Friday, June 29, 2012

Nationals Update: tomorrow!

So I leave tomorrow for the U.S. junior Olympic National Championships in Long Beach, California! This is crazy! I am so ready and so excited! I will post frequently thru out this trip so check back often for my Nationals updates! Thanks everyone for your support! You guys are the greatest! I wouldn't be here with out you!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Next week

I'm leaving for Long Beach in 2 days!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! NATIONALS ARE SO SOON! I'm so excited :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Final push!

So today was a good day... A little tough because of the week I took off for EFY (a week we spend on a college campus doing stuff for the church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saint. We have dances, play game, listen to speakers, and learn more about the gospel). Today I hit good clean powerful passes and I am so excited!!! Only a few more workouts left! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Final push

Tomorrow starts the first day of the final push. Last week of workouts before National Championships. Time to step up my game. LONG BEACH HERE I COME! I'm so excited but scared to death....
"if you lose the nerve, you lose the sport." -Shawn Johnson

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Oh wow!

So only 6 days until I leave to go to Long Beach for National Championships. 12 days until I compete! And after a long week at EFY it's time to step up my game and make the final push!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hit 100

I Hit 100 passes last night!
My passes are rocking!
Only 19 days left!
Long Beach here I come!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

20 days!

20 days left until National Championships and I only have 12 passes left before I make it to 100! Today is the day I finish! 'LB*12'

Monday, June 11, 2012

red, white, blue and a little excited

First off, do you like the new look? I decided on red, white, and blue for team USA! I can't wait to watch Olympic gymnastics trials on July 1st on my way down to U.S. JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS! National championshps start in 21 days and I am so excite! I only have a handful of workouts left and I am so ready! My team mates are awesome so everybody better watch out! Here comes Flipside! At the gym our coaches decided about a month ago that we had to hit 100 passes before Nationals...well guess what! I'm at 88 and will hopefully finish in the next few days! Thanks team for helping me get this far! You guys rock! Here I come Long Beach

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Elite Gymnastics. Courage Is.


Watching Visa Championships recently has gotten me STOCKED for this next little bit. The next few months are jam-packed with my favorite thing in the entire world! But in order to get there I still have a little bit of work to do. National Championships is in just 24 days. It is so close and I am so ready. We just got the schedule yesterday and it just hit me how soon it is. I am so excited! Between EFY and Youth Conference (both are several day long church activities) all I have to do is stay healthy, perfect my passes, and stay inspired. Watching all the YouTube videos, Olympic commercials, and Visa Championships has inspired me to push harder to try to make it as far as I can in this crazy journey to Long Beach, California. My passes are better than ever. I have been exercising like crazy and I completely cut out junk food. Long Beach, you had better watch out, because here I come!

After Nationals I get to watch my favorite thing that comes on TV every year, the Olympic Games. I was sad to hear of Shawn Johnson's retirement from gymnastics. She will always be my favorite gymnast and a huge inspiration to me. I frequently watch replays of her Olympic moment on beam in 2008. I will always cheer for her weather she is on the floor competing, or anywhere else she decides to be. We love you Shawn! And we will miss watching you compete. There are some amazing new gymnasts quickly rising to the top. I wish every gymnast out there all the best in these next couple of months, weather you are at the elite level competing at finals at Visa Championships Tomorrow and competing for your spot in London, or you are tumbler getting in preparation for Nationals next month. This is the time when we get to come together as one and compete for our favorite titles. Go big and show it off!

I’d just like to say thanks to my friends and family for supporting me, and my Utah competitors that I have gotten to  know really well over the past month, but mostly I’d like to thank my gym family. I have the best coaches in the world and a team that really works like a family. You are the best team a person could ask for! So let’s go get it! gO fLiPsIdE!!! ‘LB*12’

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quote #177

Short people: god only let's us grow until we're perfect, some of us just didn't take as long as others. -unknown
I thought this quote fit because most gymnasts I know are short. I'm only 4'9" and I'm done growing, guess Im the perfect size for me :)