Welcome back to episode three of Tizi Talks with Savara Mudigi! We all know him from Sauti Sol; both Kenya and Africa's leading music group. Sauti Sol have won Best African Act at the MTV EMA awards, and were also nominated for a BET award. On top of that, Savara is a producer, drummer, Dj and an actor. He has produced most of the songs from Sauti Sol’s new album #LiveandDieinAfrika.
From hits like Sura Yako, to Nishike and Love Again, his voice keeps us on our feet! His great physique keeps the ladies glued to the music videos and his humility, success & self-drive, landed him on Ted Talks, 2017. He recently started an initiative called SAWA (Savara Women's Advancement Program) to empower women on how to explore their full potential irrespective of their background. You can understand my excitement when he answered my call and agreed to be part of Tizi Talks! With a flourishing career at the age of 30 and being in great shape, I had to hear his fitness story and share it with you to inspire you to start your wellness journey. Let's get into it!
TIZI: How long have you been working out?
SM: I started working out way back when I was 15.
TIZI: What made you start?
SM: I used to hang out with people who were into fitness and wellness; we would go to the gym and hang out as the boys, and it eventually became a lifestyle.
Wow! Are you sold on wellness yet?
TIZI: Do you feel like working out has made a difference in your life? If yes, how so?
SM: Yes, it has definitely changed my life. I feel stronger, focused, fresh and healthy. Since I like to have a good time with friends and enjoy a few drinks, I also use fitness to detox and it keeps me away from trouble!
TIZI: Can you please take me through your daily routine on a weekday? And the weekend?
SM: There are a few basics I do at the gym when I am working out, but I don't go everyday like I used to because I don't have that much free time. I do it 3- 4 times a week especially now that I understand the power of muscle memory. You don't have to hit the gym everyday if you watch what you eat and remain consistent with your workouts.
TIZI: Do you find it difficult to include your workout in your daily routine?
SM: I am currently getting into a well-planned regime which will be designed to achieve certain goals. I want to make the routine commercially available and to encourage others to start working on their fitness.
TIZI: What keeps you motivated?
SM: People like you who want to hear such stories and share them to inspire others to begin their fitness journey. My personal failures in life also motivate me to pick myself up. Life has a way of motivating you and I always aim to stay true to who I am.
TIZI: What can you advise people who want to start their fitness journey?
SM: Fitness is not easy because it involves physical strength. The hardest part is at the beginning; once you start, don't stop. That first stage is always hard but if you are discipline, consistent, and push through the pain, you will start to enjoy it and see the results!
If there is one thing that remains constant in the series of Tizi Talks, is the fact that fitness empowers you. When you start working out and realise how strong your body can be, you will invest more in your health and you will be unstoppable in every aspect of your life. Get that gym membership or go for that run you have been procrastinating since last week. Just get active! :)
"A little progress each day adds up to great results; trust the process."
- Wellness Enthusiast-