Alexandra Cane has revealed that she’s feeling ‘a little low’ and has been ’emotionally eating’ since she fell off a treadmill and injured her knee.
The Love Island star, 29, 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.
Difficult time: Alexandra Cane revealed that she’s been feeling ‘a little low’ and has been ’emotionally eating’ since injuring her knee on Thursday
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.
‘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.
Pain: The Love Island star, 29, 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
‘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.
Opening up: In an accompanying caption, Alexandra admitted she used to have an ‘unhealthy relationship’ with alcohol and food and experienced ‘years of no purpose’