was basically the best weekend of my life! Thanks to all of my coaches and teammates that got me where I am! I love you guys!
~gO fLiPsIdE!~

quote #109

9"The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in
talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not
aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success."

-- Denis Waitley

Thursday, June 2, 2011

2 Days until regionals!!!!!!!!!!

Okay so 2 days until region 1 championships! ahhhhh! I'm super excited but super nervous at the same time. This is the last meet that I have to qualify for Nationals. Wish me luck! I love you guys your the best! good luck to my teammates competing tomorrow and Saturday you guys are amazing and thanks to my coaches for pushing me without you I wouldn't be anywhere. Thanks for all you do! :D

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

quote #108

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change
so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you
appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you
eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes
good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

-- Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gymnastics. Secrets.

Another YouTube Fav.

quote #107

"You will never change your life until you change something
you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your
daily routine."

-- John C. Maxwell

Monday, May 30, 2011

quote #106

"The only good luck many great men ever had was being born
with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck."

-- Channing Pollock

Sunday, May 29, 2011

region 1 countdown

13tumblers from my gym
12:00 the time for awards and when I find out if I quaify
11:30 the time I compete Double Mini
10:20 the time I compete Tramp
90% nervous... 200% excited!
8:30 the time I compete Floor
7different states
6days until Region 1 championships
53.2 my qualifying score
4th of June
3events to compete
1chance to make it to NATIONALS!

quote #105

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in
your own way."

-- Christopher Morley

Saturday, May 28, 2011

quote #104

"A clever man reaps some benefit from the worst catastrophe,
and a fool can turn even good luck to his disadvantage."

-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Friday, May 27, 2011

quote #103

"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is
freedom from fear."

-- Aung San Suu Kyi

Thursday, May 26, 2011

quote #102

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating

-- George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, May 22, 2011

UtAh StAtE cHaMpIoNsHiPs 
FlIpSiDe TuMbLiNg 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

quote #101

"I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them
never came."

-- James Garfield

Monday, May 16, 2011

quote #100

QUOTE #100!!!!!
"Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of
our train to opportunity and success."

-- Burt Lawlor

quote #99

"As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but
in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart
is developed."

-- Vincent Van Gogh

quote #98

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are
going, because you might not get there."

-- Yogi Berra

USA Gymnastics Magazine May/June 2011

quote #97

"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of
the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I
have won every race I've been in."

-- Ian Thorpe

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Follow us on FACEBOOK!

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quote #96

"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power
working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of
paramount importance that we know how to harness and control
this great force."

-- Irving Berlin

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

page updates

I put a ton of new quotes on the quotes/poems page so make sure you check it out!!! I also updated the team flipside page!

Monday, May 9, 2011

quote #95

"Do not let yourselves be discouraged or embittered by the
smallness of the success you are likely to achieve in trying
to make life better. You certainly would not be able, in a
single generation, to create an earthly paradise. Who could
expect that? But, if you make life ever so little better, you
will have done splendidly, and your lives will have been

-- Arnold Toynbee

quote #94

"Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it
foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury."

-- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I relate this quot to tumbling by thinking we must forget the last bad performance, the last pass you didn't land, the last competition you didn't place well at. Learn from it and forget about it. Don't let it haunt you. Remember Winners are just loosers who didn't give up.

Friday, May 6, 2011

quote #93

"Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get
inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you
believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you
act upon them."

-- Jim Rohn

Thursday, May 5, 2011

quote #92

"When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are
dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality."

-- Dom Helder Camara

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

3 DAYS!!!

3 Days left!!! until the Utah State Championships!!! and 2 days for level 9 and up!!! This weekend is going to be fun! We are using my gyms floor so that is a WONDROUS thing except that we have to load it up and bring it on Thursday which cuts our workout short. Then we are leaving on Friday to watch the level 9 and up competition (Good luck Shawn and Steph!) And Saturday means COMP DAY! Good luck to My team and all my friends competing! My Team is the best! and I love my coaches. thanks for everything you do!
gO fLiPsIdE!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

quote #91

"Never look back unless you are planning to go that way."

