Jenna is a sophomore at the University of Toledo studying Entrepreneurship and Marketing. She’s engaged to her high school sweetheart + loves running + yoga. She’s also obsessed with bubble tea : ) Jenna joined CHAARG with her best friend trying to get more involved on-campus + had no idea how it would change her college experience. Read on for her CHAARG Journey —
My passion for my health and fitness was ignited at the fall information session of the UT CHAARG Chapter. It was the first time I experienced CHAARG and fell in love. My first CHAARG workout was an outdoor PiYo session, and I was instantly hooked.
CHAARG has helped me live my happiest healthy life by fueling my love of workouts. I have found so many workouts that I love from this organization, and every semester I find more and more ways to love fitness.
It has also helped me live my happiest life because it has taught me to love myself and to focus on the positives. I have always struggled with body positivity and although it’s a work in progress, I am slowly getting better at finding the positive in myself. I’ve always struggled most with being insecure about my weight and a birth defect — I was born without an ear. Since joining CHAARG, it’s much easier for me to overcome my insecurities. The bolt gives me strength!
I am #inCHAARG because I finally stopped making excuses and went for it. I have made huge strides in my fitness capabilities and will always continue to improve. I stopped viewing workouts as a countdown to a specific goal and started viewing it as a lifestyle and a never ending journey that will just get better and better.
I know I have been a very competitive envious person in the past. CHAARG has really showed me how to have pride for my own accomplishments while still being proud of others’ accomplishments without comparing. Each girl is on her own journey that can not be compared to another girl… think about it would you compare a rose to a daisy or lily? No, because each is beautiful in its own way and yet so different from the others.
“A flower does not need to compete with the flower next to it…It just blooms!” <3
#CHAARGJourney highlights our members’ amazing journeys through CHAARG — physically, mentally, emotionally. You can continue to follow Jenna’s CHAARG Journey on Instagram. We love you, Jenna, ++ are so thankful to have you a part of the CHAARG Community!