Power Walking My Way Back to Running

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Spring is finally here, and I’ve finally had the opportunity to get out there with my Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker. Yay! I’ve decided that since I haven’t been running in so long, that I am going to power walk my way back into it. Sponsored post; all opinions are my own.

Power Walking My Way Back to Running

Power Walking and Running Intervals

I love power walking with my Omron. I used to run quite a bit, but ever since I got married, I got lazy. Yep, I am embarrassed to admit that I fell into a major comfort zone with my marriage. Well, it’s time that stops once and for all. I find that tracking my activity with my Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker helps motivate me quite a bit. Having evidence of my steps, distance, and calories burned is the feedback that I need to keep me moving.

Since this brutal winter plus transitioning into working from home for the most part, I am way too sloth-like to run right into a 5K. I would probably pass out. To ease my way back into it, I am doing intervals. One minute power walking, one minute running, and so on.

I love working out this way because each minute goes by so quickly. By the time you are out of breath from running, it’s time to slow back into a power walk. It’s an awesome way to build endurance, and it’s a lot less intimidating than telling yourself you are going to run a straight however-many miles.

Power Walking My Way Back to Running

Power waking is also a great way to spend time with friends. Now that the weather is nice, I want to plan “Walk out on Wednesdays” with my friends. We can bring the dogs, and head out to one of our favorite locations. It’s the best way to catch up while getting fresh air and exercise.

I am always excited to return home from a power walking session and check out my stats with my Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker. It helps me know where I am on the cardio front, while I fight a separate battle on the food front. It’s been such a great help to me as I gear up for bikini season. It’s awesome!

Power Walking My Way Back to Running

Hey, it’s a start…

If you need motivation to start getting into shape, I would highly recommend an activity tracker like the Alvita Wireless. It’s only $45, easy to use, and wireless. It helps you know where you are at with your stats to help create realistic fitness goals.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Omron. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. ellen beck says:

    I havent ran for years .. I am now a walker . I used to love to run and ran with my dog. She got too old and so did i!

  2. An activity tracker is a great accessory, I think everyone should have one, to help them stay active. Thank you for sharing this review.

  3. Elizabeth @ Being MVP says:

    Wow good for you – that’s the way to do it. I think having a tracker definitely motivates one.

  4. I use an activity tracker to track my steps at work (I’m a nurse). Like you, I use it to motivate myself for the next shift to see if I can more more. I can’t wait to use it when it warms up here and go for hikes with my boys!

  5. Laura (Another Cent Saved) says:

    I used to use a tracker when I worked at the hospital. Since blogging I tell myself I will move then get stuck sitting for long periods. I definitely need something to kick start moving again. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Jenna Wood says:

    I’ve definitely been focusing on being more active. I will never be ‘fit,’ at least as I define fit, but having tools that connect with my mobile devices and give me tracking and feedback certainly do motivate me!

  7. I used to be a big runner in high school. Ran long distance in track and actually liked it. After tree kids, I’m not that in shape any more and running does not sound fun. I should try it your way for a while until I’m back in shape.

  8. I’ve tried doing C25K to start running, but I like the idea of power walking as a way to transition into running – I am going to have to give it a try!

  9. I have never been a runner. I do love walking and hiking though – maybe I should try power walking too!

  10. Stacey- Travel Blogger says:

    I have always wanted something to track my steps. I feel like it would give me a huge sense of accomplishment.

  11. Autumn @Mamachallenge says:

    Powerwalking is a great exercise! The Alvita Wireless sounds like an awesome product! Having something to tell you your stats is a good way to get motivated.

  12. Cathy @ Our Mini Family says:

    Powerwalking was a majority of my exercise through college–I would power walk from class to class, and some days it left me exhausted!

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