Monday, June 6, 2011

FMM: Why Do You Blog?

Another round of Friend Makin' Mondays!  I really like this question...let's see what I come up with for an answer....hrm....

Friend Makin’ Mondays: Why Do You Blog?

by KENLIE on JUNE 6, 2011
It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for Friend Makin’ Mondays!  This week, I’m going to ask a common question that will probably yield different answers from each of us!
If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen.  The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Why Do You Blog?
I'm not sure I would call myself a blogger. I come here to journal a bit about my ups and downs on this journey. There are a million-and-one things I would like to talk about but when I actually sit down to write a post I can never seem to find the words for what I really want to talk about so I rant about other stuff. 

Anyway, I started a blog (which has been taken down) a while back about the triumphs and frustrations of being a Mom. I started that particular blog the day my eldest started pre-school. I soon found it too difficult to write personal stuff about my son online so I stopped.

Then I had a scrapbooking blog with my scrappy girlfriends. We'd go on there to post our latest projects as well as offer up challenges to one another. That was a fun way to make sure time was made for myself so I could do the one thing I love doing the most (aside from spending time with the kids); scrapbooking about the kids. Unfortunately, we got away from blogging there. I think life just got in the way for all of us. I miss that blog. Maybe we should think about getting back into it...hrm....

And that brings me back to here. I started writing here more often after I started working with a personal trainer. So many of my friends were asking me how things were going. One asked me if it was OK to keep asking me. That's when I thought it might be a good thing to give this 'blogging' thing one last try. And here I am. 

And to the business of the day. I took the weekend off from the gym and the computer. I needed to get ready for a yard sale which took place yesterday. I was pleased with the amount we sold, but there is still a ton of stuff left over. I need to sift through everything and see what I can put up on e-bay (that'll be a new endeavor-I'm great with buying on e-bay but am a bit intimidated by the selling thing) and what I can put on Craig's list. 

Today was back in the gym. I got 10 minutes on the bike (would have loved to do more but I didn't make it to the gym in time) and an hour of personal training. We did a full-body workout today. I love seeing how much stronger I am getting!  For instance, I'm up to doing 50 pounds, 12 reps (3 sets) of the dead lifts. They are probably one of my favorite exercises!  I can feel my butt shrinking with each repetition!  

The plan for the rest of the week is as follows:
Tomorrow I'm going to walk outside for my cardio. I was originally planning on going to the gym with the kids in tow so my littlest guy could get used to being in the nursery, but the weather is supposed to change drastically later in the week. I think tomorrow is going to be the only viable day for an outside gig. 

Wednesday will be a personal training session. Need to talk to my father about watching the boys a little earlier than usual so I can get that 20-30 mins of cardio in before the training session. 

Thursday and Friday is still up for discussion with Dorothy (my new trainer). She is going to work on getting some workout instructions ready for me. 

I thought if I put my intentions here, I am more likely to follow through. No more slacking off for me!  I need to get back into my 3-4 day gym routine! 

What's your week looking like?

I just remembered that tomorrow is "walk to school day" so I will most certainly be walking outside!  


  1. Wow, and I though I was busy! I use to scrapbook when I was working for 7 years in a manufactory co. of scrapbooking supplies, but these days I find it so very hard to have the time.
    Stopping by from FMM

  2. Ohhh....I would have gone ga-ga working someplace with scrap supplies!