SBSC Fit Tips: Potassium And Weight Loss #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

First off, what is Potassium? Potassium is one of the most vital minerals and is found in abundance in our body when we are healthy. Potassium is an electrolyte that neutralizes body acids and restores the alkaline salts into the bloodstream. When the alkaline levels in your body drop and excess acid can no longer be neutralized or eliminated, they linger and begin to cause health issues. When your body is too acidic, acidosis can take place.

A lack of potassium can actually cause you to retain water. When you retain water, your body looks more swollen and you weigh more. Potassium keeps your electrolyte levels balanced, which is very important in  maintaining a healthy level of water and to ensure that it all gets distributed evenly throughout our tissues. Along with that, it aids kidneys in flushing out toxins, which also includes excess salt and water. Lack of potassium can also cause muscle weakness, cramping, muscle pain and more. Not enough potassium can result in soft and flat muscles. To get toned, you need potassium in your body. Also, remember that good quality muscles burn more calories. Potassium not only provides you with enough energy for stronger muscles, but it also indirectly encourages greater calorie metabolism. Potassium plays an important role in the production of proteins, cell growth, and keeping our metabolism balanced.

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There are so many foods that you can add to your diet to keep your potassium levels running optimally. Things like sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, beet greens, beans, clams, prunes, carrot juice, molasses, halibut, tuna, cod, rainbow trout, and of course bananas. Too many people I know and even several of my clients still lack in getting the proper nutrients they need. I always highly recommend to supplement your diet at this point.

Saturn Supplements has the HIGHEST quality natural supplements on the market. Saturn’s Potassium formula is derived from a Gluconate source which is thought to be one of the most effective sources on the planet! Each serving provides your body with premium grade elemental Potassium. I don’t put anything in my body, but the best!

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I have been using Saturn Supplements exclusively for over 5 years. My overall health and wellness has improved 10 fold! If you are looking into supplements, I highly suggest checking out their full line. Again, top notch quality and phenomenal pricing!!! Thy just can’t be beat!!!

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SBSC Fit Motivation Monday Don’t Give Up Work Harder #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!!

!8 weeks and counting, till I am back on stage!!! My sponsor has my NPC Membership in, my tanning is paid and appointment made, hotel is booked and paid, and I paid my contest fees. I am entered and ready to go! I am on the road to earning my pro card and very excited about it!

I have several new clients starting this week. Even though change can be scary, they most often lead to amazing things! This is a new beginning for you. Everyone starts somewhere and this is your starting point. I am proud of you for taking the initial step. Let’s get you motivated and start this week strong!!!

This is YOUR time. It is the time where you prove to yourself that you CAN reach your goals. How bad do you want it?
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SBSC Fit Tips: Sleep and Fat Loss The Reason You May Have Hit A Wall #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

I hear this story a lot. The first few weeks of your fat loss journey went awesome, then all of a sudden everything just stopped. You are still working out just as hard as you were, your diet is on point, but why has your fat loss stopped?

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Most times the answer is a simple one. You aren’t getting enough sleep…

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Sleep is SO important!!! My husband worked in the mattress industry for years, so I know all about the importance of sleep. It seems to be more of a problem with women than men, but both seem to suffer from lack of sleep on some level. It’s a fact that people who get 7+ hours of sleep a night tend to have less body fat than people who don’t. Of course nutrition and activity level play a factor, but sleep is a huge part of the fat loss equation. If you are sleep deprived, physical activity is probably not something you look forward to, but that isn’t the only thing that will contribute to your weight gain. Sleep deprivation causes hormonal imbalances. Especially to your leptin and ghrelin levels. Too little leptin and too much ghrelin cause you to be hungry and unsatisfied.

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When you are sleep deprived, your leptin levels drop. It not only causes you to be hungry, but also slows your metabolism. Ghrelin does the opposite of leptin. It raises when you lack sleep. It tells your brain when you are burning energy and need to fuel up with food. When you lose sleep and your ghrelin levels rise, your body things you are expending energy and you get hungry. Problem is, you are not expending energy, so those calories are being stored vs being burned. This equates into more fat. Loss of sleep also increases your stress hormones as well as resistance to insulin. Both contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Sleep was one of my biggest struggles when I started on my fat loss journey. It is one that I battled with for years. The last year and a half my sleep has improved ten fold and so has my physique! It is amazing the changes that occurred when I finally made myself improve my sleeping habits. These are the ways I have been able to get 7-9 hours a night.

