SBSC Fit Tip: Flaxseed Oil Benefits Fat Loss, Heart Health, Joint Health & More#PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

For those not in the know, flax is a plant.

The seeds are high in fiber and commonly used whole, cracked, and ground for baking. According to the Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, a flax seed is about 40% oil by weight. Of this oil, 55% of it is omega-3 fatty acid.

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can benefit you greatly in many, many ways.

Everything from burning stored body fat, healthy heart, healthy skin, proper brain function, to joint health.  Omega-3s are an important component of almost all of your cell membranes; therefore, sufficient amounts of these fatty acids are necessary and need to be balanced to maintain good health. The “3” in Omega-3s refers to the major types of fatty acids that are consumed in foods and used by our body: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Flaxseed oil supplementation combined with sensible diet has also been found to be beneficial to people suffering from high cholesterol levels. It has been linked to a decreased risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome, since it reduces the amount of fat and glucose in the blood. People suffering from cardiovascular disease and hypertension have also found relief from their symptoms and facilitated healing through supplementation with flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil reduces inflammation in the joints, skin and kidneys. This is especially awesome for those who suffer from inflammation associated with gout, lupus, and fibrocystic breasts. It also has phenomenal skin healing properties fr those who suffer from acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and even sunburn. The Omega-3s actually benefit not just your skin, but your hair and nails as well!

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Saturn Supplement’s Flaxseed Super Omega Food is Cold-Pressed, meaning that no external heat is applied during extraction of the flaxseed seeds. Making it one of the best on the market!

I take it 3 times a day during contest prep to make sure that I am supplying my body with EFA’s and that I look and feel my best come show time!!!

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SBSC Fitness Motivation Monday No More Excuses! Make This Your Week!!! #BuildWithThePowerOfTheUniverse @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!!

My family and I are headed out tomorrow morning. In case you missed the memo, we are relocating to Phoenix, Arizona.

We are always excited for our new adventures!!! This one we get a HUGE city to play in and all the hiking one can dream of!!! We do love being surrounded by mountains ha ha. Just like last year, I am moving during contest prep. It does make things a little more difficult. I am currently carb cycling, so had to prep all my meals in baggies for the next two days to make sure I don’t miss any meals. We will be staying in a hotel tomorrow night and getting into our ne apartment on Wednesday. Luckily Tuesday is just two rounds of cardio (morning session and night session) and abs, which makes things a bit easier. Wednesday I will use the hotel gym to get my morning cardio in then use the new apartment gym in the evening for back training and more cardio. Thursday we will be joining a new gym and doing a ton of unpacking! Although it seems that we always have a lot on our plate, we lead a very productive life. We are always moving ahead!!! We are still working towards some huge goals and that will never change. We have no regrets and are excited with every new chapter!!!

This week is YOUR week for change! It is YOUR week to start anew! What is your goal? Why are you here? Let’s get you on the ladder to success and help you start seeing results in the areas you want the most!!! Just a reminder, this is the final week for the SBSC Fitness half off sale. That is 12 weeks of customized training to your schedule, your abilities, your available or not available equipment, and your goals. No excuses, just hard work! Let us help you start achieving your goals one day at a time!!!

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Lady Swole Monday….

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This is YOUR week!!! Let’s make things happen!!!

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SBSC Fit Tip: Get Tight, Get Toned #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

The top goal most of my clients seem to have is to lose fat and get tight and toned. This is a great goal! Being lean, healthy, and toned not only is a boost to your self esteem, but also your overall health as well.

There are however, some misconceptions that I would like to clear up.

Being toned doesn’t necessarily mean weighing less. One thing I try to stress to clients is that fat loss doesn’t always equal weight loss. Especially when you are starting to grow muscle. Muscle is more dense than fat. The scale is a minor tool used to observe progress. I stress to always take weekly photos. Measurements are great too! The scale can be helpful, but it can also be detrimental. We have been preprogramed to step on the scale to see if we are getting results. I often find that the scale doesn’t show me anything but an inconsistent number. Your weight fluctuates throughout the day and things like hormones, water weight, having to poop, time of day, stress, sleep or lack there of, etc. can all affect the scale. Even though I do use it as a tool, I always celebrate non scale victories more!!!

