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: 222,280

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 AM_MORRIS87
    Hey love, thank you so much for all of your support and kind words. I know I've been so miserable and negative since my accident, and haven't been responging to many comments. But I do want you to know that your support did not go unnoticed, and that I really appreciate it. :)
    3229 days ago
  • v RISINGBLUESTAR
    Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and thank you for the support.
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  • v SHERYLDS
    you made my day with your comment ... thank you
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    Sheryl
    3238 days ago
  • v JUDYAMK
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is an exciting time to finally get to the gym, I have a great feeling inside I am finally getting the importance of working out & staying with it. I am taking it slow I am one to chomp at the bit & take off full force, but after awhile I get tired & quit, Not this time I have a different mind set. Take care & happy riding your nice bike
    Judy
    3245 days ago
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