I Am An Ex Gymnast

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    It Was My Life...

    Gymnastics was my life. I still miss it now and I am 25. However it's a long struggle and a lot of sacrifices have to be made. I feel I lost a lot of my childhood. There are too many adult issues to deal with as a gymnast which involve food and body image. I dedicated so much of...
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    5 Responses Apr 16, 2011

    Victory And Pain

    I started doing gymnastics when I was about 9 years old. I remember my first training, and it made me feel so good, because I was made to do it! It didn't take more than a month before the coach for the euroteam noticed me, and I could start training for competitions. My first...
    facktard facktard
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2011

    It Was Me

    I always found my way back to the gym. It was my home, they were my family. When I was on the competition floor, I knew I was doing what was meant for me. When I "left" for the third and last time it killed me on the inside. Everyday I think about it, and where I would be if I...
    artgymnast artgymnast
    18-21, F
    Jun 26, 2012

    Gymnastics For 20 Years

    I was in gymnastics for 20 years. It started when my dad enrolled me at the age of two to keep me active. I kept going until I graduated from college. I'm still my University's all time scoring leader. I do miss it to an extent, as it was an intense portion of my life for so long...
    MonicaMarie MonicaMarie
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2013

    Hey, I just joined so I could post something

    here. I started gymnastics when I was 4, I'm now 14 and retired about 2 weeks ago. I trained 20 hours a week but I had to stop because of an injury. I know I now need to find another sport that is not as intensive as gymnastics to go onto. I did diving about a year ago, but I...
    rosyykid rosyykid
    16-17, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    Kids Gymnast Is Mega Popular?

    I used to do gymanstics when I was little , but I think this is a kinda popular thing to do when you are little.  I was kinda good - but I had to stop because I had a fear of heights.  This also meant I was scared of "jumping high" also so the horse and high jump terrified me...
    mariekharaz mariekharaz
    Mar 29, 2011

    My Existance

    It was me, it was all i was. I did gymnastics from the age of 2 until i was 16. It was my life, I didn't know anything else. Everything revolved around practice and meets, homework would be done on the way to or from, I would hang out with friends on off days. let's face it, most...
    alliecat95 alliecat95
    1 Response Jul 17, 2013
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