Hi, my name is Kari. I'm a 32 years old working mother and wife. I'm very energetic and outgoing. I love making people laugh.

Placed 10th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Kari 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 just do it! But be patient , it's a process. Everybody's body is different and you can't compare your journey to someone else's. Stay focused on the progress of it instead of trying to be perfect. Getting fit and healthy was the best decision I ever made!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has helped me in so many ways, physically and mentally. It has increased my energy, my muscle mass, endurance and overall has just made me a better person. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I leave the gym. I've also learned leaving the gym I have this burst of energy that leaves me getting so many things done around the house. Energy is something I really lacked prior to being committed to the gym.I was s tired and my body ached.Bringing fitness into my life has helped SO much.

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

In 3 years my oldest will be in college, so some of the money would go to that, and the rest would go to me finishing my garage gym for women. Where women could come workout and not feel ashamed or intimidated by the men. I want them to be able to ask questions and not feel like they dont belong because they don't know where to start or what they're doing I had so many questions in the beginning and honestly no one was there to help. I want to be that help for other women and I have the passion