Tenille Dashwood posted the following update on Instagram:
"Sometimes you really do have to take a step backwards (or many) to move forwards!
I’ve spent the past few months focusing on being happy and healthy!
I spent time with my family and friends and traveled. These things make me happy!
I’ve rehabbed my shoulder diligently & implemented new eating habits (with a few exceptions over the holidays) to get my skin condition (psoriasis) & health better. Now look at me! Almost fully healed through diet! What we put in our bodies really makes a difference.
I haven’t been in a gym in 3.5 months & surprisingly I feel pretty good (especially with some good hotel lighting ?). I worried myself at times that I was taking too much time off, like time was running out & I was falling behind. Or that the new ways of eating were wrong because they were different to any other diet I had known before. I constantly put pressure on myself for all the things I thought I should be doing or that I hadn't done yet. Then I realized I was already doing everything I could possibly do!
The reasons I made myself worry and stress were the same reasons why I knew I would get to where I wanted to be eventually. It’s because I care. Because I’m passionate and driven... Because I want to be the best I can be and I know I won’t settle for anything less than that.
So instead, I looked at every negative as a positive. I decided to just accept what was happening to me to learn from it and deal with it as best I could. Im constantly working on myself not just physically, but mentally. Reminding myself about the things that make me happy and finding my purpose again!
I wouldn’t say I’m a new person, but I definitely have a new outlook on life (plus some new scars and titanium screws) thanks to all I’ve been through! Swipe right to see —> And as crazy as this past year has been for me, I still believe everything happens for a reason. I’ve learned so much and grown as a person. I know what I want. I know what’s important to me. Now I’m in the right state of mind to make it all happen and continue to better myself. Funny how things turn out isn’t it?