Celeste Barnard

I am an athlete. I enjoy cycling, running, mountain biking, home workouts, CrossFit, weights, & OCR. Fitness can be fun!

Placed 3rd

in her group

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

Don’t give up on yourself. You show up all the time for others- it’s time to start showing up for yourself. You are worth it. It’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. And it’s not about a number on a scale- it’s about how you feel.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness is life. I get more out of life when I push myself, when I step out of my comfort zone, when I overcome those things I thought I could never do. There is a sense of satisfaction when I work hard to accomplish a fitness goal. It makes me realize I can do more than I give myself credit for. And that I’m stronger than I think. So much of the battle is mental. What am I saying to myself? I need to continually tell myself, “You’ve got this, you can do hard things.”

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

My husband & I run a non-profit for kids & families doing camps, retreats, and events. We’ve accrued some debt as we’ve been working on getting our non-profit established. I would use the money to help our family to get out of debt.