My Wedding Day Prep!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Krystal

My Wedding Day Prep!

Hey friends!!! I am so excited to be marrying my best friend next month… It has literally snuck up on me… It doesn’t seem like I’ve already been engaged almost a year, but in about 30 days, I will be Mrs. Karmatz! I have been doing some serious prepping, so that my skin, hair, nails and body are picture and wedding dress ready! I have been switching between doing Insanity Max 30 and my own Interval workouts for my workouts and as far as nutrition, I’ve cut my dining out and processed sugars in half!!!! I’ve been eating a more Paleo style of diet.. But not 100% – it just works for my lifestyle and I am celiac and hypothyroid, so it definitely helps. Plus following the 21 Day Fix portion control meal guide, I am golden!!! I’ve gone from eating every 2-3 hours to now doing Interval Fasting… So I eat the same amount of calories a day, but they are in 3 bigger meals and 1 snack.. I go about 6 hours between eating! This has started changing my body composition drastically! I didn’t realize this is how my body would react, because everything I have learned over the past couple of years tells me to stay away from that! But it’s working, so I’m sticking with it!! Between those workouts and my eating style — I’ve lost fat and started leaning out more!!! Plus I’m feeling great! As for my face… Monthly hydro facials and dermaplaning is a MUST! Plus getting my eyebrows sculpted and trained to grow a certain way (yes I had to let them just grow for a couple of months so I could get them shaped just right.) The skincare line and products I’m using is Lytera. And I LOVE IT! My skin feels so clean and bright! And I’m not breaking out or have dry skin anymore. It’s medical grade.. So it’s good stuff! I do the facials & dermaplane so that my skin will be smooth and even for my makeup application. Another thing I have started.. Well, stopped doing, is wearing makeup everyday! I might apply makeup once a week now and it’s very light and I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use a makeup remover at night, along with my Lytera face wash! I don’t want any cystic acne bumps or marks on my face anytime before the big day! My my hair is faux mermaid red, so it’s a MUST that I take care and preserve my color! I only wash my hair 3x a week, with cold water and Kevin Murphy shampoo and conditioner. I also only blowdry 1x per week and have slowed down on the curling iron and never really straighten my hair anymore. Plus I use a leave in conditioner on the ends! I want soft, silky, manageable hair on the big day! My nails and skin...

Read More »

Whoa!!! Where Have I Been?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in BeachBody, Exercise, Krystal, Nutrition

I know – it’s been FAR TOO LONG since my last post (slacker status), I promise to start blogging again every week!!!! So, update on me! Many of you guys know I was diagnosed with hypothyroid disease, severe anemia and celiacs disease all within a week of one another last year – talk about a brutal shock!!! Fast forward to July 0f this year…I have had my meds upped every 2 months and now I am taking both T4 and T3 meds – Tirosent and Cytomel. On top of that I learned about 6 weeks ago I am borderline diabetic, so I am also taking Metformin and supplementing with extra B12 daily! I feel like a medicine cabinet! My weight has been super fluctuating for about 7 months, which is frustrating…I had to put some of my 4’s away (that I worked so hard to fit into) to now pulling out the size 6’s. I know this seems ridiculous to some people, but I am an EX-fat girl, topping out at 180 pounds at one point in my life, so seeing the scale and inches crawl back up again has been quite disappointing! Ive gone from about 123 pounds  to about 137 and it’s not been easy to get it off! I think back in March I actually saw 140 for a few days after I returned home from Disney World – talk about wanting to run off a cliff..or at least around a track a few million times!!!! This weight gain can’t all be blamed on my thyroid and not being able to regulate it…I have not been as consistent with my eating clean and workouts – but mainly it’s been my nutrition. I got in the habit of eating out almost 4-5x a week..tisk tisk. But for the past month I have been working on cleaning up my diet, juicing, drinking my daily Shakeology and working out at least 4x a week. I started Focus T25 about 3 weeks ago, it’s Shaun T’s new workout and I am absolutely in love with it. It’s only 25 minutes a day and a mini/condensed, less intense Insanity workout! I get a HUGE calorie burn in just 25 minutes!!!! I already feel and see a difference in my stamina and how my clothes are fitting…REALLY looking forward to when the next 8 weeks are over! Not only am I doing this program daily, but I have 30+ women joining in and working out with me as well thru my private online fitness group. It is definitely giving me the accountability I need to stay motivated thru my workout everyday! So…Here’s to a healthier, fitter and more motivated ME for the rest of the year and there on out!!!! <3 – Krys Share...

Read More »

2012 is Here – What Are Your Resolutions?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in BeachBody, Exercise, Krystal, Nutrition

2012 is Here – What Are Your Resolutions?

Every year we make new resolutions to do things; lose weight, quit smoking, quit drinking sodas, start personal development, etc…but what is a resolution exactly? Over half the time people don’t keep their resolutions – I know I am guilty of not always following thru…So this year, let’s change it up, let’s make COMMITMENTS to ourselves to be the best version of our own self as we can be! It’s all about running our own race! Yeah we can have people we inspire to be like, but there is no reason to “be” that person. I have a photo of a girl, dont even know her, but I found a picture of heron Pinterest and realized I would love to have her body – I know I might not ever have her exact body, but it’s my inspiration. I also inspire to be a better leader in my business, a better mom to my kids, a better daughter, a better spouse, a better friend – I’m always aspiring to PUSH myself to be better! I recently bought a few copies of this book; PUSH, by Chalene Johnson…I havent started it yet, but it’s all about finding balance in your life…Having your priorities straight, have a bangin’ body, enjoying life and yet still keeping it all together…If you haven’t already ordered your copy, check it out here on Amazon.com – it’s #1 right now and was #1 on Barnes and Noble as well. So, what are you going to commit to yourself this year? What goals do you want to reach? Write them down – read them everyday! Never give up, always improve! Your goals should be challenging, yet attainable…make them difficult enough that you have to put a little sweat into it! Source: imgfave.com via Krystal on Pinterest   Share...

Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest