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...

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Hot For Halloween Fitness Challenge

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in BeachBody, Exercise, Krystal, Nutrition

Hot For Halloween Fitness Challenge

Fall is around the corner – or is already here for you Northerners 😉 and it is time have your fat FALL off and fit into those jeans you have been eyeing for the past year – am I right?? It doesnt matter if they are skinny jeans, boot cut, boyfriend fit, whatever – we all have our own personal style and most of us want to fit into a smaller size (I know I do). So to help keep ME accountable, I am opening up another online fitness accountability group! This is for anyone, unless you are currently a BeachBody coach or working with one – I dont want to step on any toes! My “Biggest Loser” online accountability groups are KILLING IT with their results! Fat is disappearing, inches are shrinking and the scales are reflecting the hard work my AMAZING challengers are putting in! WHY NOT YOU??? What you will have at your fingertips: – Working with me personally, one-one-one – Have a solidified meal plan – a workout plan – a chance to win $$, up to $100,000 – an online support group of others striving for results I am here to help you get results. My goal is show you that you can – mentally and physically. No excuses, no complainers – just commitment. When you change your mind, you change your body. Are you my next success story? If you are, click here and register —> http://krystalbland.com/register-for-the-challenge-here/ Share...

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Decide. Commit. Succeed.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in Krystal

Have you ever wondered why you lose or gain 3 pounds within 3 days and dont know what you really changed in your diet or exercise, but the scale is saying differently?  When you buy a fitness program, especially a BeachBody workout program, the goal is not to see the scale go down, but to increase the ratio of lean muscle to stored fat.  This does not mean “losing weight” – it means you are trimming that fat and increasing your muscle mass for a toned and lean look.  Muscle definitely weighs more than fat, so as your ration of lean mass to fat changes, you will shrink and lose inches, but at the same weight.  Diets that promise a quick weightloss tend to promote dehydration…so sure you might lose a lot of water weight – but once you rehydrate the scale with show a weight gain.  Also, when you start reducing your calorie intake drastically, your body wants to go into starvation mode.  Your body needs fuel for a healthy metabolism, so if you start “starving” yourself your body will store and get its fuel from your fat…NOT GOOD and its the complete opposite from what you want to do.  So here are some tips to help you have a healthy diet, dont go on a diet – have a diet!  Here are 6 steps to help transform your body: CONTROL YOUR PORTIONS Dont eat until you are stuffed, eat until you are not hungry! In general eat half of what you are prepared in a restaurant.  An adequate portion is about 3 ounces of protein (about the size of your palm).  And dont overload on salad dressing – use just enough to taste!  On a large salad 1 or 2 tablespoons is enough. PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING YOU EAT Keep a food journal!!!  I started using http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ and I have an APP on my iPhone as well as an account on my laptop.  Every calorie counts!  What you eat has a direct effect on everything you do, from the way your body works to your mood to the amount of fat your body burns or stores.  No matter how much you are working out, if you are not making wise food choices, you will NOT see that layer of padding around your waist or thighs disappear!  Here are some rules for choosing food: -Use fresh veggies to replace processed foods -Skinless white meat is generally a better choice, rather than red meat -Egg whites has less fat than whole eggs -When looking at a plate of food you think is high in fat (like pizza) or carbs (like pasta), eat half the helping you would normally eat.  Do not overeat. -Choose low-density, high-fiber foods whenever possible BE CONSISTANT Have a 5x-a-day eating schedule To succeed, it’s very important to follow a consistant eating schedule.  Consistency will actually give you a...

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