On the second episode of The Bachelor, after Arie consoles Annaliese at the racetrack (she said it was a traumatic experience), he gets some one-on-one time with Krystal Nielson. The stunning 29-year-old fitness coach from Missoula, Montana who now lives in San Diego seems like a laid-back person. Remember, Krystal calmed Arie’s nerves on the first night with a little meditation. But when she visits Arie’s hometown in Scottsdale, Arizona, and meets his family, Krystal is “concealing a dark secret that might scare Arie away.”
Could Krystal’s secret be that she’s one of the few contestants who doesn’t have a tattoo? Or is it that on Saturday nights she’d rather be home relaxing alone with her puppies? Or does the secret have to do with her career as a bikini muscle competitor? Check her out at the NPC Pacific USA Championship in 2015 (photo below). She looks amazing, and a bit darker (bronizer). Krystal wrote about the experience: “Even tho I look like I’m in incredible shape I am actually at my weakest point. Cutting carbs, sometimes even water for 3 days before a show can leave your body and metabolism totally wrecked.” The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8pm on ABC, for two whole hours.
Reminding myself of what my body and mind are capable of achieving when I commit to a goal that is important to me. Last week I decided to stop prepping for a December show because my heart wasn’t in it this go around. But even tho I stopped prepping I am still 100% committed to a sustainable and realistic approach to diet and exercise. While it was amazing to watch my body transform into the best shape I have EVER been in- this body pictured here isn’t sustainable long term. Even tho I look like I’m in incredible shape I am actually at my weakest point. Cutting carbs, sometimes even water for 3 days before a show can leave your body and metabolism totally wrecked. ? While I have an upmost respect for competitors and am amazed at the dedication it takes, I am choosing to find a sustainable approach to my fitness goals. I want to eat healthy AND have “fun meals” (ie. Dessert and wine) so I’m kicking up the cardio in exchange for sanity. Keep in mind your body is 80% diet and 20% exercise so you will NEVER be able to out train a poor diet. ?????? I’ve been researching recipes all week to start making food at home. Can’t wait to share with you later this week! I can’t even wait to share the healthy version of baked goods my soul absolutely yearns for! If you have any meals you’d like to know how to make healthier for you and your family post below!????