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SBSC’s Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin B Complex & It’s Benefits @SaturnMuscle

With many kicking off this year with health conscious goals, knowing the benefits of certain nutrients and how they can help you achieve your goals is important.

The Vitamin B Complex consists of 8 vitamins. Each important and vital to your health and overall well being.

We will start with B1 also known as Thiamine. This vitamin aids in breaking down simple carbohydrates, it protects your immune system, and regenerates new cells.

B2 also known as Riboflavin. This one prevents early aging (We all LOVE that), protects against heart disease, and protects the body from free radicals that try to destroy healthy cells.

B3 or Niacin is known for boosting your “good” cholesterol or HDL. It has also been used topically to reduce acne 😉

B5 aka Pantothenic. This vitamin promotes healthy skin by reducing the signs of age spots or any redness in the skin. It also aids in breaking down fats and carbohydrates.

B6 or Pyridoxine. This one helps the body produce serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine, which means it affects sleep patterns and moods. It is also known for reducing inflammation within the body.

B7 aka Biotin. You see this one on many of your beauty product labels and for good reason. It has been dubbed the “beauty vitamin”. Biotin aids in the growth of healthy hair, skin, and nails.

B9 known as Folate or Folic Acid. prevents depression, memory loss, as well as neurological birth defects while taken when pregnant.

And the very well known B12 or Cobalamin. This vitamin actually commonly works with all the B vitamins to help regulate red blood cells, amino acids, etc. and overall making the whole body system run smoothly. This is your energy, beautifying, metabolism boosting, mega brain support vitamin!

All of these together make the phenomenal B Vitamin Complex. When you are deficient in any of the B Vitamins, it can reek havoc on your body. Saturn Supplements has a remarkable B Vitamin complex called  B-100 ComplexSaturn’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. A definite must have any you supplement arsenal!!!

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

I am excited today! Between the whole SBSC household getting sick and my hubs having to work more than normal, he hasn’t trained with me in quite a while. I love our days in the gym together, because he helps me make adjustments to my training, gives me advice, and pushes me to train harder. he knows my goals and wants to see me go as far as I can. It is great to have someone who helps keep you on track and motivated!!!

Last week was shark week, so my weight was up. That is always to be expected. I left my macros as is, just to make sure my weight is still stable. Yesterday of course I woke up two pounds lighter. I will do another weigh in on Wednesday to see where I stand and that will determine if I go up in macros this week. I am certainly hoping so ha ha, because more food = happy Joanna ha ha ha!!!

Today is Monday and I am motivated as EVER!!! Huge goals this years!!! Let’s get this week started right with a little Lady Swole Monday…

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Make this YOUR week!!! This is the time to turn your thoughts into actions and dreams into reality!!! Happy Monday xoxo Don’t forget to check out the GIVEAWAYS page to get entered to win your very own Endorphin Warrior Bracelet!!!

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What Is Your 2016 Power Word? Tell Me For A Chance To Win An @EndorphinWarrior Training Bracelet!!! #Giveaway

Back in 2013 I was honored to be chosen to work with a phenomenal company called Endorphin Warrior.

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I am even more honored that they have reached out to me again!!! If you are not familiar with them, here is a bit of their back story…

“In 2007, we started Endorphin Warrior with the intention to create a business that would communicate the joy, meaning and value of vigorous exercise…and help you enjoy your training even more. Around the same time, I began wearing one of the yellow LIVESTRONG rubber wristbands as a way to help me keep a struggling family member in my thoughts. After wearing it for a few weeks, I was amazed at how powerful it was to have this tangible inspiration on my wrist…and the idea for our “Warrior Training” product line was born.
Being a lifetime athlete myself, I was keenly aware of how important our thinking is to our performance and the thought came to me, “Wouldn’t it be great to make bracelets featuring empowering words that fitness athletes could focus on while training and competing…to help them have a stronger and more positive attitude.” So in 2009, we introduced our Warrior Training Bracelets and from the get-go we started receiving emails from our customers communicating about how their Warrior Training Bracelet was helping them be mentally stronger, more disciplined or achieve their goals.

Another interesting thing happened when we introduced our Warrior Training Bracelets. People started recognizing that the same words and thoughts that helped them train harder and achieve athletic success were also helping them in their daily lives. Vigorous exercise will always be at the core of Endorphin Warrior, but nothing gives me more satisfaction than when we receive an email from a customer sharing about how their Endorphin Warrior product has helped them face a serious illness, get through a difficult phase of life or do something they didn’t think was possible.

