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Hey Y’all!

First off, welcome to my blog!!!!! My name is Carly Patterson Caldwell. Some of you might know me from my days as a gymnast, maybe not. It has been 12 years since I won All-Around Gold in Gymnastics at the 2004 Athens, Greece Olympics so I’ll give you a little recap.

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I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. That is where I first fell in love with the sport of gymnastics when I was 6 years old at my cousin’s birthday party at Elite Gymnastics. I remember from that day on I started flipping all over my house and begging my parents to put me in the sport.

 

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Three months later they did and the rest is history.

20 AUG 2004- ATHENS: 2004 Summer Olympic Games - U.S. gymnast Carly Patterson shows her gold medal during a TV interview in Athens, Greece, on Aug. 20, 2004. Patterson had a busy day of interviews and appointments after winning the 2004 Summer Olympic Games women's all-around title the previous night. She was overheard telling another gymnast, "my cheeks hurt from smiling so much." 08212004xNEWS

From growing up in the sport to winning the Olympics and beyond, I have had so many amazing experiences and opportunities that have really helped shape and mold me into the person I am today. Which is why I thought I would start this blog and be able to share with you some of my life and my favorite things!

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These days I stay busy doing a lot of different things, but my favorite is being a wife to my freakin’ awesome husband, Mark.

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We got married in 2014 and we love to travel, cook together, have our friends and family over, stay active, and of course be mom and dad to our hairless cat, Jasper and our wild and crazy sheepadoodle dog, Beauxgart (check out that Cajun spelling).

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Those are some of the things I’d like to share with y’all here. So I hope you keep checking back to see more of what I’m up to like: my favorite recipes, fashion finds, fitness insights, fun DIYs, the motivational speaking I do, and follow me on the road with USA Gymnastics.

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Love,

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