The Inbuilt Joy of Discovery…

One the single BEST things I love about the gym is the new discoveries. The previous hurdle thought unattainable, conquered by trial and error. The patience to keep trying even when you fall over. The repetition until you finally find the way, it’s all in the discovery.

Looking back, some expectations were low with certain things growing up, there were exceptions made quite often, but I just wanted to take part so through either through stubbornness or determination (I like the latter) over time I’d find a way to do it.

Like the time I often got upset when I was much younger as I can’t catch “two handed” but was pretty good with my right on its own. Well, with rounders you got the whole opposing team out with a one handed catch – which was the only way I could – so I was given a prime spot to take catches. I still remember that inclusion to this day.

The surpassing of low expectations evolved into an determination to prove that I often didn’t have to sit out every element, just have the opportunity. To give me a little more time to figure it out.

That discovery is a joy and it’s still very much there. I think the sheer amount of new processes to figure out is why it took me so long to get to a gym, however, once the discovery phase kicked in – this was one of the the reasons why I’m still here. There is as much joy at a new revelation in the gym as a new PB.

Here’s to continued accessibility & opportunity!

Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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