There is a reason you wanted to feel fitter, you wanted to be healthier, so always go back to that reason ‘why’. Its that reminder that will push you.
Its hard to believe that we are now in the last stretch of July; how did this month fly so fast? We cannot be anymore excited about our next feature and the fact that we have over thirty features in our Tizi Talks series! We are only getting started; so stay close, fasten your safety belt and get ready for the ride.
Our special feature wears a variety of hats including being an actor by profession, a model and she recently started working at a creative digital agency as well as getting involved in charity work and fundraising. Yes, she is the ultimate go getter with a heart of gold, and what we love the most is that she is a fitness enthusiast who inspired us with her consistency. We had to share her story! Welcome back to episode thirty two of Tizi Talks with Kate Snow.
TIZI: How old are you?
KS: I am 25
TIZI: How long have you been working out?
KS: I don't think I have ever stopped working out to be honest. I have always tried to keep a good level of fitness and I hope to have the same mentality 30 years down the line.
TIZI: What made you start working out?
KS: I was always very active in school. I loved sports. I was good at it and so its always been an integral part of my life, I guess its just part of who I am.
TIZI: Do you feel like working out has made a difference in your life?
KS: I do believe it has had an impact on my life. I know how different my body feels when I don’t have a consistent exercise routine each week. I get lethargic, my body feels weak, my attention levels are lower and I generally feel like I have been hibernating. I believe maintaining good endorphin levels is so important not just to give you clarity and focus but also to make you a happier person.
TIZI: Can you please take us through your daily fitness routine on a weekday? And the weekend?
KS: I am in the gym three times a week. I love the classes at mom3ntum so sometimes I will replace my gym workouts with a good HIIT, Boxing, Kickboxing or Core Fusion class. I prefer working out in the morning but recently its been an evening agenda. I don’t usually work out on the weekends but recently I have been noticing how hard it is to get back into your flow after the weekend, so I am going to push myself to add an extra session over the weekends.
TIZI: Do you find it difficult to include your workout in your daily routine?
KS: I guess it depends what you do in your day to day life. Sometimes it can be tricky but because of my profession, my schedule is usually sporadic; therefore I look for the gaps in my day to find time for a workout. I used to spend 3 hours in the gym, thinking I was progressing by doing a full body workout every time. Little did I know, I was really wasting my time. Now, even a 30- 40min session is just as effective as long as you target what you want to work out on.
TIZI: Do you have a cheat meal?
KS: No cheat meal. I really just eat anything I want. I believe that if I put the work in then I give myself license to eat how I like. I do keep an eye on it though. I believe everything is alright in moderation.
TIZI: What keeps you motivated?
KS: For me, its a lifestyle, its only hard to stay motivated once you stop. So the aim is to keep it consistent. If you know how much pain you suffered after weeks of no exercise, you know the first day is always the worst. When I think of that feeling, I get myself up and head straight for mom3ntum. Learning to read your body is vital. I know how good and uplifted I feel after a workout. I remember that feeling and channel it to motivate me to keep training.
TIZI: What can you advise people who want to start their fitness journey?
KS: The hardest part is starting. Once you start, then follow through. Take responsibility of your health and well being and commit to changing your life. There's a reason you wanted to feel fitter, you wanted to be healthier, so always go back to that reason ‘why’. Its that reminder that will push you. Have goals. Make them clear and specific. Have an accountability partner. If you someone who shares the same goals as you, then partner up and hold yourselves accountable to each other. Chances of you quitting will be slimmed. And don’t give up! Push yourselves, challenge yourselves.
Loise Machira (Founder, Tizi), Jake Kuria (Boxing, Strength & Conditioning Coach), Kate Snow (Tizi Star), Sahil Kakkar (Co-founder & Director, Mom3ntum)
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