10,000 Steps a Day Challenge with Mamavation and Omron Pedometer

by Robyn Wright on August 1, 2013

in Weight Loss

Do you know how far 10,000 steps is? Well, I knew it was a lot, but it is about 5 miles! Wowza! I’m still glad I applied and was selected though for the #OmronPedometer 10,000 Steps a Day Challenge with Mamavation (Disclosure: I am being compensated to work on this campaign but opinions are my own.)

omronpedometer challenge

While I am in the process of losing weight, remember I just hit my 100 pounds lost mark last week, and I feel much better but I do still up my exercise. That is why I applied for the challenge actually. This gives me some accountability in my exercise since I have to report my numbers via a pic of the Omron Tri-Axis Pedometer every day!

July 31 was day one and while I did not hit the 10,000 step goal, I am still damn proud of myself for the 5,071 steps I did walk! That is a lot of steps for me and I’m owning it and giving myself a big pat on the back for it.

#OmronPedometer #Mamavation Day 1 steps

Just like with my eating habits, I am learning that regardless of what I do NOT do, it is still okay to be proud of what you did do! I’m a work in progress and while I may be shrinking physically I am growing as a whole person through this entire process. Some days my journey is harder than others, some days I still screw up and make a bad food choice, some days I am not as active as I should be – but this year I’ve had far fewer of those days and a lot more of the days I make healthier choices and am owning my responsibility to be healthy! This is why I share with you all about the process too – I know it helps to hear of others doing what we fear doing. Baby steps are okay – just start with what you can!

There are 15 of us who are taking part in the challenge – of all different fitness levels too – so please follow along with all of us. We will be sharing on our blogs, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. Watch for the #OmronPedometer hashtag!

  1. Kenlie of All the Weigh as @alltheweigh
  2. Jennifer Drummond of Peanut Butter and Peppers as @JenatPB
  3. Brandy O’Neill of Nutmeg Nanny as @NutmegNanny
  4. Skye Moyer of Real Mom Reviews as @RealMomReviews
  5. Melanie Walsh of Simply Being Mommy as @simplybeingmom
  6. Amber Pilcher of Beautifully BellaFaith as @littleamberfate
  7. Paige Wolf of Spit That Out as @paigewolf
  8. Alicia Voorhies of The Soft Landing as @thesoftlanding
  9. Nicole Bangerter of Mom Always Finds Out as @skipbang
  10. Robyn Wright of Robyn’s Online World as @RobynsWorld <—-That’s me!
  11. Sarah Stanley of Sarah Stanley Inspired Living as @SarahStanley
  12. Deborah McConnell of Scattered Musings of a Creative Mind as @Scatteredmusing
  13. Candy Olivares of Candypolooza as @Candypo
  14. Jessica Blankenship of Stylish Southern Mama as @Aidanadisynsmom
  15. June Ash Moore of Simply Junebug as @SimplyJunebug

Huge thanks to Leah @Bookieboo of Mamavation and the folks at Omron Fitness for letting me be a part of this program. I can’t wait to see where I am at when we reach day 30!

Have you tried walking 10,000 steps in a day? How did you do? Do you wear a pedometer?

© 2013, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

  • http://historyinculture.wordpress.com/ Robin

    I do not wear a pedometer, so I’m not sure how many steps I take each day.
    Kudos to you for signing up for the challenge!

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      It has been surprising how little I walk in just my regular life – I have to work hard to get these steps in daily

  • Ravzie

    When I’m working, I’m sure I double that, LOL. But once at taekwondo camp, we did 10,000 punches in one day, ha ha.

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      Yikes! That’s a lot of punches!

  • donna W

    Wow – congrats to you! I don’t think I’ve walked 10,000 steps in one day for along time. When I was a teenager, I used to walk to town which was 3 miles, then back again. I don’t used a pedometer even though I have one.

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      Since you walk anyway, you should put on the pedometer for a few days just to get a sense of your daily step amount.

      • donna W

        That is an excellent idea. I will do it on my walk this evening. Might surprise myself how many steps I actually take.

  • Candace

    This is so hard to do! I am on the curves diet and 10,000 steps is part of the workout plan. The most I have gotten is 8,000. candi_angel_2004@hotmail.com

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      Hang in there! 8000 steps is better than 0 steps or even still better than 7,999 steps!

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      Do you go to the Curves gym and workout? I was thinking about trying it.

  • Evelyn Mullins-Nwosu

    I will not whine! A few years ago I was in a phys rehab hosp unable to do so many things most folks consider, “normal”.ADL’s, like simply waking to the restroom! Much better now, I walk with my ambulatory aide and push myself to do about 3000 steps a day. This is my very personal struggle. Recently, with my MD’s approval I registered at the local park district fitness program. Everyday is a new day to get up and just do it! Congrats to you and the other 14 brave troopers

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      Good for you Evelyn for setting your goals that work for you!!! Everyone has their own struggles with our bodies and it is important to realize that we all will have different abilities and inabilities. Keep on moving!!!

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