-- Henry David Thoreau

quote #90

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if
we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not
be so welcome."

-- Anne Bradstreet

Sunday, May 1, 2011

6 Days left!!!

6 days left until state!!!!!  Ahhhhhhhhhh! I am super excited and super nervous at the same time. Good luck to my team and everyone else competing! I have the BEST team in the WORLD!!! gO fLiPsIdE!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

10 DAYS!!!

The race to the finish line begins as we complete our final preparations for state. 10 days is it. 10 days is all we got so lets make the best of it. LETS GO FLIPSIDE!!! Okay so for an update from me. Well, 10 days until state! yay! I can't wait! For my passes on floor I will be competing
W-W-4-Pike (shoot out) and
I can't wait and I am super excited about the cool T shirts my team is making. (I will do a tutorial on how to make them so you can use them for your sports teams if you want.) I will have the number 53.2 in my head. This is the score I have to get to qualify for nationals. This is the score that will get me to the goal I have been pushing towards since last year. Its the magic number. So with that we have to PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE. Work as hard as we can and pray everything will go as planned. I LOVE MY TEAM! and I love to tumble!
{gOoD lUcK tEaM!}
~Whitney :D

quote #89

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can
start today and make a new ending."

-- Maria Robinson

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

quote #88

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen,
others make it happen."

-- Michael Jordan

quote #87

"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make

-- Edward Phelps

Friday, April 15, 2011

quote #86

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather
strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the
business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is
firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue
their principles unto death."

-- Leonardo da Vinci

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New look! Same great blog!

I decided to get a new blog back ground and make a new header so they actually match this time. I hope you guys like it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

USA Gymnastics Magazine March/April 2011

Here is the new publication of USA Gymnastics Magazine. Click on it to view. Remember you can always find the current publication of USA Gymnastics magazine in three different places. #1 I post it every time I get a new one so you can find the post. #2 I always put the current issue at the very bottom of the blog so just keep scrolling down and you will always find it. #3 Check out the USA Gymnastics Magazine page located near the top of this page. I post the current issue AND all past issues so go there to find all issues past and present. You guys are the reason I Blog!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

quote #87

"You learn something every day if you pay attention."

-- Ray LeBlond

quote #86

"Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy."

-- Mike Ditka

Sunday, April 3, 2011

gymnastics poem #2

Patience is a man's greatest virtue,
or so the saying goes.
A gymnast must have said it,
for a gymnast surely knows!
That in this funny sport of ours,
discouragement runs high.
And even the very best will find
this virtue has passed us by.
When hands are ripped and throbbing,
when every muscle's sore,
will a gymnast still have patience
to limp in the gym for more?
When you've lost old moves
and progress seems slow,
will you still have faith in better days,
and not feel sad and low?
Can you admit your frightened,
yet not give in to fear?
Can you conquer pain and frustration
and often even tears?
When someone else does something,
you've tried so long to do...
can you still be happy for her,
or just self-pitty for you?
And when success seems far away,
your efforts all in vain,
can you force yourself to wear a smile
and disregaurd the pain?
If despite the pain and tribulations,
you can say "I won't give in"
Maybe some day you'll discover
that its now your time to win

