Former Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars contestant Hannah Brown has opened up about her injuries that were the result of competing on DWTS.
While taking a walk on Saturday, Brown shared a series of videos on her Instagram Story and revealed that she hasn’t been able to workout in nearly half a year from some of the physical injuries she sustained during her time on Dancing with the Stars.
“I’m going on a little walk. I feel like I’ve been not as open about my life with you guys, so I’m gonna try to share more. I think this political climate and with COVID has been hard for all of us and me too,” Brown began in her video.
“Usually when I’m struggling, dealing with my mental health, I can go to working out. Well, for the past five months, maybe almost six, I haven’t been able to work out like I used to.”
“It really brought me down because I didn’t know another way. I’m either zero [or] 100. All in, [or] nothing. And I definitely let it get me down,” she continued and added that she is “starting to finally get that motivation back.”
“And I want to share it with you guys, because I think a lot of us can relate to going a long time without working out, and sometimes it feels impossible to start again,” she told her fans. “We’re all coming from different sizes, different abilities, but for the first time in my life, I feel like I can understand somebody who is out of shape. I am right there with you.”
“I am still going to the doctor and trying to figure it out but I think a lot of my body hurting comes from some issues that started on Dancing with the Stars and I just kept going from zero to 100 — I’m either all or nothing — and pushed it too much to where I now have, like, some issues that I am having to deal with physical therapy,” she said. “So I’ve been doing that mostly and then going on some walks and bike rides, but honestly, that’s it.”
Brown continued to share that the last few months have been tough, but she thought her followers might be able to relate to her. “I’m just trying to be more honest about where I’m at,” she said.
“I just want to feel good and I haven’t felt good because I haven’t been able to work out the way that I feel like my body needs. So instead of being zero or 100, I’m going to learn to show up where I can be right now, whether that’s 50 percent, 60 percent, 35 percent my best; you’ve got to start somewhere.”