Best of luck to you!
Very similar to you - I had all my doubles and was working on Novice moves and then I had enough and decided to enjoy high school. Looking back, I want to smack my 15 year-old self and say 'Finish your tests!' but what do you know when you're 15, right? So I'm coaching full time now, and I am trying
to get back in shape. I turn 30 next February, and my goal is to pass up to Senior by the time I'm 33. Why? - just because I know I could have done it back then, had I kept pushing myself. I like the challenge and I've seen other adult skaters do it, so why not me? One part of me thinks I'm crazy - the other part knows this is totally feasible. What makes it really difficult is now I have a family (plus the falls hurt more this time around, heh). My daughter loves skating, so whenever we're together I work with her AND my wife stepped on the ice the first time last December and loves it too. Hah! Our son is still a baby and as much time as he is at the rink now, I'm sure he'll end up skating as well.
Our diet has changed for the better since we had our son. He has allergic reactions when my wife consumes any foods with gluten and has awful gas when she eats dairy. We've been forced to read what is actually in our food and eat healthier. We cook three meals daily, which is friendly on the pocketbook. It's been a blessing in disguise, of course we pray he outgrows these symptoms. Since I quit my job in the restaurant, I have only had one soda and it was awful. We drink water, with the occasional adult beverage with dinner, and that's pretty much it.
What's been tough is getting up early to work out. We both work from home and with the baby, it's crazy how erratic the mornings can be, even though we have a schedule. We have Chalean Extreme, it's similar to P90X but tamer, and we like it - but don't like waking up at 7:45am. I'll have to look at some reviews of the Sk8Strong, but like that there recommended here. :-)
Isk8NYC - I am going to forward the S.T.A.R.S. on to our SD. We have a off-ice jump class, but we could use a conditioning class as well. We're a brand new rink, so our program is still in its infant stages.
Bostyn - Good luck to you, again! We can do this!