Welcome to the second episode of Tizi Talks with Willis Raburu one of Kenya's leading TV personalities! Willis is a News Anchor/ Reporter/ on Citizen TV, Radio Presenter on Hot 96 Fm and a Social Media Executive. He stands out with a collective social media following of close to one million! With a busy schedule from hosting the Power breakfast show, to keeping us entertained on his morning radio show and my favorite, the Friday 10 over 10 show with the Joey Muthengi, I was curious to know how he manages to make time for the gym! Being as influential as he is, I had to get him onto this second episode of Tizi Talks to hear what inspired him to begin his wellness journey; and hoping it will inspire you :)
TIZI: How long have you been working out?
WR: I have been doing it for about 3 months now and absolutely loving it.
TIZI: What made you start?
WR: Visited Doctor Wangata and he ran a couple of tests and told me I was not doing too good on my cholesterol levels. So I reached out to my trainer now Evelyn Owala of Eveal Health and Fitness and also partners with Smart Gyms and USN Kenya and started the journey.
TIZI: Do you feel like it has made a difference in your life? If yes, how so?
WR: Oh yes! I am more confident now. My esteem is way up ( I know its hard to believe it was down). It made a difference in my pocket too because now I have to shop for new clothes; but it is a good problem hahaha! Plus I have lost about 9kgs!
What a transformation!
TIZI: Can you please take me through your daily routine on a weekday? And the weekend?
WR: So basically it's a run in the morning and I hit the gym in the afternoon; where I work different parts of the body with my trainer Evelyn. On weekends I rest unless I skipped some days during in the week.
TIZI: What keeps you motivated?
WR: My Wife.
TIZI: What can you advise people who want to start their fitness journey?
WR: Just start. Don't procrastinate. Tomorrow never comes. Do it now
Willis' story is one that I am sure many of us can relate with. Within 3 months of starting his fitness journey, he has seen incredible results which has helped with his self-confidence. It is almost impossible to imagine a successful news anchor like him would need more confidence but that is what happens when you invest in your health. You become unstoppable!
"One of the greatest moments in life, is realising that two weeks ago, your body couldn't do what it just did!" - Wellness Enthusiast