Alyssa Kleine-Kracht: Finding My Place
While many girls join CHAARG for similar reason [find the fun in fitness, learn a workout routine, develop healthier habits, + become a part of a community], their journey stories are all unique + empowering.
This Q + A post features Alyssa’s #ChangedByCHAARG story + more about her journey! Alyssa, designer on Team CHAARG + previous VP Membership, has been a CHAARG member since her freshman year + has continued to get more involved! Her journey story is so inspiring + we’re so happy she found her place + home in CHAARG.
Meet Alyssa Kleine-Kracht, @AlyssaKK_inCHAARG
University of Cincinnati — join #UCCHAARG here!
One Word To Describe You:
Reason I Joined CHAARG:
I joined to get involved outside classes + to find new ways to workout
Favorite CHAARG Memory:
The Leadership Retreat this past summer! Being surrounded by love + so many positive vibes was truly inspiring.
#inCHAARG Instagram Crush:
@shafa_inchaarg So thankful to be her friend on instagram + also in real life!
Philosophy On Wellness:
Do whatever puts a smile on your face. [+ thanks to CHAARG, I know it is possible to both workout + smile at the same time : )]
Favorite Self-Care Practice:
Hot yoga + treating myself to a turmeric latte after
Listen — This year I want to learn to listen to my body, both mentally + physically, in order to find a happy + healthy lifestyle that works best for me.
Ideal Morning Routine:
Waking up to my first alarm so I have time to eat overnight oats while listening to a podcast.
Book Every CHAARG Girl Should Read:
The Four Agreements—such a quick + inspiring read! Find it here!
Greatest Lesson On College:
Say yes to new adventures + trying new things! It can be hard to go outside my comfort zone, but it has always lead me to creating new friends + great memories.
Advice To Your Freshman Self:
“You have so much love for others, but don’t forget to take the time to love + care for yourself. Your love grows a million times stronger when you have radiant love for yourself.” This is advice I received from a friend + it reminds me to stop ++ care for myself — something I am still working on today.
Being #inCHAARG To Me Means:
There isn’t one perfect healthy lifestyle + being #inCHAARG means to me to embrace the imperfect journey while having fun + smiling along the way
How have you been Changed By CHAARG?
I have struggled with anxiety + being self-conscious for a large part of my life. I used to always walk into a room worrying what others are thinking about me + living my life to please others. CHAARG has changed my life by providing me with a community that loves + embraces me for who I am [quirks + all!] This community has given me the confidence to be my authentic self + dance like no one is watching. I am not perfect + I still struggle with anxiety as well as pleasing others before myself. However, CHAARG has taught me perfection does not exist + to love myself because there is only one me.