Shawn Johnson

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Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson

I don't feel like a star; I never have. I don't feel like a star; I never have. I always feel like I'm the young one, I'm the small one. I always have someone to look up to, and I think it helps me with motivating myself.More Shawn Johnson [08/09/2011 04:08:33]
We're taught at such a young age that you can always be better and that you're never perfect and that you're never good enough.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The body is an amazing machine... If you eat the right things your body will perform incredibly well!More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I'm not obsessive over it.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I had a constant fear, a constant little doubt in my mind: 'OK, I'm getting ready to do my standing back full on beam and I might re-tear my ACL.'More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It sounds funny, but the 2008 Olympics were something that just kind of happened, and I was lucky they came at a point when I was uninjured and well prepared. As a gymnast, you can't ask for much more.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
My parents- they've been my biggest influences and supporters since day one. They teach me every day that happiness comes from within and not from something outside of your heart.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When I was younger, my coach, Liang Chow, made all the decisions. I would go to the gym for practice, do exactly what Chow told me to do, go home, come back and start all over again. If Chow told me to do 50 squat jumps, I did 50 squat jumps.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I'm pleased to say my knee feels a lot better. It's still not back to normal, and I don't know if it ever will be, but I'm learning to deal with it instead of expecting it to be like it was before.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I have a chaperone everywhere I go - my mom.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Something my mom taught me when I was little is that everything happens for a reason.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Gymnastics taught me everything - life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That's sad.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More Shawn Johnson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
To have any doubt in your body is the biggest weakness an athlete can have.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gymnastics has made me strong. I feel like it broke me down to my lowest point, but at the same time, it has given me the greatest strength anyone could ask for.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As long as you've done your best, making mistakes doesn't matter. You and I are human; we will mess up. What counts is learning from your mistakes and getting back up when life has knocked you down.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't call them sacrifices. I call them exchanges.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gymnastics is not only a good thing to live by, but it is important to understand how it does help you in life.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Image isn't everything, It's what comes from your heart, and what you learn and what you say and how you act that means more than anything.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you lose the nerves, you lose the sport.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't think I've ever not gotten nervous. When you work so hard for one special day or routine, you want to perform it better than you ever have. We always say at our gym, If you lose the nerves, you lose the sport.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Shawn Johnson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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