You can not spot reduce. As much as I wish this was a thing, spot reducing just doesn’t exist. You can not do 1000 crunches a day in hopes that it will lean out your stomach, or 50 body weight squats while watching tv in hopes that it will lean out your booty. The only way to lose fat is pure and simple calorie deficit. No, I do not mean to put yourself on a starvation diet. There is a science to nutrition. each person is different and what macro-nutrients work for one person may not work for another. You still need food to fuel your body. If you aren’t healthy, you won’t get results. Fat loss happens in each individual differently. For example, my legs and glutes are always the last things to lean out. That is where I hold most of my body fat. Some people lean out from the extremities in, meaning their legs and arms will get lean before their torso. It comes down to genetics. No matter how you lean out, just keep going and it will all get there!!!

Weight training or muscles will make you bulky. This is one I battle with many of my female clients. For women, building large muscles is very difficult. Seriously, it’s actually hard for men to grow large muscles. Growing or bulking up has a lot to do with diet. To grow like most women are afraid to, it would take a huge increase in calories. Now that we are past that, muscles are important if you want the toned look. Without muscles, you are just skin and bone. If you like that look, I certainly am not bashing it. Some prefer to be just skinny. To each their own. When I talk with some of my female clients about their overall goals and I ask them what they are looking for, I have had a few actually send me photos of fitness models. They want to have toned arms and legs, lean stomachs, and perky butts. To have these things, muscles are important.

One of the biggest benefits to having muscles is increased fat loss!!! Yes, grow muscles, lose fat. For me, that is a no brainer!!! The more muscle your body has, the more calories it burns. Remember when I said, to get lean you need to be in a calorie deficit? Well the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism runs. What does this mean? Well this means, you can eat more while in a calorie deficit. I don’t know about you, but being able to eat more AND lose fat is a pretty cool thing!!! Burning calories, just for having muscle… um Sign me up!!!

Obviously growing muscle doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, discipline, consistency, and most of all patience. I am often asked if supplements help? The answer is yes, with certain goals supplements can be important.  One supplement I love to recommend is Saturn Supplement’s Outer Limits. It is an all in one Muscle Fuel Complex. It has all your muscle building amino acids, thermo-energizers for fat loss, digestive enzymes, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and essential key nutrients to help boost the loss of fat and growth of lean muscle.

kimg1178Everything is pre-packaged. I LOVE that they do this! It makes it easy to grab and go. I personally lead a very active lifestyle, so being able to just throw a packet in my gym bag and run out the door is awesome! It saves me time from having to count out pills and put them in a holder.

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Another thing you never have to worry about with Saturn’s products is quality. They ship your products to your door fast and they are of the BEST quality!!! I have been using Saturn’s products for over 4 years and hands down have not found any company that can hold a candle to Saturn’s quality, freshness, results, and amazing customer service. There is s reason they have been doing this for well over 25 years! They truly know their stuff! To be able to get and use products that are used by elite athletes worldwide, it’s a pretty big deal!

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SBSC Fitness Monday Motivation! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!!

A lot more new faces this week! I’m very excited and honored that you chose SBSC Fitness to help guide you on your journey! Every Monday I make a motivational post, just to get us geared up for the coming week and to keep myself accountable for my own journey.

This week is a busy one. If you have been following me on here or social media, you know that my family is on the move again! We are now headed to the Phoenix, Arizona area. My husband has a senior management opportunity with a company and we just couldn’t pass it up! We have family and several friends there, so it is just a great move for all of us. We are very excited!!!

Some might be asking if I am still going to compete in the Las Vegas Classic on November 5th. The answer is ABSOLUTELY! I have been training hard for this competition. The drive is just over 4 hours, so just a short road trip away.

Seems we are moving by the end of the week, so I have a lot on my plate. My training takes 3-4 hours split between two sessions, Zoe has school with me for 2-3 hours, I have a full load of clients, and I am trying to get this house packed and cleaned. Needless to say, I am not bored ha ha ha ha.

