Angel

I’m an overcomer! Doctors wrote me off after a BAD accident. With rehab & hard work, I won 2 int’l fitness competitions!

Placed 12th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Angel 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?

Being fit & healthy means BALANCE. A healthy outside starts from the inside. You need to fuel your body right with GOOD nutrition, then get moving. Exercise...include weights. Take care of YOU...find ways to relax & destress like spending time outside or enjoying a hobby. Try to get 7-9hrs sleep so your body can recover. You don’t need to be perfect to start...just start somewhere. Track your progress. CELEBRATE weekly WINS & reflect where you can improve. ENJOY the journey.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness saved my life! A texting driver totaled my car. Doctors wrote me off saying I’d NEVER do gymnastics, dance...let alone weight train again. But, I FOUGHT back! I had extensive rehab for over 1yr, endured dry needling 3 times a week, taking small steps with a vision to return to normal. At first, it was just foam rolling & stretching. But, each day I felt BLESSED to be up & walking! With hard work & dedication, I not only got EVERYTHING back, but I’m STRONGER now!

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

I love helping others succeed & smile! I’d use the money to help my non-profit Sadie Paws Mission. It’s a therapy dog program that helps others who are struggling as I was. We take specially trained dogs into hospitals, nursing homes, make house calls to seniors & vets...even go into schools to work with exceptional students & those needing a little extra emotional support. We recently started PAWS to END Hunger to make sure no one goes without food.