When our youngest left for college we had to decide what to do about our “empty nest.” For the first time in 20 years we had time to ourselves and we knew that our lifestyle had become less than healthy surrounded by chicken nuggets, pizza and macaroni cheese for the past decade. And, our 25th anniversary was rapidly approaching, so we signed up for the FCFNY Back to School Challenge in September 2016.
It wasn’t easy, and if we were anywhere except FCFNY, I don’t think we would have made it to the end of the challenge let alone still be fully committed over 6 months later. Dan, Laurie and Tyler make it fun, even when it’s hard. They got to know us personally and offer just the right mix of butt kicking and positive reinforcement to keep us coming back for more. Our daughter even gets a membership and joins us when she’s home on breaks; she loves the team too!
We’ve lost about 75 lbs. together now. We feel great, our doctors are thrilled, we’re working on new wardrobes (bonus shopping!) , and can’t imagine ever going back to the way we used to do things.