Meghan Keiderer: Blooming + Causing Change
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 Meghan’s #ChangedByCHAARG story + more about her journey!
Meet Meghan, @megis_inchaarg
University of Pittsburgh — join #PITTCHAARG here!
Business + Communication Rhetoric
One Word To Describe You:
Reason You Joined CHAARG:
To be part of a team again + make friends who enjoy being active
Favorite CHAARG Memory:
During our 2018 Spring Retreat, we had the opportunity to share our CHAARG stories. Everyone’s stories showed bravery + strength ++ it was a discussion I’ll never forget.
#inCHAARG Instagram Crush:
Philosophy On Wellness:
Do what makes you happy! If you love a certain workout, keep doing it. If eating Oreos makes you happy, eat them! Wellness isn’t restricting your diet to salads + “healthy” food, but rather making decisions which make you feel happy ++ healthy.
Favorite Self-Care Practice:
Ideal Morning Routine:
Wake up, make a nice breakfast, + read in the sun
Book Every CHAARG Girl Should Read:
The Handmaid’s Tale
Greatest Lesson On College:
Choose the school YOU want to go to — everyone should have their aha moment.
Advice To Your Freshman Self:
Get involved! Having a club//organization not only enables you to establish a routine, but also make great friends ++ have enjoyable study breaks.
Being #inCHAARG To Me Means:
For me, being #inCHAARG means possessing confidence in yourself + your actions.
How have you been Changed By CHAARG?
Prior to CHAARG, I was in a very sad place. The first semester of sophomore year was extremely difficult + I had never felt lonelier. I knew that something had to change, so I put all of my faith into CHAARG. I decided that if joining didn’t make a difference in my college experience, I would transfer, but luckily, it did! Since then, CHAARG has taught me so many things about myself + life. It showed me that change doesn’t happen on its own. In order for something to change, you have to take action. It also gave me more confidence in myself both mentally + physically. I learned that fitness is not made to be a punishment, but something with the ability to empower you.