Vienna Girardi: How I Lost the 20 Pounds I Gained During The Bachelor
Looking good is the best revenge!
Nearly a year after splitting from The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi has a new man -- and a hot new figure.
As the 23-year-old reality star tells Us Weekly, she recently dropped the 20 lbs. she gained during her 2010 stint on the ABC series. Girardi's best body part? Her taut tummy.
"I love my stomach," she told Us at Thursday's Friends of El Faro Celebrity Poker Tournament in L.A., adding that she'd like to drop 15 more lbs. "I'm working on getting it back…I'm six pounds down and I have a few more to go. I'm working out with my trainer, Brian Peeler, and I started working out at Physique 57."
Girardi says the key to her weight loss success has been cardio training and a strict diet without starches or wheat.
When it comes to logging hours at the gym, "We do something different every week. Today we went to [L.A.'s] Runyon [Canyon], and I have gone to Runyon a million times but never like we did today. Not only was it 100 degrees out, but he literally made me run down the hill with my shoulders back and your core tight. Then, he made me run up the mountain on the steps. I was so sore by the end of the work out. Every 15 minutes, I was like 'I'm gonna pass out!'"
With Pavelka long out of the picture, Girardi has a new man who appreciates her curves: Bachelorette star Kasey Kahl, whom she began dating earlier this year.
Enduring a long distance relationship -- Girardi lives in L.A. and Kahl in Fresno, Calif., -- the couple work hard to make their romance work.
"We are so crazy about each other, Girardi gushes to Us. "The only thing we bicker about are [travel arrangements]. It's always like 'are you gonna drive here this weekend or am I gonna drive there this weekend?' But, it's a good bicker because we just want to be around each other!"