“Love Is Blind” reality star Danielle Ruhl recently revealed to her Instagram followers that she has been working out more to help with her mental health.
On Tuesday night, she took to Instagram in order to provide her followers with a long explanation of exactly what kinds of workouts she does and some obstacles in the way of her healthcare journey.
Danielle Ruhl Reveals Her Workout Routine With Her Instagram Followers
Danielle began her post by admitting that her workout routine has taken a backseat while she’s busy with other things. However, she did reveal the exercises that she tries to do and the physical limitations that prevent her from working out as much as she would like.
“A lot of people ask about my workout routine,” she began. “Transparently, it has been kind of nonexistent lately (Like everyone, when I’m busy sometimes the self-care/workouts take a backseat). When I first started trying to be healthier/ lose weight I focused primarily on cardio (elliptical). I have both scoliosis and asthma which make certain workouts difficult.”
“The more I focused on strength training alone, the more I started messing up my back because I wasn’t using the correct posture,” she explained. “Scoliosis always impacted my workouts, sleep, posture, and overall comfortability bc I didn’t realize I had it until I was too old to fully benefit from a brace.”
Danielle Ruhl Reveals She Works Out With A Personal Trainer For Accountability & Support
The reality star revealed that she benefits from having a personal trainer to keep her accountable and to help her make sure that she is performing exercises with the correct form.
She explained, “I recently started working out with a virtual personal trainer,@joshualipsey, via facetime (so I can’t use the excuse of having no time) and because when he watches me workout he can help improve my posture while doing certain exercises that could put further strain on my back.”
“I told him the main areas I wanted to focus on were exercises to improve back pain and posture (a lot of core which is always fun lol), balance, and glutes (I can’t believe I am showing this but as you can see there are no glutes there),” she added.
“A few things I already learned: My legs are not the same length and one of my hips is stronger than the other which makes some workouts more difficult on one side of my body,” she went on. “Both of these drastically impact my balance (which is literally horrible). A lot of the exercises I was doing were putting more work on my back than the areas I was trying to focus on.”
Are Danielle Ruhl’s Fans Interested In More Workout Tips?
Danielle said that she might “share progress and some of my fav workouts if people are interested (remember everyone’s body is different, and I continue to learn the nuances with mine every day), I don’t want to steer anyone in the wrong direction. I am only on day 4, so hopefully as I keep learning I will be able to share more tips and tricks once I have progressed more:)”
She asked, “If anyone else has scoliosis or back pain that impacts working out (or their life in general) I will def post what has helped me the most in the coming weeks/ months..”
She also gave a shoutout “to @bewithcore bc it’s crazy the difference (mentally and physically) I feel after just 4 sessions” and said that she is “also open to other back pain suggestions!”
Other Fans Share Danielle Ruhl’s Scoliosis Struggles
In the comments, she added, “These are photos I would have never been comfortable showing previously. I’m sharing to show not only future physical growth, but mental growth. I used to be rly self conscious about how flat I was – which is why I purposely chose to post the first photo to embrace it. I want my page to be a place of positivity – not hate. If you have negative comments about another share with your friends, not publicly as I’m trying to shine light and make those I interact with feel comfortable. But if you’re so inclined – I guess choose hate 🤷🏻♀️”
Fortunately, her husband Nick Thompson, had her back. “You’re so beautiful,” he commented. “Outside, obviously [yes]… But also inside for being vulnerable and sharing your journey.”
Another fan wrote, “I also have scoliosis and didn’t find out until it was too late as a teenager, and even then I wouldn’t be caught dead with one on. I struggle with workouts, and even working or doing daily activities without back pain, and even my ribs rubbing together. I struggle with my weight, and like you I recently lost 60lbs and I have never felt better. I think you look beautiful either way though. ❤️”