Something interesting is that the more people I’m seeing, the more I feel like I need to keep in shape, keep doing interesting things, push my career, etc. Basically, I feel the need to maintain my attractiveness, and I feel it much more than I did in any monogamous relationship. It’s sort of the positive flip side of the fact that the pressure to keep meeting people never goes away.
This is true even though, between the job and the wedding planning and the people I’m already seeing, I have essentially no time for anyone new who isn’t going to be a one night stand. The potential is all it really takes to push me forward. That, and the more people I’m seeing, the more I feel like I owe some personal maintenance to.
I realized this just now because I’m working on a Sunday, but it’s one of those times when I’m spending an hour or two watching meters fill up. This was making me restless, and the first thing that came to mind was to do some pushups. This is definitely a newish habit, somehow even overwhelming my current obsession with playing online Dominion. I’m normally moderately good about keeping up my workouts, but it doesn’t usually pop into my head on its own when I could be browsing the internet for cat pictures.
And, okay, it’s probably not completely irrelevant that I spent last night partying with rollergirls.