Hannah Brown won "Dancing With The Stars" back in fall 2019, but more than a year later, she's still dealing with injuries sustained during her time on the show.
"I think this political climate and with COVID has been hard for all of us and me too," she said on her Instagram Stories during a light walk. "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."
The "Bachelorette" star did note that her physical and mental health are slowly getting better.
"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."
Hannah quickly added, "To clarify, have always had issues and pains but I think 'DWTS' put additional stress on those prior injuries."
In addition to her injuries, the reality TV star acknowledged that public criticism of her body hasn't been easy to hear or see.
"I'm starting to realize that more people can relate to this girl, the one who is struggling," she shared. "I'm just trying to be more honest about where I'm at. I know we all start in different places so some people stress me, they like to point out that I've gained weight, some people say I look great but 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."
She continued, "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."
Hannah, 26, also wrote, "My overall health is my #1 priority right now. So I'm going to continue to do all that I can right now — be more about trying new workout methods (I've always been a HIT workout, high cardio balls-to-the-wall athlete), learn to adjust and listen to my body, and continue to see medical advice to hopefully get some clarity soon!"