KELLIEBEAN
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My walking buddy 2005-2018 :-(



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Crossing the finish line at the 2017 Chicago Half Marathon



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My 1st official 5K, St. Patrick's day 2012


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2018 Update - I reached my goal weight November 25, 2012. Most of 2017 I hovered just above goal weight but I didn't stress. I continued to maintain my healthy habits.

2018 called for some adjustments. I went through PT for a strained periformis and rediscovered the importance of regular strength training, falling in love with dreaded lunges and glute work along with other muscle groups.

I do not define myself by the scale. It's not about being skinny for me. It's about strength and endurance now.

I believe in baby steps to achieve goals and maintain lifelong healthy habits.

I look forward to continue learning from Spark friends and staying active in 2019!


Member Since: 8/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 204,826

My Goals:
Run a 5K in 30 minutes or less.

Increase whole body strength

Maintain weight under 140

2019 Planned Events

You Vs The Year Map My Fitness 1019 km in 2019
Jan 1 Lifetime Commitment Day 5K
Apr 28 Naperville Women's Half Marathon
May 25 Soldier Field 10 miler
Nov 3 Hot Chocolate 15K

**2018 Accomplishment**

Completed the Map My Fitness app 1018 km in 2018
Jan 1 Lifetime Fitness Commitment Day 5K
March 18 - St. Paddy's Day 5K
April 9 - Shake it Off 5K for Parkinson's research
April 22 - Naperville Half Marathon (not ready for this so there will be a lot of walking)
May 6 - Race to Wrigley 5K
May 12 - Quarryman Challenge 10 miler (very hilly)
May 26 - Soldier Field 10 miler
June 9 - Sweetness 5K run
June 23 - Chicago Proud to run 10K
September 9 - Brookfield Zoo 5K
November 4 - Chicago Hot Chocolate 15K
December 8 - Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell 5K




My Program:
Yoga three days per week

Running twice per week

Two 15-minute brisk walk breaks at work

Various Spark People videos

Elliptical once per week

Strength training 3xs/wk



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  • v PHEBESS
    Aww, thank you for the goodie and your kind words! Sometimes it's all a matter of perspective - there's always a way to look at something that is a happy or funny or more enjoyable view than we first think it is. (And somehow, I tend to see that side of things.)

    Onward to our sophisticated selves!!!
    3 days ago
  • v HAPPY-CATHE
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    I Love this quote, for it reminders me of How we encourage, support, inspire one another here on Sparks. There is always someone here to relight the flame or to push our rears in High gears, so emoticon Kellie for doing just that. Enjoy your Monday!
    Make it an emoticon week & do your best! emoticon emoticon


    At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
    Albert Schweitzer
    21 days ago
  • v SUNNYBEACHGIRL
    Glad you liked the goodie
    26 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Always remember that who you are is love-able: able to love and be loved. Love-able is who you were created to be! Gladys Diaz
    27 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    The key is to consciously begin changing your thinking. . . . choose to have positive thoughts and banish the negative ones. Jackie Lapin
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    28 days ago
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