16-StephenMI had been working in Boston as a CFO for three years, commuting back and forth from Rye Brook. I wasn’t getting enough exercise, I was always tired and I never got to see my family. I left that job in May and started looking for something new.

While I was looking, I decided to start exercising. I needed to do something. I thought “I’ll look for another CFO role and get in shape.” I’m getting in shape, but I haven’t found a job yet. I’ve lost about 15 pounds. In May, I could barely swim three laps. Now I swim a half mile, work out for an hour on the machines and then I go to Starbucks and have a coffee. My goal is to get down to 190 pounds; I only have five more to go.

The Y is convenient, it has a pool, the locker rooms are clean and the people are friendly. I’ve contemplated playing basketball here, but I haven’t done it. I’ve tried the kickboxing in the ExerZone. It’s fun and it limbers you up, but it’s tough. My favorite machine in the Fitness Center is the stomach crunch.

Everyone in my family lives to be about 100 and my parents never did a lick of exercise in their lives. So, since I’m exercising, I’ll probably live to be 110.