  • Go to bed earlier. Like most Americans, I like to peruse my social media accounts before bed. I lay there holding my phone over my face ha ha. I read my Bible verses, check my Instagram and Facebook, then the news. It was something that would keep me awake for an additional hour before trying to fall asleep. I still do these things, but now I go to bed earlier so I have the time to do so. Television is not as important to me as my goals, so I will cut that short in exchange for more rest.
  • Sleep in a cold dark room. When your room is colder and darker, you will get better sleep. A decrease in your body’s core temperature can initiate sleep. Studies have shown that your body’s temperature regulation plays a part in chronic insomnia.
  • Take the tv out of your bedroom. Some statistics say that Americans are vegging out in front of the tv for as much as 35 hours a week. You realize that’s at least 5 hours a day!!! Keeping the television on in your bedroom not only keeps you up later, but can also disrupt the sleep you are getting. Kicking the boob tube out of your tranquil sleep setting will have you getting more and better quality sleep.
  • My Secret Weapon Saturn’s Z-Restol. Saturn’s Z-Restol provides an all natural, peaceful sleep with its nourishing complex of Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Zinc, L-Theanine, and Melatonin. B vitamins are essential micronutrients and they are found in all cells in the body. These vitamins are involved in the regulation of metabolism, hormones, neurotransmitters, immune cells, enzymatic reactions and genetic materials. The effects of B vitamins on brain chemistry make them important to the treatment of insomnia. Magnesium is a mineral that’s function is to relax your nerves and muscles. It also promotes healthy circulation. Deficiencies of magnesium have been associated with several sleep disorders, including insomnia and restless leg syndrome. Zinc reduces stress levels, which we all know will help you get some zzz’s. L-Theanine is a naturally occurring amino with proven relaxation and anti anxiety benefits. Melatonin is a well known hormone that helps control your sleep and wake cycles. All together, they make the powerhouse that is Z-Restol. I get a more restful and full night’s sleep on this supplement. In turn, not only is my body functioning at it’s peak, but I feel better and wake easier! Hands down the best sleep supplement you will find!

Z-Restol

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References:
  1. <http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/sleep-obesity.htm> 11 March 2017
  2. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/12/19/Do-Cold-Temperatures-Improve-Sleep.aspx
  3. http://www.becomingminimalist.com/18-darn-good-reasons-to-get-the-tv-out-of-the-bedroom/
  4. http://www.livestrong.com/article/481527-vitamin-b6-insomnia/
  5. http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/magnesium-the-most-powerful-relaxation-mineral-available/
  6. https://nootriment.com/l-theanine-for-sleep/

SBSC Fitness Monday Motivation Time To Get Started #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday Fit Fam!!!

What a wonderful week we have a ahead of us! Welcome to all the new clients who are starting this week!!! You all are rockstars and I can already tell you are going to do fabulous!!! I am beaming from ear to ear and so honored that all of you are allowing me to be such a huge part of your journey!!!

Many of you know that I am on my own journey. If you do not, I am headed to the USA Championships in July, located in beautiful Las Vegas! It is s national level show, meaning it is the best of the best from across the nation, all competing for the coveted Pro Card. My dream when I started competing (as everyone’s is) is to earn my pro card and start competing at a professional level. I want to make it to the Arnold and someday even the Olympia. HUGE dreams I know, but what is life if we don’t have goals right?

My training has just been changed again and I would be lying if I said it wasn’t hard. My training often has me up early and knocked out even earlier ha ha. Right now, because of time restraints with the gym daycare and my hub’s job, I am training 3 separate times a day. It works and my body looks so different from this time last year when I was in prep. It’s crazy how much you can change in a short amount of time! Does it happen overnight? No, I so wish it did ha ha. With consistency, ANYONE can make HUGE changes! It does work. There are no magic pills, creams, wraps, shakes, cleanses, etc. No secrets, just work. To many that ugly truth is just too hard, but if you want that toned and tight body, you will have to make sacrifices and put in the work. The great news is, once you get into a routine, it does get easier. Yeah, you are still working, but you begin to enjoy it because you are getting results! Once your mindset changes, your body starts to follow.

I am excited and so driven to see each and every one of you succeed! The only thing that holds you back is YOU. Once you realize that you CAN do it, then you ill start seeing changes! Let’s get this week started strong!!!

You are your own worst enemy. When your mind starts to tell you that you “can’t”, silence that voice. Erase that word from your vocabulary. It’s not that you “can’t” It’s that you won’t. Yes, there is a difference. A person with no legs can’t run. You are just quitting, because you don’t want to. A person with a degenerative muscle disease can’t lift the weights. You are just quitting because you no longer want to. YOU CAN. This needs to be your motto. YOU CAN! Say this to yourself everyday. Several times a day if need be. That word is a bad word in my household and I suggest you make it one in yours too! You got this!!!