Like I said before motivation Monday is a great way to get some positive thoughts running through your head. Mondays have a bad rap. Most people looks at it as ugh Monday is here, time to get back to work. If you change that negative to a positive, Mondays become the base of starting an awesome week! Today let’s not make it an Oh no it’s Monday day, let’s make it an Okay Monday show me what you got, kind of day!

As always, I like to kick things off with a little Lady Swole Monday…

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You will want to make excuses. Trust me, there are days when I have NO interest in training or tracking my foods, but my end goal is something I want SO bad. On those days, I sit down and I think about why I started. I look back at how far I have come. These thoughts and desires fuel me. They light a fire in me that makes me want to train harder. That feeling of “man, I just don’t want to go.” or “Ugh, my body hurts so bad.” Those thoughts go away and I just go do what needs to be done. Those day I usually end up training more fierce than the days that I look forward to the gym. Never forget you WHY. Never forget why you started. And most importantly, stop looking at how far you need to go and look at how far you have already come!!!

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SBSC Fit Tip: Glutamine Not Just For Recovery #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the body. Known for it’s benefits in the fitness industry such as, supports muscle growth, decreased muscle waste, increased endurance, as well as growth and recovery support.

However, the benefits list for Glutamine is much greater and more valuable than most realize! Let’s take a look at the top benefits for L-Glutamine.

Arthritis & Joint Health ~ Doctors have begun adding glutamine to arthritis treatments, because of it’s ability to repair damaged cartilage tissues due to age-related joint degeneration. It can also help by providing increased energy and immunity necessary to fight the disease and perform daily functions.

Depression ~ As a depression treatment It has proven to be an innovative approach in addressing various forms of depression and mood swings without the use of drugs. According to multiple studies L-Glutamine health benefits contribute to enhanced nervous system functions, increases more positive outlook and removes toxic ammonia wastes from the brain tissues.

Diabetes ~ Glutamine effectively aids in glucose utilization keeping blood sugar levels under control. It’s health benefits also reduce the likelihood of insulin resistance in individuals consuming diets excessively high in fats.

Irritable Bowel Symptom ~ For irritable bowel syndrome, the treatment is one of the most effective natural approaches in addressing diarrhea and poor digestion.  L-Glutamine works by repairing gastrointestinal lining and promoting healthier nutrient absorption.

Brain Health ~ It has actually been dubbed “Brain Food”. Glutamine boosts brain function by increasing glutamic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid, which are two of the most important neurotransmitters located in the brain. By increasing neurotransmission, the brain is able to complete important functions more efficiently.

Saturn Supplement’s Glutamine Body Protect is a natural fortifying source of l-glutamine. The best quality glutamine to replenish, recover, protect, and fortify.

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References: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/glutamine   University of Maryland Medical Center. Glutamine. Last reviewed June 20, 2009. Available at: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/glutamine-000307.htm
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Just A Little SBSC Monday Motivation For Ya! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

It’s Monday! Time to get motivated!!!

Every week I sit down and think about my goals. My short term goals and my long term. I think about what I am going to have to do to get them complete. I decide what steps need to be taken this week and I go do it! This is how you get things accomplished. It doesn’t get any more simple than that! Picture your goal, make a plan, go do it.

The SBSC household has a lot going on. I’m still not able to elaborate much, but we are packing up the house. HUGE changes are coming about in the next 2 weeks. Happy and exciting changes, so no need to worry ha ha ha. On top of all that my contest prep is still in full effect. I am 8 weeks out. It’s crazy to me that I am already in the single digits as far as how far out from the competition I am. It seems like I just started prep not that long ago. So far, I still feel really strong. My nutrition has been changing constantly. Last week and this week I have been reloading, which I don’t mind in the least. I do love my carbs ha ha. Next week I will be back to carb cycling. My body actually responds really well to it. The changes this year in my physique have been insane! Again, blessed to have friends who have so much knowledge in the sport and in nutrition to guide me in the right direction. I am certainly bringing a new physique to the Las Vegas Classic stage this year and I am very excited about it!

