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" (http://eatsleeptumble.blogspot.com/search?q=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