Happy Monday!
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SBSC Fit Tips: Reverse Aging and Get Better Sleep #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

The HGH Night Release by Saturn Supplements  has been a part of my supplement arsenal for a few years now.

hGH Night Release

 The Nighttime release with super-charged Free Form AminoAcids and Colostrum formula is being used successfully by bodybuilders throughout the world for its multi-leveled strength benefits.

I am really excited about this product! I have been sleeping like a baby, which is huge for me!!! We all know that sleep is an important factor to muscle growth. As I explained before, HGH or Human Growth Hormones are produced naturally in every person. It is what causes growth spurts in children, regulates muscle and bone growth, metabolism, and heart function. It is a very anabolic hormone. Women produce more than men, which is weird since men grow muscle easier than we do. Fact is they have much more testosterone than we do 😉 Which is why we do not bulk up easily, even with heavy lifting.

On top of it’s strength benefits, boosting hgh levels also helps you look younger! I don’t know about you, but I am vain enough to care about aging. Hgh levels are vital in the fight against cell degeneration. As we age our HGH levels begin to drop off and we start to see the effects in our appearance. Proper diet, exercise, and Saturn’s HGH Night Release help you stop and even reverse the aging process. I am 38 and look and feel better than I did in my 20’s!

The aminos in the HGH Night Release help naturally boost HGH levels. Whether you are looking to lose weight or gain muscle (tone up). We all know that after a high-intensity workout, muscle damage occurs. The pituitary gland secretes elevated HGH to repair these damaged muscles. Sleep is one of the most important factors in your success in this recovery and growth process.  Aminos are important to muscle growth too. Their Free form Amino Blasting Complex combined with, L-Ornithine Muscle blaster, and Colustrum immune response. Make your body a muscle building, age defying power house while you sleep.  Definitely a product worth checking out!!! Check out all their phenomenal supplements by clicking the link below.

Hope you all have a fabulously fit day xoxo

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SBSC Fitness Motivation Monday #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!!

I am so excited!!! I have so many new faces starting their journey’s this morning. Welcome to Team SBSC! First thing is first, write down your overall goal and post it somewhere you will see it daily. Every time you begin to lose focus, sit yourself down and remember your why. Whether you need to do this for health reasons or just want to love the skin you’re in. Remind yourself of how you felt when you signed up.

This week marks 20 weeks out for me from the USA Championships. One of the largest and most prestigious national shows in the NPC. I am very excited to get back on stage and compete for an opportunity at a Pro card. This is also a reminder, that I practice what I preach xoxo We all start somewhere xoxo

This week I want you to really focus on hitting your water intake and getting plenty of sleep. These are two factors that are usually overlooked and can slow your progress. You will doubt yourself and want to give up, don’t! You CAN do anything you set your mind to. It is a matter of believing in yourself and wanting it bad enough. I believe in you!!! Let’s kick this week off strong and get motivated!!!

I am proud of each and every one of you and want you to succeed!!!
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SBSC Fit Tips: Too Tired To Workout? Increase Your Energy Naturally. #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

One of the biggest excuses for not exercising regularly is lack of energy.

You always hear people say it’s because they are aging. In fact, it is NOT normal to decrease in energy as we age. Chronic fatigue and having low energy is actually a warning sign!

A warning sign for something more serious to come, like diabetes, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, digestive issues, obesity, etc. The list goes on and on. Studies have shown there are ways to prevent and possibly reverse these issues…..wait for it…. Naturally.

Your body is a complex eco system of sorts. If one thing is thrown off, it causes it to basically self destruct. An eco system is linked together by nutrient cycles and energy flows. The nutrients you consume are used as energy. Carbs, fats, and proteins, this is a concept we have all come to understand. What many fail to realize is how crucial the break down of the nutrients in our body is. 70% of your immune system is your digestive tract.

The bacteria in your gut (flora), when happy, sends messages to your energy producing organelle called mitochondria. These are basically the factories in your body that produce energy cells. Healthy gut bacteria produces byproducts that aid in keeping your intestinal lining strong. Without enough good bacteria to produce these substances, the intestinal tract becomes highly suceptible to damage. Inflammation can then leads to ulceration, which destroys areas of lining in the intestinal wall. This allows disease-causing bacteria, toxins, and undigested food particles to pass directly into the bloodstream, where they disrupt the the body’s normal function. This is when you begin to have issues.

