Inspiration From Matt Scott
By Vishwanthar on Inspiration
April 6, 2009
Please watch the video and then read my comments.
We all get bogged down for various reasons, and we draw inspiration from some or the other source to get going. Warhawk Matt Scott is the man in the video. He is a wheelchair basket ball player. Matt Scott details many of the reasons we all complain for not working out: I am too big, I have a headache, I had a heavy breakfast, my favorite shown is on, I am thin, my coach hates me, etc , etc are all those ridiculous reasons we give not to work out on a regular basis. The present generation is too impatient to stick to any discipline. Everybody wants quick- fix solutions without any commitment from their side. How on earth is this going to happen? It takes a lot of time to master a discipline, and we better know that.
Men come and ask me, “How long will it take to reduce their tummy size?” Or, “how long will take to get lean?” I know that I need to answer them and can’t vaguely state them that they need to commit for a longer time and that they will have to change their lifestyle for the better, but they want me concrete answers from me. I advice them that it may take few to several months to reach the desired results. I explain to them using my reasoning and experience and depending on the individual fitness level, previous lifting experience, his/her health status, previous and present injuries, etc. I am uncertain what these people are going to do after they reach their goal. Being fit and healthy is a lifelong quest, and we should not undermine the idea of being fit and healthy by giving it fixed time period.
What I mean by lifestyle changes in the above paragraph is that we will have to choose healthy foods, eat smaller meals throughout the day, quit alcohol and smoking, and to eat out less. A Google search will assist us in knowing the foods that are healthy and it is from there we need to take the lead towards healthy eating which is very important for our well being.
Many of us are so badly used to be in the comfort zone, and we do not want to come out of it. We do not want to see any change happening. We procrastinate and try giving reasons for our inaction. Perhaps, a quote by Mary C Crawley would help me to put my intention and purpose of writing this blog entry into proper perspective. “Two little words that make the difference: START NOW.” Yes, start now and don’t give any reasons. And as also Bruce Lee had rightly said, “If you always put limits on yourself and what you can do, physically or otherwise, you might as well be dead. It will spread over your work, your mortality, your entire being. There are no limits, only plateaus. You must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Coming back to video, men like Matt could have given various reasons and ruined their lives, as they have some inherent problem with them, but they didn’t do it. They didn’t stop, and they pushed their bodies and went beyond their limitations. It is high time we realize the importance of being fit and healthy, for we will have to suffer a lot in the later stages of our life.