My natural antidepressant//Outdoor workout

Hi babes!

We are officially out of the Mercury Retrograde & man oh man am I feeling alive again! I swear, I felt like a straight up zombie for the past two weeks!! Did anyone else get hit hard?

Anyways, lately I have been really focusing on listening to my body. For the last four months, I have been making little changes to my lifestyle to help my body heal, internally. I was tired of feeling tired, fatigued, achy & tight. I was starting to look really puffy and I felt inflamed all of the time. My gut hated me, my body hated me and my brain was starting to respond to all of the signals in my body that were screaming HELP!

I’ve been making simple changes to my lifestyle to help me reduce the inflammation in my body, repair my gut, and restore my happiness.

One simple change is to play more outside. AKA exercise like kids play. Sounds super weird, right? But, think about it! When kids play outside, they are running, relaxing, talking, giggling, and then up they go and they are running again! This is what we call interval training: working out intensely for one minute and then resting for the next minute.

Studies have shown that interval training feels best and works best to keep us in shape. You’ll actually burn more calories than those long distance runs or intense everyday gym sessions. Our bodies were not built to workout intensely for an expedited amount of time, without rest. We were built to chase down prey and then stop to rest.

Alright, I’m going to give you my little tip for a major natural antidepressant. Working out releases endorphins, and endorphins make you happy. (duh!) Sunshine gives you vitamin D, which is also so important for brain function – mood, and energy level. So when you do both at once, hello natural antidepressant!! Working out outdoors has been so helpful to not only my mood, but to my body as well. It is so simple!

You don’t need any equipment or a personal trainer to workout outside. I have created an outdoor workout that you can do anywhere at anytime!

Let me tell you, I was sore after this workout! Ask Trevor… he had to hear about it the next day! hehe

TIP: Make sure you rest in between each set!

 

 

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Bicycle Crunches- 3 sets of 15 reps!

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Seated Knee Tucks – 3 sets of 15 reps!

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3 Sets of 15!

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V-Ups

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Squat Jumps – 4 sets of 25 reps!

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Squat Jumps

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4 sets of 25 reps on each leg!

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Step Up Jumps

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Squat Jump on to bench

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4 sets of 25 reps!

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Lunges 4×25 on each leg! Tips: Push through your heel thats on the floor and SQUEEZE your ass

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Side lunges – 4 sets of 25 reps on each leg! TIP: Push through the heel thats on the bench and squeeze your ass!

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Step ups & step downs – 4 sets of 25 reps! TIP: One leg on the ground, one leg on the bench. Step up and drive through your heel thats on the bench, while bringing your other knee to your chest and squeezing your abs!

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Kick Backs – Start with one leg on the ground and the other on the bench. Step up balancing one leg on the bench and drive the other leg back. Squeeze your ass!! 4 sets of 25 reps on each leg!

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Finish off your workout with 20 second sprints! 10 sets!

 

 

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My Roomie was also having a hard time with the Mercury Rettrograde. Glad all is good again. ♥️

  2. Melanie Grady says:

    Definitely feeling this one today. Thanks Shyla! 🙂

  3. Shylah says:

    Love it! Let me know how you feel afterwards! <3

  4. Shylah says:

    Thank you! 🙂

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