If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you probably know that I have spent the last month participating in a Mamavation challenge using an Omron Fitness pedometer. You may also know that I have become mildly obsessed with counting my steps.
The challenge has been a spectacular motivator for me because it required me to do more basic, yet effective cardio than I had been doing. I’ve used that motivation to explore my neighborhood, my city and surrounding areas, and I’m happy to report that I feel better about my fitness goals than I have in months.
When I learned that I had been selected to be a paid to use the product and share my thoughts on it, I was excited, but I had no idea that I would love it as much as I do. The challenge officially ended today, but you will still see daily updates as I continue to challenge myself to exceed 10,000 steps everyday. I’d like to exceed my personal record (over 20,000 at some point in the next week as well.)
Throughout the challenge, I was asked by many people whether or not I thought the pedometer was worth the money, and the answer is absolutely yes. Uploading the info (which I only had to do once during the challenge) allowed me to track my progress, and it is awesome to see my work in numbers. Another added benefit is that I lost 7.8 pounds during the challenge!
Over the last month I walked over 293,000 steps. My personal record exceeded 20,000 steps, and there was only a couple of days in which I didn’t reach my goal. I’m proud of myself for pursuing this goal and exceeding my expectations almost everyday. I love that I can keep track of my information on OMronFitness.com, and I can’t wait to complete another successful month.
The official challenge ends today, but I wish it didn’t. I’ve met some incredible people through the Mamavation community, and I’m pretty confident that we’ll continue to count our steps together.
Do you count your steps? If so, what’s your daily goal? How has it changed the that way you view fitness?
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post about the Omron TriAxis Pedometer through the Bookieboo Influencer Network and Mamavation, a disease prevention campaign for moms. All opinions are my own.