^^me in Level 3, 2005. I'm 2nd from the right^^
as many of you know, i have been coaching gymnastics since last July. it has been a lot of fun, and very educational. but since i've been in the gym, i have wanted to do (you guessed it ) gymnastics.
i retired from the sport in 2007, right before level 8 competitions. i was twelve, and at that season of my life, i needed to be focusing on other things- like my family.
but now, as i am about to say adieu to the teenage years, i made a decision. my boss offered me some workout time after i'm done teaching. and of course, while working out, i just wanted to do more and more of it. and compete. i love to compete.
the other day, i bought my USAG card, which is a card saying i am allowed to compete. at the moment, i am self training and am working out three nights a week, and have come to realize something...
i'm not as young as i use to be.
my body has grown since i was twelve.
i am taller. bars aren't as easier for me anymore. i am heavier. pretty much every event exhausts me.
but i want to compete. i am getting ready for a meet a month from now, and i'm really nervous and excited and scared and excited and scared. the fact that i will be wearing a leotard is very disheartening... and because of that, i have been doing some intense conditioning/training to not only feel better in a leo, but to regain some strength. i'm in sore need of it.
now, i am motivated to eat healthy, and work out. which is a good thing- and has made this night owl go to sleep waaaay easier. ;)
it's amazing how much can change in a couple of months. in November, i was preparing for medical college in January. but, something just didn't feel right about it. i think God had other plans than my own.
i feel like my focus right now needs to be several things, but on the business side, those things are;
my photography business, and gymnastics.
so that's what's new with me! what's new with you?
hope you have a lovely day!