I believe that genuine satisfaction in life does not come from getting or having…but from being and becoming. Choosing to move our bodies and exert ourselves physically is a conscious decision to live fully, improve and be your best. The desire to improve is a driving force within me that seems as natural as breathing. I just want to be better today than I was yesterday. Through Endorphin Warrior, I want to share this desire with you. I am hell-bent on building Endorphin Warrior into a company that will help you train, perform and live with greater strength of body and mind so that you can become more…and be your best.”

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Not only the creator of these phenomenal training bracelets, but a HUGE contributor to Girls On The Run (Orange County Chapter)  It’s one of the reasons I am so excited to work with them again! I am a supporter of anyone who empowers young ladies to be healthy, confident, and have fun!!!

“We Support Girls on the Run”

“When we found out that a Girls on the Run chapter had come to Orange County, we had to get involved. The mission of GOTR is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The GOTR program – for girls 3rd to 8th grade – combines training for a 5K running event with lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. No girl is ever turned away for financial reasons. We’re helping to support our local chapter by providing scholarships.

Founded in 1996, the Girls on the Run program is now serving over 130,000 girls in over 200 cities across North America.” For more information about Girls On The Run, connect here:

Orange County Chapter: www.girlsontherunoc.org

National GOTR website: www.GirlsOnTheRun.org

“We’ve teamed up with Girls On The Run to create a Warrior Training Bracelet with their empowering motto: I CAN.  $5 from the sale of each I CAN bracelet is donated directly to GOTR.  Order here

Each of these beautiful bracelets stand for something different with each person who wears them. I have a brown leather training bracelet with the word RELENTLESS. I received that one in 2013. Today, I am proud to say that is actually too big for me! I had received it when I was quite a bit heavier. It empowered me to go through so many really difficult training sessions. Every time I had even thought about giving up, looking down and seeing that word would just spark a new fire and I would train harder. I have come a long way since then. Obviously I was ecstatic to get a new Endorphin Warrior Training Bracelet that fit! I was asked what my power word of the year was going to be….. I already knew what I wanted, but didn’t think it was available. Little did I know, that they have a new power word… UNSTOPPABLE. I can’t even explain what this word means to me this year!  I have many really big goals that I want to accomplish. To be able to look down at any given time and be reminded of the drive, passion, and relentless work that I need to sustain to be able to achieve those goals. I have to be UNSTOPPABLE!

UNSTOPPABLE Training Bracelet

This year I chose it in black leather, because we all know that black looks a bit more bad a$$ ha ha. The shipping is very fast, packaging is professional and inspiring, and customer service is as phenomenal as the products! Use code SBSC15 to get 15% off your order (valid till 3-31-16)

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I love my gorgeous Endorphin Warrior Training Bracelet and feel UNSTOPPABLE!!! Bring on the challenges of 2016!!!

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You guys can put your hat in to win your own Endorphin Warrior Bracelet! Check out The Bracelets on Endorphin Warrior,  Comment below and let me know what your Power word for 2016 is, then all you have to do is hop on over to my giveaways page to get entered to win!!!

Good Luck to you all and Warrior On!!!

 

Looking To Have That Sleek “Toned” Body For Summer? See What You Might Be Missing… #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

When I talk to many women who are starting their weight loss journeys and I ask what exactly is their goal, I am usually told the following: I just want to be lean and “toned”.

There are two main things that women are missing that would get them to their goals.

One is weight training. Many women have it in their head that if they pick up a weight heavier than 5lbs, they will start to look like a male bodybuilder. Fact is, many male bodybuilders have to get extra help to look like bodybuilders. Unless you have an over abundance of testosterone coursing through your veins, chances are you will NOT get huge, bulky, manly, etc. What you will get is leaner, more toned, a faster metabolism, and the body you have been wishing for. Finding a weight training program is as easy as finding an outline via the web, or even hire a personal trainer for 12 weeks to get you started. There is no need to pick up 100lb dumbbells. Just 75-85% of your max weight for 10-12 reps. I promise you will figure it out in no time!

