As bendthebar pointed out, why not do full body or work on 3 lifts (squats, bench, deadlifts) and build muscle? Trust me, there is lot to be done in these 3 lifts, it takes some time to master these, may be years. You will get used to the soreness caused by full body routines. Just give it time and don't rush things, select a decent full body routine, and I'm sure it won't exceed 4 days a week. You have 3 days in the week to recover from soreness.
Give it a try, bendthebar has given you some useful links, which are decent routines for beginners. Run the entire cycle, eat well and you will see the changes.
Struggle is optional, pain is inevitable.