gymnastics poem

The Beast
Homework is done, time to get in the car
Back out of the driveway, the gym’s not that far
Heading down the road, my stomach’s in a knot
What group will I have, do they know I need a spot?
Slouching in the back seat, staring out into space
I used to be excited, but now that’s not the case
Mom interrupts, “let’s go honey, we’re running a bit late”
I snap out of my trance, not feeling too great.
Walking through the door, my palms feeling wet
Nodding at some friends, stretch hasn’t started just yet
Put my bag in the cubby, then on the floor to run,
My eyes glance at beam, this wont be much fun
You see I’m level 7 now and struggling with a new skill
I’m not even 12 years old, but I feel over the hill
It’s the back handspring on beam that’s dragging me down
Haven’t smiled in weeks, have a permanent frown
The groups have been split, level 7’s to BEAM
It could not have been worse, it’s like a bad dream
As we walk on over, I stare at the beast
Of all the events, I love you the least
Coach’s eyes meet mine, “go warm up your back”
“What a great opportunity, to get you on track”
Does he know that I’m scared, having a panic attack?
I have the desire, it’s the courage I lack
It’s my turn to go, I’m trying not to cry
My eyes feel wet, my throat is so dry
As I climb on the beam, my mind filled with fears
I set to go and….get nothing but tears
As a tear hits the beam, I’m in a frozen trance
My heart wants to go, my mind says no chance
Coach says “get down, let me explain something to you”
“When level 10’s are afraid, this is what they do”
“They SET and they GO, they don’t stop to think”
“Their arms go up, they jump back in a blink”
“They tighten their mind, if they hesitate they know”
“The fear will get in, then they just won’t go”
“Use your natural ability, you’ll know what to do”
“You have to trust yourself, as much as we trust you”
“Take a deep breath, and so there’s no misunderstanding”
“The only thought you should have, is to stick your landing”
Back up on the beam, moving kind of slow
My mind starts racing, then I hear “Set…go”
Wipe my hands on my legs, raise my arms over head
This is the moment I always freeze, but this time, instead..
I flew up, arched back, my hands hit just right
As I fly over, I push hard and I fight to stay tight
And in an instant, and to the amazement of all
I had done a back handspring, I did not fall!
My teammates are all cheering, from coach a warm smile
I stuck it, I stuck it, I’m staying up here a while!
So the beast is gone, and now I love beam
It was in me the whole time, or so it would seem
Even though “SET…GO helped me, to get over my fear
There was something special, that I needed to hear
I knew all along, what I was supposed to do
But what really gave me courage, were the words “We trust you”

quote #85

"success is what happens when thousands of hours of practice meet up with one moment of opportunity."

quote #84

"obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated"

quote #83

"hard work given time will defeat talent"

quote #82

"don't let success get to your head or failure to your heart"

quote #81

"somewhere behind the coaches who've pushed you and the teammates who've encouraged you is a little girl who fell in love with the sport, play for her and now one else."

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

quote #80

"You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight
it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where
you stand?"

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

quote #79

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up
and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't
find them, make them."

-- George Bernard Shaw

quote #78

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs
and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking
you with a sharp stick called 'truth.'"

-- Dan Rather

quote #77

"Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds,
can change the outer aspects of their lives."

-- William James

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

quote #76 & why it is important to me

"I was visiting the kindergarten that day and I saw two little six-year-olds playing in the courtyard during the recreation period. They where running and jumping around, pretending they were gymnasts. Then the bell rang, and they ran into the school with all the other little girls and I lost them. I know I would never leave that school until I found those two little girls. I went into each class of that kindergarten looking for them. I went through twice without seeing them. The third time around I asked each class 'who loves gymnastics?' In each class a few of the little girls would raise their hands. But in one class two of them sprang up and shouted, 'We do! We do!' and I had found them. One was Nadia Comaneci. The other one is now a very promising ballerina."
-Bella Karolyi

Okay so Today I was in the Library researching Nadia Comaneci for a research report. I was looking in the encyclopedia and came across this quote by Bella Karolyi about how he first found Nadia Comaneci. When I read it I instantly fell in love because that sounds exactly like me and one of my very best friends, Emma, who as little kids we choreographed our own floor routines and performed them for talent shows. Once we got asked who choreographed them for us and they where shocked when they found out we did it ourselves. Emma is now a Ballerina and I am a Gymnast so this is a really cool quote for me.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

adidas comercial with Nadia Comaneci and Nastia Liukin

I've posted this before but I love it so much I thought It should be posted again!

