Natalie B. Eley

My lifestyle is not always easy, but I keep it effortless! I am a wife and busy mother of two. Follow @effortlesslyeverything_nbe for more!

Placed 20th

in her group

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

Being fit and healthy is different for everyone. Doing one boot camp, or spin class is not going to give you the results you are looking for. Start with making small lifestyle changes and build up. After my second pregnancy I felt so out of shape and felt like I was too tired to work out, so I started with just the treadmill. Eventually I added in weights. You just have to start somewhere and STAY CONSISTENT!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Mental health awareness is very important to me. Working on my fitness not only influences how I feel in my clothes and a swimsuit, but also my mood and personality. Working out is the BIGGEST stress reliever for me.

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

A family vacation feels very much deserved with how hard we all work. Also, I would like to give back to my local YMCA. I take my two kids there almost everyday and that gives me a little time to myself. The facility and child watch staff are wonderful.