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.”