Hitting new PR's and making improvements is an unexplainable feeling. I remember when I hit squat clean for the first time like it was yesterday, finally stringing together dbl unders into forget how far you've come.
A well-built physique is a status symbol. It reflects the hard work you've put in. You can't steal it; you can't borrow it & cannot hold on to it without constant work. It's from dedication, discipline self-respect and dignity.