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Omron Fitness Mamavation Steps Challenge: One Month Later

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.

Omron Pedometer

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.)

omron pedometer

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.

 

 

10,000 Steps A Day? Okay…

It’s finals week for me (which seems so wrong in the summer,) and I’ve been concentrating on making it through to Friday.

I’m officially in Week 2 of the Omron Pedometer Mamavation 10,000 Steps a Day Challenge  which runs through the month of August, and I’m as excited as I was on Day One.  If we’re connected on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram, then you may already know that my goal is to walk 10,000 steps per day every day this month.  If we’re not connected, let’s change that.  Say hi, and I’ll say hi back. 🙂

On the first day of the challenge, I walked over 16,000 steps, and I felt great about it.  I went for a 3.5 mile walk around my neighborhood which helped me reach my goal in the afternoon, and of course, I walked throughout the day as well.

Omron Pedometer Mamavation Day 1

My personal record so far happened a few days ago when I walked over 20,000 steps.  I took a midnight stroll through City Park with friends, and my feet hit the pavement the following morning.  I can’t really express how awesome it feels to accomplish things that I thought would be extremely difficult.

Omron Pedometer Mamavation Day 6

 

Last night I clocked in at just over 11,000 steps, and I’m proud of that number even though it’s not as high as some days.  I was so close to 10,000 in the afternoon that I stood up during a meeting that I was in and walked across the room and back so I could hit my goal. It was silly to walk across a crowded room just to hit my goal, but it was important to me so I did it.

Omron Pedometer Challenge Mamavation

I’ll write an official post about my thoughts on the pedometer near the end of the challenge, but I have to say that I’ve loved this challenge so far.  It has allowed me to refocus, and it pushes me to reach the goals I set daily.  My eating habits have improved too because after a 3 to 5 mile walk, I think twice about eating junk food.

I’ve been under stress lately, and I need more sleep.  I need to make time for grocery shopping, and I need to drink more water. There’s always room for improvement, but right now I am happy and feeling good about reaching the goals I set.

I know many of you track your food intake, but do you track your fitness?  If so, how?  Does it make you more successful?