A good trainer knows sweat and pain are included in the fitness package.
We want self control, but we would be wise to feel trepidation about entering into the process with God. He wants us to get in shape, every muscle tone, heart pumping at maximum efficiency, because he has “good works… for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10). Will we let God push us until it hurts, for the sake of the end result?
No pain - no gain.