Monday, March 21, 2011

quote #75

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the
whole staircase."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, March 18, 2011

quote #74

'. . . and so life goes, you win some you loose some. You live a little and learn a lot. Each breath, each moment is a gift. Love with all you have, give with an open heart and you will never have regrets."
-Ashlie Parker

Inspirational Gymnastics Quotes A MUST SEE!

Created by the UKs free social networking site for Gymnasts. The song is Defying Gravity from Glee. This has some of my all time favorite quotes and is defiantly a MUST SEE!

what hurts the most

So not the most motivational videos but it is one of my all time favorites. It's about Hollie Vise. I hope you like it as much as I do!

gymnastics training poem

I thought is was time for some good old YouTube inspiration here are some of my favorite videos. I am posting some that I have posted in the past and can still be found on here if you look hard enough but I thought they should be viewed more. (I did not make these videos) ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

quote #73

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."

-- Julie Andrews

But with Tumbling it's more like fall 122 times and work on the same skill for two hours a week for six months. then succeed the 123rd try.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Level 8...Finally

So I am finally moving up to level 8 on floor! YAY
I don't think I posted about my last meet and what happened. Okay so at the last meet on floor I did some of the BEST passes I have ever done. My coach came over and told me I had it in the bag. He said there would be no way I wouldn't get first. My other two coaches also told I had first. I was extatic thinking I had gold. I go to awards. 3rd. Ya I know shocking right? I was shocked too. I went over to my coaches and they said they thought there was a mistake. One of my coaches headed over to the judges. He was like "why didn't she get first?" and they where like "What?! she didn't? that's weird because she did the best out of her group." After a while of talking and looking at deductions they decided they must not have judged equally. For one of my deductions they took 3 tenths for each skill but the girl who got first did the same thing only had 2 tenths deducted from each pass. So you are probably wondering if they fixed it and gave me a gold medal. Well the answer to that is no. Because It wasn't an adding mistake they couldn't change it. They said they where sorry and for my coaches to tell me that they think I should have got first to. This same thing happened at my meet before this too so they told my coaches they should move me up and get me out of this group so that this doesn't happen anymore. That's all good with me! So I am happy to say I am NO LONGER competing level 7 and am moving up to level 8 at my first level 8 meet on March 26th so wish me luck!

quote #71

"I've always found that anything worth achieving will always
have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive
and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to
whatever it is that you want to accomplish."

-- Chuck Norris

quote #70

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to
remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."

-- Thomas Jefferson

quote #69

"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination;
never limit others because of your own limited imagination."

-- Mae Jemison, astronaut

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quote #69

"Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them
with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of
waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you
will reach your destiny."

-- Carl Schurz

Okay so my translation of this is you have a big goal like lets say in my case make it to the Jo. National Championships for you it could be bigger or smaller. You don't try to do it all in one day but use it as a guide and motivation to get you where you want to go. Focus on right now and don't try to be Regional Champion before you are state champion, and don't try to be National champion before you are Regional champion. Take it one step at a time with your big goal always in mind.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

quote #68 + update

okay so I haven't posted in a while so here is an update on my life and what I am doing as far as tumbling goes. I am working on moving up to level 8 on floor! yay! I can't wait! I am changing one of my doube-mini passes (L7) to the spotter backtuck front tuck instead of the spotter pike jump tuck barani because it scores better. I still have my mind set for Nationals in San Antonio, Texas this summer. Oh and just in case you didn't hear, Region 1 championships have been moved to Utah!!! I was super excited for them to be in Portland, Oregon but this way it will be cheaper for me. :D So overall I am having a good time tumbling and hope you are too!

quote #68
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tumbling competition tomorrow!

