Kelly (Lovan) Cattell

I train in bodybuilding, powerlifting & clean eating. I beat an auto-immune disease & lost 70+ lbs. Helping others is my passion.

Placed 7th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Kelly (Lovan) Cattell 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?

Write down your goals. Putting pen to paper CONNECTS your goals to achieving them. Use pics or magazine cutouts to VISUALIZE your goals. PREPARE meals ahead of time. When eating out, research the menu beforehand. It helps also to get a coach who's DONE what you want to do.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness SAVED my life. I beat ITP, an auto-immune disease where I had no platelets. I would bleed non-stop from the smallest cut, get enormous bruises & risked getting a spontaneous brain hemorrhage. Dr's didn't have a cure. Their meds made me gain 75 lbs, sensitive to the sun & lose my hair. They wanted to remove my spleen. Against their advise, I stopped my meds, started weightlifting, eating better & my disease DISAPPEARED.

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

I would increase AWARENESS of how fitness & clean-eating saved me & how it could save them, too; not only physiologically, but emotionally & mentally as well. I would reach out to schools & childcare centers to help children obtain healthier habits when it comes to food & physical activity. I would do the same with elder care facilities; helping to motivate older adults to stay active.