I have been participating in the #IHeartOmron Fitness Ambassador Challenge. This past week I was still sick and I was not able to follow the full workout routine, but I have been tracking my activity with the Omron HJ-323U connected pedometer.

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Usually when I’m sick, I don’t pay attention to my activity at all, but not this week. I found that having the Pedometer on would get me to move more. I started keeping the thermometer downstairs so that I had to go down to check my temp just so I could get more steps.


I lost 1.2 pounds during the week and I felt good that I was getting some easy walking in even though I was sick. It was also a change in my mindset. I usually don’t pay attention to activity level at all during the day whether I’m sick or not. This past week I was very aware of my activity and I know that will definitely help me when I’m feeling better.

This week I am going to slowly start increasing my activity each day and continue tracking with my pedometer. I’ll start with yoga and some easy weights and getting in a few 10 minutes walks throughout the day. If I’m tired and not feeling well, I’ll rest. I’m really anxious to get back to working out, but I also don’t want to do too much too quickly and end up sick again. This flu bug was not fun.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by 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.