No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 so many people have given up and decided to take shortcuts and quick-fix remedies to weight loss. I understand that some people may use these quick solutions to jumpstart their weight loss and healthy living journey or when it is medically necessary — but a majority of people are simply trying to find a more convenient way to lose weight without having to put in the hard and disciplined work that is required. Let’s be honest: Exercise is not always pleasant.
If it were, a lot more people would probably do it. Eating healthy is not always tantalizing to the palate. It’s painful sometimes to wake up early and commit to an exercise program. It can be challenging to eat salad during Sunday dinner while everyone else is eating homemade bread and fried chicken. The discipline required to live a healthy and fit lifestyle is surely not always easy, but as I often say, “Pain is temporary.” Our efforts to work out and eat healthy might appear painful, but hopefully — sooner rather than later — we will benefit from good health, energy and perhaps a much better body image.
Exercise Consistently,Eat Healthier,Live Well
Kahlil Carmichael MAPCC, MDIV, CPT
Live Well Church