Two is Protein. Many women lack the amount of protein intake that is required to help their bodies be more lean. A woman looking to get more lean and shapely muscles, should have a protein intake of at least .6-.8 grams per pound of body weight. Protein is an important macro nutrient for not only developing lean muscle, but also to burn carbs and fats properly. Many women I talk to seem to have issues hitting the number of grams per day of protein, that is required. If this is an issue for you, then I highly suggest buying a protein powder supplement. My favorite to recommend to women just starting out is Saturn Supplements Women’s Pro Whey Advantage.

Women's Pro Whey

This isn’t your average protein powder. Fact is, nothing Saturn Supplements makes is “average”. Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is specifically designed with your goals in mind. To gain lean muscle and lose fat. Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is a delicious tasting easy-to-digest Hydrolysate Whey Protein formula designed for women that 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.

Saturn’s Women’s Whey Pro Advantage 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, we added a 1500mg Nitric Oxide Blast per serving for enhanced cardio performance and health. Women’s Whey Pro Advantage is ideal for taking immediately following each exercise session as well as a meal-replacement packed full nutrition that controls cravings and fortifies the body with strength and energy.

Saturn’s Women’s Pro Whey Advantage is made with the highest quality ingredients, so you can be sure to get the highest quality results!

Make 2016 your year to succeed!

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It’s Monday…Smile & Work For What You Want!

Last week was terrible for the SBSC household. Zoe was sick last weekend into last Monday, Then it was my turn. It seemed to be a nasty upper respiratory infection. It had me out for the count! I trained legs last Tuesday, but that was the only day I made it to the gym. In hind sight I probably should have rested that day as well. Today I will be getting back into my routine. I am excited to get back into the gym, because I can’t make improvements from my bed ha ha. Not to mention it will be nice to get out of the house. Poor Zoe is going stir crazy in here!!!

As we do every week, let’s kick it off right with some Lady Swole Monday….Our last one was a sick day Lady Swole ha ha

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I am done being sick!!! Let’s do this!!!!!

I have goals and plan on killing it today! What is your plan?

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BCAA’s What Are They And Do You Need Them? #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

With so many on a new journey to get fit and healthy, the question a question has been raised…. What are BCAA‘s and do I need them?

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BCAA stands for Branch Chain Amino Acids. They are the building blocks of not only protein, but muscle tissue itself. They play a huge role in fat loss, muscle growth, energy, recovery, mood, and brain function. There are 23 amino acids with 9 being essential: Phenylanine, Valine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Isoleucine, Histidine, Arginine,Leucine and Lysine. Your body burns energy (Carbs and fats) when you train. Whether you do cardio, plyometrics, weight training, etc, When your body runs out of carbs and fat, it begins a process called gluconeogenisis. This is where your body begins to convert non carbohydrate sources (Aminos) into glucose for energy. This process actually strips the aminos from your muscle which is catabolic. This is why you will see and hear so many in the fitness industry (including myself) supplementing BCAA’s not just during their workout, but throughout the day! They come in many forms, I prefer powder. I add it to my daily water intake and just drink it all day.

Saturn Supplement’s Athena Series Lady Amino and Hyperion Series Amino Pump 50000 are the best quality you can find on the market! I have been primarily using Saturn Supplement products for over 2 years now and the results speak for themselves.

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Eat right, train right, and fuel your body with only the best supplements!

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Start Your Week Strong! Happy Monday!!! #BuildWithThePowerOfTheUniverse @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!

This is the second Monday into the new year. Let’s keep the momentum up and push harder!!! I love Mondays! They are a fresh start to a new week. Many have gotten into the mindset that Mondays are bad. Whenever you tell yourself something is bad, or that you will have a bad time. Chances are, you are right. Not because that something IS bad, but instead because you have already set your mind into that negative state. When you start to change your way of thinking, you can change your stars, so to speak. For example, I am not a huge fan of cardio. If I told myself a million negative things about running or the step mill, I may never step on them again ha ha. Instead I think up ways to make the experiences more positive. Be it with music, movies, new routines, etc I find ways to make it more enjoyable. When you change your thought process, you have the ability to change not only how you view a situation, but the outcome of it!

Let’s kick this Monday off right with a little Lady Swole Monday…

Start the week strong!!! I believe in you!!!

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New Year, New Week, Road To A New You! #MotivationMonday @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!!

I am SO excited to start this week! I took my last “quiz” yesterday, which was actually a practice test for the certification test and I did AWESOME! I am excited to take the next 4 weeks to study a bit more so I can walk in there and ace it! I can’t wait to revise this website and really start helping others achieve their health and fitness goals!!!

