#inCHAARG Instagram accounts are a B E A U T I F U L thing — not only are they a way to connect with the CHAARG girls in your chapter, they allow you to connect with girls from all chapters, all while acting as your own digital Fit Journal. By documenting your health + fitness journey through Instagram, you are able to look back + see how far you’ve come while holding yourself accountable to all your #FitGoals.
[Of course, social media allows in not-so-positive vibes, so be cognizant of what is fueling your feed — #fitspo or fitness faux pas!]
The best time to start is now, so here’s the how-to on creating your CHAARGstagram.
1] CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Using your secondary or university email, create another [or your first!] Instagram account with a handle like @name_inchaarg. If you want to ensure only CHAARG girls are following your journey, keep your account private. But remember, this makes you ineligible for CHAARG contests because your posts won’t be visible through hashtags. CHAARG is an *inclusive* community, so allow yourself to be vulnerable + open to others [especially if you want to win free swag ; )].
2] INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Begin by posting a few of your favorite photos with some basic *about me* facts. Maybe it’s your fave selfie or a candid of you looking your happiest. Share your #FitGoals + there will often be many others with similar goals, so you will be able to hold each other accountable along the way. Set your intentions upfront so you can F L Y!
3] FOLLOW YOUR TRIBE
The best way to fill your feed with inspiration? Scroll through the #inCHAARG hashtags to see the posts of CHAARG girls from all over the country. Like a photo >> follow >> repeat : ) Challenge yourself to comment on at least a couple posts a day. You would be surprised how much your kind words can motivate someone, + you’ll be even more surprised how many *virtual* friends you can make along the way.
4] GROW IN YOUR CHAARG JOURNEY
Whether you’re using your CHAARG Instagram to log your bolts, track your weight loss, or document your muscle gainz, allow yourself to invest in your journey. You’ll take away more if you put in more, so embrace the CHAARG lifestyle + you’ll be able to see exactly how much you’ve grown — in the six weeks of a Fit Plan or in a year. Progress shows bebe, so let your light *shine* on the CHAARG community. Use Instagram as a tool to connect you with other like-minded, positive girls while developing your passion for fitness personally.
It isn’t mandatory to have a CHAARG Instagram to be #inCHAARG, but it is a key component of the total CHAARG experience. Radiate positive vibes in a strong community while growing in your own health//fitness journey — that’s what we’re all about : )
Mary K [@itsmarykfit] // VirtCHAARG Chicago