We both were ready to commit to a change in our lifestyle and it just so happened that the Fall Transformation Challenge of 2014 was the sign we needed to make things happen and push us forward. Before the challenge, we had the typical Minnesota Nice nutrition plan filled with hotdishes and lots of sugary treats in the house and WAY too much dining out. Our activity level was sporadic with walking the dog as our main source of exercise. We were leery as to what we had gotten ourselves into when we first started with FF!
Now, we can’t imagine doing this without each other. We are so conscious of what we have in the house to stay on point with nutrition and work together to have meals and snacks that keep us on track and aren’t afraid to call each other out if one of us sees the other slipping. Another focus is meal planning to set up a week of success instead of caving in to convenience. We also try to sneak in more “together time” to schedule the same training sessions when possible, which also helps us to hold the other accountable for getting in our work out times each week and we can discuss the exercises together and challenge each other in a friendly manner too.
Before FF, it was never a priority to schedule that time, now we make that an expectation of our week, no matter how busy it may be. Even when we are on vacation, we make it a point to be active and focus on that type of activity rather than focus on food or sedentary pursuits. The support of each other added with the support of the FF coaches have equaled our healthiest year yet as we look back on 2015.