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by georgetownroad on 10/28/2011 5:22:01 PM
by Emilicious on 10/1/2011 11:51:03 PM
by cutiegal100 on 9/5/2011 5:06:42 PM
by abcgirl790 on 8/24/2011 3:03:13 PM
I like gymnastics. I think your mom should have you take it once or twice a week for 1 hour. That is what I do and it is a good plan. I wish you luck!
by Neoncat on 8/14/2011 6:06:47 PM
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by LexilicousCandy on 8/9/2011 10:26:24 PM
by nerdyrockerperson on 8/9/2011 7:20:50 PM
Yeah I used to do gymnastics, but I finished this past April, after completing my level 7 season. It's amazing how much time I have now and I dont really regret it.
Now if I could just find some time to change my username.... hahahaha
by gymnasticsgirl10 on 8/8/2011 12:22:40 PM
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by facebooker1240 on 8/7/2011 11:50:17 PM
HEY LUCKY GYMNAST!!!!!! If you really don't want to anymore, quit! It might be hard to break it to your mom but you need to! trust I quit band before highschool(I'm gonna be in 9th grade) because it would be too much of a commitment for something I wouldn't love. Go for it and Good Luck!
by YellowIsRad on 8/7/2011 7:15:28 PM
DONT QUIT!!!! TRUST ME!!! i was a gymnnast and i quit for te ame reasons you want to. Trust ! I regret quitting so much! You loose all your strength skill and flexibiility! Then soon you stop being so fit! IT WOULD BE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF YOURlife!!!!!!!!! Take it from me. Been ther dun tht. And when u regret it and want to go back, you wont be able to. Youll have to start from the bottom and work your way up again! I SERIOUSLY DID THIS AND IT WAS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE? I THINK I RUINED MY LIFE WITH ON SILLY MISTAKE!!!! Dont do it. Dont do it. Dont do it.
by 89drty on 8/4/2011 1:35:06 PM
You should belive what you want to do. And tell your mom the truth and tell her how it feels.
by peaceuout on 8/4/2011 10:14:03 AM
by Nirvana fan on 8/4/2011 7:53:29 AM
by fired up on 8/4/2011 1:49:53 AM
Me & my BFF used to be friends with this girl who did NOTHING but dance. She had no time for friends, family, and school. She gets VERY mad at her mom when she said she had to quit a few hours of dance. It isn't healthy.
by spicyllamachick2120 on 8/3/2011 11:31:38 PM
I do rhythmic gymnastics in the summer. I used to do it during the year before I moved. I miss it soo bad! If you have been doing this for a while, and you love it, and you got the money to go everyday, forget everything and go for it. Train everyday, forget about downtime, school, hanging out and go for this. Because I never had the ability to go every day, but according to my teacher, I had talent. You probably have talent too, and if you leave right now, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. You are fortunate your mom is willing to push you to do this, because my mom wasn't particularly interested in me doing it. If you really love the sport, forget about everything else. Because I loved the sport and I had to give it up. And do not, under any circumstances mention this to your trainer. I know from experience that they will rip you into pieces and say: "I've put soo much work into you, you ungrateful swine." I heard it said before to former team members and I completely agree.
by Yuliya V on 8/3/2011 10:21:08 PM
by Nirvana fan on 8/3/2011 10:02:40 PM
by Firework on 8/3/2011 9:48:35 PM
That is why I quit soccer, because I had no down time.
by nerdisthewurd26 on 8/3/2011 7:20:27 PM
I was in gymnastics level 9 two years ago. I was training 5 hours everyday except Sunday. Which was 25 hours a week! I then quit because my doctor told me I had to because of an ankle injury from vault. I think that you should only do gymnastics if that's what gives you complete joy and no guilt, or displeasure. Good luck! I went through the same thing aswell, I kept going with my ankle injury but I started to not like gymnastics and my mom wouldn't let me quit because I had gotten so far! I just sat down and had a talk with her to reason with her that it was too much pressure and then we finally agreed that I could quit! Good luck!