You can improve all of this naturally by doing a few things. For starters, cut out soy products, wheat grass, and lower your leptin levels. Studies have shown soy in itself causes digestive issues,  thyroid suppression, constipation, sleepiness, has been linked to breast cancer, and produces what is called phytoestrogen. This causes a multitude of problems in women and men. The list of cons for soy is actually quite long and crazy! If you have time to research it, I highly recommend it! Wheat Grass contains Chlorophyll. It is what gives it plants their green color. It also absorbs and converts sunlight into energy, well for plants it does. For humans it is completely useless. This is coming from world renowned cardiologist, heart surgeon, and medical researcher Dr Steven Gundry. He is also the author of Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution. Anyway, he states that we aren’t like cows with 4 stomachs and digesting grass of any sort is difficult for the human body to do. I personally and not a fan of eating grass, so I will side with him. Increasing your polyphenol intake. Almonds, walnuts, olive oil, and dark berries are all high in polyphenols. These are truly super foods. They increase heart health, energy, fat loss, metabolism, as well as gut health.

Last but not least my fave for a healthy gut is Saturn Supplement’s all natural Enzymax. It helps break down starches, sugars, fats, and proteins in your digestive tract. It is the ultimate in digestive enzyme supplementation. This advanced formula provides your body with virtually every important digestive enzyme known, and in optimum proportions. We cannot always be sure that the foods that we consume are being digested and absorbed properly. Enzymax is one simple step closer to ensuring that proteins, food sources and other vital nutrients are assimilated properly, effectively, and that your gut bacteria stays happy!

Enzymax

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References:
  1. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Biology/mitochondria.html
  2. http://www.livescience.com/39444-gut-bacteria-health.html
  3. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11020/10-signs-you-have-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-sibo.html
  4. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/170-scientific-reasons-to-lose-the-soy-in-your-diet/

SBSC Fitness Motivation Monday Time To Achieve Greatness

Happy Monday!!!

I am officially 21 weeks out from the USA Championships in Las Vegas and getting SO excited!!! I know 21 weeks seems like a long time, but it really does go by pretty quickly. My main focus this year has been building just a bit more muscle and conditioning, conditioning, conditioning. I love the way I looked last year, but I felt that my lower half could have come in a bit tighter. I have been working hard with my gorgeous coach IFBB Pro Beckie Boddie to make sure that I am doting all my i’s and crossing all my t’s.

Can you believe this is an unedited photo!?!? Wowzers!!!

The USA’s is one of the largest national shows in the country. Nationally qualified competitors come from all over the United States to compete and they all bring their A game! Everyone wants their pro card, but only a select few will accomplish that goal. I plan on being one of them! I refuse to be out worked by anyone!!! After my prep last year, I know how hard it can get. With being said, I also know how awesome it felt to walk away with not one, but TWO 1st place wins! I have been talking to judges across the US and feel like I have a great grasp of what the judges are looking for. I am ready!!!

This week let’s keep the motivation high. When you have a goal, you have to keep that visualization vivid in your mind and make sure the intensity stays just as high during all of your training sessions. whenever you feel you are lacking, take a moment to refocus and get that game face back on!!!

Happy Monday to you! Get out their and know that you CAN do anything you set your mind to!!!

SBSC Fit Tips: Heart Healthy B Vitamins #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

I am only 38 years old. With that being said, over the past few years I have lost a lot of friends around my age to heart issues. When it is one, it is very unfortunate. But when it begins happening a few times a year, you start to ask yourself what’s going on???

Needless to say I started doing some research and what I found seriously had my jaw hit the floor.

Stats from the CDC

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack. Seriously scary numbers!

I have several friends who are currently battling heart issues. Many on powerful cholesterol lowering Statin drugs. These all come with a barrage of uncomfortable side effects like muscle pain, muscle damage, liver damage, increased blood sugar, type 2 diabetes, and even neurological effects.

I am adamant about prevention. I would rather take care of myself now, to avoid future problems. Knowing risk factors is a start.

Risk Factors…

  • Smoking
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Poor Diet
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Excessive Alcohol Use

Most Americans have at least one of these risk factors. All can be prevented, improved and/or reversed.

Smoking is an easy one, just quit! I’m not saying switch to puffing on e-cig…those are just as bad if not worse. I mean seriously commit to just quitting. I always hear about how hard it is to quit. I actually know how hard it is. I smoked for over 15 years and was up t 2 packs a day when I kicked the habit. The only way to quit was cold turkey. I developed a nasty gum chewing habit ha ha, but I would rather have that vice than the latter.

Excessive Alcohol Use is another easy one, just cut back. A glass of wine now and again is fine and in some studies even healthy, but if you are knocking back a bottle a day, it might be time to start reevaluating your free time ha ha.

