Tizi Talks with Whitney Nyasanga

· Interviews

That bomb feeling after working out is irreplaceable.​

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Dear Reader,

Monday is the perfect day for the expansion of your boundaries and the implementation of all plans. Welcome back to episode twenty one of Tizi Talks with Whitney Nyasanga. She is a creative with an 8-5 job, a fashionpreneur and founder of two fashion brands; El Afrique- a fashion company that deals with custom made African print designs for all occasions, and Shopthetrend254 which deals with trendy clothes for all your party, office and casual needs. Whitney is also a fitness enthusiast and as we'll see in this feature, she is in great shape which helps her manage all the different things she does.

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TIZI: How old are you?

WN: Girl, we all know about asking a girl her age haha. Anyway, I’m 23 years young 😊

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TIZI: How long have you been working out?

WN: Oh my days, it has been quite a while! It’s been around 3-4 years.

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TIZI: What made you start?

WN: I wanted to shed weight. Funny thing is, I had never really thought I was big until a number of people started commenting on my weight. The last straw was when I would go for shopping I was unable to find clothes that fit and it was at this point I made the decision to live a healthier lifestyle.

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TIZI: Do you feel like it has made a difference in your life? If yes, how so?

WN: Yes! Completely. Not only did it boost my self-confidence but I also noticed that my health-related problems disappeared. Also, it kick-started my modelling career back then, though I stopped because I decided to pursue my own business venture.

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TIZI: Can you please take me through your daily fitness routine on a weekday? And the weekend?

WN: Weekdays I hit the gym. I have daily routines where I target different body parts- glutes, arms, chest and shoulders. However, I always start my work outs with a cardio boost of between 15- 20 minutes where I can either run on the tread mill, cycle or use the elliptical. Haha, weekends are tricky! Though if I can build up the stamina to do a weekend, I pick Saturdays where I do an online work out, something like Tae Bo, T-25 by Shawn T or just any other short HIIT work out.

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TIZI: Do you find it difficult to include your workout in your daily routine?

WN: It can be difficult balancing work and exercising but I always say it’s all about discipline. If I know I’m going to have a busy day I go early morning.

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TIZI: What keeps you motivated?

WN: That bomb feeling after working out is irreplaceable. Also, I have a gym partner so we keep each other motivated. The aesthetic side is a plus.

TIZI: What can you advise people who want to start their fitness journey?

WN: I would tell them to clearly define their goal; if it’s for health, weight loss or just to tone up, always keep that at the centre of your motivation.

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Yours in Wellness,


Photography Credits

Instagram: @dannysketch

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