Throughout her career in broadcasting, San Antonio TV personality Zora Asberry has held almost every position possible on a newsroom set- from being a photographer to being a news anchor, she has done it all! Not only is she successful in the newsroom, but she is also successful outside of the newsroom and hopes to inspire women just the way her mother (who beat cancer by changing her diet!) and Beyonce inspire her. Read our exclusive interview to find out what keeps her motivated…
HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?
Zora: I try to exercise at least 3 times a week or more. I focus on weight training, but I try to incorporate as much cardio as I can by running sprints, dancing, and high-intensity workouts. Nutrition-wise, I try to stay away from red meat. I mostly eat chicken and fish, and I love to incorporate lots of veggies, particularly green veggies. Some days I even go meatless!
HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?
Zora: My motivation for staying healthy is just that, my health! I’ve seen how diet an exercise can change someone’s life and even reverse illness. So it’s important that I maintain my health so that as I get older it’s not a struggle for me.
HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?
Zora: Being fit might have a little to do with my success, but I like to think that my viewers appreciate my talent and personality above all else. Looking healthy is just a bonus!
HFR: What inspires you, in general?
Zora: My inspiration is my mom who beat cancer twice by changing her diet. She never did chemo and was able to beat colon and breast cancer. I also am extremely motivated by Beyoncé, she has somewhat inspired me to be open to a vegan diet and she’s beautiful no matter what size! I love thick-yoncé and fit-yoncé. She gave us a glimpse of how she lost her baby weight in her Homecoming special on Netflix.
HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to stay healthy?
Zora: The best tip I could give readers is, not to look at the scale or your body fat when you look in the mirror. Those things can make you depressed and don’t do you much good. Put the work in, make subtle changes to your diet, and you’ll notice the difference. Stay consistent! I notice quickly when I take a break from the gym. You will never achieve the results you want if you don’t stick with it!
HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!
Zora: I’m a pretty open book! But I would say, Most people don’t know that I’m so short! People see me on TV and think I’m much taller than I am. I’m only 5’2!