Rome wasn’t built in a day.  It’s one of those famous euphamisms that Dads tell their kids when they want them to be patient.  Which to us sounded really stupid.  Well, duh, Dad.  Anyway, now as a personal trainer, I hate to say it, but Dad was right.  It wasn’t.  And neither were you.  YOU are a product of years of cultivation.  Painstaking attention to nutrition, exercise, hygiene and detail.  Doesn’t sound like you (or someone you know)?  Hmm.  Truth is is that lots and lots of people spend years and decades ignoring their bodies.  Letting them get soft, letting them decay.  Then, at some point, they reach critical mass and decide that it’s finally time to do something.  So they do.  They eat better and workout.  And when the weight doesn’t just melt off like butter, they give up.  “I tried and it didn’t work.”  They want to undertake a herculean re-structuring of their body, but they don’t want to have to put in the attention to detail and time that it’s going to take.  Now, you readers of The Truth know better (I would hope) by now.  Health and fitness is a LIFESTYLE, not a fad.  If you’re going to do it, you have to go all in, or it doesn’t work.  You have to commit to the details and the changes.  For those who can, they will reap the rewards.  But remember, you only reap what you sow.  And if you plant and cultivate trash, that’s exactly what you’ll harvest from your body.