As I shared previously, as part of an effort to find my “Mamavation” and continue losing weight rather than sitting on this -30 plateau, I joined the Get Fit with Omron campaign as one of their program bloggers. I’ve continued to wear the Omron Pedometer daily, and I continue to be amazed at what a difference it makes to dedicate just 30 minutes to movement each day in my otherwise fairly sedentary lifestyle.
Last week I had an incredibly special treat as part of the Get Fit with Omron program. I had the opportunity to speak with Bob Greene. We only had a few minutes, but I shared with him that I am down thirty pounds and suddenly having difficulty finding the motivation to lose this last ten. I never expected him to be able to strike to the core of what I’m feeling in just a few minutes over a Skype video chat, but he did just that.
Bob shared that most of the time when people complain about a lack of motivation, it is because there is a barrier holding them back. Without asking for too much personal information from me, he suggested that perhaps something in my life changed and that suddenly the reason for working so hard to lose the first thirty pounds was no longer there. He also warned that when these barriers appear, it is most likely that a person will go back to their old eating habits and regain that weight.
His words could not have hit home harder for me, and I realize that it isn’t about finding something to push me forward, it’s about figuring out what is holding me back. I look forward to continuing to monitor my daily progress on my Omron HJ-112 Pocket Pedometer, and I plan on setting new goals while finding ways to get past the barriers in my life.
Are you ready to find your motivation and monitor your progress with Omron? One reader will win a prize pack worth $150. To enter please leave a comment below telling me what goal you’ve set for your fitness that Omron can help you achieve.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 and older and ends Monday, March 19th at 11:59 p.m. ET.
I’m being compensated to write this post by Bookieboo LLC in a blogger campaign with Omron Fitness.
If you liked hearing about my Bob Greene interview, make sure to go to the OmronFitness Facebook page between 3/05/12-4/01/12 to enter the Omron “Make Every Step Count” Sweepstakes. You can enter once a week for your chance to win gift cards, a variety of Omron products, Bob Greene autographed books or the grand prize, $7,000 towards a trip to the Canyon Ranch Spa in Tucson, AZ!