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24-hour Give Away: Omron Pedometer

September 25th, 2011 by Stephanie O'Dea

This contest is now over. Congratulations to DeLurking Di for being our (randomly-chosen) winner! Thank you to all for playing. More fun stuff on the way! Have a great week.

Day 25 of 30 Days of Give Aways for the month of September!

Hello there! I have a pedometer for you today. I know, it sounds kind of boring—- but it’s for your own good. Everyone thinks they get enough exercise throughout the day by parking a bit farther away at the grocery store, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work.  But unless you make a concerted effort to actually work out– either at a gym, or to go for a run, or walk the dog for longer than around the block, (etc. etc.) chances are you aren’t actually moving enough throughout the day.

We’ve (royal we, here)  turned into a pretty sedentary group, it seems. I thought I moved enough on a normal day. I walk the kids to school and walk again in the afternoon  to pick them up. I spend a lot of time walking the aisles of the grocery store, and I chase the baby around at the park or in the backyard. Because of this, I was astonished to see that my normal routine only added up to about 4300 steps a day—– well below the recommended 10,000 steps.

I’ve had this exact same pedometer for about 4 months, and I love it. You can either clip it to your waist band or pocket, or put it in your pocket. You can even put it in your purse or in a backpack and it will somehow keep track of your steps. It’s pretty durable, too. I’ve accidentally washed it at least twice, and then it went for  a ride in the dryer. I was pretty sure I killed it the last time, but after a few days the water evaporated from the screen and it went back to working perfectly.

I like that it “remembers” the last 7 days of accumulated steps, and I like that there is a clock. It’s easier to glance at it to check the time then it is to wake up the phone to check the time (I don’t seem to wear a watch very often anymore).

I’d like to share this same pedometer with a lucky winner. To enter, please leave a comment below and I’ll randomly select a winner on Monday morning (sept 26) at 7am.

best of luck to all! and remember to MOVE! :-)

 

This is Day 25 of 30 Days of Give Aways. This month of give aways is designed to help you get a jump-start on your holiday shopping as outlined in Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life and to spread good cheer. If you have a book or product you’d like to give away, please email me at contact AT stephanieodea DOT com with the subject line: GIVE AWAY PRODUCT

73 Responses to “24-hour Give Away: Omron Pedometer”

  1. Found your site tonight as I was searching for confirmation on how to cook dried beans in the slow cooker. I know – it’s shocking I haven’t cooked dried beans before now. I love my slow cooker and thankfully my family loves what I cook in the slow cooker!

  2. I love this–I want this!

  3. This is such a cool giveaway!

  4. I love my pedometer! It’s not as fancy as this one! Another great gift idea!

  5. I hope I win!

  6. My pedometer recently broke, so this would be perfect!!

  7. Perhaps this would be an eye-opener for me too!

  8. I hope I win too!

  9. I could so use one of these to try and track how much I move around each day. Pick Me, Pick Me!!!

  10. Thanks for the chance!!

  11. I am a nurse and I was JUST talking to a coworker about how we should all wear pedometers to see how far we walk in a day! Would be great to be the first to try…

  12. Would love to see how far I walk in a day :)

  13. This would be super motivating for me!!

  14. I would love to try one of these!

  15. Just discovered your site. Lovin it so far! I am actually in the market for one of these. Thanks for the great site!

  16. OOOh I so need one of those. Great website…I will be making crock pot yogurt tomorrow :)

  17. Thanks for the chance to win! I’d love to have a reality check and see how much I actually walk a day.

  18. Pick me, pick me! We are about to start a walking competition through work. That pedometer would be 1) useful and 2) so cool I might actually walk more!

  19. This looks great. I need to walk more and a pedometer seems like a great way to keep motivated.

  20. Thanks for a chance to win! I had a pedometer for a while and then it broke. I loved seeing how many steps I took each day. And It was fun to always see what time during the day I got to 10,000.

  21. I would love this!

  22. I need one of these and not one that cost me 4 dollars and doesn’t really work.

  23. I love pedometers and would be so happy to win this!

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