FitSugar Squat Challenge

Hey stranger!

Hope the holidays haven’t driven you away from fitness like they have for me. Every year I swear I’ll stick to my workout routine and every year, I don’t. At. All. I know I should let certain things slide around the holiday season and chalk it up to a Cat Hair Coffee moment, but this season I’ve noticed a major side effect: SAD. OK, so maybe not to the extreme that some people are effected, but I definitely have found myself lacking in the energy department. Enter: The 30-Day Squat Challenge by PopSugar Fitness.

I found this challenge on PopSugar’s Facebook page and thought it seemed really reasonable. The whole “Squat Circuit Challenge: 4 Weeks to 200 Squats” sounded so cool to me! Well, maybe “cool” is the wrong word, but it definitely seemed like an attainable goal. Anyway, if you would like to join me, tweet about your experience by mentioning me @baileemorris OR @cathaircoffee and @POPSUGARFitness with the hashtag #200squatchallenge. Here’s the routine:

DAY OF MONTH EXERCISE NUMBER OF SQUATS
Day 1 6 reps of each 30
Day 2 10 reps of each 50
Day 3 6 reps of each, repeat 2x 60
Day 4 Rest 0
Day 5 5 reps of each, repeat 3x 75
Day 6 10 reps of each 50
Day 7 8 reps of each, repeat 2x 80
Day 8 Rest 0
Day 9 9 reps of each, repeat 2x 90
Day 10 6 reps of each, repeat 2x 60
Day 11 5 reps of each, repeat 4x 100
Day 12 Rest 0
Day 13 7 reps of each, repeat 3x 105
Day 14 6 reps of each, repeat 2x 60
Day 15 5 reps of each, repeat 5x 125
Day 16 Rest 0
Day 17 9 reps of each, repeat 3x 135
Day 18 5 reps of each, repeat 3x 75
Day 19 7 reps of each, repeat 4x 140
Day 20 Rest 0
Day 21 10 reps of each, repeat 3x 150
Day 22 8 reps of each, repeat 2x 80
Day 23 8 reps of each, repeat 4x 160
Day 24 Rest 0
Day 25 7 reps of each, repeat 5x 175
Day 26 6 reps of each, repeat 3x 90
Day 27 9 reps of each, repeat 4x 180
Day 28 Rest 0
Day 29 12 reps of each, repeat 3x 180
Day 30 10 reps of each, repeat 4x 200

So start squatting! (That was supposed to sound better than it did.)

Nail Polish

I’ve been on a huge nail polish kick lately, so I thought I’d share my favorite brand that I discovered a few months ago.

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Color: Nirvana

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Color: Calypso

I’ve always been an OPI fan and even tried to hop on the Essie train, but while these are still two great brand names, they do put a bit of a dent in my wallet. So when I discovered Sinful Colors that sell for about $2.99 a bottle, I didn’t have the highest of expectations. Still, I grabbed a few colors and headed home. The first color I tried was a sandy rose color called “Vacation Time.” It in no way made me feel like I was headed to or on vacation, but it was a pretty color.

A few days had gone by and I was shocked to discover that it hadn’t even started to wear down. Now maybe this doesn’t seem that great, but I’ve seen chips in the color as early as day three with OPI polish. The best part about the wear and tear of Sinful Colors is that it seems to wear down from the tips, which makes for very easy and clean touch-ups. Needless to say, I headed back to Wal-Mart to grab a few more bottles for my collection!

Sinful Colors

Now, I find the polish names a bit ridiculous. They make absolutely no sense, but hey, the colors are great.

Sinful Colors can be found at these retailers.

  • Bartell Drugs
  • Discount Drug Mart
  • Duane Reade
  • Fruth Pharmacy
  • Harmons/BBB
  • Kinney Drugs
  • Marsh
  • Meijer
  • Navarro
  • Rite Aid
  • Roundy’s
  • ShopKo
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans
  • Weis Markets

That’s all for today.

Today’s Workout Challenge is to complete 25 jumping jacks and 30 scissor crunches.