Olivia Wehmeyer

I am a mom of 3 teenagers who at one time lost weight only to gain it all back and more...to FINALLY losing the weight again the healthy way

Placed 5th

in her group

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

For those that want to be fit and healthy, I recommend keeping it simple and baby steps. There are so many "fad" diets and none of them teach about proper nutrition that is sustainable over their lifetime. Portion control on meals by using the "palm, fist, fist" method. (Palm size serving of lean protein, fist size serving of carbs and fist size serving of veggies). Exercise...just start off by being more active. 45 min walk is a huge improvement from not doing anything.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

It has positively influenced my life by just feeling healthier and better about myself. By sharing my journey and progress through social media or the people that know me in my community, it has inspired others that they too can do the same. Nothing makes me happier than to know that I have inspired someone to make the change to be healthier themselves.

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

If I was the next Ms Health and Fitness, I would use the money to take my family on a special vacation and invest in some gym equipment so that I can help train others once I get my NASM certification of course. It is my passion and desire to help others become healthier. I want to be able to pay off some stuff so that I have more freedom to pursue my passion.