New Year’s Resolutions
1 I will always arrive at practice on time — maybe even early! — and never,
(for every gymnast)
ever blame my parents again for getting me there late!
2 When I get to the gym, I will not go straight to the trampoline and mess
around with my friends until my coaches threaten to make us do conditioning
for the entire workout. (Unless I get to practice extra early — see No. 1.)
3 During practice, I will avoid requesting bathroom and water fountain breaks
every 15 minutes. (This may be difficult.)
4 If I make a mistake during one of my routines, I will not blame the equip-
ment, my grips or that the chalk was too … chalky. I will always take respon-
sibility. (Did I really just agree to that?)
5 I will use only the required amount of chalk for each turn instead of leaving
a trail of powder each time I walk away from the chalk box. Chalk is not free,
so I am told (repeatedly).
6 I will refrain from begging my coach to teach me skills I am not ready for.
7 I will refrain from refusing to attempt skills my coach says I am ready for.
8 I will get my splits! No ifs, ands or buts! I really mean it this time! Honest!
9 When it’s time for conditioning, I will not mysteriously develop a splitting
headache and ask to be excused (well, at least not more than once a month).
10 When practice is over and my parents ask me to get ready to leave, I will
not make them repeat themselves (too many times).
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