I really feel like that concept of enjoying the now and not worrying about the future is what my coach has been trying to teach me for 14 years - and that is what has made me such a different athlete 10 years later, and that is what has made me strong enough mentally to make this Olympic team.

-Melanie Roach
Melanie Roach

Weight lifting is the easiest part of my day. Melanie R

Melanie Roach
When I'm in the gym, I'm in the gym, and that is my focus. But when I'm not in the gym, I'm enjoying being a mom and taking care of those responsibilities .. They really do provide me with the balance that I need to be a more complete athlete.
Melanie Roach

Compared to the challenges or raising an autistic child, weightlifting is a relief.

Melanie Roach
I appreciate my time in the gym. Melanie Roac
Melanie Roach

Weight lifting is the easiest part of my day. Melanie Roac

Melanie Roach
I really feel like that concept of enjoying the now and not worrying about the future is what my coach has been trying to teach me for 14 years - and that is what has made me such a different athlete 10 years later, and that is what has made me strong enough mentally to make this Olympic team.
Melanie Roach

I've been a pretty selfish mom and a very unselfish athlete for about three years now and it's time to put my family first. It's probably time to move on.

Melanie Roach
Weight lifting is the easiest part of my day.
Melanie Roach

I think I was a pretty selfish athlete.

Melanie Roach
I find being a mother is a huge advantage. Of course, I'm probably a little more tired than I might be if I didn't have children, but I think they provide me the balance that I need to keep my mind off of lifting.