Annamarie Rivera

I have lost 245 pounds naturally with healthy eating and hard work in the gym, sharing my journey with the world in hopes to change lives!

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

Make this a lifestyle! Fitness and health is a lifestyle/mindset and in order to maintain progress and reach goals that is needs to be your mentality.Diets have end dates, lifestyles don’t. Set goals, big ones and small ones. No matter how far away they might seam or how impossible someone might tell you they are, just keep tunnel vision. Stay dedicated and focused... be proud of yourself with every step you take to reach those goals. Never give up.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Losing 245 pounds has completely changed my life and given me the ability to share my journey with thousands of people all over the world on social media (70,000 followers on my Instagram @WeightLossWithAnnamarie) and anyone I come into contact with to inspire them and motivate them which keeps me motivated. Fitness has made me positive, outgoing, and confident. I’ve obtained an insane work ethic, become regimented and goal oriented which has positively influenced every aspect of my life.

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

massive Weight loss naturally is a very expensive process between the healthy food, lots and lots of clothing going from a size 28 to a size 4, etc, so a small portion of it would go to supporting my lifestyle . I would put the rest towards my dream of opening my own gym/buying 1st home where I will be able to train and consult clients. Being able to do so would give me the ability to change so many lives & help people realize that massive weight loss is possible, that the hard work pays o