Tumbling competition tomorrow!!!!! Go Green and Purple! (our team colors) I am super excited for this meet. This is my last meet that I am competing level 7 on floor so hopefully I can go out with a BANG! Level 8 here I come and just in time for state championships, regional championships, and national championships! I will be level 7 on double mini and level 6 on tramp. So good luck to my team, and everyone else competing tomorrow! I have the BEST teammates and coaches in the WORLD! I love you guys! I can't wait until tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

changing backgronds

As some of you may have noticed the backgrounds are frequently changing. I am in the process of finding a new background. So eventually I will pick one and make a new blog header to match it. But for now I am just looking through them and trying them on for size. So If you where wondering why they kept changing that's why. Also, If you see one you like please leave a comment so I know what my viewers like!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Quote #67

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will
fall behind you."

-- Walt Whitman

Quote #66

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things
I haven't done."

-- Lucille Ball

Quote #65

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be
happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by
fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of

-- Golda Meir

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy (late) Valentines Day!

So yesterday was Valentines day so Happy Valentines day to all of my viewers everywhere in the world! I love you guys you are amazing!
I changed the background because Valentines day is over. Let me know what you think! remember you guys are why I blog! Thanks so much for all of my views!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New year new look

So I decided It might be fun to get a new background for the new year. I chose this one because I thought it would be fun for Valentines day. I like this new look and I hope you do to!



I have recently started coaching! I love it. I only do a couple hours a week right now but that's enough for me. Flipside is like my second home now that I spend three out of my five week days there after school. The kids are so fun to work with. And I love tumbling!


Friday, February 4, 2011


Hey guys sorry for my long absence and my lack of posting the last couple weeks. I have been super busy and haven't had much free time. But it looks like my schedule is clearing up so you can expect more posts from me! So here's an update from my last posts. Well last Saturday I had my first tumbling meet of they year! It was an awesome meet! I took second on every event! My teammates did awesome to! Go Flipside! Thanks to my grandparents who came to watch me! And I'd also like to thank my coaches Jill, Lance, and Steph for being the best coaches in the world! and my teammates for always being there for support! I LOVE YOU GUYS! You are the Best!

Quote #64

"To get the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain."

-- Dolly Parton

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Quote #63

"Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of

-- Phillip Dormer Stanhope

Monday, January 24, 2011

January/February USA Gymnastics Magazine

Okay so I finally got the January/February publication of USA Gymnastics magazine! So Enjoy! remember I always post the newest issue at the bottom of this blog so keep scrolling and you will always find it. I also post all issues in the USA Gymnastics Magazine page so go there to find this and past issues of USA Gymnastics Magazine.

Quote #62

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work
the more of it I have."

-- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quote #61

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

-- e.e. cummings

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quote #60

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities
brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."

-- Charles R. Swindoll

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quote #59

"He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination."

-- Jose Rizal

Quote #58

"The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."

-- Richard Nixon

Quote #57

"Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according
to the measure of thy desire."

-- Arab proverb

Quote #56

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if
you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."

-- George Horace Lorimer

Quote #55

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they
just make the best of everything they have."

-- Anonymous

Quote #54

"I think when you move past your fear and you go after your
dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I'm saying?
Move past the fear."

-- James Todd Smith (aka LL Cool J)

Quote #53

"Failure is never final and success is never ending. Success
is a journey, not a destination."

-- Ben Sweetland

Quote #52

"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished
when he quits."

-- Richard M. Nixon

Quote #51

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where
you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your
command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

-- George Herbert

Quote #50

"The spirited horse, which will of itself strive to win the
race, will run still more swiftly if encouraged."

-- Ovid

Way to go Utes!!!

So Friday night the Utes defeat #1 ranked UCLA. This was a great meet and almost tied the entire competition. The Final score was 195.700 to 195.300. Good job Utes and good luck at Georgia on the 15th! Go UTES!!!         

Monday, January 3, 2011

Quote #49

"It had long since come to my attention that people of
accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things."

-- Leonardo da Vinci