Sunday, February 3, 2013

#iheartOmron Fitness Challenge - Strapless Heart Rate Monitors


Boy, this week is like Christmas all over again, in February! On Friday I received the most awesome weight loss tool ever. My new Omron Strapless Heart Rate Monitor (HR-5ooU) arrived and like a child waiting for that very special toy, I ripped into it immediately!

I was very impressed with the sleekness of this device. In the past I have used heart rate monitors that I had to strap around my chest and make sure it synced up to my treadmill, and to be honest, it was uncomfortable and just a flat out hassle, I rarely used it. The Omron Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor is just like wearing a watch. It is comfortable, easy to strap on (and it is easy to forget I am even wearing it!) This tool in addition to the Omron 510W Scale and the HJ-323U USB pedometer have taught me so much more about my body and how it works. 

Any type of activity is good, but to get into that zone where you are getting the maximum effect from your workout, you really need to monitor your heart rate. I love that the HR-500U provides not only a number, but a light letting me know when I am in that zone. The blue light lets me know that I am in the warm-up or cool down period, green tells me I am in the zone for fat burning and endurance. Orange is the level for cardio fitness and red, or maximum, is when I am at my highest level or speed. If you are like me and wondering, "how in the world does it do that?", then you are in luck, a short description from explains that this device "measures blood flow through capillaries via an optic sensor on the wrist to determine heart rate on a continuous basis." Pretty cool, huh?

Not only do I recommend this awesome heart rate monitor, but so does Oprah's personal trainer, Bob Greene. Checkout the video below to see what Bob has to say!

If you are looking to become more fit and learn more about your body, I encourage you to grab these 3 devices, the new Omron Strapless Heart Rate Monitor (HR-5ooU) , Omron 510W Scale and the Omron HJ-323U USB pedometer and get started on a journey to a healthier you! 

Don't forget to join me, Mamavation and the other #iheartOmron Fitness Challenge Ambassadors on Wednesday February 20th for a twitter party celebrating this awesome challenge! For more information, visit this link!

End of challenge results:
Arms: R - 16" L - 15" / R - 14.5" L - 14"
Waist: 44" / 41.75"
Hips: (largest part of stomach): 62" / 57.5" (!!!!)
Bust: 50.5" / 47.75"
Total Inches Lost: 12 inches!!

Weight Loss: So far I have lost a total of 15 pounds! 

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.


Greta @gfunkified said...

Awesome job!! You obviously have been working hard! (And that monitor looks REALLY cool)

Carter Family said...

Kimmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy You did awesome I am so proud of you and I know you are gonna keep on rocking this weight loss.... That Heartrate monitor looks awesome and totally Jelly that you have one and i don't!!!

monicazyoung said...

Congrats on the weight lost. You are doing so good, keep up the hard work

..... said...

WOW 12 inches and 15 lbs AWESOME

Lily George said...

Way to go, lady! I am so proud of you! And totally jellus of your Omron awesomeness. ;)

erin said...

Great work!!!!!

bookieboo said...

Wow, you are looking good girl!!!

Rachel @ Busy Mommy Media said...

Great job! I'm really excited to keep going with the challenge workouts so I can get where I want to be. This challenge has been a great motivator!

Sarah Maseto said...

Great job!!

~j. said...

Great job! I love the heart rate monitor.

Joanna said...

Congratulations on your weight and inches lost! You look awesome!!

Momma Hunt said...

What awesome results, you should be so proud. Glad you are loving the strapless monitor. I have one with a strap and I will agree it is sort of a pain!

Kim @ Whats That Smell? said...

Wow, congrats on the inches and the weight lost!