Team SBSC has a lot of new faces starting this week! We are so excited to be a part of your journey!!! I post these Motivation Monday and SBSC Fit Tips on Tuesday, every week. Feel free to check them out. There is usually some great tips and awesome motivation to start your week strong! Speaking of starting strong, let’s kick the week off right with a little Lady Swole Monday…

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This week is what you make it, so own it! Remember, if you have questions, need a pep talk, are feeling overwhelmed, need someone to talk you through that last 5 mins in cardio (we have all been there ha ha) Clients, you know my number 😉 I am on call for you and you are NEVER a bother! I want you to succeed!!! Let’s kick ass this week!!!

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SBSC Fit Tips: Beauty Boosting Tips #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

When talking about making healthy improvements, I always mean overall.

Being healthy from the inside out is important. When you start to make changes in your diet and exercise routine, you not only change the shape of your body, but the shape that your hair, skin, and nails are in as well!

When I started my journey, my skin was mess and my hair not much better. My hair was so bad, I had cut it all off. Making improvements in those areas has been important to me, as I am sure it is with most aging women. In the past 6 years I have made huge strides, not only in my physique, but also with the texture of my skin, the strength of my nails, and both in regards to my hair.

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My husband says I have been reverse aging and looking back on pics, I think he may be right! I do have some tried and true beauty tips that I have been following over the past few years.

One ~ Drink Tons Of Water ~ Water is essential to maintaining optimum skin moisture and delivering essential nutrients to the skin cells. It replenishes your skin tissue and increases its elasticity. Helping delay the appearance of signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. I personally drink anywhere from 1-2 gallons a day. To some that is in excess, but you must keep in mind I train for over 2 hours daily, so my body loses a ton of water through sweat.

Two ~ A Great Multi Vitamin ~ What you put into your body shows on the outside. I actually take 2 different supplements for my hair skin and nails. Both are from Saturn Supplement’s Athena Women’s Series. The first one is Saturn’s Vita-Bites Fruit Chews. They are a natural multivitamin supplement that’s designed to provide women with a source of daily nutrients that’s as delicious as it is nutritious. I add this in, to cover any missed nutrients in my diet. Each serving includes a host of vital nutrients such as Biotin, Choline, Folic Acid and Vitamin D-a complex that assists with health-optimization for heart, eye and immunity.

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The Second one is Saturn’s Beauty-3. This stuff is miracle in a bottle! It has a host of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and energizing herbals provide the body with an extensive range of beauty to health optimizing benefits that range from cell-fighting age-defense protection to strong, healthy and shiny hair-skin-nails beautification. It is one of my favorite supplements, based on results!!!

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Three ~ My Moisturizing Coffee Scrub ~ I love my homemade moisturizing coffee scrub! I have been using it for a little over a year now and my skin’s overall look and texture and improved 10 fold. It is a simple recipe. This amount lasts a few weeks. 3 tbsp used coffee grounds, 1 whole egg, 1 tbsp mayo w/ olive oil, 1 tbsp olive oil. Mix well rub all over your face and neck (I actually used this last year full body before my competition to slough off all dead skin and leave a soft base before my spray tan) Leave on for about 15 mins then scrub in small circles, before rinsing. You are left with bright, soft, and supple skin. You can keep it in the fridge. I use it once to twice a week.

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Four ~ My Moisturizing Hair Mask ~ This one I also have been using for quite a while and it is awesome for conditioning your dry tresses. I just coat my hair in Mayo with olive oil, wrap my head in a plastic bag and let it sit for 30-45 mins before rinsing. leaves my hair silky and shiny. You only smell like potato salad while it’s in your hair 😉 Once you rinse and wash with shampoo, there is no smell.

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What are some of your favorite beauty regimes or tips? I would love to know!!!

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Happy Monday SBSC Fitness Motivation!!! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!!

Whew! Last week was a rough one for me. I was a bit sick, so my already difficult training became much harder. I pushed through and did what I had to. I am officially 9 weeks out and feeling great about my progress!!! I found a new vein yesterday, so I guess you can say things are getting pretty serious ha ha ha ha

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Zoe’s first week of school was awesome! So awesome in fact that she wanted to have school time over the holiday, so we are now 3 days ahead of schedule ha ha. Not a bad thing considering everything we have and will have going on in the coming weeks.

