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Former Biggest Loser trainer Tiffiny Hall has broken down in an emotional Instagram video about life in Victoria's ongoing Covid lockdown over the weekend.
In the moving message recorded in her home, the 37-year-old fitness guru shed tears as she opened up about 'feeling anxious' about the week ahead.
'So sick of it'
"Oh god, [I'm] having one of those mornings," Tiffiny informed her 220k Instagram followers while wiping her eyes.
"I don't know, I just feel really like, 'Is this life? Is this it?'" she added in reference to the state's seemingly never-ending stay-at-home order.
"I'm so sick of it. I'm sure everyone feels the exact same [way]," Tiffiny reflected before showing her left hand, which is currently splinted, to the camera.
"My hand is killing me, I can't do anything for myself," she explained, adding that the constant news cycle was "getting to me".
Tiffiny had surgery in December 2020 to repair a ‘severed’ wrist ligament and recently underwent another reconstructive procedure.
She revealed she was "feeling anxious about the week ahead" in the video caption, adding, "No kinder. No playgrounds. I feel for the kids."
Tiffiny is mum to son Arnold, 3, who she shares with her comedian husband, Ed Kavalee. In a subsequent video, she captured Arnold singing the theme tune to Transformers which made her 'feel better'.
Tiff's tough year
It's been a particularly tough year for Tiffiny, who in April opened up about her battle with multiple chronic health conditions including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (aka CFS/ME).
Those affected with CFS/ME feel extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn't go away with adequate rest.
At the same time, Tiff also found out she had Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS, a condition that affects blood flow and causes people to feel lightheaded or even faint.
Since her diagnosis, Tiffiny revealed to news.com.au that she has had to restrict her exercise to just 10 minutes a day and now describes herself as a "trainer who can't train".
Tiff explained that if she pushes herself too hard she can risk becoming physically ill and undoing all of her hard work.
To avoid overdoing it, Tiff has taken a step back from running some of her online TXO LIFE workouts which are now handled by personal trainers from her program.
Tiff said that she became suddenly unwell after a very busy time with her businesses which include TXO LIFE and an activewear line called FLEX.
"It happened so suddenly off the back of a few big shoots and I just couldn’t walk or get out of bed," she said.
She underwent test after test before eventually reaching a diagnosis, a process that had a huge impact on her mental health.
"That searching for a diagnosis triggered depression and it was the biggest mental health challenge I have ever been through.
"It was scary and it was rock bottom for me."
Nowadays, Tiff has a weekly appointment with a psychologist to make sure she looks after her emotional wellbeing.
Online support is available via Beyond Blue.
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