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Sarah Hyland shares her incredibly relatable quarantine fitness journey

The star spoke about her lack of exercise during lockdown

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Matthew Moore
Matthew MooreOnline News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
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Lockdown fatigue hit many of us, particularly when the gyms closed, and Modern Family star Sarah Hyland was no exception.

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In an incredibly relatable Instagram Story, the actress shared how she hadn't been taking fitness seriously as lockdown continued on.

"Did you guys know that it was March… in 2021?" she asked her fans in the video.

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"I didn't, someone told me and I realised I hadn't worked out since August. And I was like 'Oh, I've been horizontal for half the year of my quarantine.'"

Echoing many who may feel a little reluctant to get back to working out, she added: "So, I decided I needed to get… started, and I didn't really know how to do that so I went into my garage and I measured out space and I got a rowing machine."

Demonstrating the gear to her followers, the Vampire Academy actress said: "So, here it is. It is the Nordic Track rowing machine, which I just like to do this on."

As she briefly moved backwards and forwards, Sarah added: "But they have a bunch of different classes and I can pretend that I'm in Ireland y'all, not home!"

sarah hyland wearing big glasses at home© Photo: Instagram

The star spoke about her lack of exercise

She captioned her final post: "BRB… virtually escaping quarantine to Ireland on this rower.

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The star has previously spoken out about issues surrounding body confidence, posting a photo she hated in order to share an important message with fans.

She also revealed that she faced an invisible illness, as she suffered from kidney dysplasia – a condition that prevents the kidneys from developing normally inside the womb.

sarah hyland rowing machine© Photo: Instagram

Sarah was keen to get to Ireland

Posting the picture of herself in some workout gear, the actress said: "To my fellow #invisibleillness warriors. It's ok to be insecure about your body. Just remember to check in with yourself at least once a day and say thank you.

"Our bodies have endured unfathomable feats that our minds barely have time to comprehend what has actually happened. With inflammation, excess water gain and medications, my skin has a hard time bouncing back."

She finished her inspiring post, by writing: "I saw this picture and HATED it but quickly readjusted my attitude and decided to celebrate it. Love yourself and be patient. We are all stronger than we think we are."

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