I had clients check in’s over the past few days as well. WOWZERS! My clients are really kicking ass! I am SO proud of each and every one of them!!! HUGE strides this week and they all have me motivated!

Let’s start this week off strong with a little Lady Swole Monday…

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This is YOUR time! You are in control of your outcome and your results. Take it one week at a time and I promise you will get to the goal!!!

For information on nutrition, training, supplementation, and/or for accountability check us out at www.sportsbrasandsippycups.com Due to popular demand, we decided to extend the sale out for the full month of September. I want to help you achieve your dreams and make them a reality! Let’s do this!!!

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SBSC September Goals And Extended Sale!!! CHECK THIS OUT!!! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

It’s September! New month, means new goals!!!

I am really excited to start this month! I am basically down to the single digits, when it comes to my weekly competition count down. As of Saturday I will be officially 9 weeks out. I am excited every year to hit the stage! This year is no different. Taking a much different approach to my diet and training and so far seeing some remarkable changes. This year will definitely be the leanest I have ever come into a competition.

September is going to be a busy month for the SBSC household. We have taken on quite a few more clients. This is awesome, because I love helping others reach their potential!!! Contest prep of course has me training much more and Zoe starting school has also added to my day. It is chaotic, but I love the challenge!!!

As I do every month, I am posting my goals. I do this , because setting smaller goals helps me accomplish my larger goals. Posting them here, allows my clients and followers to get a better idea of what goals they may want to set for themselves and keeps me accountable. A key is to make sure that the time frame for your goals is attainable. Take some time to sit down and really think about where you are wanting to take yourself, be it physically, mentally, your family life, career, etc. Then think about what small steps you need to take to get there. Breaking it down makes easier to accomplish without feeling overwhelmed.

Here are my September Goals….

Goal One ~ Stay Driven, Focused, & Hungry ~ Contest prep has a way of breaking down even the strongest of people. There is a particular mindset you have to adapt to be able to continue grueling training sessions long cardio, and a strict diet. Your mind constantly wants to quit. I set this goal, not because I struggle with it, but because I want to remind myself to stay driven, focused, and hungry. Getting so close last year to placing and not being able to follow through lit a fire under me. I wasn’t mad that I lost, but was disappointed. I don’t want to walk away empty handed this year. I have a goal to get NQ and compete in nationals next year. Everyone brings their best, so I need to make sure my best is better!

Goal Two ~ Pack Up ~ It seems we are on the move again. Our lease ends the first week of October, but…. that isn’t the exact reason we are moving. I can’t quite announce exactly where or why we are moving yet, but I have been told to start packing up the house! I can say that adventure seems to love this family ha ha ha. I do love our life and our experiences and trust that wherever God wants us, is where we will end up!

Goal Three ~ Posing Practice ~ With all that ^ being said, I need to get my posing coach to make sure we get a good basis for my posing and iron out any bugs I have for now. Obviously, as my physique changes, my posing will need slight tweaks as well. Those we should be able to do over Skype. I am grateful that IFBB Pro Beckie Boddie has taken me under wing this year. Goodness knows that I needed the help with posing ha ha .

Goal Four ~ Keep Zoe Going ~ Zoe loves to learn, so gets excited everyday for school. My only concern is she seems to get bored with their math, because she is so far ahead of what they are teaching. I plan on discussing it with her teacher and seeing what she says. Other than that, the two hours a day of school has been a fun experience for both of us! She loves playing on the computer and all the worksheets and I love watching her learn, grow, and develop. It’s a win, win for both of us!!! So far, I am very happy we went this route. She will not lose out on any education no matter where we are, it’s done on our schedule, and she can even have school on holidays and trade out the day off. Works great for us, since we like to hit the road on occasion!

This month only has 4 goals, but they will all keep me quite busy!!! I am excited for this month and for what the future holds!

