Sunday, January 20, 2013

#iheartOmron Fitness Challenge : Week 1 Recap

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Oh wow! The first week of this challenge was, well, challenging! In the past I have not done much in the way of strength training but this past week I discovered muscles I forgot I had! I also discovered muscle failure this week, and while that sounds bad, it's not. Muscle failure is what you should push towards when strength training. I am already seeing an increase in the reps with each workout. 

Using the HJ-323U USB pedometer and Omron 510W Scale is so motivating. Without the pedometer I doubt I would push myself as hard as I have been this week. Like I posted last week I was overestimating how many steps I was getting each day. I can't wait to get the Strapless Heart Rate Monitor (HR-5ooU) and learn more about my heart rate while working out! 

I want to extend a very sincere appreciation to Omron Fitness and Mamavation again for this opportunity. Since applying to be an ambassador I have lost a total of 7.8 pounds and can already tell a difference in the way my clothes fit!

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

15 comments:

Tara Ziegmont said...

Way to go! 7.8 pounds is awesome!

Lindsay Oussa said...

WOW congrats on that loss! I have been following you and you definitely worked hard to get that! Great job! Keep it up and you'll be to your goal in no time at all!

@LindsaysFamily

Tiffany said...

I'm sure it has been challenging, but you know, anything worth doing usually isn't easy! I am dying for a HRM so I can really get a good idea of what's going on when I'm working out!

Jen Crum said...

I'm still learning to work toward muscle failure. The problem I have with it is.. well.. it hurts. Way to go!

jennydecki said...

I am SO excited for you! You're being a serious inspiration, girlfriend :)

This Mom said...

Great job so far Kimberly! I am so glad you were chosen for this challenge and I hope that it brings you renewed energy to achieve your fitness goals!!

This Mom said...

Great job so far! I hope you continue to see great results and renewed energy!

Mary Heston said...

Awesome job on the first week! WOW. It's fun getting inspiration from everyone. My problem has not been over estimating the steps I'm taking (I know its not enough) but this pedometer sure helps kick me into the reality zone.

Naomi Shapiro said...

Fantastic progress!

Kay Maher said...

Way to go, Kimberly! You are an inspiration! If you need someone to listen, I'm here! We're all out here rooting for you!

justjeanae said...

7.8! Way to go! I am so excited, and proud of you

Joanna @way2gomom said...

Congratulations on the weight loss and the better reps during your workouts! It sounds like you're doing a wonderful job and having fun with it too! :-)

~j. said...

Great job! You are an inspiration!

Momma Hunt said...

Awesome job-It sounds silly but I love being sore after working out -it means i am doing something. Glad the challenge has been so successful for you thus far!

Kristin @littlemamajama said...

7.8 lbs is amazing!!! Congrats!