All You Need Is a Little Inspiration


When we find ourselves in a difficult place in life seems like one of two things happen: we either give up and accept the situation making the most out of it with the fatalistic “it is what it is” attitude, or we decide to fight, crawl, push, and shove our way out, however difficult that might be. Yesterday I saw this video for the first time, and I cried like a baby watching it. I have seen it several times since, and every time it still moves me. Ben’s story resonates with my own. Do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to watch it:

While I was never as big as Ben, I was on the same path and one day decided to do something about my health and so I went for a run. Since then I have done several races, a marathon and a triathlon. If Ben can do it, if I can do it, so can you.

If you’re struggling with your health or your weight, let me encourage you to tie your running shoes on and take a first step into your new life. I’ve never regretted it. I know you won’t.

What area of your health or fitness you’re thinking about taking to the next level?

  • patlayton

    Count me as inspired today!! Thanks!

  • Russ

    I’ve run a half-marathon…now I want to do a full!

  • Sally Epps

    I needed to be inspired to get moving. This is what I needed to move on.

  • Russ

    I’ve run a half-marathon…now I want to do a full!

  • I ran with extra enthusiasm this morning.

  • Ken Sien

    Thanks for sharing this. This is very inspiring and will likely effect my run tomorrow morning at 5am.

    • If you're anything like me, tomorrow's run will be a great one.

  • Bari

    Maurilio, you never fail to have interesting, thoughtful blog posts. This was great! I'm inspired. -B

  • laura


    I sent this to my husband, who in the last year lost 100 pounds and went from a tight 46" waist for pants, to a 31" pair of jeans. he is preparing to train for his first ever marathon…

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

    • Wow, what a great accomplishment. Tell your husband he's my new hero.

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