Savannah the Holistic Pup

 

We have a new addition to the Run Holistic Family. Her name is Savannah. She is the pup of a rescued dog that was happened upon while the family was fleeing Hurricane Irma, finding her pregnant, sick and malnourished on the streets of Georgia. The mom was subsequently fed a diet of raw foods, which brought her health back in good order. Being the holistic family that we are, we decided to do the same as good nutrition is really the first pillar of good health.

Here is a little bit about Savannah:

I can eat!!

And sleep!!!

My curiosity is keen….

Until it’s time to take a nap…LOL

Playgrounds are now my second home….

I also love a good walk with my big brothers Kanoa and Kaden….

Or one with mom where I can stop and smell the flowers….

I love to hug…..

People love to meet and pet me….and I don’t mind being the center of attention. 😉

I am just a fun loving pup with a fun loving family ready to explore and experience life as only a dog could!!! 🙂

 

 

Diana’s Coaching Corner

 

Be Your Self

 

Greetings and Welcome to all! As a mother of two young athletic boys, and a wife of an elite runner, life can move rather quickly, but in the midst of it all, I find the time to consume well balanced meals, along with hearty dense superfoods and exercise. With the tools I have learned, I want to share my convenient and easy lifestyle approaches so you can also feel healthier and look your best!

 

Before and After

The picture on the left was taken in May 2016 , 125lbs. I would eat three balanced meals and exercised 4-5 days a week, for about an hour. The picture on the right was taken January 2017, 115lbs. Only 10lbs lighter, but more muscle toned and now only exercising 3-4 days a week, for 30-45 minutes! Today, I feel a zest of energy and feel stronger 🙂

Below are examples of individuals who took charge of their health and reaped the benefits 🙂

Some information so you can get a better idea 🙂

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  • Consistent Weight Loss Over Time
  • Reduced Cravings For Unhealthy Food
  • Improved Muscle Tone
  • Balanced Digestion
  • Build Lean Muscle Mass

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Interested in just a nutrient dense meal replacement, then Isalean shake is your daily go to.

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Have fun and stay healthy!

“Invest in your self, you are worth it!” – Diana Hevia

 

 

 

Weight-Loss Disclaimer

Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 9 pounds with an average of 2 pounds of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix system. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet.

Fuel your body right

I am a holistic athlete looking for ways to optimize my performance naturally and what you put in your body is the fuel that determines how well you will perform in any given sport.  Now for me, I didn’t mind spending money as long as I obtained quality products.

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My wife and I were partaking in a ‘Fit Kids Day’ event that was hosted at a park adjacent to our home.  There were many vendors so I took the opportunity to connect with each and every one of them.  I came around to a couple of ladies who were marketing a sports drink.

Politely I asked to view the ingredients, something I’m accustomed to doing.  The sports drink is comprised of quality ingredients and low sugar, no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors.

Apropos, they have whey protein concentrate from pasture raised grassfed cows.  Isagenix sources their dairy from New Zealand ‘Happy Cows’ which are loved and respected.

Their whey protein meal replacement is a daily go to for our family.

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They also have a one-of-a-kind nutrient rich herbal tonic infused with natural vitamins, minerals and plant-based adaptogens called the Ionix Supreme.  A must have!

All of Isagenix products are available to view online with ingredient lists and all.

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Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with our self. 🙂

Fall in Love

 

 

Weights, Sprint 8’s and Yogurt Parfaits

Sprint8s on Elliptical

 

After doing an assortment of chest, triceps and shoulder lifts (core always at the end) I ended my gym work with sprint 8’s on the elliptical.  If you don’t know about these then you are missing out.  Oh, how I love AND hate them.  It’s never a dull workout when you include it.  I mentioned them in a previous post and linked to the creator’s, Phil Campbell, demo of how, why and when you should do them.  Not to scare anyone, but you should really consult with a doctor before engaging in these.  I know, I know, they say that for any workout routine, Sweaty Bettybut sometimes that is just straight ridiculous as walking in a mall could be considered a workout routine and I don’t see anyone needing approval for that. LOL  However, these, if done right, will leave you worn out by the eighth one and if you aren’t prepared then….who knows!  Just look at me after I finished all eight.  Take your time when it comes to building conditioning and don’t jump into things that are way above your fitness level.  It’s like the signs at North Shore, Oahu, around pipeline area, “when in doubt, don’t go out”.  Pushing past your present fitness level is good and it’s the way to build new and improved physical adaptations, but overdoing it can cause an assortment of issues that are unnecessary if we just learn to listen to our bodies.

 

Following my training session I take a protein mixture and sometimes (depending upon the intensity and duration of my session) mix it with C2O coconut waterRecovery DrinkThrough research and discovery, sports scientists have determined that for optimum nutrient uptake for cellular repair (i.e. recovery: better and stronger physical adaptations) there is a 30 minute window post training session.  I figure most people know this, but in case you don’t – there you have it.  Also, please query it online and find the various ratios of protein:carb combos that work best for you and your particular activity.  I think it’s pretty standard in a general sense across the board.

I felt so refreshed after that recovery drink that instead of driving to the post office I decided to walk.  It’s about a mile and a half away, so a total of 3 miles of steady walking was extemporaneously added to my daily training log.  Though I had this recovery drink and then followed it by a sandwich and popcorn for lunch, I felt like I needed another snack after I returned to maintain a caloric balance.  I had yogurt parfaita homemade yogurt parfait.  So easy to make and enjoy I wonder why people even buy these pre-made to begin with.  Once you mix the different parts of the parfait you have to either add unhealthy preservatives or eat it quickly.  This makes making it the preferred choice for health conscious individuals.  A fresh pineapple was cut, organic raisins were used in addition to shelled walnuts, raw honey and, of course, organic plain unsweetened yogurt.  Its unfortunate that all they had was the low-fat variety at the time I purchased it.  I prefer whole fat for all my dairy products and now science is vindicating all those who didn’t fall for the low/no fat health fad.

Happy Trails!  🙂