13 Ways You Know You’re a [retired] Aerobic Gymnast

  1. The nationals spam kills you
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  2. Like, really kills you
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  3. Like, it makes you wanna commit
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  4. You yearn for an excuse to wear sequins during the day
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  5. And to be able to tell people that you’re an ‘athlete’ again
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  6. You’re respiratory system decides that you don’t actually need to be able to breathe after walking up stairs now that you’ve quit
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  7. You start to miss training with those amazingly talented athletes, and being able to tell you’re friends “WOAH LOOK WHAT MY AEROBICS FRIEND CAN DO”
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    Holly I miss you
  8. And you feel super old when the little ones are now seniors too
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  9. You hear songs on the radio that would make kick-ass warm up songs, but, you don’t actually warm up anymore.. so you just sit there, awkwardly dancing
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  10. You start sounding exactly like your first coach when you start coaching juniors
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  11. And then you put them through the pain you felt when you first began
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    Props to Ashlee Mitchell killing me with push-ups as a 12 year old
  12. When you rock up to comps you feel super out of the loop because of all the new people
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  13. And, most of all, you miss being able to do the splits and basic skills you mastered after so much training
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    Like, you can’t even high leg kick anymore.

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