When you’re unemployed the wherewithal to get out of bed every day to search for a job or simply face the world, can be like climbing Mt. Everest. In 2009 and a few months into 2010 I was unemployed. During one of the most difficult economic times in the country to be sure, but even more difficult in the state with the second highest unemployment rate in the entire country, finding a job was a full-time job in and of itself.
Prior to being laid off I’d been working out with a personal trainer. My husband turned me on to it when he was part of a business networking group. I’d already prepaid for 25 sessions so I had to use them. And I did–three days a week I was at Fitness Together in East Greenwich. I’d work with either Loryssa or Fermin, and occasionally with the owner, Robin, or with Heather. All of them were amazing; supportive, motivating, consistent; they each knew when to push me and when I didn’t want to be pushed, and respected it. Regardless of how well I did or didn’t do with my eating plan, I always exercised.
It took ten months before I found a job, which as it turns out is the best place ever for me. If anyone reading this is also unemployed and trying to figure out what steps to take next, I would recommend you create a routine for yourself and stick to it. If it includes exercise, great, that will probably keep you sane and the benefits go so far beyond the physical. If you have the chance to work with a trainer, someone solely focused on you and your goals, even better. I’m not sure I would have been as able to go on interviews, stick to my routine or ultimately get that new job, were it not for Robin, Loryssa, Fermin and Heather! Thank you all!