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    This Raccoon On A Treadmill Will Inspire You To Start Working Out

    If this little raccoon can run to Des'ree's "You Gotta Be," then so can you!

    Before you do anything: Turn up the volume, press play, then scroll down.

    This is a treadmill.

    This is a raccoon and, much like anyone else, he doesn't really feel like working out today. Or ever, for that matter. He'd rather take a nice long nap. Yawn!

    But after the holidays and some rather intense dumpster dives, he knows it's time to make a change and lose a few of the extra pounds he packed on.

    Which is why he's giving this treadmill a try, even though it's kind of confusing and he'd rather be anywhere else.

    Especially since based off of what he's read online, he knows that getting started can be a slow process.

    He's also aware that it's easy to lose sight of your goals, from time to time.

    Or just fall off the workout rails completely.

    But deep down he knows that when you're sweating, tired and feel like you can't go on for another painful second, it's important to keep going.

    Because like Des'ree's song says, "You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger."

    So don't give up! Get back on that treadmill and hold your tail up high.

    And remember that eventually all of your hard work and tears will pay off.

    Because bathing suit season is just around the corner, and seeing the envious looks from your fellow raccoons come beach season will be well worth the hard work.

    And if you need more workout inspiration, watch the full journey of this raccoon's weight loss below. Truly awww-mazing.

    View this video on YouTube

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