Friday, July 16, 2010

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

As many of you know, I've been really dedicated to a workout plan that I started last summer. I've definitely made progress, but I kind of thought I might be hot by this point. Well, I think part of my problem is that I need to shake things up a bit with my trainer and my gym. So, I decided to go to a new gym around the corner with better facilities, more hours, and a different trainer with a different approach. This all sounds well and good but I've been dragging my feet on "breaking up" with my current trainer to make the change. Well, today I decided to do it. So, after our session this morning I was doing some extra cardio and asked him to talk and instead of talking in his office he wanted me to keep going so while I was on the bike I laid it all out there and said the very things you would when you break up with a boyfriend:
I just think I need a change.
Something isn't working for me.
I owe it to myself to see what else is out there.
It's not you, it's me.
Now, it's funny that I said the last one because I then proceeded to explain how it was all him and really much less about me. And he did not want our relationship to end. He offered discounts and extra sessions and then tried to throw guilt trips at me and told me he's "seen people go down this road before". I mean, did he ever hear that you have to let people go and if they come back it was meant to be? These were the most extruciating 18 minutes of my life.
No, I just have to do this, you have to let me go.
This is hard for me too, I know that we've been working on this for a year and I appreciate how much you've done for me.
I won't know if this is right for me if I have nothing else to compare it to.
Here's the really fun part. After wanting to die after this conversation, I had to check my remaining balance of sessions. Turns out I have 4 more to go before I have used up all the ones I paid for. So, I compare it to breaking up with someone but you agreed to go to a wedding with them so you still end up going together. The next couple of weeks are going to be awkward city!
I've always been a bit of a hearbreaker so we can just add this one to the list of the many many many broken hearts I've left in my wake.


  1. That is so funny! Can't you gift the last 4 sessions to someone - I don't think I could face him after that.

  2. Stay Strong Nat! You did the right thing. Maybe he will use the last four sessions as a chance to convince you to stay and you will get awesome workouts out of him! A year is a long time, you don't owe him squat... or squats!