Chrissie Swan's inspiring beach snap after showing off incredible transformation

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Chrissie Swan has shared an inspiring message after revealing her transformation after quitting alcohol and embracing a healthier lifestyle.

The 48-year-old TV presenter took to Instagram to post a stunning snap of herself sitting on the beach in a white swimsuit and sunglasses, while smiling at the camera.

Chrissie Swan in a white swimsuit on the beach
Chrissie Swan has shared an inspiring beach snap. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

“I posted this yesterday to my stories and I was amazed by how many of you a) wanted to wear a white pair of bathers but haven’t and b) haven’t swum in the ocean for years,” she captioned the photo.

“NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO DO BOTH OMG JUST DO IT! Don’t worry about jiggly bits and saggy bits and whatever. Do it - trust me - you’ll feel ALIVE AND BOLD AND INVINCIBLE!”

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Earlier this year, Chrissie revealed on The Project she'd stopped drinking nine months earlier and had been sober ever since.

At the time she said she'd "recommend it" to others after not feeling her best during the first lockdown in Melbourne last year.

Chrissie Swan drinking a beverage in a white shirt
Chrissie revealed she quit alcohol and took up walking during lockdown. 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.

Chrissie Swan in a striped dress
Chrissie has also taken up meditation. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

"With the pressures and anxieties and worries and being responsible for kids and their whole life has changed and you're their parent, you feel enormous guilt, though it's all out of your control," she said.

"You kind of feel like having a few drinks will take the edge off, and a couple of drinks does, but eventually it gets to the stage where it doesn't help, and it certainly wasn't helping me.

"My anxiety was through the roof, I wasn't sleeping properly because booze is terrible for sleep."

"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 said.

Chrissie Swan in a pink suit
The TV presenter noticed a huge different in her positivity. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

Chrissie has also taken up meditation and long daily walks, writing on Instagram earlier this year: "Learning how to meditate kicked it off for me and I realised after the first 10-minute block that it was the first time in ages I’d stopped and slowed down with my own wellbeing top of mind."

She added: "I don’t put pressure on myself but I walk *somewhere* most days. Sometimes for 20 minutes, sometimes for an hour. Sometimes three little walks, sometimes none!"

With additional reporting by Marni Dixit

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