When I first married Dragon, we went to the gym several times a week. He worked me hard. 150 lbs was a lot for a girl that didn't weigh 110. The gym was our time together.
We worked every part of our bodies. Back, chest, arms, and legs. Dragon sculpted my body like a master. The muscles I developed seem to eat what little fat I had.
Gone. Little by little
Fast forward several years. Make that over 20
We are both out of shape and over weight. Both of us know we are well past our prime. My body won't win any contests or even finish a race. Our goal isn't to pass a pt test or impress the guys at the fire department.
Our goal is simple.
To be healthy. To get our weight under control, increase flexibility and move. We both have chronic health issues. We both struggle but we are still trying.
Every time we go to the gym, I smile. I remember those early days of our marriage. Our love for each other was blooming. Today our bodies are wearing out. Other people probably don't see us as good looking. But I know what I see when I look at him. I see the man I love with every fiber of my being.