Lisa Curry has revealed plans to completely overhaul her lifestyle following an incredibly difficult two years.
On Sunday, the 59-year-old told Body + Soul that she had ‘done nothing but sit, cry and eat’ for the last 18 months, following her daughter Jaimi’s tragic death last September and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
But now, the Olympic athlete – who has just created her own skincare range – says she’s finally ready to ‘reset her goals’ so she can continue to be a ‘fun, happy, and healthy Grannie’ to her daughter Morgan Gruell’s two children.
Change: Lisa Curry has revealed her plans to completely overhaul her lifestyle following an incredibly difficult two years
‘You don’t have to be old and grumpy,’ she wrote in her column. ‘You can be young at heart and full of life. Why not take up a new hobby like dancing, fishing or golf?
‘I never thought I’d start a new business in my 50s, but here I am, years on and still wanting to find new ways to help people live their happiest and healthiest lives. That’s what I do. It’s what I love.’
Before her revelation, the wellness entrepreneur said she had been ‘trying’ to get back into embracing new hobbies, but that her ‘body was saying no and my mind wants nothing to do with it’.
Change: Read Lisa’s full column in this week’s Body + Soul magazine
On Thursday, Lisa announced that she had started her own skincare range, Happy Skin, after noticing her signs of ageing.
‘Nearly 60 years of being in the harsh Australian sun and chlorine had taken its toll’ she wrote.
‘We can’t prevent the inevitable ageing process but with a lifestyle that includes a moderate exercise routine, nutrient dense meals (most of the time), and a range of cosmeceutical professional-strength ingredients combined with probiotics, my HappySkin by Lisa Curry has been born.’
Alongside her post, Lisa shared a few promotional pictures of her skincare range which includes an exfoliant, cleanser, serum and moisturiser.
Surprising move: On Thursday, Lisa announced the creation of her very own skincare range, called Happy Skin
Lisa has been open about the her loss of daughter Jaimi, who died one year ago at the age of 33.
Posting to Instagram in April, Lisa admitted she still struggles to talk about her loss, and experiences ‘pain and fear’ on a daily basis.
‘Our Jaimi. My brain has thoughts and conversations that my mouth can’t say,’ Lisa wrote next to a throwback photo of herself cuddling up to Jaimi.
‘It’s hard to talk about the pain and fear that is felt daily. Life goes on. People say you get stronger… You don’t. You just learn to hide it better,’ she continued.
‘It’s hard to talk about the pain and fear that is felt daily’: Lisa (left) reflected on the anguish of losing her daughter Jaimi (right) in April after she died last September at the age of 33
Lisa revealed she ‘constantly stops’ to remember that her daughter is gone, and feels sorry Jaimi never got to meet her nephew Taj, who was born two months after her death.
‘So many beautiful moments that she would have loved. But we still include her in everything we do,’ Lisa added, explaining that she ‘talks about Jaimi often’ with her three-year-old grandson, Flynn Gruell.
Lisa went on to encourage people who are struggling to seek the help they need.
Struggles: Posting to Instagram in April, the former Olympic swimmer admitted she still struggles to talk about her loss, and experiences ‘pain and fear’ on a daily basis
‘I hope you can understand, know and feel how loved you truly are, and that living life, and not just existing, is worth it,’ she wrote.
‘Keep fighting and don’t give up. Where there is life there is hope. Life is so precious and there’s so much to look forward to.’
She concluded her essay with a final tribute to her daughter.
Grieving process: Lisa revealed she ‘constantly stops’ to remember that her daughter is gone, and feels sorry Jaimi never got to meet her nephew Taj (pictured), who was born two months after her death
‘Jaimi was so loved and is so missed. We hide our tears when we say her name, but the pain in our hearts is still the same. Remembering our Jaimi.’
Lisa announced Jaimi’s death in a social media post on September 15 last year, one day after her passing.
‘Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side,’ she wrote at the time.
‘Keep fighting and don’t give up’: Lisa went on to encourage people who are struggling to seek the help they need. Pictured: Jaimi Kenny
It was later reported that Jaimi had battled alcoholism and an eating disorder before her death at a Sunshine Coast hospital.
Lisa and her ex-husband Grant Kenny, 57, are also parents to son Jett, 27, and daughter Morgan, 29.
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Family ties: Lisa is pictured with her son Jett (left), daughter Morgan (right) and her grandson Flynn