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Terri Irwin: My secret life as a body builder

Monday, November 8, 2010
Terri Irwin: My secret life as a body builder
"I’m better able to cope on an emotional level when I am healthy. Regular exercise definitely helps you cope with life’s dramas."

Terri tells David Robson how pumping iron has helped her get over the grief of losing Steve.

Terri Irwin hasn’t had it easy over the past four years. Since losing her beloved husband Steve in 2006 she’s worked tirelessly to promote the conservation work he dedicated his life to. But while she’s remained stoic in public, in private Terri desperately searched for solace in her darkest moments. That relief came in the form of body building.

“I really began training hard after losing Steve,” she reveals. “I discovered on my own that I could cope better with the crippling effects of grief by taking care of myself. Now I want to tell everyone that when the last thing you want to do is get up and get moving, that’s exactly what you should do.

“I’m better able to cope on an emotional level when I am healthy. Regular exercise definitely helps you cope with life’s dramas.”

And she’s certainly had her fair share of dramas recently. Last month Terri, 46, successfully prevented mining going ahead in Cape York’s Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, she’s mended her feud with father-in-law Bob and she’s busy being a single mum to Bindi, 12, and Robert, 6.

Terri credits her late husband Steve with inspiring her new fitness regime.“I wanted to make sure I could continue all the projects he’d started,” she says. Here Terri tells how lifting weights helps her deal with the trials of her everyday life.

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