Training...REAL training...it's not supposed to be easy. It's not pretty either, and it shouldn't be. Training is all about take you from where you are and turning you into something better...something stronger. It's messy and it's hard, and at times it's discouraging. In the end though, it's all worth it. You have to get messy. You've got to sweat...and mental/spiritual sweat counts...or it's not worth it because without the struggle, without the sweat, without all of the ugliness of training...you'll never change.
Our culture is obsessed with the beautiful and the strong. Flip through any magazine if you need a reminder of that fact. What we don't see often enough is the struggle. To get from A to B takes work...it takes effort. You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.