“Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.”
~2 Timothy 2:5
Think about that verse for a minute. Now, think about it in the same vein you would think about developing a healthy lifestyle. This particular passage should help you see that, a healthy, fit, clean body requires discipline and work. It also requires following a set of rules and adhering to those rules for the duration of your journey. No individual’s journey is the exact mirror of another person’s journey. There’s no one absolute way to lead a healthy lifestyle. But — there are rules that must be followed. Lasting results do not come through quick fixes and gimmicks.
Remember that as you continue to embrace this fit lifestyle. Lean on your faith to get you through times of toughness or to bring you up when you are feeling defeated. The award is not given overnight, but it will certainly come to those who are willing to work.