Poor Diet, Physical Inactivity, and Overweight/Obesity all go hand in hand. If you improve your diet and start being more active, your weight will follow suit. For questions on how to get started with a healthy diet and exercise program contact me at SBSC Fitness. I train clients from all walks of life. Many whom have preexisting health issues and/or injuries. I customize all programs to each individual client. I am currently running an amazing special $149.99 for 12 weeks and just $199.99 for 24 weeks.

The last three risk factors High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and Diabetes can all be helped with proper diet and exercise as well as adding B vitamins to your daily supplement regimen.

B3 also known as Niacin lowers high blood pressure due to increased circulation; lowers bad cholesterol LDL and raises good cholesterol HDL, promotes healthy skin, digestive tract, normal mental function, and energy release from food.

B5 also known as Panthothenic Acid Creates formations of antibodies, normal functions of adrenal glands and release of energy from food as well as offers protection against the damaging effects of environmental pathogens such as cigarette smoke.

B12 known as Cobalamin can reduce cholesterol levels, but it can also provide additional cardiovascular health benefits, such as reducing the risk of developing atherosclerosis, which is hardening and narrowing of the arteries. Increases the production of red blood cells and maintenance of the nerves.

All of the B vitamins are extremely beneficial for overall health, but these key B vitamins are essential for amazing heart health! My go to is Saturn Supplement’s B-100 Complex.

B-100 Complex

Saturn’s B-100 Complex is designed to provide a single-source combination of the B vitamin family, including folic acid. This time-release B complex mimics natural sources of these compounds as found in yeast, green vegetables, and meats. Perfect supplement that covers all your B Vitamins, but most importantly the ones to keep you heart healthy!

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  1. CDC, NCHS. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed Feb. 3, 2015.
  2. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2015 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015;131:e29-322.
  3. Heidenreich PA, Trogdon JG, Khavjou OA, et al. Forecasting the future of cardiovascular disease in the United States: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2011;123:933-44. Epub 2011 Jan 24.
  4. CDC. Deaths, percent of total deaths, and death rates for the 15 leading causes of death in 10-year age groups, by race and sex: United States, 2013.
  5. CDC. Disparities in Adult Awareness of Heart Attack Warning Signs and Symptoms—14 States, 2005(https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5707a3.htm). MMWR. 2008;57(7):175–179.
  6. CDC. State Specific Mortality from Sudden Cardiac Death: United States, 1999(https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5106a3.htm). MMWR. 2002;51(6):123–126.
  7. Fryar CD, Chen T, Li X. Prevalence of Uncontrolled Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: United States, 1999–2010[PDF-323K]. NCHS data brief, no 103. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012.
  8. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/statin-side-effects/ART-20046013

SBSC Fit Monday Motivation #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!

Crazy week last week! I spent the better part of 3 days with a horrible bout of food poisoning. Day one was spent in pain. I literarily slept the whole day. I tried to eat, but most of the time I couldn’t because I had horrible stomach pain. It was a rough day to say the least. The second day I got back on my meal plan, but was still hurting a bit a slept quite a bit. The third day I spent resting and by the evening was training again. It was not a great way to end the week at all. I will say, if you ever have a food poisoning, boiling lemons and ginger into a drink is a life saver!!! It truly helped me SO much with pain and stomach healing.

I am ready to be back on track this week!!! I trained back yesterday. I was still a little out of sorts, but got an amazing training in! Today is delt and chest (my favorite) and I can’t wait to get some iron therapy in! I need to keep the momentum up, because I am officially 22 weeks out from the USA Championships!!! I am SO excited!!!

Let’s kick this week off strong and get motivated….

Today is your day! I remember looking at photos online and saying “I wish I looked like that” I didn’t succeed until I stopped wishing and started REALLY working! You CAN have anything you want, you just have to be willing to put in the work. Are you ready???

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SBSC Fit Tips: BCAA’s & Why Women Need Them #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

BCAA’s are the building blocks of protein.

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They are also the building blocks to all of your training goals!

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Let’s face it, we all have different goals. Some train for bodybuilding competitions, some for powerlifting, some endurance like CrossFit or long distance running, and many just to stay fit and healthy. No matter what you are training for, keeping your body fueled and running top notch is a universal priority!

This is why BCAA’s or Branch Chained Amino Acids are SO important! They provide every type of athlete the necessary fuel pre, intra, and post workout.

