Niesha Walters

Mother, dessert connoisseur, workout enthusiast, recovering alcoholic.

Placed 5th

in the semi-finals

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

Just take the first step! Make small goals at first and then when you get into a groove make some larger ones. Everyone gets discouraged when they do not see immediate results, you're not alone. But NEVER give up on yourself, the end results are so worth it!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I have been working out on and off since 2010 and I have had my share of ups and downs. I have always loved having something to work toward, seeing the small changes that happen when I stay consistent. I have drank pretty heavily on and off since 2005 and it started to become a problem a few years ago. Fitness to me today is like meditation, I am more calm and my mood is stabilized when I am eating healthier and working out regularly.

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

My life has flipped upside down since I split from my children's dad and while we were together we accrued a lot of debt! I would pay off most of that debt and begin a fresh start. It would take a lot of strain off me and I would finally be able to focus on building my credit back up and being financially independent!