Many people either can’t stick to or never start a workout routine because of shame. This shame can be related to fitness level or body type, or you might feel shame that you haven’t been working out consistently already. But remember that there is no reason to feel badly about where you are right now. It’s never too late to start getting active. You don’t need to feel badly about your fitness level, either. If you need to modify an exercise, such as doing a push-up on your knees instead of your toes, that doesn’t make you worse or worthy of shame. Modifications aren’t a bad thing — and how to use them is one of the things you need to know if you’re working out for the first time.  

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