There are around 80 amino acids found in nature, but our bodies only utilize about 20. Each havening it’s own job to do. They are essential for our bodies to function properly. We know that aminos are the building blocks of protein. This is why it is recommended that you eat complete proteins. I recommend .8-1.0 grams per lb of body weight. Fish, poultry, beef, and protein powders are all amazing ways to get your protein. When the protein breaks down in your body, the individual aminos travel to exactly where your body needs them and some reassemble back into protein aka your muscles.

The fascinating thing about aminos when you consume them in concentrated form like supplements, they preform different functions that go beyond muscle making. I want to discuss the 7 aminos that help the ladies with our goals.

L-Carnitine ~ This amino helps our bodies  increase and utilize the little testosterone that we have to make it more efficient in building lean muscle, burning fat, prevent fatigue, prevent damage, and increase blood flow to the muscles.

Glutamine ~ Boosts the production of creatine, enhances muscle growth, improves recovery and immune function, aids in digestion, prevents fatigue and some will say prevents sweet tooth attacks.

Glycine ~ Increases growth hormone levels, boosts production of creatine, and stimulates muscles to contract which increases strength.

Taurine ~ You see this one in a lot of energy drinks, so you already know that it provides a boost of energy. It also enhances ALL your muscles abilities to contract. This means it gives you endurance.

Carnosine ~ Another muscle and endurance boosting amino, but this one also serves the purpose of destroying free radicals that can damage your muscles.

Arginine ~ This one increase nitric oxide production, increasing blood flow and giving you the ultimate pump. When this happens, that improved blood flow is delivering more essential nutrients to your muscle fibers and helping them grow as well as increase in strength.

Tyrosine ~ This one functions as a stimulant. It boosts the production of a hormone called Norepinephrine. This hormone enhances fat loss and controls your appetite. Like a natural thermogenic.

I like to add aminos to my one/+ gallons of water that I drink for the day. This way I am fueling my body constantly with the essentials. Mind you my training is split into two, 2 hour sessions a day, so I lose a lot of vital nutrients from sweating and intense training. Even with that being said, I would still recommend anyone to take BCAA’s throughout the day to make sure your body is functioning top notch, especially women!

My favorite Aminos are Saturn Supplement’s Aminos Pump 50000. I have been drinking these daily in my off season and contest prep for over 4 years now. An ultra concentrated amino acid powder, enriched with BCAA’s, extra L-Glutamine, and Nitric Oxide make this blend a performance powerhouse! There are 59 servings per container, so it is an AWESOME value!!!

Amino Pump 50000

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SBSC Fit Tips: What Is All The Hype About Nitric Oxide? #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Let’s start with what is Nitric Oxide?

Nitric Oxide is a gas that is naturally produced in the body. Enzymes in our body break down the amino acids L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, which in turn produces the gas. These aminos are considered semi essential aminos, meaning your body can produce them on its own. However, as we age this becomes harder to do. As we begin to lose our supply of the essential aminos, our ability to naturally produce Nitric oxide also diminishes. But what does that mean for you?

It actually means more than you may realize. Nitric Oxide has many AMAZING benefits! Since we are talking fitness, let’s start with it’s muscle building and endurance properties. Nitric Oxide in known to affect the release of hormones and adrenaline. It’s said to speed up growth and recovery time as well as increase blood flow. This would mean delivering more nutrients to muscles, helping them grow. Many athletes take Nitric Oxide supplements because they help you train harder and for longer. These were reasons enough for me to want to add it to my supplement stack. With my long and grueling training sessions, where my goal is to grow more lean mass. Growth and endurance are a top priority.

What I didn’t realize was all the additional benefits I would get from taking Nitric Oxide! Every organ in the human body can benefit. Everything from increasing blood, oxygen and nutrient flow, to improved brain function, focus, wound healing, weight loss, muscle and strength gains, endurance, as well as fight vascular diseases. It has been shown to benefit cancer and diabetes patients as well as healthy individuals just working on their diet. There is a reason that Nitric Oxide has been dubbed the “Miracle Molecule” The biggest benefits that have been game changers for me are the fat burning, mental focus, and keeping me healthy during contest prep. With the increased stress on my body and calorie deficit, I am more susceptible to illness. Having Nitric Oxide has helped keep me at the top of my game.

Saturn Supplements has 2 Nitric Oxide products that are a staple in my supplement stack year round. The first one is Nitric Oxide Raw.

Nitric Oxide RAW

Nitric Oxide RAW is formulated with Vaso-DX, a proprietary compound of arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (A-AKG), arginine-hydrochloride (A-HCl), and arginine pyroglutamate (APG); all three important biochemical factors associated with the dual-action of vasodilation and growth release. There’s no other product like it for delivering a constant ‘pump’, throughout the body.

