<div><div class="wsite-image wsite-image-border-none " style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;margin-left:0;margin-right:0;text-align:center"> <a> <img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/782326_orig.jpg" alt="Picture" style="width:auto;max-width:100%"></a> <div style="display:block;font-size:90%"></div> </div></div> <div class="paragraph" style="text-align:left;"> <br>If you were to ask the majority of Americans what their favorite months of the year are,, most would not say January and February. Am I right? I'm always seeing those Facebook memes regarding January through March as the months of gloom and doom - less light, really cold, kinda ugly outside, and not much happening in terms of holiday festivities or anything else for that matter. <br><br>These next few months certainly aren't my favorite when compared with summer and fall, but I've had this impression upon me to really make every day and month count this year. <br><br>I woke up on this Saturday morning with a particularly strong desire to continue to make January count for what it's worth. Before the rest of the family was out of the bed, I was at the gym doing lunges and squats - because, hiking season is just around. After a big breakfast we bundled the kids up and headed out for a trail jog/walk near our house - because, kids always need fresh air, to move their legs, and explore the great outdoors. <br><br>We made a big breakfast (per usual) in our heavy ole' cast-iron skillets to fuel us for our day ahead. (A day with no plans, but one that counts just as much as the jam-packed weekend days). <br><br>I guess I'm just trying to pump you up for the bigger things in store for your life. Every season has a purpose for the next and if we sit around longing for the next to be here, we miss the opportunities to make this one great.<br><br>I'll leave you with my morning workout and a recipe we made for breakfast:<br><br><strong>Saturday morning LEGS:</strong> (if you aren't familiar with these, you tube always has an answer...just find a reputable trainer with quality videos):<br><br>Warmup: 2k meter row or 10 minutes of other cardio, stretch, and foam roll tight muscles<br>10-15 reps, 3-4 sets, perform as a circuit, 45 lb barbell (or weight of choice)<br>1. Walking Lunges (barbell on shoulders)<br>2. Deep Squats (barbells on shoulders)<br>3. Hip Thrusts on swiss ball (barbell lying on hips)<br>4. Bulgarian Split Squats (barbell on shoulders, back foot on a chair)<br><br>Breakfast Recipe: Cast-Iron Eggs in a Hole<br>Serves 4<br>4 slices of bread, hole cut out in middle with biscuit cutter<br>4 eggs<br>butter<br>salt and pepper<br><br>Heat cast-iron pan to medium heat for 5 minutes. Once hot, place a dab of butter in pan and add each slice of bread (or as many as will fit). Crack 1 egg in each bread hole, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip bread and cook for another minute depending on how well done you want your egg - we prefer ours with a bit of runny, especially for this recipe. Serve with hashbrowns, fruit, and breakfast sausage. <br><br>Hope your weekend is off to a great start! What keeps you inspired in January?<br><br> </div>

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