Zainab Imami: Everything Fell Into 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 Zainab’s #ChangedByCHAARG story + more about her journey!
Meet Zainab Imami
University of Michigan — join #MICHCHAARG here!
One Word To Describe You:
Reason I Joined CHAARG:
After starting my fitness journey on my own, I knew that when the school year started up again, I would need something to keep me motivated but also accountable, while helping me to grow + try new things. Finding CHAARG checked every single one of my boxes + went beyond anything I could’ve expected!
Favorite CHAARG Memory:
Literally all of it! But if I had to choose one, I would say the Galentine’s Day social this year! Getting to hang out with my favorite people + eating cake while watching a movie was exactly what I needed!
#inCHAARG Instagram Crush:
Philosophy On Wellness:
Sometimes it’s ok to do nothing. We spend so much time running around + trying to get stuff done that we forget to take a second + breathe // take care of ourselves.
Favorite Self-Care Practice:
Depending on what’s going on either going for a run // really intense workout // just taking a nap
To be bold!
Ideal Morning Routine:
Wake up, gym, shower, breakfast, life!
Book Every CHAARG Girl Should Read:
Pride + Prejudice by Jane Austen
Greatest Lesson On College:
College is hard. BUT finding what you love + people you love is what will keep you sane ++ taking time for them [+ yourself] is so essential to being a real person!
Advice To Your Freshman Self:
Everyone is nervous + self-conscious to a degree – no one’s looking at you because everyone’s looking at themselves. So take this time to try new things because no one else is watching + by doing this, you’ll grow more confident + eventually be able to try new things no matter where you are!
Being #inCHAARG To Me Means:
To me, being #inCHAARG means being in control of my life. We have the power to make the changes we want to see + all we have to do is to be bold + dive in!
How have you been Changed By CHAARG?
Since joining CHAARG, as cliché as it sounds, I’ve found myself. Not only have I figured out what types of workouts I like to do // that I can be a morning person, but I was given the chance to learn what I was capable of. I truly love meeting, talking to, + getting to know people ++ I’m good at it. I am stronger [physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually] than I ever thought I would be. I was trusted to lead the University of Michigan chapter + I thrived.
Before CHAARG, I lacked true self-confidence + self-love, but if the people I admire + the people who have changed my life believed in + loved me, why shouldn’t I? I grew into the person I’ve always hoped to be because I was provided with the most supportive, empowering, loving, encouraging, ++ amazing community ever + I’ve loved every single moment of this journey!