• Saumu Mbuvi explains why she is hitting the gym.
• Saumu's blood pressure could go high and have a high blood rate.
Mike Sonko's daughter Saumu Mbuvi has taken to working out as a form of mental therapy.
Speaking to Mpasho's writer Elizabeth Ngigi, the mother of two said she decided to start working out since her weight had started giving her health issues.
"My Body Mass Index (BMI) was going high and I could feel pain in my legs when walking for a short distance," she said.
Sometimes, her blood pressure would spike meaning that she had an issue with high blood pressure.
"So the workout sessions are to manage my weight. I was 76 kg and currently I'm 73 and my target is to be 64 or below," she said.
In her recent posts on Instagram, she was working out in a gym, doing cardio, running on a treadmill and lifting weights.
She said being fit will be her number one priority.
"Stage one of raising babies is over. Now back to finding your old self. Best therapy in life. I will take you all through my journey."
As a bipolar patient, Saumu said working out is helping her manage her intense mood swings, highs and lows, since she is more engaged in the sessions.
"I no longer have mental breakdowns, and it is also good for those fighting depression," she said.
"Working out has been very helpful. I don't have time to think about things that can break me down. Part of the bipolar side effects is insomnia, so after the two-hour workout, I get home tired and I have quality sleep."
Weight loss surgery has become a topic of discussion in the country, with more people opting for it instead of going to the gym and working out.
A few months ago, Saumu revealed plans to also undergo gastric bypass surgery.
Sharing her plans with fans on social media, the mother of two said she lost touch with her weight and misses being tiny.
Well, now she has said she will not go through the knife.
"After doing research, I’m comfortable with working out. And also I always don’t like the easy way out when dealing with things," she said.