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Week 3 in the #iheartOmron Fitness Challenge: The Omron Heart Rate Monitor

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The Omron Heart Rate Monitor

I can’t believe I have completed 3 full weeks in the #iheartOmron Fitness Challenge. Because of all of the unexpected travel I have been doing in this past month, I feel like it has been slightly more difficult to concentrate on this challenge, than I would have liked. I am currently on a flight to Sacramento from Orlando, after 5 days in Kissimmee, Florida. With a very packed schedule all 5 days, I am proud to say that I did take tennis shoes and made it to the gym!! Go me! I also spent a day walking around Magic Kingdom, so surely I got my steps in.

As far as changes go this week, I received a new product that I am excited to try. I received the brand new Strapless Heart Rate Monitor from Omron Fitness. Because I haven’t been home all week, I haven’t gotten to try it out yet, but I thought I would tell you all about it. This way I will be all prepped and ready to use it when I get home. Retailing at $149.99, this fancy new Strapless Heart Rate Monitor doesn’t require a chest transmitter strap. Simply put it on your wrist and you’re ready to go with continuous monitoring. I have never used any kind of heart rate monitor, outside of being in the hospital, so I wasn’t sure what these did. After doing some research, I learned that this monitor measures blood flow through capillaries via an optic sensor on the wrist to determine heart rate on a continuous basis. Did ya catch all that? It also tracks pace, distance & calories burned during a walk or run. It sounds like a pedometer and heart rate monitor all in one! Needless to say, I’m excited to give it a try. I could use a little extra motivation and help to make sure I get my maximum and recommended burn/heartrate each day. Now I’ll let Bob Greene explain a little more about the monitor:

I will report on more after I have had some time to use my new toy. For this week’s weigh-in, I had some disheartening news. In my defense, I had to weigh in EARLY Thursday morning because I was out of town for the Sunday weigh-in. From last Sunday to Thursday I had gained around 2 pounds. However, I know that there was some water and bloating going on. I am super anxious to see how I did while out of town with no scale, and being treated to some of the not-so-healthy foods of Kissimmee. I am excited to get home and get back to some of my routines.  I could use some cheering on for my final week in the challenge! No worries though because I will be continuing my journey whether or not some challenge ends.

To wrap up the #iheartOmron Fitness Challenge, and see how everyone did, be sure to join the twitter party from 8-10pm EST on 2/20. At the party, the 3 bloggers with the greatest percentage of weight loss will be announced! Come join in on the fun, and perhaps learn a thing or two.

I don’t feel like I’ve got much of a different in appearance as of now, but I am down by about 6.5 inches all over, so that has to count for something!
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 families.  I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions.


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