Fitness has done so much to empower my life and I seek to help other women find empowerment by feeling good in there own skin.

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What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

It takes time, but you owe it to yourself and it’s so worthwhile! It’s not just about looking good it’s about feeling good from the inside out. Always remember that everyone started somewhere and it’s important to not get caught up in comparing yourself to someone else’s journey.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has positively influenced my life in countless ways! It’s important to remember that working out is only part out, eating the right things and finding what works for Your body is most important. Keeping a positive mindset and outlook is crucial as well. I have met so many amazing people and some of my best friends through this process. Finding a community of life minded individuals who support you is key to long term maintainable results.

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

I am so honored to be considered for this and it would completely change my life in so many ways! I would use it to start up a life long dream of mine to have a healthy, organic, protein bakery that catered to pets (dogs mainly) as well! I spend a lot of my free time making protein treats for my boyfriend (and our dog) that are all natural, diary and gluten free. It’s important to know that “eating healthy” doesn’t mean you have to cut out all the sweets and there are man