I'm trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.
Gymnastics taught me everything - life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect.
Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.
Everything is about your movements and precision and timing, which is what gymnastics is about.
It might have been easier to retire, to say my knee couldn't handle it and let that be that. At the same time, the prospect of not being able to compete in gymnastics anymore was heartbreaking.
Staying healthy and consistent is paramount.
I live for Pilates reformer class. I go at least three times a week. It's a great way to lengthen your muscles, stretch, and kind of relax your mind.
I have a healthy lifestyle, but there's nothing you can really do to prevent from rolling an ankle or something like that.
The body is an amazing machine... If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well!
Injury taught me I need to learn how to face challenges.
After 13 years of hard landings in gymnastics, one ski run had delivered the biggest injury of my career.
A comeback in gymnastics is almost impossible in itself.
Gymnastics is so complex.
I'm doing four hours of gymnastics training a day, six days a week and then an extra two to three hours in a fitness center as well.
Retiring was scary and it was tough to give up gymnastics, but so many great opportunities have come from it that I never expected.
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