Happy New Year! I hope you've all had a lovely holiday season filled with many miracles (I know my family and I have). Now that it's 2013, have you begun to work on your resolutions? Goals? Lifestyle changes?
Back when I (re)joined the gym a few years ago, I had a 'consultation' with a 'personal trainer.' In that discussion, I was asked about the details of my fitness goals; even I was surprised when I heard myself saying, out loud, "I really want to improve my cardiovascular health." It was true then, and it's true now. I learned more about how tracking my heart rate is a good indicator of the benefits I'm getting from the exercise I'm doing, but I haven't worn any devices to monitor such things. And while I've had successes in fitness, I have wondered how wearing a pedometer, etc., would affect how I work out.
Why am I telling you this?
I'm so excited to be able to tell you about something that's helping me with my fitness goals for the year: I've been chosen as an ambassador for the #iheartomron Fitness Challenge with Mamavation! I applied in December and had to try reeeeeally hard to not get my hopes up as I waited for the announcement last week. As it turns out, almost 600 people applied, and yours truly has been chosen as one of the lucky 25. How lucky? Well, I'm going to be sharing how much weight I've lost each week (gulp!), but you guys are nice and will be encouraging about all of this, right? Of course right.
I'll be using a pedometer, scale, and strapless heart monitor from omronfitness.com, and reporting my results and experiences here (and on facebook, and twitter, and instagram, and pinterest . . . you know, like we do). This will be a great experience, and I'm looking forward to reporting back to YOU -- if you're reading this, you're helping to hold me accountable.
Do you have fitness and/or health goals for this year?
This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Networkand 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.