Alexandra Cane was feeling reflective on Friday, after falling off a treadmill and injuring her knee this week.
The Love Island star, 29, took to Instagram to post a snap of herself a year ago and one of her now, brandishing a crutch thanks to her injury.
She captioned this: ‘Different year, different battle. (1 year ago!)
Now and then: Alexandra Cane was feeling reflective on Friday, after falling off a treadmill and injuring her knee this week
‘This post on the right was exactly a year ago today, I laid my cards on the table & decided to fully commit to choosing better for myself. Following this, I embarked on a journey that would hopefully result in a happier, healthier ‘me’ and fall back in love with fitness again.
‘I chose to stop putting others opinions before my own and start putting myself as the priority, to really commit to myself, to recognise my strengths AND weaknesses, to push my boundaries.
‘Last year I was seeking my love for fitness. This year, I’ve found it. I may be facing a different hurdle with my knee injury (yet again) but this time it’s different.
‘My mindset & approach is different. I trust myself so much now – the discipline I have, the knowledge I’ve acquired, the patience I have with myself, but most importantly, my WHY, my PURPOSE.
A year ago: She posted the above message 12 months ago
‘Understanding your WHY is the key to success & maintenance regardless of the struggles you may be faced with. Be under no illusion, the aesthetic benefits of exercise & good nutrition are the LEAST important!
‘Actually, what it does for your mind, really is the driving force. The difference in mindset I’ve noticed even within the last few days of not being able to train properly has made me appreciate & understand exactly why I do.
‘I’ve felt anxious, stressed, reactive, but with a little movement today & better food choices, those feelings feel like a distant memory. Whatever hurdles we may face, we have the power to turn it into a strength.
‘Start with baby steps, it doesn’t need to be extreme. And whatever your goals are, just remember, It’s not about anyone else. It’s about you. Live for you. Do it for you. Honour YOU.’
Difficult time: Alexandra revealed that she’s been feeling ‘a little low’ and has been ’emotionally eating’ since injuring her knee on Thursday
She also posted further advice, echoing the same ethos, which she uploaded a year ago, prior to her fitness overhaul.
She had previously revealed she was feeling ‘a little low’ and has been ’emotionally eating’ since she her injury.
She took to Instagram on Thursday to update her fans after she went for an MRI scan to find out more about the damage.
Writing about how she’s been coping, the fitness fan candidly discussed how she’s been feeling ‘frustrated’ and ‘stressed’ as she can’t move around very easily and has been left needing to use a crutch.
Alexandra penned: ‘I’ve been emotionally eating since my injury happened. Honestly trying to keep positive but I just feel like I can’t do anything & it’s super frustrating me.
Pain: She said she’s been indulging a little with what she eats to help with the ’emotion/boredom/stress’ of not being able to move around as easily as she used too
‘Even doing the washing, putting clothes/shoes on. I keep crying. I feel stressed. I can’t walk anywhere, I feel so sluggish. My bowels feel sluggish (sorry if too much info) My mood is low. All because I can’t move my body.’
The beauty went on to add: ‘Exercise really is therapy guys. The shift I’ve noticed already in such a short amount of time is huge & really eye opening.
‘It’s a great reminded of why exercise is so important to your lifestyle as it is such a stress reliever and helps you focus & help your body function properly.
‘Tomorrow is a new day & hopefully have the results back from my MRI soon so I have something to work towards. The not knowing is always the difficult part.’
Alexandra then followed up with another post to her Instagram Stories explaining that she’s planning on putting more focus into her nutrition while she recovers.
She said: ‘Injuries are not only harmful to the body by also to the midst. I’m gonna have to really focus on good nutrition to help with my recovery. I’m just feeling a little low right now so am eating out of emotion/boredom/stress.
Candid: She shared a lengthy post to Stories detailing how she as feeling and telling her fans that although it hasn’t been long she’s noticed ‘a shift’ in how she feels without exercise
Staying positive: Alexandra added that it’s important not to be ‘hard on yourself’ if feeling ‘low’ or struggling
‘Don’t worry if you have experienced/ are experiencing this too. Don’t be too hard on yourself, allow yourself to go through the emotions. Remember thought, it’s all temporary & you will come back stronger!’
Earlier in the day Alexandra shared a lift selfie, showing her pulling a sad face and used a crutch for support, as she headed to her MRI appointment.
It comes after Alexandra gave more details to her fans about what had happened to her knee.
She told her Instagram followers: ‘Your girl fell off the treadmill, and I don’t know the extent of the damage, I’ve seen a consultant, we’ve assumed what we think it is.
How awful: Alexandra revealed on Thursday morning that she has torn a ligament in her knee after falling off a treadmill
‘We’ve booked in to go for an MRI scan to see what on earth I’ve done to my knee. I’ve definitely torn a ligament.
‘As much as I’m anxious right now and could cry, I’m trying to see the positive in the situation as I know there’s a positive outcome to all of this.
‘When my MRI results come through in a few days I’ll know more in regards to physio, rehab etc. I just want to go to the shops and get some groceries and I feel like an invalid.’
Injury: The social media sensation took to Instagram to reveal her shock injury sustained during a workout, after showing off her crutch in a previous post
Shock: She said: ‘Your girl fell off the treadmill, and I don’t know the extent of the damage, I’ve seen a consultant, we’ve assumed what we think it is’
Alexandra also revealed her crutches as she threw herself into baking as she recovered from her injury.
The beauty took to Instagram on Wednesday and uploaded snaps of herself with her crutch which she joked was her ‘third leg’.
Alexandra pulled a mock disappointed face as she held her crutch in the air and wrote ‘Newest recruit’ alongside the snap.
Alexandra added: ‘When my MRI results come through in a few days I’ll know more in regards to physio, rehab etc. ‘I just want to go to the shops and get some groceries and I feel like an invalid’
The reality star also shared another photo on her Instagram Stories of herself sitting on her bed and wrote: ‘Lol @ my life’.
Alexandra did not say how she managed to injure herself at the time but received several messages from her followers wishing her a speedy recovery.
It comes after the beauty discussed her recent weight loss on Monday, admitting she used to have an ‘unhealthy relationship’ with alcohol and food.
Ouch: The beauty took to Instagram on Wednesday and uploaded snaps of herself with her crutch which she joked was her ‘third leg’
‘Third leg’: Alexandra did not say how she managed to injure herself but received several messages from her followers wishing her a speedy recovery
She said: ‘I experienced years of no purpose, attempting the gym numerous times with money wasted on memberships I never used because I was so scared & didn’t have a clue what I was doing.
‘Last year I hit rock bottom and knew that no one was going to save me but myself.
‘I had an unhealthy relationship with food & alcohol which I was using as coping mechanisms to mask what was really going on underneath.’
Alexandra decided things could not go on as they were, and she decided to return to the gym in a bid to transform both her physical health and mental wellbeing.
Honest: It comes after the beauty discussed her recent weight loss on Monday, admitting she used to have an ‘unhealthy relationship’ with alcohol and food
She said: ‘A solid year of self development has transformed me not only physically, but most importantly, mentally. I am a different woman.
‘The aesthetics were fun for a while, but recent events (pandemic, stress etc) have emphasised the importance of truly looking after yourself from the inside out. Self care is not selfish, it’s necessary.
‘Any pain you might be suffering right now is an opportunity, not for others to see how strong you are, but for you to see how strong you are. Quit doubting yourself- YOU CAN.’
The TV star was formerly a make-up artist and shot to fame on the 2018 series of Love Island.