46 years-old sales professional. Mother of two, one grand baby second on the way. Nationally qualified NPC competitor. #bodybydarrin

Placed 10th

in her group

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

Realize fit and healthy are a state of being. Not a final destination. Like any journey you will encounter ups and downs but It is YOUR journey so YOU set the pace. The road map is simple. It is Inspiration > Aspiration > Motivation > Dedication. Find your Inspiration. What moves you? Why am I doing this? Then decide on your aspiration. To what level am I gonna take it? Equip yourself with Motivation. What are you going to turn too when things get tough? And they will.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

It is a major stress relief and helps me set personal development goals! It is something that I can control. I am responsible for the outcome. I love seeing the results of my efforts and I get to wear them as a badge of honor. I also love the people who share this same passion.

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

Re-invest in my fitness journey. Attain my personal training cert. with my fiance'. Possibly look into a small training studio. Seed a small, fitness based, clothing line I have been dreaming about. But first...get it in ones, throw it on the bed and roll around in it! lol. TMI?