Rachael Kirkconnell in Bathing Suit is "On Island Time"
The Bachelor star Rachael Kirkconnell is thrilled to show off her new swimsuit designs on social media. Kirkconnell, 26, promoted the bathing suits the best way possible—by modeling them herself. The reality star shared pictures of herself posing in a green print swimsuit and a black one-piece swimsuit at the beach. "ICYMI- we're live! 💚🌸🥥All swim, lounge, accessories, and more are available at the link in my bio, and my code RACHAEL10 will get you a discount! I cannot WAIT to see you guys in these pieces and thank you for all the love and support, it means the world to me! love you love you 🏼🏼🏼," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Kirkconnell stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Kirkconnell works hard, but makes sure she has fun too. "I think the key is balance!" she says. "If you know you are about to indulge in a heavy meal that night, make sure you are getting a good workout in that morning and have a super light and healthy breakfast and lunch… I'm a huge believer in the 80/20 rule, while we love to go out to eat or splurge on big meals, we have more meals that are healthy and nutritious than not. 80% healthy, 20% treats!"
Always Ready For a Workout
Kirkconnell makes sure she is always ready for a good workout, even when she's on the road. "Other than a good pair of sneakers or headphones, I also think some workout gear like Bala Bangles or resistance bands help you get a good workout in anywhere, even in your living room!" she says. "Some of my favorite shoes to work out in lately are either the On Cloudnovas or lululemon Chargefeels, they're so comfortable and versatile and I love the way they look."
She's a Dancer
Kirkconnell helped boyfriend Matt James rehearse for his stint on Dancing with the Stars. "She's been my dance partner outside of Dancing with the Stars," James says. "I come back and try to apply the same lessons that I learned during my rehearsals. She's been keeping me in shape!"
Kirkconnell loves sushi, especially omega-3 packed salmon. "Omega-3 fatty acids may lower your cardiovascular disease risk when you consume them as part of your diet," says the Cleveland Clinic. "In general, it's better to opt for food sources (like fish) rather than pills."
Kirkconnell makes sure to take care of her skin after getting a workout. "Paula's Choice has some great Gentle Cleansing Cloths that are oil-free and great to use right when you're done sweating," she says. "I also love to use the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask whenever I'm on the go as a moisturizer." She also wears sunscreen every day.