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“I see it and I feel it”: Lisa Curry’s surprising confession

“I see it and I feel it”: Lisa Curry’s surprising confession

Former Olympian Lisa Curry has revealed that she took a year off exercise.

The former swimmer, who has competed in three Olympic Games and won a slew of gold medals at international competitions, told Nine Coach that she took a break from active lifestyle after meeting her now-husband Mark Tabone.

Curry announced her engagement to the entertainer in 2016, and the couple tied the knot in May 2018.

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"In the last three years, I've met my now husband-to-be – we've been travelling a lot, sleeping in, and going out for dinner," the 56-year-old said. "It's got to the point where in the last year I've done pretty much no exercise."

Curry said while she felt happy and is at a "really good" point in her life, she gained weight and started feeling less fit. "I've got about six to eight kilos to lose, and for me that's a lot. Most people probably wouldn't see it – but I see it, and I feel it."

The mother-of-three recently embarked on a new regimen to get her health back on track and to "find Lisa Curry again".

She enlisted the help of four personal trainers to guide her on a strength-building program with high-intensity interval training. "I'm sore and I'm a bit tired and I have jelly legs when I walk down the stairs," she said.

"But you know what? I feel good, and exercise gives you more energy, and when you feel good you make better eating choices."

Curry admitted that she struggles with menopause and hormonal changes, which come with negative effects on her body and mood. However, she believes women can still take control over these conditions.

"Hormonally speaking, even more of a concern to women than their hormones being out of whack and being moody and tired, is their weight gain that comes with it," she said.

"I completely get it, but I want to prove that my weight gain is not just menopausal – it's because I've been lazy, and having a good time, and eating too much of the wrong things, and sleeping in."