by horsebackrider12 on 8/3/2011 7:16:16 PM
by cowbellkell on 8/3/2011 7:09:38 PM
by ibleedblue on 8/3/2011 6:46:34 PM
wow, well dont give up on something u love!
after reading some comments i cant believe some girls train 25 hrs a wk!
check out my profile clubs & advice pg!
by briblue3 on 8/3/2011 5:05:08 PM
by Filaluvva on 8/3/2011 4:38:19 PM
i was in your same position awhile back when i was training 25hours a week. i took some time off and i couldnt stand spending another day out of the gym! dont quit after all the training and hardwork!just hang with your friends on the weekend! now all i wanna do is train train train. i dont know what life would be like if i never trained
by gymnastchic19 on 8/3/2011 4:32:25 PM
by voucher on 8/3/2011 4:16:57 PM
by purpleluver716 on 8/3/2011 4:03:12 PM
At my gymnastics studio level nines are there 25 hours a week. I'm on a team for girls who don't want to be there 25 hours a week. ( I'm practice four hours a week.)You could see if your club had something like that.
by gigishook on 8/3/2011 4:01:40 PM
by Shadow.Fall691 on 8/3/2011 3:17:04 PM
2 hours a day may not seem like a lot but when you have school and other activities going on it can make juggling your time really hard and it is tough to not be able to hang out with your friends as much because you are always so busy, plus competitions take up even more time. i know because i swim two hours a day and it is hard during the school year. Casey L.
by AdviceSeeker on 8/3/2011 2:31:22 PM
I had the exact same problem, I was 10 and training 14 hours a week, I had to miss so many things. My mom wanted me to stay because honestly she loved it more then I did. Eventually 3 years later she let me quit but the last 3 years were really awful and so were my coaches
by xxcheerxxforxxlifexx on 8/3/2011 2:29:53 PM
I have a friend how has the same problem she done gymnastics since she was 4 years old and now she wants to quit cause she missed party s and going to the mall cause of practice but her mom and dad wont let her quit so your not the only one
by romeojuliet on 8/3/2011 2:00:16 PM
We don't know what her homework load/practice schedule is, or her school hours, or bedtime, so to everyone saying "THATS ONLY 2 HOURS A DAY!!", that might leave her with alot less time then you are thinking. Example, if she practices Mon-Wed-Fri, that's five+ hours a day. Assuming that she attends school for 8 hours a day, and she gets home at 3 then leaves for gymnastics, she will get home @ 8. That gives her only a few hours for homework, showering, studying and any kind of "me" time. Maybe she does practice two hours a day, everyday, but while you might get thirty minutes of homework a night as a 6th grader, she could be getting two-three hours a night as a junior in high school. And my advice to her is that you have to really be serious about quitting before you ask your mom. I tried this over the summer and it didn't go well, so I dropped the matter and realized that I didn't want to quit. You have to be POSITIVE and form a good argument. GOOD LUCK!! xoxo Casey L.
by fireworks1071 on 8/3/2011 1:22:21 PM
i understand exactly how you feel. but at the end of the day i keep going.
by muamua1j on 8/3/2011 12:28:25 PM
ya no offence but thats only 2 hours a day... so idk if u do it every day, but if u did thats not ad. and if u dont, that means some days you dont have it!
by oceanlover69 on 8/3/2011 12:12:40 PM
by gymnastqueen00 on 8/3/2011 10:04:54 AM
Teachers should understand if you are busy with your sport. And you just need to try your best to get it all done on time. You don't need to shower EVERY day as some people say and there is dry shampoo for hair and deodorant stuff for smell. 16 hours a week so 16 divided by 7...2 hours and something per day.
That's not bad. You have time for things! Unless you don't space your practice times like that.
Still I agree 100% with your Mother. You are lucky.
Learn to love it.
by thetruth on 8/3/2011 7:58:11 AM
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by meltingsundae42 on 8/3/2011 2:40:23 AM
I'm sorry you miss out on alot of stuff.
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by artistchic99 on 8/3/2011 12:12:58 AM
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