The second is Saturn’s K-Pump Hydrate

K-Pump

Saturn’s K-PUMP is the ideal Intra-Workout Muscle Pumping / Strength-Endurance Energy Formula! Packed full of Performance Enhancing Nitric Oxide, Muscle-Building Amino Acids, Mental Focus Actives, and Body Trimming Energizers, K-Pump contains the means to deliver!

When you have a better understanding of what your body needs to achieve your goals, you can begin fueling it properly. Once that happens, you begin to see and better yet, feel the changes.

For more guidance on training, nutrition, and supplementation check out Team SBSC Fitness. We strive to get you real results! For the month of February, all of our online personal training packages are 50% off. HUGE savings!!! CLICK HERE to find out more!

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SBSC Fitness Motivation Monday! Time To Work It!!! 50% Off All Online Personal Training Programs #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!

This week is a spectacular week! SBSC has several new clients! We are so excited and honored to be a part of your journey xoxo

And just a reminder, all online programs are half off and if you are a current client, if someone mentions your name when they sign up, YOU get free weeks!!! To get a jump start on things, I want you to sit down and think about your why or why’s. List them and post them somewhere to remind you why you are starting this journey. There will be times when you are on cloud nine and other times when you will need the reminder of how you felt when you first started to give you a kick start again.

I will be with you every step of the way to guide you and show you what is going to get you results! You have taken the biggest and scariest step, which is getting started. This week is the beginning of all the awesomeness that is to come!!!

Let’s get this week started with tons of motivation to rev you up for the week!!!

You are an amazing person and I believe that you CAN and you WILL do this!!! If you are not signed up with SBSC Fitness and are looking for REAL SUSTAINABLE results, CLICK HERE to find out more and get started on your road to loving your body xoxo
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SBSC Fit Tips: Trim Your Tummy & Whittle Your Waist #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

“I want a flatter tummy &/or smaller waistline” This is the top request of my female clients.

Most are insecure with their stomach area. I have been there and understand completely the feelings. I assure that you are beautiful the way you are! Self love is the MOST important part of your journey!!! We have been programed to believe that a tight and toned stomach is the end all and be all of beauty. It is nice to have and look at, but is not what defines you and certainly is not what makes you beautiful.

With that being said, I know many still desire a flat and toned tummy. It has taken me years to figure out what exactly works and what does not. There are tips, but I assure you it is much simpler than you thought.

One ~ You Can Not Spot Reduce. Many believe that you can do sit ups and crunches to rid yourself of belly fat. This is actually false. Although I do support doing ab and core work to strengthen your abs and give them shape, doing them will not make your stomach flatter or waist line smaller, until you lose the access fat that is covering them, you will not be able to see the fruits of your labor. I recommend doing some cardio to burn access calories. I personally like steady state. getting your heart rate between 125-140.  Here are some great ab workouts that will help you sculpt your abs and also burn calories.

Windshield Wipers

These are great for your obliques and help make your waist line tighter. 3 sets of 20 reps. As you become more advanced, you can straighten your legs, then even move on to hanging windshield wipers.

Lunges

You may not realize that this exercise is not just for a glorious butt and legs. It actually engages much of your core. Just be sure to keep your abs braced and tight throughout the movement. 3 sets of 20 reps. You can add weights as you get more advanced.  Stand with feet apart and step forward into a lunge position. Keep your back leg in line with your torso and knee about 3 inches from the ground.

Reverse Crunches

Lie on your back with your knees together and your legs bent to 90 degrees, feet planted on the floor. Place your palms face down on the floor for support. Tighten your abs to lift your hips off the floor as you crunch your knees inward to your chest. Pause at the top for a moment, then lower back down without allowing your lower back to arch and lose contact with the floor. 3 sets of 20 reps.

Obviously, these are just a few things that can strengthen your core and you can find variations to make them more difficult as your core strength increases.

