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I retired from competitive figure skating 10 years ago, am now a Professional, and want my figure back!

"Here's the story:"

I always in the past have been a tiny 110-120 pounds, and slightly curvy. Now I have the same proportions, but am 2 sizes bigger. Because I gain all over, it's hard for others to notice my weight gain/loss, but when I looked at some old skating pictures, I realized how much I had changed. I have to be careful with who I share my weight loss goals ...
I retired from competitive figure skating 10 years ago, am now a Professional, and want my figure back!

"Here's the story:"

I always in the past have been a tiny 110-120 pounds, and slightly curvy. Now I have the same proportions, but am 2 sizes bigger. Because I gain all over, it's hard for others to notice my weight gain/loss, but when I looked at some old skating pictures, I realized how much I had changed. I have to be careful with who I share my weight loss goals with, since many think losing 30-40 pounds is way too much, and it makes me feel like my goal is impossible when I haven't even tried yet. I don't think people understand that I am small boned, and should NOT be 150 pounds! I measure a 32DD, and I know as soon as I lose weight, I'll be closer to a 32D.

From the age of 5 to 20, I had been in this "bubble" of living, breathing, and sleeping figure skating. For over 10 years, I got up at 4am, skated 4+ hours a day, had off-ice personal training 3 times a week, competitions, training camps, school, and in bed every night by 9pm. This included a strict diet with nutritionists, coaches, and parents. I accomplished staying in superb shape, and doing well in my skating career because I WANTED it, but also because I had the parents and coaches to support me.

I need to apply a similar but new outlook, now that I am training on the ice again for my Senior Gold Freeskate Test. It's different this time around, as I am 30 years old, married, and work. I don't have "mom" and "dad" to get me up every morning, pay for training, and make sure I stay focused. I am so happy to have such a wonderful husband who supports me in my goals, but it's all up to ME to do these things myself, so I am working twice as hard, but I know how sweet success can be!


"It's that what doesn't kill me can only make me stronger"
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"Remember that fear and limitations are often just an illusion."
-Michael Jordan, 2009

"If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change."
-Michael Jackson
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Member Since: 8/26/2008

SparkPoints: 40,000

Fitness Minutes: 46,765

My Goals:
~ I am healthy, but my goal is to get extra fit, firm, and fabulous to enjoy all of my activities that my husband and I share- surfing, scuba diving, running, traveling, etc!

~ Get that Senior Test passed!!!

My Program:
NUTRITION:
45% Carbs
35% Protein
20% Fat
1200-1500 Calories

Organic, vitamins, fruits, veggies, lean proteins, good fats, and I drink my water!

EXERCISE:
~ Personal Coaches:
~ Skate 5 days/wk
~ Cardio 5 days/wk
~ Weights 5 days/wk
~ Circuit 5 days/wk
~ Core 7 days/wk
~ Stretch 7 days/wk

REST:
8+ hours of sleep a night, 1 full day off a week from exercise.

EVERY FRIDAY:
Weigh in & measurements.

FUN:
Surf, scuba dive, figure skate, run, swim, snowboard!








Personal Information:
NAME: Laurian

HOME: Portland, OR

OCCUPATION: Professional Figure Skating Instructor.

Other Information:
I'm changing my mentality of food from "enjoyment," to "nourishment."

My idea of getting together with friends/family: Camping, taking the dogs to the park, going to the beach/mountain. I keep it active!

Giving back to restaurants:
I STOP when I'm full. I leave what's left on my plate. I DON'T take home leftovers- it's the only way to tell restaurants that THEY are being wasteful.

HOLIDAYS:
I celebrate with friends and family, NOT with food. Food is an accompaniment to a celebration. I enjoy the rich foods on that day, but not the entire season. It's called a holiDAY, not holiWEEK! :)

FEEL THE SPARK:
I wish everyone with SP the best on their weight loss journey...it's not easy, but remember we have already found success by finding each other!

"The best things in life are free:"
Thank you Spark People for giving us the freedom to make a lifestyle change.

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MTTOP37
1/25/2011 12:03:31 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"




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ARIANERA
12/10/2010 9:40:16 PM

Thank you for the skates and the comment on my page.

You asked what I was working on and the answer is complicated. I passed the Adult Pre-Bronze test at the end of grad school (when adult figure skating was taking off and the adult tests were still new). Then I graduated, started working, had 2 kids and spent about 10 years off the ice. I've been skating several times a month since September and it's starting to come back to me. I'm now working to regain the scratch spin, salchow and back 3-turns that I used to be able to do.

I am getting a little bit of coaching - I got bored watching my 6 year old's learn-to-skate classes, so signed myself up for the Basic 8 class (the highest offered in the session with his classes) figuring that a review of basic skills wouldn't hurt. I lucked into a group of teens who were doing very well, and a coach who was willing to teach to the level of the students she had - so we started the skills in Freestyle 1 and the teacher is giving me harder combinations and skill appropriate pointers.

I've got my fingers crossed...we may have convinced the rink to offer a group freestyle class during the basic skills session starting in January - If at least 3 of the 6 of us enroll, the class is a "go" and I've already signed up.

Ari




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ARIANERA
12/6/2010 11:44:34 PM

Hello, I recently joined the Loose to Skate SparkTeam. Glad to make your acquaintance. Do you have any insights why the skating community seems to be so small here? With this many active people - you'd think a lot of them would skate.

Ari



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LMDION1
10/24/2010 2:23:49 PM

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10/19/2010 3:24:58 PM

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