Finding My Missing Motivation – Giveaway

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!


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    Sheila Witmer says:

    I take oral medication for diabetes and while I was pregnant I had to use injectible insulin. I hope to never have to do that again and want to get off of the oral medication and be a healthy role model for my children so they never have to deal with something like this!

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    My goal is to spend LESS time online and more time outside- walking the dog, gardening or just moving. This would help alot!

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    I’ve set a goal to lose 2 dress sizes by the beginning of summer. It’s already 85 degrees here, so I’m going with the one on the calendar 😉 I need to move around more and Omron can definitely help me make sure I’m doing that.
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    Sheila Vives says:

    My goal for 2012 is to lose at least 30 lbs (hopefully 40) and get back to totally healthy eating which I am working on currently. I need to lose 80 lbs as I am currently 5’3″ and at 220 lbs. Yikes ! I used to always eat healthy and organic until a terrible tragic event took it’s toll in terms of stress and finances. My good eating went upside down. I thought I had only been eating bad for a few years, then realized this winter I have been dealing with PTSD and bad eating since 1992. I want to recover. I don’t want the past to continue to destroy my health. It has been great talking to so many others on Twitter, and reading blogs. I feel so encouraged and not so alone in my goals to get back to a better state of health. Thank you bloggers for all you do !

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    jenefer lynn says:

    My goal is to walk more and hopefully lose a few pounds in the process. Omron can help me keep track of how much I actually walk compared to how much I think I do.

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    rusthawk says:

    My goal is walk around the neighborhood every night after dinner. Great for visiting with the neighbors, too!

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    My goal is to be as active as possible! I have 2 feeding tubes and a gastric pacemaker so most days I’m in too much pain but I am trying to work through it and still reach my goal!
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    Ashley Love-Hoffman says:

    My goal this year is to run 3-5k races. My first one is on my 30th birthday March 24. I think it’d be a great help in keeping me motivated after I reach my first goal. I also have a goal of losing 40 pounds. I’ve done the first 10 and look forward to having a healthier year!

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    Nicole Carter says:

    My goal is to start out by walking and then eventually running again. I have really let myself go and need to get back into shape. Omron can help me by motivating me to keep going at it.

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    My goal is to be able to run a 5K race this summer.

  11. 51

    I am going to loose 10% of my body weight in the next 6 months, and 10% more for the six months after that. I am going to keep going until I reach my target weight.

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    matkeltri says:

    My goal is to get more exercise this year. Walking is probably the best exercise for me, and a pedometer will help with that.

  13. 53

    My 2012 goal is to get healthy by eating out less & eat more healthy home cooked meals. And get moving! Walking after dinner is nice but I need to step it up & do come cardio.

  14. 54

    My goal is to be more active, my husband participates in mud runs, and i would love to participate with him.

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    Kay (@ACSKay) says:

    My coworkers, most run marathons, are trying to talk me into a 5K in June and I have not even starting any type of training plan. They don’t even care if I walk it as long as I do it. But walking a 5K…I think I’d die…of embarrassment to walk it. I need to start and start now and would love the extra motivation.

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    I have been exercising since November of last year & I never knew how difficult it would be to
    Lose weight and how easy it is to gain so right now my daily goal is to make good eating choices. Drink tons of water. Exercise daily by either walking 30 minutes or aerobics. My goal is lose 70 lbs by 12/12/12

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    My goal is to stay active. I don’t really want to lose weight but I do want to be active to keep my energy level up!

  18. 58

    I had weight loss surgery 16 months ago and need to start on the exercise bandwagon more now. I have never worn a pedometer and this would be neat to have

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