Ana L Jimenez

I decided to change my lifestyle to become a better version of myself. It hasn't been an easy process but it's definitely worth it.

Placed 12th

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Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Ana L Jimenez and her voters for helping us donate to our injured United States military veterans!

What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

I would recommend others to find an activity where you're gonna be surrounded by people who will inspire and help you achieve those goals. Being fit is not an easy process it takes time and a lot of dedication. Enjoy every single step of the journey and always be proud of your progress no matter how small it is.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Most of my life I was one of those girls that never liked sports or was involved with fitness. I was a skinny person, but never happy with the way I looked. 3 years ago I decided to change that and signed up for crossfit, no one ever thought I was gonna last a month in there but I did. I started seeing some changes and I also changed my nutrition with the help of my coach. Now I feel strong and my self esteem has gotten better.

If you were the next Ms Health and Fitness, what would you do with $20,000?

I am a third grade teacher and I work at a title one school where most of my kids come from a low income family. I would love to use part of the money to buy things for my school and my classroom. At the same time to help promote fitness and good nutrition with my kids, by providing activities after school to help them stay active.