Alicia Sacramone quotes

  • Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of that day. So dream big, accept the challenge, and never look back.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Dream #Gymnastics #Knowing

  • When I was trying out for my first Olympics at 16, my family and coaches tried to regulate what I ate. But the stricter they got, the more I rebelled.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Trying #Olympics #Firsts

  • It was probably right after I made my comeback - after retiring post-2008 Olympics - when I finally felt more at ease with my body. Being away from the sport helped put things in perspective.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Sports #Perspective #Ease

  • It was a dream come true for me to be at the Olympics.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Dream #Olympics #Dreams Come True

  • I was terrified of vault, like literally I hated it. I had a fear of running as fast as I could at a solid object, which is I think a normal fear to have because nobody would really want to do that. Once I got over the fear of running into the table I just kind of relaxed and now it's like autopilot. I love it.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Running #Thinking #Vaults

  • I try not to deprive myself of anything. I don't do the low-carb thing or anything like that.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Trying #Lows #Carbs

  • I really want to go back to school and finish up my sociology degree.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #School #Degrees #Want

  • I love chocolate. I like milk and dark chocolate, but definitely not white.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Dark #White #Chocolate

  • I like that my body is in shape and toned, and isn't too muscular. I feel I still have a woman's physique.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Body #Shapes #Feels

  • I had ridiculous amounts of energy. Mom's like, you're driving me crazy - do you want to try gymnastics? From the moment I started it, I loved it and it kind of was like storybook from there.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Mom #Crazy #Gymnastics

  • I got a custom-made silk dress from a Chinese tailor for really cheap. I sketched it out on a piece of paper, and they took my measurements and made the dress for me in a day!
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Chinese #Dresses #Pieces

  • Growing up I definitely looked up to Dominique Moceanu. She was my favorite gymnast and she was on that '96 Olympic team. She was always so fun to watch. I kind of wanted to model my career after hers.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Growing Up #Fun #Team

  • Beijing didn't go the way I planned and I would have liked to have performed a little bit better personally. After Beijing that is what stuck in my mind. I want a better Olympic finish.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Mind #Want #Littles

  • As a gymnast, you always wear spandex. Being a teenager wearing spandex? It was tough accepting how my body looked, especially if there was any weight gain.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Teenager #Weight #Body

  • And I want a gold medal more than anything. I just want a gold medal, so that's been pushing me forward.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Goal #Gold #Want

  • I feel blessed to have an opportunity to try out for a second Olympics team and if it doesn't work out, hey I gave it my all.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Team #Blessed #Opportunity

  • I literally tried every sport and was miserable. Soccer couldn't hold my attention. I couldn't figure skate. I'm afraid to swim. So I did dance for five years. It came a time where I was getting a little bit bored with it.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Soccer #Sports #Years

  • When you make mistakes during routines, it's not easy getting through them.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Mistake #Making Mistakes #Easy