I wish I had the chance to continue gymnastics. I say that everyday! Lol. I still do some of my old routines and try to keep myself up so I don't ever 'lost it' but my instructor completely quit on us years ago and I had no choice. We don't have anything for gymnasts any where near me.
I just try to keep myself from getting rusty because as soon as something opens up for gymnast competitions around here, I'll be there! Lol. Yesterday I done a few brushing ups on my old routines and we had taken our youngest, 11 year old fishing. He likes to brag about my being a gymnast lol. Makes me feel great so that motivates me to keep at it and he saw me doing a few things and I heard him say "WOW! SHE'S STILL GOT IT!" Lol. I thought that was so funny. Anyways, ever since I was 5 years old and was one day practicing for a competition, I asked this woman why she wouldn't show me her cartwheel and she said she was too old, she couldn't do one anymore. She was in her early 30's at that time, and ever since that day I've promised myself I will never say that. I will never let myself go in this area unless it's brought on by an illness or being terribly old, but 30 is very young! I just hope I'll stick to my promise to at least keep up with the basics. I have so far! I admit, sometimes my legs will be sore and I'm not as good as I used to be, but I can still do everything I did then, except a back handspring. I gave up on those for good after a bad injury in my neck