What I want you to know is that it can be a lot less time consuming, painful, and complicated. Unless you're an athlete training for an event or have a specific health problem, this is a format that you can use and get positive, long-lasting results.
It's one of the most common ailments I've run across in working with people from athletes to new exercisers, and speaking from experience, it can be debilitating and soul crushing. It's something that I'd wish on no one, but the statistics on the number of us who will experience it at some point in our lives are distressingly bad. But it's not an inevitability!