Blogging: How Much Time Does it Really Take?

Today’s 43 was all about working my abs!!!  I did a single leg climb.  

Start by laying on your back with your left knee bent (the closer your foot is to your butt the harder) and your right leg extended (knees even).  Crunch up and reach for your toes.  If you can grab your toes – Awesome!!!  If you have to “walk up your leg” – still good.

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You can see in the demo that I tried to get some straight touches and then I did some where I used my leg to “climb” up.  After I did 43 with my right leg extended, I switched legs and did another set of 43.  (and my abs are already a bit sore!)

I did a Reebok workout DVD (Bootcamp style) this morning.  It was a good workout – just a mix of toning and cardio without being super intense – perfect before Beach Boot Camp.

At 7:15, Jordan and I went to the beach for boot camp.  We did the workout with 7 mini workouts inside it (from yesterday).  I really like this one.  I told my boot campers that these were good if they wanted a short burst of activity – just pick one of the 5 minute drills and do it!Screen shot 2013-07-02 at 9.15.31 AM

When I first started my blog (September 2012), I really had no idea what I was doing or getting into.  Now, 10 months later, I have a little better grip on things except the time factor!!!  There are days that I feel like I spend hours and hours blogging – between writing my posts, reading many incredible blogs every day and leaving comments on some, replying to comments on my blog – I sometimes feel like blogging has taken over my life!

Screen shot 2013-07-02 at 8.46.31 AMI’ve grown to really enjoy blogging!!!  But sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all of the other social media!Screen shot 2013-07-02 at 8.48.01 AMNot gonna lie – I don’t even know what some of that stuff is – Ping, blippy, digg, (and many others)?????

Somedays when I’m going through my Screen shot 2013-07-02 at 8.51.51 AMlist, I wonder if I’m doing the right thing.  I love reading many great blogs and I’ve learned so many things through all of these blogs.  I also feel like I’ve “met” some really great people/bloggers!!

I know that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Pinterest (+ many, many others) are all great online sources but I feel like I’m barely keeping up just on the blog end! 

Screen shot 2013-07-02 at 9.02.05 AMI don’t want my kids to think that I pick the computer over them and I also want to set a good example for them (I don’t want them on the computer, XBox, iPad….. all day either).

I told Jordan the other day when I was just “reading a few more blogs” that I really didn’t know when I started blogging that it would take so much time.  But, I also enjoy blogging and if I’m going to continue, I want to do the best job I can.  I think that the time I invest in reading other’s blogs and commenting helps make my own blog better.  

At what point does it become “too much time” spent blogging?  
Does anyone else ever struggle with this?

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I’m pretty sure that if Chris came home and the house really was super clean, he might wonder what the deal was!!

Happy Tuesday!!


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