Stacey Barkley

Stay at home mom of 3 who was sick of being overweight and unhappy. Challenged myself to go from 200lbs to bikini competition ready!

Placed 12th

in her group

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

Set a goal, make a plan and put it into action! Know that it is not about a fad diet, but an entire lifestyle change! A good one at that!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I am new to the competition lifestyle. I started out with losing a mere 20lbs and then decided to go for a complete lifestyle change. I am a much better mother and wife since i took a healthy and fit lifestyle approach! It is so nice to have a clear mindset and positive relationship with food.

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

What would I do? I honestly would use the money to go back to school for a nutritionist degree and personal trainer certification. I would also donate to youth organizations which help children pick up an active lifestyle early on like "Play 60" program.