#thestruggleisreal

I saw one of those old School camping water pumps today and HAD to make a video to share with you what it represents to me!

Think about what it feels like when you first start trying to pump for water... it's HARD! You have to use all your strength to start those first few pumps.. think of this like when you first start our a new fitness and workout and healthy eating regimen.
You have to put out A LOT of effort in the beginning! So much of your effort is pushing and pushing that handle to pump the water. Just like when you first start working out it feels HARD!

And you still don't see any water right away. You pump and pump and put in all this effort and no water comes .. But you pump and pump and pump cause you know that's how it works and you know that makes the water come.
Just like consistent workouts and healthy eating .. we KNOW that works. But we give up so fast because the pumping is hard.
And you know what will happen if you stopped pumping the water EvERY time it got hard ?! The water would never come and you'd have to start over and over and over!! So if you are mid fitness journey , do NOT give up! Keep pumping
Eventually it gets easier. When you don't stop and stay consistent you are pumping at the same level but suddenly it's easier and the water starts flowing !!!! Think of this mindset next time you feel like just giving up!!

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Gave up on shopping. #depression has been clawing at my ankles today. Went for a two hour walk, took a much needed shower, shaved and now I am getting work done. #thestruggleisreal #ptsdsucks

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#TheStruggleIsReal

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Boys stand up, boys look at the camera, boys look at your mama 🀣 #thestruggleisreal #oleshakedup #gulllakemichigan #wedding

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These two are a great team. So fun to watch them get the garden started and the cars ready for miss Assefa's arrival. Well, I'll be honest, I was sleeping on the couch for most of the day trying to stay hydrated... talk about year of the stomach bug 😭

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When your attention doesn't stay intact all the time you can just be saying something then all of a sudden a thought comes into your head and boom! Your like wtf! You understand if you have ADHD. Lol #cresultsfitness #mylife #life #lol #better #personaltrainer #personaltraining #fit #fitspo #fitfam #work #boss #thestruggleisreal #nj

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Show time ! Me and my client had to correct a few things before we could do deadlifts@215lbs. Great job Bill!#appreciation #client #thestruggleisreal #thetrainerdude #onelifefitness #myman #trainer

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So many places to see, so little money to see them 😒 #thestruggleisreal #travel #chasingwaterfalls #sightstosee #ineedtoberich

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#Missing #Palestine. Trying to imagine what it was like to be those political prisoners who were on hunger strike for 41 days, being mocked for wanting humane confinement conditions. Palestinians, you showed me such hospitality, love and compassion, you'll always have a special place in my heart and I'll always keep you in my prayers, hoping inshallah one day you will be free. Until then, stay strong and never give up hope πŸ™πŸ½#thestruggleisreal #freepalestine #freedom #struggle #oppression #apartheid #occupation #illegal #israel #prisoners #political #politics #hungerstrike #islam #muslim #ramadan #prayer #dua #spirituality #love #compassion #empathy #unity #peace

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And that's a wrap!
Careful what you wish for..... this morning I hopped on my treadmill excited to do my Couch to 5k training and then church and a sunny Sunday!
I fed my munchkin breakfast, had my apple, chugged my energize, and giggled to myself as I thought woohoo Forrest b running now!πŸ’ƒπŸ»
Haha Joke was on me I guess.
Cuz Forrest was gonna be running alright!
Running ALL. DAY. LONG...😩 ***Note to self do NOT think of Forrest Gump even in your mind when you go to do a workout because you never know what the outcome of that might be!!! Ya know unforeseen events can arise and situations can go south quickly.....πŸ€”
And apparently when your 9 years old it seems like a stellar idea to swing your NEW metal slinky around even though your mom told you that would break it things do go south quickly!!! Very quickly.😳 Seriously. No words...... Needless to say 15 minutes into feeling like a rockstar my workout was cut short to save the day, but not even I could salvage that slinky😱I'm good but not that good!πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚ Well after rocking out to a little Christian music the 9 year old realized the world would not end and this mama bear is also a happy sweaty mess after take 2 🎬 of her workout is complete. Life will go on for another day!πŸ‘πŸΌ
#momsofboys 😝

Oh and one ☝🏽 more thing. I will NEVER EVER reference Forrest Gump again before I do a workout!!!!! EVER.πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ Have you got your sweat on today? Do something you love so much you'll go back and finish it later!!!😜
Happy day fit family!😘
#livinthedream #onedayatatime #firstworldproblems #blessed #boymom #wifey #hockeymom #thestruggleisreal #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #wahm #girlboss

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I've been laughing too hard on this one @truelover254
#Comedy #mrantdavis #hoodclips #thestruggleisreal

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Sunday funday at the gym πŸ’ͺ session 1 done maybe another tonight. #24hrfitness #calisthenics #streetworkout #thestruggleisreal #thededicated #mixed #phantomhive #allblackeverything #barsaiyan #bodybybars

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Ma face quand je suis pas sure πŸ€”πŸ‘€ #thestruggleisreal #sunday #summer #sun #instagood #levis #may

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The face of jealousy....I am so jealous of all the awesome posts you guys are putting up! Beaches, boats, bbq's, sunshine, family, friends!!!! I absolutely love it but ahhhh it's killin me 🀣🀣🀣 I am on day 2 of 4 12 hour shifts, stalking you all and being sooooo envious!! I truly hope you are all having an amazing long weekend.... keep posting for those of us stuck inside!!! Be safe!! 😘πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸŽ€ #fitmommy #hospitallife #thestruggleisreal #nightshiftproblems #longweekendenvy #stuckinside

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I cause myself Anxiety and Panic by overthinking. I doubt myself, my intelligence and fill myself with Doubt. I need to recognize this quicker and free myself from my self created misery and feelings of hopelessness. #iamperfectlyflawed #iamaworkinprogress #iamanoverthinker #panicandanxietysuck #adultadhdisreal #adultadhd #chaoticmind #stuckinmychaoticmind #thestruggleisreal #iamsimplybeautiful

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That one time @micah_ash couldn't stay awake in chapel to save his life.. this dudes face at the endπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #urshancollege #thestruggleisreal

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Just a Mom; trying to get a picture with her pride and joys. 😬 #momsofinstagram #thestruggleisreal

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