I don't want to beat around the bush so I'm just going to say it straight. I am breaking up with you today. I know this is a bit of a shock but you have to admit, there were signs. I haven't been as committed to you lately and it's time to just make a clean break.
You were really important to me at a time in my life when I felt so housebound with my two young kids. It was hard to get enough exercise with them and you gave me a place to go, move, and take some time for myself. You reacquainted me with some old favourites (like Step classes and the stairstepper) and introduced me to some new loves (Sh'Bam and the cross trainer). I will always thank you for that.
But I realized yesterday that it's time to let you go. I don't need you anymore. I am no longer housebound. I am walking Sam to school and that's twenty minutes, twice a day, usually dragging Rachel along. I pulled out my bike last Fall and, although it's currently parked for Winter, Spring is on its way. I'm excited to keep our car parked as much as possible while I sail along as the kids are laughing behind me in the bike trailer.
Another thing I really don't like about our relationship is that I don't normally waste money and I've been giving it to you for months without a second thought. It's time for that to stop. I can get workout videos for free from the library, and if times get really desperate I can buy a no-expiry, ten visit pass to the pool and do AquaFit.
So instead of leaving my family to go spend time with you, I'm going to take my family with me as I continue to get healthy. And I don't need you for that. So thank you for being there for that time when I really needed you. But it's time for this to end.