Something that I wish I had put a lot more emphasis on at the beginning of my layoff was using the spare time to start a fitness program. I saw my doctor this summer. He and I both know that I need to lose some weight. He told that he’d really like to see me use this extra time to drop a few pounds. I took his advice, even if it was a couple of months late. Hopefully, you’ll take mine.
I have to admit that I got complacent in my life. My marriage is good. My job was good. Everyone is healthy at my house. I didn’t put a lot of emphasis on fitting in a workout when I was getting home just in time to see my kids off to bed.
Now that I have the time, I do like exercising. I have dropped 15 pounds or so and need to keep after it. When I do get the rare chance to put on my interview suit, I think that I look a lot better in it!
If you are like me, it is time to look in the mirror and see if starting a fitness program while you are unemployed is the right move for you. The way I figure it, looking more attractive physically helps my chances at looking more attractive to the prospective employer.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money at a gym, either. Going for a walk every day will shed all of the unwanted pounds you need if you persist.
Best of luck to you on your job hunting ventures. After you finish reading this, if there is still daylight, go for a walk!
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