Sure To Make You Sore Leg Workout

Wanna know a great way to kick off the workweek?

Bang out 100 squats in a row at the gym!

Another version of the 100 squat workout? Simply squat for approximately three quarters of one long song (about three minutes).

I realized that it took me a little less than the entire duration of “No Diggity” to get through all 100 squats. (You know I love my ‘90s classics.)

The 100-squat challenge kicked off a pretty stellar leg workout that I’m sure will have me feeling awfully sore tomorrow.

leg workout

I had some of you request me to put my workouts in “picture form” so you can save them more easily, so there ya go! I added the pinkish font color for a little flava.

(Note: The weights listed are simply my weight selection. You, of course, may increase or decrease the weights depending on your preference.)

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was a healthified egg McMuffin, only I used raspberry jelly in place of Canadian bacon since we didn’t have any on hand.

healthified egg mcmuffin

We really need to hit up the grocery store tonight because I used the last of our muenster cheese (ah!), and English muffins in this meal.

healthy egg mcmuffin

A white nectarine and a hot cup of my new favorite Godiva coffee was also enjoyed alongside my breakfast sandwich.

Men’s Clothing: What Do You Love?

When I was in Orlando two weeks ago, my friend Laurel and I were talking about our shared love of Jim Halpert (aka John Krasinski… and yes, we call him by his character’s name).

john krasinski

(If you’re also a Jim/John fan, definitely head over to Cely’s blog because her “Magnificent Men of Monday” post is dedicated to this handsome fella.)

We love how he seems like a down-to-earth guy and a total sweetheart. (Laurel is convinced they would hit it off if they met in real life… if it weren’t for that whole wife thing. Minor details…)

Anyway, a couple of years ago, Laurel forwarded me an interview he did that said he’s not all about the glitz and the glam.

John said, “It’s not about celebrity or not. It’s all about, do you have that ‘girl in a cardigan’ in you. You gotta have that.”

We loved that quote because it made him seem even more accessible and real.

I think Cely’s blog post this morning made me remember this conversation because it got me thinking about what articles of clothing I find super attractive on guys.

I know this probably seems completely random, but my all-time favorite thing for a guy to wear is a pull-over quarter zip sweater.

j.crew quarter zip sweater

Specific, huh?

I also love the look of a guy in a button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up. The sleeve roll is key!

willam and harry

(Even though Prince William is demonstrating the look I like in the above picture, you know I posted this picture for Prince Harry. Heeey, guy.)

And now I’m really hoping you guys have certain articles of clothing you love on the opposite sex, otherwise I’m going to feel like a bit of a creeper.

Question of the Morning

  • What is your favorite article of clothing that someone of the opposite sex wears?

Comments

  1. says

    I love the button ups rolled up too! That and dress pants that aren’t like parachute pants. I love vneck sweaters too, with or without a dress shirt underneath. Eek

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  2. Liz says

    I don’t know about a favorite specific item of clothing on guys, but both Wills & Harry both look adorable in that picture! (One of my favorites of them)

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  3. Amanda says

    A white button up long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled tucked into jeans with a brown belt, with brown boots, with a little facial scruff going on. Mmmm. And I kind of swoon over Tom Cruise’s look in Top Gun when he has the plain white Tee and the brown jacket with the aviators.

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  4. says

    The 1/4 zip and button down with rolled up sleeves is what I love on my husband also. Polo button downs are the BEST! He also really likes pairing a casual button down with a blazer and dark jeans. He always looks good!

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  5. Kanoe says

    This question is a hard one but I do have to say I love the button down shirt and I also love specific sweaters on some guys. They just look so cute LOL!
    And OMG!! I had to comment on your 90s mix b/c it sounds like something I would have LOL. Actually kinda sounds like one I created recently HAHAHA! I was telling my friend last week I used to love Blackstreet. No Diggity was one of my favs! I <3 the 90s!! Thanks for that! :-)

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  6. Susan Comer says

    I have recently changed my workouts to body splits like you. Do you do your squats with the smith machine or with a 80lb barbell? I have trouble getting anything heavy or my head. You are a strong girl. I do legs with chest so 100 squats would probably be too much but just curious.

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  7. says

    i am so with you on the sweater and button down, sleeves rolled thing. those are definitely my favorites. i also love cargo shorts/khaki shorts with a polo and flip flops. kinda preppy but I like. :)

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  8. Jen says

    Oooh love the rolled up sleeve look. Also love frayed khaki shorts. I definitely like the preppy look.

    Do you think there are any items that guys particularly like on girls other than the usual skirt/dress?

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  9. Amy says

    Flannel shirts and jeans. Or tuxedos (probably a result of about a million concerts as a music major, haha). Also boots, cowboy or motorcycle. Or a button down shirt and blazer with jeans (very common ‘fancy’ wear in Montana!).

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  10. MLC512 says

    This morning I decided to try out doing 100 squats (it was a mini goal I set for myself). Needless to say I did it. I had to break it up at first and ended up doing 2 sets of 25 the second half. I loaded up 70lbs and went to town. It felt good to do it! Thanks for the idea and insight!

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