Now you can't deny the resemblance! Okay, okay, maybe this is not fair to the Emperor Penguin. He actually looks a little slimmer than me to be honest with you and he seems to be getting frisky with my wife, Lori. So, the real picture is below. When we received this picture in the mail, I think a little bit of puke came up in the back of my throat. I was disgusted and this incident was another reason for the blog you are reading. I don't see the tux, I only see that neck, that face and that big fat penguin!
Well, today was the first day that my body and mind did not agree. Of course, my body is correct when it tells me that I don't have to make up for 10 years of neglect in a week's time! My body wanted to take the day off but my mind sat through two youth basketball games anxiously awaiting getting to the club. When I got there and started on the treadmill, the body continued it's fight and said I will give you about 20 minutes but you are going to pay for it. My thought was if I could get even 20 minutes in it would be better than nothing. At the 20 minute mark I thought it simply wasn't long enough and I had to do 30. Well, 41 minutes later I got off the treadmill... a little more tired than yesterday, but still glad I stayed on the extra time. Lower numbers... 2.33 miles and 445 calories. But, still a positive day.
My weight? Well, it creeped up ever so slightly from yesterday. Yeah, I learned that even half of a Sesame Chicken meal is not the best choice (even worse of a choice when I looked at the leftovers today and realized that my half was closer to 60-65%!). Never lie to yourself, it doesn't pay. But, I ate good today and I just finished cooking up some carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower for the week.
Now the soreness in my connecting tissue in my shoulders is starting to yell at me as well. But, I am ignoring it. I think it's telling me "good job", it just doesn't want to have to tell me again! Until tomorrow...