Due to demand, I have decided to carry the sale out through the month of September! Our 12 week customized online training programs are just $149.99 that is half off the full price. I hear the same excuses all the time, I can’t afford a personal trainer. I travel and can’t workout. I can’t go to the gym, so can only train at home. The gym atmosphere intimidates me, so I only workout at home. This is awesomeness of this sale and this program! YES, just $149.99 for 12 weeks of training!!! That is less than most bootcamps 😉 This is not a shake, wrap, pill, or get skinny quick scheme. You WILL have to work hard! I customize your training, nutrition, and supplementation to suit your goals and your current situation. If you can only train at home, then it is designed for that. If you only use hotel exercise rooms, then I customize it for that. No more excuses! Now it comes down to how bad do you want it!?!?

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My August Goals Recap #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Wowzers! This month went by in a flash!!!

August has been a great month and better things are on the horizon!!! This month’s goals, although seem easy have been difficult to say the least. With focus and discipline, I feel like I did great accomplishing each one! I always encourage everyone to make a monthly or even weekly goal list. Something you can keep tabs on, to keep yourself accountable and on track.

My monthly goals are small steps to my big goals. I try to strategize a plan every month of what I need to either continue doing or need to add to my monthly tasks to get me closer to my dreams. Then, I check them off one by one…

Goal One ~ Stay Focused ~ I typically have tunnel vision once prep starts. This year is no different. am taking a completely different approach this year to diet and training and it is paying off!!! I am grateful to have friends at the pro level who have been gracious enough to help me on my journey. Staying focused isn’t hard when you want something bad enough.

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Goal Two ~ Rest ~ This has always been hard for me. I am a super active person. Making this a goal was a good thing! I have been taking more time for myself. I force myself to lay down with my feet up for at least 30 mins daily, I have been hitting the sheets earlier and forcing myself to go to sleep, and I have been taking two rest days a week. I definitely can see and feel a difference!

Goal Three ~ Quarter Turn To The Right ~ I never stop posing practice!!! This year I actually get a pro’s help in this area which will make for a huge change in my stage appearance as well! IFBB Pro Beckie Boddie has been a huge help all through prep. I was fortunate enough to have met her at the Las Vegas Classic last year. She trains at my gym and has been offering up training and diet help all year, not to mention taking me under her wing and showing me the ropes in posing. I have been blessed to have met such awesome people, not just in Vegas, but in this industry as a whole!!!

Goal Four ~ School Shopping ~ This was an easy task, because Zoe has been doing lesson time at home for years. We had most of the supplies, plus with her doing online public school they had sent out quite a bit of what she needed as well.

Goal Five ~ First Day Of School ~ We were SO excited to start school this year!!! Having someone else in charge of her lesson plan has been a bit different for me, but so far, so great! We love it! She loves each subject and I love the throughout instructions as well as the fun lessons. I am happy that she and I get to grow and learn together!!! I also love that school is on our schedule and can be done anywhere, as long as we have internet. Her first day of school was a blast and we look forward to the whole school year!!!

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I do have some big news that was recently dropped in my lap…I can’t announce it quite yet, but will soon.

Hope you all are getting your goals set for the month and are prepared to kick ass!!! Your big goals are easier to achieve when you take smaller steps to accomplish them!

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SBSC Fit Tips: Women & Protein Shakes, What Really Are The Benefits? #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

SBSC Fitness specializes in fat loss and truth be told, most of our clients are women. One of the most common issues I see with our female clients is that they have a hard time consuming the amount of protein we set for them in their macros. What many do not realize is that protein is essential to their progress.

Many women who look into protein shakes get the impression that they are only for bodybuilders. While it is true that protein shakes help develop lean muscle mass, many women do not seem to realize that this is important for getting that desired sleek toned look that so many are working towards. Ladies, I am here to say you can not “tone” what you do not have. If you are afraid to build muscle, then you will be chasing a dream body that you will never achieve. Being skinny or thinner, does NOT equal being toned.

Adding protein shakes to your diet will not only allow you to start building quality lean muscle, but also encourage fat loss, increase satiety, deliver essential nutrients and even improve metabolic activity. In a study published in 2007 in the journal “Metabolism,” obese women who used protein shakes as meal replacements over a 16-week trial period lost more than 10 percent of their body weight and 20 percent of body fat.

Saturn Supplements has developed a phenomenal quality protein shake just for women! Women’s Pro Whey Advantage 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.