Two ~ Abs Are Made In The Kitchen. You hear and see this a lot in the fitness industry and it is absolutely true! If you are eating crap, your body will reflect that. I am all for eating goodies, but in moderation. Learning proper portion size is something many need to work on. I like to also split my meals up into 6 or more throughout the day. This helps me to eat smaller portions and feel more satisfied throughout the day. I also recommend a high fiber and high protein diet. Many, especially women, are lacking in both. I find that most of my female clients eat a lot of non fibrous carbs, a lot of fat, and oddly enough have been starving themselves. They are usually shocked when I give them a higher calorie count. many also have a hard time hitting their protein amount with food. For this I always recommend a good quality protein powder. I love Saturn Supplement’s Women’s Pro Whey. It is a delicious tasting easy-to-digest Hydrolysate Whey Protein formula designed for women that not only provides sound nutrition, but also nourishes other elements of the body which include Hair, Skin, Nails, Eye, Heart, Strength, Muscle-Tone, and Weight Management. Due to the purity of the hydrolysate form of whey protein, Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is Sugar, Fat, Cholesterol, Lactose and Gluten-Free. It also contains a host of vital nutrients such as Vitamins, Electrolytes, Minerals and contains the richest source of whey protein which allows for maximum Amino Acid + BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) body-enriched potential. In addition, they added a 1500mg Nitric Oxide Blast per serving for enhanced cardio performance and health. It is an overall amazing protein supplement. Especially for those just getting started.

Women's Pro Whey

Three ~ Steer Clear Of All The Magic Pills, Wraps, Teas, Detoxes, Etc. Most of these can actually cause you to gain more of a belly back after use. they cause health problems and bloating. Advice I always heed is, If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Have patience and know that as long as you keep going, you will get results.

Four ~ DRINK YOUR WATER!!! This is one of the most over looked parts of fat loss. Many are dehydrated and they have belly bloat. It makes you weigh more and look bigger. If you drink at LEAST half your body weight in ounces, you will see dramatic differences!!! It is amazing what drinking water can do!!! Some tell me they don’t like it. To them I say, well then you don’t want it bad enough. If you want to see the changes, you will drink the water.

If you feel like you are doing all of this and still not getting results, I can help you. It is possibly just a few tweaks to your training and or diet. SBSC Fitness is running our February Love Yourself Sale! You can save up to 50% off of your online training program. Let us help you get the results you want!

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SBSC Fit Tips Kid Fit: Don’t let Cold & Flu Season Slow Your Kiddos Down #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Cold and flu season are in full effect.

Most parents know it is near impossible to avoid when you have school age kids or if they attend daycare. Many attend while sick and their germs spread like wildfire! We were hit by a nasty bug a couple of weeks ago.

Even though getting sick does happen, you can cut down the amount of times it happens. Here are some tips that my family practices to keep Zoe happy and healthy!

One ~ Germ Education. A great start to keeping your kiddos from getting sick is educating them on germs and how our bodies fight them. This is a quick movie I showed Zoe, so she could better understand germs and bacteria.

Two ~ Washing Hands. Telling your kiddos to wash is not enough. You have to show them how to properly wash their hands. Make sure they are getting them nice and sudsy and scrubbing away all the yuckys before rinsing. I have Zoe sing either her ABC’s or Twinkle Little Star while scrubbing, so she knows she has washed them enough. Make sure they are using warm water. Key times to wash hands are after they use the potty, after playing with toys or playground equipment, before and after they handle food, and after being around someone who is sick.

Three ~ Keeps Hands Away From The Face. This one we constantly have to remind Zoe. Like many kiddos, when she is tired or stressed, she comforts herself by sucking her thumb. I have no issue with the thumb sucking, but we usually do have to remind her to wash her hands before and after she does. Especially after daycare. Just touching her face in general. We try to make sure she knows to wash her hands thoroughly before touching her face. This will also help stop the spread of germs if your little is sick.

Four ~ Make Sure They Are Drinking Their Water. Drinking plenty of water is a great way to keep your kiddos not just hydrated, but also able to fight nasty germs. Water helps flush toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose, and throat issues. As well as eliminates the waste from our bodies by carrying the waste from the cells to the lungs, kidneys, skin, and intestines for excretion. You say your child doesn’t like water? Eliminate the sugary drinks and MAKE them drink water. You are the parent. It is our responsibility to make sure they are making healthy choices. When you eliminate the unhealthy ones, they have no choice 😉

Five ~ Kids Multi Vitamin. Multi-vitamins are important, because there are many days when your child will be lacking in vital micronutrients. These micronutrients help their bodies fight off viruses, germs, and bacteria. Vitamins A,C, B-6, B-12, D,E,  Folic Acids, Zinc, etc. are all very important to keep your child healthy and happy. Zoe has been taking Saturn Supplement’s Children’s Yummy-Vites since she was 2. She loves them, because they are yummy and look like gummy bears. I love them, because they keep her body and immune system running top notch and Saturn is a trusted brand for our family. I would not give my child anything less than the best, which is all Saturn has to offer! Saturn’s Children’s Yummy-Vites formula is designed to provide children with a natural source of daily multivitamin nutrition. They are naturally sourced in both color and flavor and are the most delicious tasting gummy bears available!

Children's Yummy-Vites

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