Shannen Doherty isn’t letting chemo bring her down!
A day after the Charmed star underwent another round of chemotherapy, she channeled her inner “beast mode” and pushed herself to workout — despite wanting to stay in bed and rest.
“Hey guys, so it’s the day after chemo as you can see — red face, a little bit puffy from the steroids. I’m not feeling too great. I’m really tired. I was nauseous last night and achy. Everything sort of typical after chemo,” Doherty, 45, stated in an Instagram video Thursday. “I would prefer to be laying in bed right now and doing nothing, but guess where I’m heading? Going to go work out.”
The 45-year-old actress also encouraged her followers that are battling an illness to “move” and stay active.
“After chemo day. I believe that just moving helps so much in the healing process. It’s not always easy and sometimes I can’t do it the next day but I try to make an effort to get the blood flowing and the toxins out of my body thru working out. Some days are easy workouts and other days I push it but the key is to MOVE!!! This is for any illness. Obviously check with your doctor. The road to recovery is paved with all sorts of different material,” she captioned the post and added the hashtags “#beastmode #fightlikeagirl #warrior.”
Hours later, she shared another video of her “shaking her booty” in the fitness class alongside the instructor. “Let me tell ya…. shaking your booty is hard work with my Neda who’s been helping me move and get toxins out. Yes I was tired, yes I wanted to be in bed but I went and moved and felt way better. Any exercise during illness is good. We can do it!!! #beastmode with @jammalibu,” she wrote.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, who revealed her diagnosis to PEOPLE in August 2015, has been open about her journey, sharing photos and videos of her treatments on social media, documenting her hair shave and attending events to raise cancer awareness.
In light of her battle with breast cancer, Charmed costar Alyssa Milano reached out to Doherty. Milano, 43, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday: “I’ve reached out to her … and I try to continue to reach out to her once a week. I tweeted, I [direct-messaged] her and I obviously told her my concern and how everyone was on her side, and we’re all supporting her, and she was very appreciative that I reached out, which was very sweet.”