Veronica Gilbert

Single 35 year old mother of 2. ESL elementary teacher. Started working out and weight lifting less than a year ago.

Placed 44th

in her group

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

DETERMINATION & PATIENCE! Be stubborn about your goals but flexible about your methods. There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. And remember that a lot of it has to do with nutrition! You will have good and bad days and it’s normal! Just get back on track! We are all humans! Always Keep your head high and your dreams alive!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

It’s so much more then just lifting weights! It’s a place where I can relieve all the stress I’ve accumulated throughout my workday! The gym is a place where I can focus on myself. changing my eating habits made a big difference on the level of energy I now have! I feel healthier and look healthier. I love knowing that I am doing something good for my body! After all, we only have one!

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

I would give some back to my little community by adding some workout machines at the gym and buying some sports equipment for the students at the school I work in. With technology taking over our lives, I want to see kids play and move more! And I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t treat myself! I would renew my pass to the gym and probably buy a few equipments of my own and a bigger refrigerator for all my meal preps. Lol