they say that the most difficult part of any journey, is taking the first steps. that is indisputably the case when it comes to getting in shape physically. when we feel good about ourselves and our bodies, it is easy to work out. however, when we are out of shape and uncomfortable in our own skin, it’s difficult to face up to the discomfort of those first few workouts. it is going to hurt. but the important thing to remember is that the pain is temporary, and it is going to be worth it.