I can't believe it is 2011 already!!! This past year flew by so fast!
Okay so with the year, always comes those dreaded New Years Resolutions that most people can barely keep for a few weeks...
So here is your #1 new resolution: KEEP your resolution. It doesn't do any good if you don't stick to it! :)
And to make sure you remember, make a big poster, (a really cute, decorative poster), and put it in your room! Or at least somewhere you will see it everyday!
K so here are a few resolution ideas you can use to stay active and involved with cheer on days when there are no practices.
-Stretch every day.
It could be in the morning, right after school, or at night. Just make sure that you make it a schedule. I do my stretching every night because I am definitely not a morning bird! So for night owls-Don't try to get up at 6 every morning to stretch, when you usually don't need to be up until 7. You will be most likely to repeatedly hit the snooze button and not get up to stretch.
Early Birds- Don't wait 'til the night when you are sluggish and unassertive.
Choose an area in cheer you need to work on the most. (Tumbling, Flexibility, Stunting, Form, Muscle building, Jumps, Splits, etc.)
Make sure to work on it EVERY day. Or at least every other day. Working on it any less than that most likely won't have any real positive effects.
Now make a list of goals you want to achieve in the next month, 6 months, and year. Hang it in your locker, tape it to your mirror, on your wall, by your bed, on your door....Just make sure you'll see it every day. And make it colorful and decorative so you notice it. If it's in pencil you'll be more likely to ignore it or look it over.
So with the new year bring a new attitude and make sure you follow those goals longer than just a month or two...GOOD LUCK:)