Baby Jacob is now six week's old and i have started to think about getting a bit healthier and losing some baby weight as i gained four stone whilst pregnant with him and non of my pre baby clothes fit me any more. I was never one of those women who go to the gym and ate super healthy so i am not about to start now, as i am so tired with having a newborn baby and two other children to look after and i have more important things to worry about then the calorie content of everything i eat.
But i do want to lose some weight and get healthier, and i have decided that the best way to do this as a new mum is the slow and steady way of eating less and moving more, after all it took nine months to gain the weight so i am aiming at nine months to lose it. So when i was given the chance to review a digital pedometer from Ozeri i thought that this would be the perfect chance to implement my new healthier lifestyle as i plan on walking lots with the buggy to get healthy rather then hitting the gym.
The pedometer arrived really quickly from amazon and when it arrived i was impressed with how it looked as it does not look cheap like some pedometers do. In the box with the pedometer was a lanyard to attach to it so that you can wear it around your neck if you wish, there was also an instruction leaflet and a warranty and a small screwdriver for when you need to replace the battery which is a nice idea as i can never find small screwdrivers to open things and end up having to borrow some of my dad.
The pedometer was really easy to set up with really clear easy to follow instructions on how to set the date and time. You also have to set your weight and do some practise steps wearing the pedometer so that it can be programmed to work out your steps more accurately, again this was really easy to set up with easy to follow instructions.
I found it really lightweight and compact so that i did not even realise i was wearing it which is a good point. I tried wearing it two ways around my neck on the lanyard and also in my pocket and i found both ways to give accurate readings. Another great thing i found out was that each night at midnight it resets itself, which is great as when i have worn a pedometer in the past i have forgot to reset it and lost count of my steps for the next day. It also records your steps over a seven day period which is a handy way to keep track of how you have done over a week long period. This is good for me as i am trying to up my steps each week and it tells you how long you have actually spent walking each day. And it automatically goes into sleep mode when it does not detect movements for over 30 seconds which helps save the battery life. But the thing i like the most is that it tells you how many calories you have used which is perfect for working out if you burnt that biscuit or two that you accidentally ate with your cuppa this morning.
Overall i am really pleased with this pedometer it looks good, its lightweight, can be worn different ways, is easy to use, and records your steps over seven days and i love the fact that it helps you see how many calories you have burnt. I will continue to use this pedometer each day to keep track of my steps and help to encourage me to move more to achieve my weight loss goals. This pedometer is perfect for either someone like me who just wants to walk more to lose weight or for someone who is into fitness as it has so many great features that i am probably not using to there full potential.
You can buy this Ozeri digital pedometer from amazon and it is priced at £15.95 and comes with free delivery.
* Disclosure : I was sent this pedometer from Ozeri for the purpose of this review , however all words and opinions are my own honest account of the product and i was not paid for this review.