Embarrassed....

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  1. allchalkedup

    allchalkedup New Member Gymnast

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    I have never competed before, and I only feel comfortable wearing shorts to practice. Like I look really weird without shorts, and I'm not looking forward to competitions. I really don't know what to do. I feel really embarrassed without shorts just looking in a mirror really.... :(

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    masii gymnast:) New Member Gymnast

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    Just think about it this way: If you are a gymnast and have been doing it long enough to compete, you have NOTHING to worry about. Well, except for the fact that everyone is jealous of your fit body!
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    masii gymnast:) New Member Gymnast

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    However, there are 2 more things you may want to consider.
    First- Although I don't really wear shorts, a few of the other girls in my gym (older than me) also had some issues adjusting to no-shorts. One thing they told me is that often, girls who feel embarrassed will pull their leotard down very low, making the bottom part almost flat. This often makes the wearer's shape appear a little strange and very bottom heavy. So don't pull the bottom down too low- then you will extend your leg line and the leo will look much more flattering. ( like I said before, I was told this by others, so I'm not sure, but I did try it and it makes sense.)

    Second, the week before a meet, practice without shorts if you can, so you can get used to it and wont feel really self concious and keep fixing it. :)
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    allchalkedup New Member Gymnast

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    Thanks for all of the replies!! I will do the practice without shorts a week before the meet, because that just seems like a good idea. :)

  5. Redford

    Redford Coach Coach Gymnast Former Gymnast

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    It's just a matter of getting used to it. ;)
    Remember there is nothing like a gymnasts body. Very few people can jump around in a tight, long sleeved swim suite and look amazingly beautiful in it.
    I also guarantee that you're the only one paying that amonut of attention to it. There are A LOT of girls with leotards running around at meets and any person worthy of being there, will pay attention to your gymnastics.
    So go out proud and have fun!
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    allchalkedup New Member Gymnast

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    Thanks! :) That's so true!!

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