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Hands down the best women’s protein powder on the market. Boasting 32g of protein per delicious serving. No fat and less than one carb, it makes sense that so many women are turning to Women’s Pro Whey Advantage as their go to protein powder of choice. I have been exclusively using Saturn’s products for over 5 years and have been honored to be a sponsored athlete for 3 years. I would not put my name behind a product that I did not use or think was the best quality. Saturn’s products supersede any that even try to be comparable and their customer service is above and beyond any company I the business.  Which is why they have been a leader in the industry for well over 25 years.

For more Fit Tips, Training, Nutrition, & Supplementation information check out SBSC Fitness. We can get you on the right track to Redefining The Mom Bod!!!

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SBSC Fitness Motivation Monday! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!!

It’s a new week and I am excited! Today is Zoe’s first day of Kindergarten!!! I can’t believe my baby is starting school!!!

We are doing online public school and both very excited for this new adventure into learning! We spoke with her new teacher last week and Zoe already adores her. It’s going to be an awesome experience and I can’t wait to see her grow and excel this year.

This weeks marks me being 10 weeks out from the Las Vegas Classic. I am WAY leaner than I was this time last year. I carb cycled last week and will again this week. My body has been responding to it very well. I am down 30lbs since the start of my prep 10 weeks ago. I am very pleased with my progress thus far. My lower half is always what I have problems getting lean. It is happening, albeit slowly. My glutes and legs have grown this past year and I am excited to see what my lower half will look like when I get completely leaned out.

10 weks out

There are a lot of new faces that have joined Team SBSC this past week. Welcome to you all and I am honored to be a part of your journey. Right now, we all have the same goal, which is to lose fat. I promise that with hard work and determination, we can achieve your goals. If there is ever a time you feel like you need help or motivation, contact me via text, email, or on your phone app and we will get you back on track! I want you to succeed!!!

This week we will be hitting it hard! I want you to visualize where you want to be in 12 weeks. Now let’s get motivated to get you there!!! I always start the week with a little Lady Swole Monday. A friend had started this years ago on her Facebook page and I just kept it going. Zoe and I love to see our weekly changes and it is a great way to keep her self esteem boosted. I encourage her to love what she sees in the mirror and encourage you to do the same!!! Feel free to post your own LSM pics up on my Facebook page!!!

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Let’s work hard this week and smash those goals!!! I know that you can do it, because I can do it 😉

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SBSC Fit Tips: Glutamine For Weight Loss #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

What is Glutamine?

Glutamine Body Protect

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in your body. Glutamine aids in metabolizing body fat and supports muscle growth. During intense training, Glutamine levels become depleted. This decreases your strength, stamina, and recovery. It can take up to 6 days before your body can reproduce adequate amounts of Glutamine. This is why supplementation is so important!

So how does Glutamine help with weight loss? When you are overweight, your body needs more glutamine than normal. If it doesn’t have enough glutamine in the system, the body breaks down the muscle tissue to get the extra amino acid. This is when you start to lose muscle mass. Losing muscle mass slows your metabolism. By having enough glutamine in your system, you can lose weight and maintain muscle mass. Plus, glutamine shows great promise for dieters, diabetics, and anyone trying to lose weight or battle the fluctuating blood sugar levels that lead to carbohydrate cravings.

Glutamine is commonly marketed to body builders because it has been shown to enhance muscle recovery, display anti-catabolic behavior, increase protein synthesis, and muscle hydration. It is a vitally important supplement that should be used by every training athlete.

Other benefits of glutamine supplementation include…

  • It promotes gastrointestinal health.
  • Speeds up the healing of wounds, and is of great use as a “surgical recovery” supplement.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Protects your liver from damaging effects of chemotherapy.
  • Curbs the desire to consume alcohol.
  • Is a building block of several important neurotransmitters supplementation may contribute to enhanced brain function.

Saturn Supplement’s Athena Women’s Series Glutamine Body Protect is the best pharma-grade Glutamine on the market.

Glutamine Body Protect

With well over 25 years in the industry, Saturn only produces the best. I wouldn’t settle for less when it comes to the health and performance of my body!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease.

