Ten years ago Kelly says she couldn't stand the way she looked. She tipped the scales at 171 pounds, and, she says, eating healthy was "totally foreign." She even had made the dreaded switch to elastic-waist pants.
Then, on April 24, 1998, Kelly made the most important decision of her life, and it paid off big: she joined a gym. Now at 42 Kelly loves weight training, and even entered a fitness competition last year. She exercises whenever she finds time, even doing dips in the kitchen and push-ups in her bedroom.
"How I feel on the outside pales in comparison to how I feel on the inside, mentally and spiritually. And it goes so much deeper than what is on the outside...It's just profoundly changed my life."
Kelly has a great tip to encourage exercise every day. "A lot of times just getting up in the morning and getting your day started is so hard. So...put your alarm clock across the room, across from your bed. But don't stop there: Put your tennis shoes right next to your alarm clock. So, when that alarm clock is going off, you walk across the room, shut it off, and you see those tennis shoes...and you know you've got to get them on and get it done first thing in the morning."