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Week 2 Wrap Up #iHeartOmron Fitness Challenge

I’m feeling a little defeated this week. I pushed harder at my runs and doubled up on workouts on weights. I also went to Zumba which left my abs feeling the pain but I felt really good. Half way through the week I admit I jumped on the scale. In shock I was! With strep throat and just not feeling well I ended this week feeling bummed. All this rain also had my mood in the dumps.

Everyone has their ups and downs and while this week was a downer for me I’m hoping to make it up next week. I can feel my body changing but the scale isn’t moving as fast as I’d like it to. This week I had a great learning lesson in taking it easy and not letting all the numbers get to me. I know when I stop making it such an issue it will happen for me. I know I can do this and I will. My goal is still to run a half marathon this fall and I’m working for that goal. Next week I plan on getting the kiddo out of the house and doing some activities that I enjoy. I’m hoping a more active week ill bring my mood up too, even if the rain doesn’t stop.


4 miles treadmill

I’m really excited about the Mamavation 5K that will be taking place soon. Setting a goal and having something to work to, works for me. I want to challenge myself and run this 5K in 40-45 minutes. Since I am essentially working out on my own and motivating myself setting goals like this help to make me accountable. I’m just trying to beat myself and push further. I hope next weeks weigh in will be a breaking point for me.

omronUsing my Omron HJ-323U USB pedometer to track my steps has been a great motivator for me. I’ making sure I wear it every day and keeping track of how active I am. Next week I’l show off all the great features on my Omron  510W Scale. The Full Body Sensor Body Fat and Composition Monitor and Scale is a breakthrough device to measure your body composition at home. It measures 5 fitness indicators including body fat %, BMI, weight and more! The innovative Full Body Sensor is the only at-home body composition monitor that accurately measures your entire body. I can actually really see a change with this scale!

My clothes are starting to get looser and I can feel them becoming too big. They almost make me look larger than I am because they are big.  I can tell I have lost inches around my waist because my jeans are all so big on me now. Even the ones that I had to squeeze into not long ago. My shirts are hanging  my belt is tighter. My husband has begun to notice a difference too!

week 2 omron

Weigh In: Here’s the part I hate to admit…I’m up two pounds since last week. 

Weight Totals: I have lost 11 pounds since starting the challenge. 

Jean Size: I’m down a size in jeans!! Now a size 12 jeans!  

I’d love some healthy snack ideas if you have any. I could use some healthy and fun snacks so I don’t binge on cookies…….. 

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.


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  2. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Woot! It is so inspiring to see how far you have come!! Congrats!

  3. Kristin @littlemamajama on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Hooray for loose clothing!! Congrats on the weight loss thus far – that is awesome!

  4. Kim @ What's That Smell? on January 29, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I gained a bit this week too. It happens! I have a picture of muscle vs fat in my current post, it helps explain why you might gain weight!

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  6. Lydia on January 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Tonight, on Mamavation TV, we’re talking about healthy snacks! Perfect timing for your question. 🙂 And hey, you’ve still lost, so chin up. Next week will be different!!

  7. ~j. on January 28, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Congratulations on all your success! Keep it up! One of my favorite snacks is: caramel rice cake with 1 tbsp. almond butter and sliced strawberries. If you try it, let me know what you think. Okay, off to burn and blast – have fun with the new workouts!

  8. Crunchy Beach Mama on January 28, 2013 at 6:27 am

    isn’t the best part when our clothes fit though? It means you are succeeding more than you think! 11 pounds is awesome. 🙂

  9. Rachel @ Following In My Shoes on January 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    This was me (EXACTLY) last week … only *I* was up *3* pounds. Ouch! But, it really will even out … and, I bet the new workouts this next week do it for you …. a change up will confuse your body and I bet it goes into full fat burning machine.

    Keep it all up!

  10. monica young on January 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    You are doing good. I know if might feel like a bad week, but you are still doing awesome