About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

21 Day New Year Boost!

Okay, so I made a simple resolution. Bump up my cardio. According to Michael Wood, I followed his suggestions and I should be able to do this. (But you know I hate cardio.) Michael suggests using Dr. Carr's SCRAM method when crafting a new year resolution: Make a goal that is Specific, Consistent, Reasonable, Attainable, and Measurable.

Bumping up my cardio certainly is all of those things. (I still hate cardio – maybe this resolution will help change that?) I needed to make it measurable, so I decided to try to do cardio six days out of seven. Already I was setting myself up to fail. No way was I going to do it six out of seven days. It's impossible for me to workout on Wednesdays for starters, due to my schedule.

Another reason I was a sure fail is that I pick one elliptical program and stay on it until they take it away from me – only then am I forced to venture on to something new. I would hate doing this six days in a row. Then I had an idea. Koko has a special 21 Day Fat Burn Booster Program, complete with special workouts, and cardio on both the treadmill and the elliptical to go with them, AND it includes a 21 day food plan. This is exactly what I needed. I am good with a calendar. I love checking off days and accomplishing something. Also calendars make me accountable. I can't stand to see a day not checked off, so I will plan my time to make sure I get each day done. The other nice thing about the 21 Day Fat Burn Booster program is that it is not everyday. It has rest days in between to keep me from failing.

I have been a Koko member for over two years now, so it's not like I didn't know this program existed and I could have tried it long before now. Why didn't I? I was scared. I was scared the cardio would be too hard for me, so I never gave it a chance. For some reason I had it in my head that the cardio workouts were all like intermediate and advanced and I was nowhere near ready for that. Then I had the brilliant idea to ask members in my club to do it with me, and of course they had all sorts of questions about it. In order to answer their questions I had to really delve into it. Low and behold what did I find? The Fat Burn Booster Cardios are on the there for EVERY level. I could just stay in my moderate zone and still do the program. That encouraged me. Look at that, will you? I haven't even started and I am encouraged and my fear is lessened already.

Today is day 1. I will blog my days and invite you to come along on my journey. Once again, change and standing on the precipice of something new is exhilarating. I am not so naive as to think this is going to be an easy journey. (I still hate cardio and am afraid of hopping on that treadmill – which I never use – for my first session.) Tomorrow I'll let you know how it went.

And so, as the fourth day of this new year goes by, I stand on cliff and remember that life begins on the edge of your comfort zone, and…I have written.

I only put this up on Friday and two people hopped on board already! Yay! We can support each other! How about you? Wanna try? 🙂

 

 

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