No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.
I got up at 4 this morning, got my workout clothes on, got my coffee, drove to the gym for the 5 AM class.
Most everyone there is younger, faster, and stronger than me. I don't RX many of the workouts; I finish where I finish. I never have the fastest time nor do I lift the most weight.
My flexibility is not what is used to be and I can't squat as low as I'd like.
I don't see myself as an athlete.
But from the outside looking in, there are dozens, maybe hundreds of people who WISH they could do what I do.
So, if you feel the same way, keep going!! You are miles ahead of the couch surfers!!