Erika Diaz-Castro

I’m a Christian woman, wife, mama working in corporate America while running my own business and fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma *naturally

Placed 7th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Erika Diaz-Castro 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 say do it your way; find what works for you and fits the lifestyle you desire. You’ll get some criticism, but it’s just people voicing their concerns publicly. Shake it off and run your own race. Healthy looks different on everyone.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness is the method I use to work through and overcome the anxiety I experience with time. I can be present and it sort of sets me straight. I almost forget what I’m worried about in a workout, except when I think about the problem again, I figure out the solution or at least am thinking in that way. It humbles me and helps me feel empowered at the same time; it’s like God is teaching me lessons through the weights and heavy breathing.

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

I’d give some to God. Then, pay some toward bills and save a bit, too.