With all that being said, we all know that many people, including you may be using today as your starting point on your journey. To the new gym veterans, be nice. Allow the newbies some space to observe and learn. Smile! Make them feel welcomed. Be there to help and remember that you were once a beginner too 😉 To the newcomers, the gym can be an overwhelming place at first. As with all new places and things, it takes a few weeks to get accustomed. These feelings are normal!!! Take it from someone who is accustomed to this lifestyle. My family moves around a lot and I still get the same feelings every time I have to start a new gym. Just remember, CHANGE IS GOOD! You will get to know the gym, the equipment, and even new friends. DON”T QUIT because you get uncomfortable. That is a necessary feeling to help you grow into who you want to be!!! If you by chance do cross paths with an asshole, it’s okay to smile at them 😉 The problem is theirs, not yours xoxo

New week = new motivation! Let’s kick it off right with a little Lady Swole Monday…

This is the first day for many on their journey. let’s make it count and keep this momentum going! If you need a motivational kick in the ass, feel free to hit me up on my social media sites. I will gladly help you keep going!!! Let’s make the rest of your life the best of your life!!!!
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New Month, New Year, New Goals! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy New Year!!!

I am excited to welcome 2016! Today is the first day of a new chapter.

I do not do the whole New Year’s Resolutions thing. My husband and I set our long term goals throughout the year, then month by month set short term goals to help us achieve them. January is no different. We are excited this month! Josh and I have set our eyes on a new long term goal. We know there will be a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that will go into it, but we are excited for another new journey!!! Each month we will be dedicated to setting short term goals to help us reach our dreams. With all that being said Happy January….

Goal One ~ Complete My NASM Certification. I am nearing the end of this course. It is almost time for me to take the big test. I have learn WAY more than I had expected and am so excited to start utilizing my knowledge to help others!!! I am just getting started with my education. There will be many certifications after this one that I will be shooting to achieve, but I am excited to say that I am almost officially a CPT!

 

Goal Two ~ Updating My Website. Another exciting goal!!! With becoming a CPT, I will begin to take online clients. With that being said, I will need an updated website. This web page will be much more advanced and easier to navigate. My blogging will stay the same, just a new format that is easier to read and will have much more info!

Goal Three ~ Business Building. I have been working hard to build my name and brand over the past couple of years. This has all been for one sole purpose, which is to build my personal training business. Business planning and building will continue. Being able to start implementing our business plan is scary and exciting all at the same time, but I welcome the challenge!

Goal Four ~ Planning For Showtime. I decided that this year I would like to try to do two shows. I am narrowing it down to which two I would like to do and what time of year I would like to do it. This is an important decision, because it will dictate my training. I would still like to put on more size, so I am leaning towards the end of the year, but we shall see.

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Goal Five ~ Continue Reverse Dieting. It was about this time post show last year, that I decided to just go straight into a bulk phase. I did put on more muscle, but I also gain a ton of fat. This made for a difficult and aggressive contest prep, in which I did sacrifice muscle to lean out and I still wasn’t lean enough. As with my first year, my second year was all about learning as I am sure my third year will be as well ha ha. I want to keep my fat gain to a minimum. I will continue to raise calories slowly and if I begin to gain more than I need to, I will do a mini cut, then reverse diet again. The goal this off season is to attain lean muscle gains. So far I am right on track and doing well.

Goal Six ~ Start Planning Zoe’s Birthday. You might be thinking…wait isn’t Zoe’s birthday in the summer? It is ha ha. We are about 5 months out from her 6th birthday. Josh has a HUGE surprise for her and it will take a ton of planning. Her cake helps with the surprise and since I do such a big cake for her every year, it takes quite a bit of planning too! Call us crazy, but we love to spoil her ha ha.

It is like I say every month, sit down and think about what you REALLY want to accomplish long term. Think about all of the small steps it will take to accomplish that goal. Write out what you need to do each month and do your best to check each step off the list. When you try to take your main goal head on, it can be overwhelming. This is typically why many quit. break it down into simple steps that are more easily achieved. Yes, it does take longer. In the long run you will thank yourself, because you will not only achieve your goal, but you take the time to learn what is necessary to obtain and keep what you are working for! Make today the start of a new chapter in your book. Make today the day that you change your life!!!

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!!!

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