Finishing your competition season strong!
STAY STRONG, BE FIERCE
Hey, Destira Stars! How is your Spring competition season going? You are almost to the end, with State Championships just around the corner!
We think that at this time of the season it’s important to check-in with yourself. How are you feeling? We know it can be a stressful time of the year with the beginning of the State, Regional and Nationals qualifiers. On top of that we’re sure you’re balancing that with school finals, which are right around the corner, and family and friend obligations. You also might be a little sore from the long season. Take a big breath, you’ve got this!
It’s important to check-in with yourself in several ways including: physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Gymnasts put their bodies through more repetitions than the average athlete. Make sure you’re fueling your body with the right nutrients, plenty of water, and taking the time to check-in with yourself to keep your body strong and safe for the entire season.
Physically, how is your body feeling? Are you taking care of areas that are sore? Make sure to do an overall wellness check. Check-in with areas that are continuously feeling sore or tired. Make sure you’re caring for your rips from all that bars swinging, that you’re icing and elevating when your muscles feel over-worked, and that you use heat on those tired muscles.
Mentally, how are your goals coming along this season? In gymnastics, are you obtaining the skills you expected at the beginning? Are you hitting your goal scores on each event? We recommend reflecting back on the beginning of the season, even if this season has not gone how you originally anticipated, and looking at how far you’ve come. You’ve learned new skills this season and should be proud of all that you’ve accomplished!
Emotionally, how are you? How is balancing this end-of-season rush with school and other commitments? Remember, that as fun as this time of the year can be, it’s important to take time for yourself. If there’s anything the adults in your life can do to support you be communicative with them. We’re all here to help you succeed!
The healthier you are in mind, body and spirit, the better your gymnastics will be!
Best of luck with the remainder of the season. Here at Destira, we’re in your corner, cheering you on! Don't forget that MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION will keep you finishing strong. Our graphic leotards will keep you feeling stronger than ever.