Why do I love gymnastics? I honestly don’t know. I mean,
My coaches push me hard.
I come home from practice sore, with scratches and rips.
I’ve fallen about fifty million times.
I’m not the strongest gymnast on my team.
I’ve been yelled at a lot.
I get frustrated when I can’t get a skill.
But I still love it.
Maybe it’s because…
My coaches want me to be successful.
My bumps and bruises show that I’m practicing hard.
Each time I fall, I’m correcting myself.
If I keep practicing, I’ll get better.
Being yelled at makes me realize my mistake.
I love the feeling of satisfaction when I do perfect a new skill.
So, yeah. Gymnastics is one of the hardest sports there is. But I haven’t given up. A few years ago, I would watch in awe as the older girls did backflips and back handsprings and twisted through the air -and they’d land just as gracefully. Now look at me. I’m sure that sounds self centered- but it’s true. I’ve really started pushing myself at practice, and now I can do a kip, a back handspring, sometimes even two in a row, and I’m really close to getting my aerial. =)
I am a gymnast at heart.