KELLIEBEAN
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My first half marathon. High-fiving spectators right before the finish line.




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


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2017 Update - I reached my goal weight November 25, 2012. Lately I've been hovering just above goal weight but that's ok. I have not slipped into old habits and that is huge!

I no longer define myself by the scale. That took some doing let me tell you! It's not about being skinny for me. It's about strength and endurance now. I watched my mom suffer the last years of her life from her sedentary lifestyle. I want to avoid that in my old age!

I still believe in baby steps to reach any goal. Small, healthy, smart changes every single day. That's how I started on SparkPeople and that's how I continue to maintain my goals.

I like to to break up my activity throughout the day to keep calorie burn and metabolism working for me all day long. I also believe in rest days. Muscles need a rest to repair and strengthen.

SparkPeople is such a positive experience for me. I look forward to reading blogs to inspire me. I keep my SparkFriends in my head when I'm out to eat or when I'm pushing through a tough run or workout. Everyone keeps me moving.

Keep moving forward!


Member Since: 8/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 148,705

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

Increase upper body strength.

Maintain weight under 140

**2017 Planned Events**
Jan 1 Running group New Years day run - 4 miles
Feb 5 - local FitFam 5K
March 11 - St. Patrick's day 5K
April 8 - Parkinson's Research 5K
Apri 23 - Arboretum Champion of Trees 10K
May 3 - Quarryman Challenge 5K VERY hilly course
June 24 - Chicago Pride 10K
Aug 20 29th annual Windrunner 10K
Sept 24 - Chicago Half Marathon

**2016 Accomplishments**

Jan 1 - Committment Day 5K
Feb 6 - 5K with running group at Morton Arboretum
March 12 - St. Patrick's Day 8K
Fast Cat 5K - April 2
April 9 - Shake it Off 5K for Parkinson's
May 1 - Super Manny 5K
May 7 - Lemont Quarryman Challenge 5K
Jun 4 - Zoo Run For The Animals
Jun 11 - Northern Il Food Bank 5K
Sep 25 - Chicago Half Marathon




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 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Leaders lead by being the change they want to see. Regina Cates
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    15 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 9/20/2017 6:11:26 PM
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    IN every moment you get the choice to be inspirational. Or not. In every moment you get the choice to be your most remarkable self. Or not. In every moment you get the choice to listen to your heart. Or not. Bri Seeley
    5 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    The only difference between CAN and CAN’T is our belief of what’s possible. Gail Lynne Goodwin

    Hope you have a good weekend and THANK YOU for the goodie! HUGS
    6 days ago
  • v LESLIESENIOR
    Hi Kellie, I'm glad your daughter and boyfriend are safe and headed home. I've added you as a friend. You inspire me on the YogaLovers team every time you post. Namaste!
    6 days ago
  • v BLUE_22
    Hi Kellie--hope your day has been good so far. Thanks for stopping by my 'Progress' blog today. P.S. Love the look of your page--so fall-ish! emoticon
    6 days ago
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