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: 139,612

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 4ROSEMARY
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    Just stopping by to say Thank You for taking the time to comment on my Feeling Stuck blog. I do feel better just talking about it, and I appreciate your support and helpful advice. I hope you have a great week!
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    21 days ago
  • v KLMEIRING
    emoticon Thanks for the encouraging words on my blog post today! emoticon
    25 days ago
  • v LIS193
    Thank you for commenting on my goal feed.
    I love Yoga with Adriene, started Jan 2nd and have done a video (sometimes 2) every day since. The Mother's Day event is that the one for Susan Komen?
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    25 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Each time someone stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lots of others . . . . he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. Robert Kennedy
    26 days ago
  • v GETDONE
    Your kind words are much appreciated.
    I think that kickboxing workout would be a great way to kick the away the down feelings
    I am going to physically do a kick and chop when I am feeling down.
    I would like to see that on video. I am laughing at the thought of 73 yr old Granny kicking the heck out of the air!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon
    27 days ago
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