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You know you're a Rhythmic Gymnast when...
By dancestarlet87
On Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:12 PM

You are tired of explaining that it's not a bowling ball, and that no, you don't do flips
• You hate it when people spell rhythmic 'rythmic'
• Perfectionism is a way of life
• You can't go anywhere without throwing something in the air and catching it
• You do mills with pens, pencils, socks.. anything else you can find
• Split isn't good enough, it has to be OVERsplit
• You laugh at the people in your gym class who say they're really flexible because they can touch their toes
• You aren't freaked out by people folding in half - you think it's cool!
• Nothing is complete without a little glitter
• You are leaving a constant trail of glitter behind yourself
• You hate Lizzie McGuire
• Every Olympics, you stay up really late seeing if there is going to be any rhythmic on TV
• You're in trouble for going over the internet download limit, because you've been downloading rg videos from the internet
• On the carpet, you are extremely co-ordinated, but manage to regularly trip over your own feet.
• People think you're being abused when you're learning new clubs throws
• You've kicked yourself in the head with your foot
• You've been told stop talking about rg by your friends, at least once
• You have a few interesting *party* tricks
• Every guy at parties wants to get you drunk to see if they'll show you anything interesting
• The back of your school books are filled with designs of rhythmic bodysuits
• You've broken at least one household item practicing rhythmic gym
• The ceiling of your bedroom has scuff marks on it from practicing hoop in there
• You have an entire cabinet devoted to videos of rhythmic gym comps.
• At least one of these videos has moments VERY suitable for funniest home videos, and/or blackmail
• You think it would be weird NOT to be able to do splits
• You wish you were more flexible than you already are
• All your stories begin with 'at gymnastics once...' or, 'someone I know from gym...'
• Training is a perfectly good excuse not to do your homework, or anything else, for that matter.
• Your social life consists of going to training
• You own more glitter make up than the average 8 year old who loves fairies does.
• You're sick of explaining the difference between rhythmic and artistic to everyone
• There is more lycra than any other material in your wardrobe
• You walk past people thinking to yourself whether they'd be a good rhythmic gymnast or not
• You've tried to convince at least one of your friends to try rhythmic as well.
• The best part of getting your drivers license was being able to drive yourself to training
• You've been so sore that you can't get out of bed in the morning
• You know exactly which heat cream is the best on the market
• You listen to music, wondering if you'd be able to use it for your routines
• Point your feet without even realizing it
• Begin to find yourself hungry... a lot
• Can't remember a day you havent hurt from either being sore or an injury
• You worship days that you have off of the gym
• You find that half your closet is filled up with leos, warm-ups, or sweatshirts and t-shirts that have something to do with Rhythmic
• You fight for ur life when someone says that Rhythmic isnt a real sport
• Regular splits isnt stretching... oversplits is stretching
• You dont understand why people don't know what a club is
• People start freaking out when they see you watching tv or something in a "flexible" position... you didnt even know you were doing!!!
• You start to realize that you havent had real junk food since you were a novice... and that makes you sad
• You want to scream when people complain that they had a two hour practice at dance or cheerleading .... 2 hours?? PSH thats nothing!!
• You always have advil.... no matter what
• You cant live without advil...
•You go through a lot of water... like a fish kind of
• when your phonebook on your cell phone includes your coach's number, gym number, and team number
• when you know the judges by name, personality, and scoring.. thats scary!

6 Replies to You know you're a Rhythmic Gymnast when...

re: You know you're a Rhythmic Gymnast when...
By quiet
On Mon Dec 10, 2007 07:19 PM
This is scarily accurate!
re: You know you're a Rhythmic Gymnast when...
By dancestarlet87
On Mon Dec 10, 2007 07:29 PM
Yes!! Please add to the list!! xxx
re: You know you're a Rhythmic Gymnast when...
By mexijew26
On Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:30 AM
lol, loove this! I stopped a couple years ago, but anyway, soooo true!

I was so addicted to tossing that after I quit, I joined the colorguard at my school, now I can toss weapons too! ^ ^
re: You know you're a Rhythmic Gymnast when...
By indigo_dancer
On Thu Jan 10, 2008 09:00 PM
This is so cute and true in some respects xx
re: You know you're a Rhythmic Gymnast when...
By Proud_Mama
On Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:48 AM
This is great! Very funny!!! :)
re: You know you're a Rhythmic Gymnast when...
By Simona_A
On Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:28 AM
I wasn't a champion and I quit rhytmic gymnastics for a while...but all what you have said is so very, very true...I thought my interest for rhytmics is strange by happening what you have mentioned...more than 3/4 written by you, already happened to me...how did you remembered all of them?
You can't even pick one that happened more than others...All so very, very true and very, very nice!

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