Wednesday, March 27, 2013

needing a plan

yesterday i was on track, except at lunch time i ran out to buy a new bird cage for my newest addition.  his name is Charlie and he is a cockatiel.  he was my aunts, she passed away a few years ago, and my cousin (who owns the house) sold the house and has to be out of there by April 30.  So I offered to take on Charlie.
Charlie the 2nd day (i picked him up after 5pm on sunday), i purchased him the ladder, the toys and the rope perch, he had three perches and they were all at the same level.  so not right.  the cage was way too small for him.

Charlie in his new cage.  it is the same one that my cockatiel has (his name is henry).  i had to scrub it and move everything over.  i thought the worst part would be moving him into the new cage but he knows step up (even my bad bird knows step up) which is where they will stand on your finger. so i just transfered him that way.  i probably spent 200 bucks on this bird since monday. 
so i picked up that cage at lunch time, i grabbed two pretzel dogs from philadelphia pretzel factory (i really doubt they are located in other areas, i live about 40 minutes from philly).  they are 250 cals each.  at least according to the website.  normally my lunch is less than 400 cals.  but i just adjusted the cals for the rest of the day.
after i scrubbed the cage and moved the bird (he says WHIT WOO and a demonic sounding charlie bird-like imagine if you were talking but breathing in. that i what it sounds like). i started my workout.  i did dance central 3.
ok so whenever i use my cell phone to take this pic it starts acting up. i dont know if the kinect and iphone have some type of lets work together feature, but it is annoying.  i cant get any closer or else i start a new game.  by the way i think it says i burned 64 cals in 30 minutes.  yes that is super low, i think i burn more than that just living in 30 minutes.  i was closer to 240 calories burned. so if you have this game dont believe the cals burned part.
here is my watch face.  i also did level one of the 30 day shred (i did not do any cardio on it though).  then i played walk it out until i hit 500 cals.  when i saw that it took an hour and 20 minutes i was like ugh i should have just went to the gym, it would have taken a lot less time.  i guess i could have done a longer playlist on the dance central game (i have an issue of not having enough light to play the game once the sun is starting to go down, we are talking about moving it to an upstairs room that has an overhead light).
while my husband was making dinner i got a phone call from a friend asking me to see a movie.  so we decided to see the incredible burt wonderstone, which there were some funny parts but not worth the movie ticket (i had actually had a free ticket from their rewards program so at least i didnt pay for it).  but i didnt get home until 12:30am (i really am a night owl, which is why you will never hear me wake up earlier than i have to). not that i would have gone to bed any earlier than that normally.  i did not get to read a chapter in the book im reading (harry potter-the last book, number 7? i re-read those books over and over again).
but anyway, the reason i need a plan is i need something to look forward to.  and a schedule to follow. so i think i will start this April 1.  im thinking im going to slightly lower my calorie goal per day to 1400 instead of 1600 (i usually go over it by a bit) -i need to be careful here because i tend to binge if i get overly hungry-which i why WW did not work for me.  and i want to make up an exercise schedule. i think sticking to 500 calories burned is a great idea.  maybe start back up with that Hal whatever his name was walking program?  i think i need more rest days in between, the reason i gave up on that is that my shin muscles were constantly on fire.  If i cant even walk for 15 minutes at 4.0 how the heck am i ever going to run?  I also want to start doing the 30 day shred (at least the weight lifting parts) and get some nice toned arms for summer time.
and if i complete the month long program i get something i really want. maybe a Swedish massage? 
anyway i am open to suggestions (about working out or calorie counting or even my celebration of completing a month long goal)-let me know what you guys think

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