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."