Kiki Mikkelsen: THIS is what STRENGTH looks like

"I'd always wanted weight loss to happen as quickly as possible. Not just wanted, I NEEDED it to happen as quickly as possible. When this happens, then I will finally be loved. Then I'll finally be successful. Of course it has to happen ASAP. When you're waiting for your life to begin."

Ten years after changing her college major to avoid being physically active, Kiki Mikkelsen has lost over 100 pounds and is just days away from running the New York City Marathon. But for Kiki, strength has nothing to do the number on the scale, it has to do with how she feels. AMBITIOUS. BEAUTIFUL. PROUD. RELENTLESS. THIS is what STRENGTH looks like.

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