Anyone who's lifted weights will tell you that the least fun body part to work out is legs. You're always left more winded, sore, and physically drained when you seriously train your legs. Plus, it's a pain in the butt to get proper form down for leg exercises compared to your other muscle groups.
So you put it off once or twice. And when you do work them out, you don't go as hard as you should. Then life gets in the way, you don't have time to work out all your muscle groups. So you replace leg day with cardio. You figure if you're running or hitting up the elliptical machine then you're working out your legs enough.
Pretty soon though, you're becoming Captain-Upper-Body with zero leg strength and muscular imbalances out the wazoo, and you start to end up looking like one of the unfortunate souls in the photos below.
Growing up as a Muslim-Albanian family with very patriarchal ideas on the way a family is supposed to operate, my idea of what a father should be was a very "man's man" one.
He brings home the bacon, laughs maybe five times a year, and was really into Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorcese movies. Oh, and a Marlboro Red had to be perpetually hanging out the side of his mouth.
Fast forward years later and here I am, dadding it up, and I'm not that, like, at all. The manliest thing I probably do is hit the gym, bro, and not shave my chest hair. Other than that though, I'm nothing like the former generation of "guy's guys" that raised me. Which I'm totally cool with, because I'm already learning special hair braids to try out on my daughter once she gets older. Because her old man might be a North Jersey meathead, but he's going to be a meathead who doesn't mind having tea parties and getting his nails painted with his little girl.