After much prayer, I decided to discuss how similar faith and fitness are. You might disagree, but here is what I have found.
First of all, it is a Lifestyle
With Christianity, if you only go to church, but participate in other things that might have others questions your faith or do not read you Bible, pray, etc. Then you still have room to grow and change your lifestyle.
With a healthy lifestyle, if you choose to workout and not diet or diet and not work out, then you are only halfway changing your lifestyle. Eventually a healthy lifestyle will effect your sleep (without sleep you cannot get results) and your social outings, because Americans tend to socialize where food is involved, and more than not, that food is not healthy.
Next is the factor of being Achievable
Although you are supposed to be constantly in prayer,if you do not go anywhere or do anything but study the Bible and pray in your own house. How can you witness? If you make Christianity so complex that no one would ever want to attempt that, then it does not appear achievable. That is why being achievable is important.
I think this one is easer to explain with fitness. Let's say that all I do it workout. I do not anywhere social. My only focus is to workout, eat, and sleep. First of all, that is insane. There are about abajillion other things that need to get done and that is not feasible for anyone, let alone a busy mom. A healthy lifestyle must be achievable in the eyes of others. It has to be simple enough for them to want to join. (Please note, that once you change, it is almost easier, in my opinion)
Lead By Example
You hear these words regarding faith all of the time. How could you be an example if your actions or lifestyle do not reflect what you are saying. 1 Timothy 4:12b says "Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." NLT
The concept with health is pretty simple as well. Why would you want to change your lifestyle if all of the "fit" people you knew were overweight, sick, etc. You would want a fit person that has an example/physique to follow. (I have also found, that the better I eat, the less sick I get and the better I feel. More research has been done to prove this so).
We are all human so it is sooooo easy to judge no matter what the case. I find that women tend to be more judgmental then men, but we still all judge. Christians are to let God be the judge. Romans 2:1-2 says the following:
Let me know what you guys think!