[a brief conversation with my dear husband last night after a mini-workout; still battling a head/chest cold]
Me: Sometimes, I wish I looked the way I did when we first met [7 years ago] but part of me know that's mildy unrealistic.
Husband: (deadpan) It is mildly unrealistic.
I'm over 30, I've given birth. My body is different. It will never be what it used to be, as much as I sometimes wish for that more lithe, pert form. I am a woman now, and a mother. I am a different person with a different body. Sometimes, it feels alien. I guess we are still getting to know each other but I should be more appreciative because, overall, it's been pretty good to me.