Chrissie Swan dons chic activewear for walk following transformation

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Chrissie Swan has made no secret about her love of walking since undergoing a transformation after quitting alcohol and embracing daily walks during Melbourne's countless lockdowns.

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Chrissie Swan shared snaps from a walk around Melbourne in some chic activewear after undergoing a dramatic transformation last year. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the presenter shared snaps of her walk yesterday, revealing she bumped into a few friends along the way.

"There are MANY reasons I love strapping on my back pack and hitting the streets for a long walk but chief among them is the people I run into that I wouldn’t have had I been sitting at home," she wrote. "It happens with exciting regularity. I call them ‘Walking Miracles’ and yesterday I had 2!"

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She continued, "First I was walking in Richmond listening to Miley Cyrus and I looked up to see the face of my beautiful friend Colette Mann. We sat and caught up on a park bench. Then later I was walking in the city and the heavenly Ricki-Lee Coulter was all of a sudden in front of me and we cuddled and then I joined her and her gorgeous husband at a table and had coffees and chatted for hours. As Norm used to say in the 80s… Life. Be in it!"

Colette commented, "Such a lovely surprise and we could have talked for days but [there] was walking to do."

Chrissie Swan takes selfies with Rickie-Lee Coulter and Colette Mann
Chrissie shared how she bumped into two friends on her walk: Rickie-Lee Coulter and Colette Mann. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

One follower added, "I love how you see life Chrissy. It’s why I follow you. You are like a ball of sunshine in living form. Keep legending legend!"

"Beautiful photos..it’s a soulful experience accidentally bumping into your heart’s smiles!!" another wrote.

"WTF! Okay, I need to start walking," a third joked.

"I think if you started a walk and chat group you’d get a lot of takers!" one user suggested.

Many others complimented her on her STAX cut out long sleeve lounge top, with Chrissie joking that she has "about 12" of them.

The presenter shared a number of other photos and videos from her walk to her stories, including one of her enjoying a cup of coffee and another posing on a motorcycle.

Chrissie Swan poses on motorbike
At one point during the walk she posed on a motorbike. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan
STAX cut out long sleeve lounge top
Chrissie loves STAX activewear, choosing to wear the cut out long sleeve lounge top on her walk. Photo: STAX

Chrissie recently open up on her weight loss transformation, telling The Australian Women's Weekly she made some "enormous" lifestyle changes that improved her life in countless ways.

"We couldn't go out to dinner, we couldn't go to a friend's house, they couldn't come to us, we couldn't go outside five kilometres. All we could do was walk, and so that's what I did," she told the publication, sharing that she now walks for two hours a day.

Meditation also became a big part of her routine to help improve her physical and mental health during the lockdown.

"I'm not going to talk about the size of my a**e. I'm not going to tell you what I eat in a day. Because I've read those stories and they make me feel bad about myself," she added.

Last year, Chrissie also shared on The Project how she'd stopped drinking, saying she'd "recommend" it to others after not feeling her best during the first lockdown in Melbourne.

Chrissie Swan poses for photo in multicoloured dress
Chrissie made some "enormous" lifestyle changes that improved her life in countless ways. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

"I really am reticent to be the poster girl for sobriety because it was a decision I made for myself after giving it a fair nudge in the first lockdown last year," she told her co-hosts.

"If you're thinking, 'Oh, maybe I'm drinking a bit much or it's not helping me anymore', I think that's the biggest thing I've taken from it, is that it didn't help."

She added that the alcohol increased her feelings of anxiety in relation to the pandemic and meant she wasn't sleeping properly.

"I really noticed a huge difference in my day-to-day positivity and ability to deal with the pandemic and the ongoing changes to literally every part of our lives if I'm clear minded, and for me it's been fantastic, a fantastic choice," she added.

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