Angela Barzanti [abarz__inchaarg] is a freshman at Salisbury University, pursuing a degree in elementary education. She loves swimming, coloring, going to the beach, + of course, sweating! Her CHAARG Journey is already transformative + it’s only beginning —
Last January, I injured my shoulder swimming and had to go to physical therapy. When that did not work, I had to get a cortisone shot, and when that didn’t work, I had to get surgery in April. I was worried I could never swim again and that feeling was shattering. Once I started recovering, I began to hit the gym more than before, running + starting to lift. That summer, I was cleared to swim so I swam some meets and even qualified for All Stars! I made the swim team at Salisbury, and of course, my shoulders can be sore after practice, but I’ve been becoming stronger — physically + mentally.
I walked into college at 155 pounds and in a size 8 in pants. After swimming, lifting + CHAARG, I am 137 in a size 2. It’s really true that hard work pays off! The support that all CHAARG members give is amazing. Even girls that I’ve never met before are congratulating me and commenting on my pictures — that support makes me want to always push and work harder!
My passion for health + fitness started when I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw. I wanted to change that person staring back at me + I did change her. As a result, I’ve become a stronger + healthier person — inside + out. I am #inCHAARG because for the first time in a long time, I love the person staring back at me in the mirror. CHAARG has helped me lose weight and find motivation accomplish my goals.
I want all CHAARG girls to know that no matter how difficult any obstacle may be, just push through it. Remember your priorities and goals, telling yourself that you can do this! “When you think about quitting, remember why you started.”
#CHAARGJourney highlights our members’ amazing journeys through CHAARG — physically, mentally, emotionally. Continue to follow Angela’s CHAARG Journey on instagram — @abarz_inchaarg. We love you, Angela, ++ are so thankful to have you a part of the CHAARG Community.
++ Mary K