I went on my Sugar Daddy date! It was kind of weird. The guy was greasy and pasty, but totally charming. He had weird, pasty, flakey skin. Otherwise, he was interesting and fit and relatively friendly. I had him meet me at a decent sushi place (I'm glad I chose the more upscale one) and we had a quiet corner to ourselves. We had really animated conversation (mostly about where we're from and want we do). He talked a lot, just very man-splaining. Whatever. Overall, the whole affair lasted 45 minutes. Not long, at all. He basically cut me off to tell me he had to "go back to work" and seemed eager to cut me loose. I wasn't offended, as much as merely confused. There was no innuendo, no real flirtation.
I wasn't offended. He handed me my money early on, during our meal, so that part was taken care of. I had been contemplating how I was going to make time to get to the AT&T store to pay my phone bill. SD's departure gave me the chance to make my way to buy myself a congratulatory coffee, some batteries at a corner store, and on to pay my steep ($131) phone/cable bill. That was more an enough relief to put me in a good mood and not to personalize the slight rejection, as I headed home.
I had leftovers, that I stashed in my fridge. My place was ungodly hot and I then realized hot much I had genuinely wanted to visit a pool. I had a small snack and briefly looked up water routines while I considered going to the gym. I realized my favorite instructor was having his class in just around an hour. I quickly gathered my swimsuit and workout clothes, braided my hair, and packed my workout bag. I left the house and headed to the gym. Yoga was strenuous and intense. I'm glad I got there early and was mentally prepared to get through all of it. The instructor was his typical, guru-self and he spat truths that I was happy to internalize, again, letting go of the day and depersonalizing SD's odd dismissal. I was drenched in sweat and completely spent, by the time class was over. I would have jumped in the pool if it had been ice cold.
I was so surprised and happy to find that the pool at the gym was soothing and warm. I dove in and began doing lengths, back and forth. I was a bit self-conscious, starting out, but it felt so good. I may have finally found my ideal cardio routine. I feel like I get the soothing mental relief that can be sustained, over time. My entire body feels amazing while I'm swimming and and I have no intent to stop. I can feel myself engaging my legs and even my abs. I only have to work on timing and sustain a full swim for as long as it takes to burn the kind of calories that swimming can burn to make a real difference. I weighed myself, too, and it seems like I've gained a significant amount of weight back. I'm going to cut my diet back and go back to pushing weights and hitting the pool as often as I can. I'm also actually tired, tonight. I'd love to get into swimming later in the day/early evening, to really tire me out and calm me down, into the night.
I have to go to the VR, tomorrow, to do my background check. I doubt I'll wake up early enough to go to the gym before I need to make my appointment. I definitely want to get a long swim in, tomorrow. I'll probably make the final yoga class, do some light cardio, and abs, and head to the pool for my cool-down. I'll research more routines and try to make a small outline so I really maximize my time and energy, in the pool. I'm back to wanting to do yoga, at least once a day, along with swimming. At the very least, yoga, gets me limber enough to endure swimming, for a long period of time. It's not a huge fat-burner or muscle toner, but it's very relaxing and beneficial, overall. I can try to hit up weight classes and do small routines at home to really tone up and focus on body-sculpting. Ultimtely, I want to swim every single day, though. For at least 30 minutes, but preferrably, an hour. I also want to buy a cheap watch that I can use as a timer, while I swim. I'm sure I can find something at WalMart for next to nothing.