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Happy Monday! Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

You may not always feel like getting started, but push yourself through, get it done, and make it a Happy Monday!

This week I am 11 weeks out from the Las Vegas Classic. It has been a much better week for me. Zoe’s head has healed up quickly and to be honest, it never really slowed her down. As for me, last week was a low carb week. The beginning of the week I felt strong, but man, by Saturday, I was dragging!!! This week I carb cycle. Yesterday was a high day and I got a cheat meal to boot, so feeling strong and replenished. My body is taking to my training and diet very well.

20 weeks to 11 weeks

I am hoping that I can get my legs to start leaning out more in the coming weeks. I am aiming to actually have muscle separation , which is something I have lacked in the last two years. Slowly, but surely I am getting there!

Let’s get this week started strong with a little Lady Swole Monday…

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It is your time to believe in YOU! This is YOUR life. You control what is happen to you and around you. Positive thoughts and the power to believe in yourself will change your outcome! Change your thoughts and change your life!!!

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SBSC Fit Tips: Beginners Guide To Starting Your Fat Loss Journey #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

With the big Back To School Sale, we here at SBSC Fitness have been overwhelmed with questions on how and what is needed to get started on your fat loss journey. I compiled some useful information to help guide you through your journey. Today is just the beginning…

One of the main tips I have is don’t worry so much about weight loss per say. The scale is a very small tool. One that can be very discouraging if you obsess about the number. Instead of weight loss, think fat loss….

Don’t be afraid of the weights. Many think that picking up dumbbells means you will get big and bulky.This is far from the truth. I have nothing but respect for female bodybuilders. I have a ton of friends who are actual bodybuilders. I can tell you from their experiences as well as my own, it takes more than lifting heavy to get that big! Lifting weights does not mean you will hulk out. What you actually get, is the lean and toned look. Not to mention the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. Pick up the weights and don’t be afraid to go heavy!

Find a good multi vitamin. When you are losing fat and even when you are eating at maintenance, you are most likely not getting all of the proper vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. You want your body to be running optimally in order to lose fat effectively. Choosing a quality multi vitamin is important. The one I recommend to my clients is Saturn Supplement’s Vita-Plex. It is a liquid-filled chlorophyll-based capsule and contains a 42 Fruit & Vegetable Blend as well as CoQ10, Vitamin D3, Wheat Grass, Acai, Blueberry, Grape Seed, Panax Ginseng and a host of supporting nutrients including AntiOxidants, Electrolytes and nutrients that fortify Hair, Skin & Nails. VitaPlex is perfect for both Men and Women and makes an excellent source of nutrition for everyday health.

Vitaplex

There is a such thing as not eating enough. This seems to be one of the biggest issues most of my clients have. One of the first questions I ask is about eating habits. Most tell me that they eat WAY too much. When we get down to brass tacks and they begin tracking their foods, we find that many have been under eating. Although it is true that you need to be in a calorie deficit to lose fat, if your body has plateaued and your calories are already too low, you have no where to go. This is where making sure you are eating properly ie; getting plenty of fiber, protein, and the perfect balance of carbs and fats comes into play. Starving yourself will NOT get you results. Speaking of protein, this is another issue that clients have. Many are not consuming anywhere near the amount of lean protein they need to help support fat loss. This is when I recommend a quality protein powder. I always suggest an Isolate whey like Saturn’s Pro 4100. It has one of the highest protein amounts per serving and is top of the line quality. It is not full of artificial flavors and fillers. You are getting pure lean protein.

PRO 4100 Hydrolyzed

Rest is just as important as your diet and exercise. If your body is not getting proper rest and recovery, your results will stall. For example, Zoe had an accident last week. She had fallen off of the gym daycare slide onto her head. She did split her head open and had to receive stitches, but is fine and doing great. Anyway, like any mother would. That night I was worried about her and stayed up most of the night checking up on her. I hardly slept a wink. I checked in with a friend who has been helping me prep this year and of course I woke up bloated and my weight was up over 5lbs. For no other reason other than my cortisol levels had skyrocketed from stress and lack of rest. SLEEP IS PART OF THE PROGRAM. I suggest getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night. If you can swing more, then get those ZZZ’s!!!

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