Renea Jones-Hudson

My name is Renea Jones-Hudson. I am a Retired Army Captain, wife, mother and business owner and I am 42 years old.

Placed 4th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Renea Jones-Hudson 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 healthy and fit is about having a healthy and positive mind. Transformatiom should be a holistic process and it's starts with having positive thoughts about yourself, being around positive people and embracing positivity. Be happy with who you are now so that you can celebrate and enjoy Who you will become. Decide what you want and know that you can meet and exceed your goals on every level. Change your mind and change your life.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I have been an athlete all my life but I never truly appreciated being healthy and fit until I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. That's when I decided to take control of how I treated my body as well as what I put in my body. In 2011, I came to truly love what exercise and dieting did to my body when I entered my first bodybuilding competiton. I love the way the body morphs into a beautiful physique with the combination of vision, nutrition and definition (exercise). Being fit is life.

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

I have learned that the more you give is the more you receive. I have also learned that rewards come in many ways. I don't have everything I want but I know that I am blessed to have everything I need. Giving back in anything you do is an important part of live. Therefore, I would contribute 10 percent to my church, donate to the Mental Health America charity and invest in my business.