I wrote a few weeks ago about my start on the sponsored Omron Pedometer 10,000 Step Challenge. As I approach the 30 day mark I can share my experience and what using a pedometer has taught me about my lifestyle.
Over 30 days I walked more than 213,000 steps and more than 73 miles. About 15-20% of that was steps I would not ordinarily take – walking the dog, picking up from school when I didn’t have to, and having solo dance parties to get to my goal at night.
I didn’t always meet the 10,000 step goal. Not even half the time. But some days I surpassed it. And most days I came pretty close. Regardless, I was certainly walking more than I would have.
The device held up well through my crazy lifestyle – Crossfit box jump and burpees and even a dip in the toilet did not affect the Omron Pedometer. It was easy to track my steps using the built in USB cable to connect to Omronfitness.com.
It was surprising to learn that even with my regular active lifestyle there was still so much more I could do to stay fit. The effort it took to make these extra steps wasn’t terribly hard to incorporate into my life. And even when I unhook this gadget I know I will be more aware of my movement and try to get in those extra steps whenever I can.