Yesterday was my first day off in a long while. I work as a personal trainer at a resort, and I love it, but it's trying. I have a very wealthy client who I've been working with for the past 2 months. She's a sweet lady, but very skeptical of "all this sweaty nonsense". She wants a quick fix, like pills or surgery. It takes all my effort to keep her motivated, and convince her that if she sticks with it, she will actually look better then if she has surgery. We do all of her sessions in her hotel room, because she is terrified of people seeing her sweaty and out of breah! At first I thought she was joking, but when I tried to move her down to they gym, she was near tears. She wears a full face of make up and diamonds for our workouts together.
I spent my precious free time at the pool, sunning myself and reading. I've just finished "Garden of Eden" by Hemmingway, and it's my all time favorite. I love the part where she cuts off all her hair. Talk about something symbolic to set the face for the rest of the novel! The pool has a stunning view of the ocean, with a long cobbled stairway down to the beach. You can watch the sailboats go by, and the local fishermen wade in to cast their nets.
The pool was shockingly empty. Usually everything here is crowded with japanese tourists and children, so I was overjoyed! The hotel staff even brought me out a complimentary chicken salad for lunch! I swam a couple laps, then called it a day.