Career-wise, I was not the most naturally talented ice skater. Of course I had a knack for it , but practice was always the answer for me. I needed to put in the time to get back the confidence that led me to Olympic gold.— Tara Lipinski
The most astounding Tara Lipinski quotes to get the best of your day
Over the years, God and St. Therese have kept me going no matter how bad things were.
The highlight of my career? The Olympics, of course.
I would say facing the obstacles surrounding the day-to-day pressures of an elite athlete at a very young age was not the easiest task. Learning to deal with the nerves and feeling the pressure of representing my country, all while wanting to achieve my own dreams, was a big obstacle to plow through.
I believe in myself and in Saint Therese.
I love stepping onto the ice knowing I can create whatever I want or am feeling that day. It inspires me to be creative and artistic. It's a great therapeutic outlet to utilize both my heart and body at the same time.
As long as I leave my frustration behind, I know I am moving toward my goal again.
I try to eat pretty healthy, but I do love carbs.
So, I'm not the person who could stick to a perfectly healthy diet. I love chocolate too so I always have dark chocolate Hershey's kisses in my purse ready for me to have throughout the day. Dark chocolate is my weakness!
I love to work out. I need to work out! Nothing makes me feel better than walking out of a spin or barre class knowing my body and mind got some attention.
I had that feeling of just pure joy and I went out there and put it in my program.
As an athlete, everyone was always like, 'Listen to your body.
' Whether it's an injury or whether it's just a nagging ache, that can affect your progress just because you think 'Oh, I'll push through it today' and then you can't work out for two weeks. I've learned that, as a skater, I'm very aware of that.
I love working out and when I'm home.
I love the feeling of walking out of a class. That's just an addictive feeling for me.
Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects.
In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you get to do it over and over.
I am very competitive, so when I fail I use what I learned from that mishap to fuel success.
It used to be that I wanted to be taller. Once I made 5-foot-1, I was happy.
Getting through a workout is just very fulfilling.
That 'Ah, I didn't want to do it but I did it and now I feel 10 times better.'
I can't even imagine what it's like and right now I'm like in shock, I can't believe that I'm Olympic Champion.
The sound of the blades on the ice in the morning is like smelling fresh coffee.