Originally Posted by oldfan
Please believe me that there is no sarcasm intended when I say
HOORAY FOR YOU!
You would say that sincerely, and with no sarcasm for real, if you saw how much work went into it.
It isn't bragging, which is incredibly unattractive. It's simply saying that unbelievable amounts of work go into creating any body part or appearance that bears a remote resemblance to the cultural ideal. That includes getting my ass kicked, figuratively and literally, in sparring, randori and rolling; running, walking a large energetic dog, kickboxing etc.
It would be arrogant, moronic and definitely attention whoring for me to make statements that are one step away from "I'm so hot it makes people stop in their tracks."