FIT Challenger Nick Riedy has decided to leave the contest.
This is the first time since the challenge started in 2009 that a contestant has quit.
He had lost 5 pounds since the season started July 1.
“After a long struggle attempting to balance my life with work, school and the FIT Challenge, I have come to realize that I am not able to do it all,” Riedy wrote in a message to the FIT Challenge. “I gave it my best effort, and my health and school work suffered because of it.”
Riedy went onto to write: “Over the past few weeks with just watching what I’m eating and getting proper rest, I already feel different. I haven’t given up on myself or my goal. However, I regret to say that continuing with the FIT Challenge is no longer possible for me. I want to thank FIT for this wonderful opportunity and will continue to come to activities that they throw. Thank you to everyone.”