06/09/2014 10:00 am ET

My Own Weight Issues Have Made It A Struggle To Not Body Shame My Husband

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It’s 6 AM and I am furious. This isn’t a new experience, now that we have a baby, but for once, my anger isn’t directly related to the fact that I’m up at 6 AM. This time it was my choice. I went to the gym to work out, and there discovered that my husband has wasted over 500 perfectly good American dollars on a disused gym membership that he could have canceled at any time.

It had bugged me for months that Steve had only visited the gym a handful of times since the baby was born, whereas I went six days a week. “What a waste of money!” I told him. What a waste of a commitment to physical health! I told myself. I had assumed that our particular membership was the type that you could only cancel once your contract was up, but before entering boot camp; the receptionist informs me that Steve could have canceled at any time. I go on to do a really good job at the kickboxing portion of the class, go home and tell Steve it’s time to bite the bullet and cancel his membership. To my irritation, he totally agrees.

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