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Alexandra Cane opens up about her ‘fitness journey’, describing life after losing two stone

She’s the 2018 Love Island star who famously lost two stone following a health and lifestyle overhaul. 

And on Monday Alexandra Cane opened up about her ‘fitness journey’ and past relationship with food and alcohol as she shared a short video of her gym-honed physique on Instagram. 

The 29-year-old looked sensational in a white and blue sports co-ord, featuring a sports bra and a pair of skin-tight leggings. 

Fitness fanatic: Alexandra Cane opened up about her 'fitness journey' on Monday, in the caption of a short selfie video of her gym-honed physique that she posted to Instagram

Fitness fanatic: Alexandra Cane opened up about her 'fitness journey' on Monday, in the caption of a short selfie video of her gym-honed physique that she posted to Instagram

Fitness fanatic: Alexandra Cane opened up about her ‘fitness journey’ on Monday, in the caption of a short selfie video of her gym-honed physique that she posted to Instagram

The outfit revealed the reality star’s washboard abs and incredible gym-honed figure as she struck a pose in front of a full length mirror.  

Alexandra pulled her raven tresses pulled back in a tight pony tail, with just a hint of smokey make-up accentuating her good looks. 

In an accompanying caption the brunette was candid with her fans about her relationship with the gym and her own sense of self. 

Describing how bad things used to be, she wrote: ‘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.  

Curvy: The stars blue and white fitness co-ord revealed the reality star's washboard abs and incredible gym-honed figure

Curvy: The stars blue and white fitness co-ord revealed the reality star's washboard abs and incredible gym-honed figure

Curvy: The stars blue and white fitness co-ord revealed the reality star’s washboard abs and incredible gym-honed figure

Opening up: In an accompanying caption the brunette was candid with her fans about her relationship with the gym and her own sense of self

Opening up: In an accompanying caption the brunette was candid with her fans about her relationship with the gym and her own sense of self

Opening up: In an accompanying caption the brunette was candid with her fans about her relationship with the gym and her own sense of self

‘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 turned her life around by heading to the gym and losing two stone in just three. 

She said: ‘A solid year of self development has transformed me not only physically, but most importantly, mentally. I am a different woman.’

The reality star also emphasised that external appearance is not everything, and it is important to care for yourself on the inside as well as out.

Candid:  On Sunday evening Alexandra shared more words of sage advice, as she opened up to her 1.4 million Instagram followers during a Q and A on her Instagram story

Candid:  On Sunday evening Alexandra shared more words of sage advice, as she opened up to her 1.4 million Instagram followers during a Q and A on her Instagram story

Candid:  On Sunday evening Alexandra shared more words of sage advice, as she opened up to her 1.4 million Instagram followers during a Q and A on her Instagram story

Open: The star cut a cosy appearance in a big cream turtle-neck jumper, as she took a series of selfies and responded to questions

Open: The star cut a cosy appearance in a big cream turtle-neck jumper, as she took a series of selfies and responded to questions

Open: The star cut a cosy appearance in a big cream turtle-neck jumper, as she took a series of selfies and responded to questions

Self love: When asked what she does to fend away loneliness, the brunette penned, 'taking myself on dates... Like what I'm doing right now, taking my ass to the cinema'

Self love: When asked what she does to fend away loneliness, the brunette penned, 'taking myself on dates... Like what I'm doing right now, taking my ass to the cinema'

Self love: When asked what she does to fend away loneliness, the brunette penned, ‘taking myself on dates… Like what I’m doing right now, taking my ass to the cinema’

She penned: ‘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.’ 

The previous evening, Alexandra shared more words of sage advice, as she opened up to her 1.4 million Instagram followers during a Q and A on her Instagram story.  

The star cut a cosy appearance in a big cream turtle-neck jumper, as she took a series of selfies and responded to questions. 

When asked how many date she goes on, Alexandra proudly said: ‘I am currently dating myself.’ 

She added: ‘I’m quite open to the idea of dating I just haven’t found anyone I connect to on a deeper level.

Health: Of her transformation, Alexandra wrote, 'A solid year of self development has transformed me not only physically, but most importantly, mentally. I am a different woman'

Health: Of her transformation, Alexandra wrote, 'A solid year of self development has transformed me not only physically, but most importantly, mentally. I am a different woman'

Health: Of her transformation, Alexandra wrote, ‘A solid year of self development has transformed me not only physically, but most importantly, mentally. I am a different woman’

‘I love single life but I would like to find someone to share experiences with and build something special with.’ 

When asked what she does to fend away loneliness, Alexandra wrote: ‘Taking myself on dates… Like what I’m doing right now, taking my ass to the cinema.’ 

Several fans asked her for fitness advice. When asked how often she weighs herself, the brunette beauty penned: ‘Honestly… never!!!’       

Earlier this month, Alexandra was left shaken when her phone was stolen out of her hand while she was in Shoreditch.  

The Love Island star took to Instagram to admit she was left ‘shaken’ following the robbery, but reassured her fans she is currently feeling ‘okay’.

Make-up artist Alexandra insisted she’s ‘thankful that a weapon wasn’t involved’ during the terrifying mugging and urged her followers to ‘be careful’ as she claimed similar incidents have become more frequent in east London in recent weeks.

The fitness enthusiast wrote: ‘Just got mugged in Shoreditch by a guy on a bicycle whilst walking down the street. I’m okay’, before directing friends and family to contact her via her manager. 

But the influencer insisted she wanted to look at the brighter side of the situation while sending the robber ‘love and light’.

Alexandra added: ‘I pray that the guy who stole my phone is able to make some money from my handset (if that was his intention), as clearly he is struggling to have to go to such measures. I wish him nothing but love and light.

‘I’m going to enjoy being a little further disconnected for the rest of the today. Tomorrow is one of the biggest days of my life, so I’m going to go for a walk and reflect on my journey and how it’s got me here.

‘I will count my blessings. I will seek the good in this situation. Time to switch off & replenish my energy cause lord knows I need it! I hope you’re ready for what’s coming…’

Transformation: Alexandra has shed a staggering two stone in just three months after finding a love for fitness when she was in a 'low point' of her life

Transformation: Alexandra has shed a staggering two stone in just three months after finding a love for fitness when she was in a 'low point' of her life

Before and after: Alexandra shocked fans by unveiling her new slimmed-down figure earlier this year (pictured before weight loss)

Before and after: Alexandra shocked fans by unveiling her new slimmed-down figure earlier this year (pictured before weight loss)

Transformation:  Alexandra shed a staggering two stone in just three months (pictured left after, right before) after finding a love for fitness when she was in a ‘low point’ of her life

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