First off, I'm not a vain person by any means, and I hate to brag. I am more modest than anything. I don't know how to accept a compliment, and I usually address them by changing the topic. However, I do appreciate the compliments I have been recently receiving about my physique. I've had recent compliments by my gym manager, other gym employees (and yes, they are female ), dudes and dudettes at the gym, old friends, coworkers, etc. In fact, the other day I was at my son's Junior High School when a group of his friends came over and told me how "buff" I was. My son is all proud of his old Dad. It seems that recently I hear something every couple of days. If not directly, then through someone my wife or son knows.
Last Aug/Sep I was out of shape and overweight. I had set my goals, short term/long term, and met my short term, have a ways to go for my long. This may sound stupid, but these compliments have kept my motivation strong.
I was just wondering how many of the bro's here enjoy hearing the compliments as I do, and if it helps in a way to keep you motivated.