Hello Giramundo! Welcome to SparkPeople! You do have to be patient, but it can be worth the wait. Over the 3 years I've been a SparkPeople member I've gone from pushing myself to exercise to going on an 87 day streak and loving every minute of it. I can totally relate to the chronic pain, I have RA (rheumatoid arthritis,) but I honestly feel a million times better when I exercise compared to when I don't. Even mornings when I have pain, I try and get up and go because I know it will feel better. Best of luck on your journey and I hope you love SparkPeople as much as I do!