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Week 1 Wrap Up #iHeartOmron Fitness Challenge

All week I’ve been using my Omron HJ-323U USB pedometer to track my steps. While I was away on a trip I kept my diet simple and healthy and made good choices. My husband and I went out last night and had some drinks I thought it might affect my results this week but was happy to step on the scale and see that I had lost.

Using the Omron dashboard is so easy and connect to track your steps, calories burned and distance covered. When you connect, view your trends from your Fitness Dashboard by week, month or year. You can even share your stats and actually see progress. It works perfectly with the Omron Pedometer. What I also like about the HJ-323U is that it tracks both regular and aerobic (i.e. brisk) steps separately so if I do Zumba it will count my steps as faster because they are faster.It displays up to seven days of information; resets to zero at midnight so you’re ready to go every morning. It’s easy to use and it fits into my life.

One of my favorite things about my new Omron Pedometer is easily being able to track how active I am. Just harnessing that simple knowledge has helped me to become more active and stay active throughout the day. I can already see a difference in my body too.  Even my husband noticed that my jeans are too big and my stomach has tightened up a little. I can actually see that all my hard work is actually paying off!

All of this change really has me motivated and now when I’m making food choices I’m thinking first about how that food will make me feel. I have a much deeper commitment to eating healthy and organic whole foods. To snacking on greens and drastically lowering my intake of bread and pasta.The key to my success will be with my food choices so this week I am recommitting myself to a healthy diet.



Weigh In: Down 13 pounds as of 1/13/2013 since starting challenge.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Network and Mamavation – a community dedicated to weight loss for women and obesity prevention for families.  I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions.


  1. Joanna @way2gomom on January 22, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Congratulations on your weight loss! That is amazing! Good luck this week on your nutrition changes – I’m sure you’ll be seeing that difference too. 🙂

  2. Toni on January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Congrats on all that hard work, it definitely seems to be paying off!

  3. Julee on January 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    13 pounds…and they said 13 is an unlucky number.
    So proud of you!

  4. Gina B on January 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

    That’s amazing, you’re doing a great job! Congratulations.

  5. Naomi on January 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Wow- great job!

  6. Amy @laundrydayblues on January 21, 2013 at 7:30 am

    You are doing an amazing job! Keep up all the hard work! Get it girl!

  7. jennydecki on January 21, 2013 at 6:34 am

    You are doing so great! I love how the Omron gives you the graphs. I like seeing a visual representation of what I’m doing.

  8. shelly peterson on January 20, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    This great how it helps you keep track of how active you are being. keep up the great work!

  9. Sarah L on January 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    It’s interesting that a little gadget can make you more aware of what you’re doing. Good for you.

  10. rebecca norton on January 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    WAY TO GO!!!!!

  11. Lindsay (@LindsaysFamily) on January 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Down 13 lbs?! WOW you go girl!! THAT is awesome! Congrats on your loss and I’m glad you are enjoying the pedometer! I also love the Omron dashboard!

  12. Tara Ziegmont on January 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Keep up the great work!

  13. Drew Bennett (@BenSpark) on January 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Keep up the good work. I started getting my fitness in order a couple of months ago by joining Koko Fit Club. In that time I’ve increased my overall strength 39% and have felt a marked improvement. I’m doing perfect workouts and hitting the gym up to 5 days a week consistently. The best I’ve felt in a while. And my blood sugars are doing great, too.

    But this is about your accomplishments. So way to go!!!