About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
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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!

It’s Not Fun Anymore

In the past 24 hours I heard this message twice so far. Once from a person considering a gym membership, but found out during his trial he does not like to work out. “It's not fun,” he said. Next from someone who finally found a fitness program that worked for her, but said all others . . . → Read More: It’s Not Fun Anymore

The 21 Day Fix Fixed Me

I started the 21 Day Fix on September 3rd. The concept of simple exercise and simple food has completely changed my life. This is not just a diet with a goal and an end in sight. This is a whole new way of life. I started the exercises feeling heavy and fatigued, but the way . . . → Read More: The 21 Day Fix Fixed Me

Tuesday Thoughts

In Beth Donovan’s Spark People blog I came across just a few good thoughts for a Tuesday morning – just a few, but boy do they speak. Here they are:

1. Don’t take water pills to lose weight because you can’t pee out a pizza.

(Need I say more?)

2. Don’t put your thoughts into . . . → Read More: Tuesday Thoughts

Day 19 – The Home Stretch!

Yes, Day 19 of the 21 Day Fat Burn Booster, the home stretch. Where do I find myself? Well, let’s start with the exercise component, since that where my success lies. The strength workouts were excellent! I had a sore shoulder/bicep from catching myself from falling on an icy day. The exercises were spaced out . . . → Read More: Day 19 – The Home Stretch!

It May Be “All About That Bass”, But…

…It’s NOT All About That Scale!

The question I get the most from my members now that I’m half way through the 21 Day Fat Burn Booster is Did you lose any weight? My answer is It is sooo not about the scale weight!

Everyone has a different body composition. Everyone has a an . . . → Read More: It May Be “All About That Bass”, But…

Day 10 – How’s It Going?

Here I sit on day 10 of the Koko 21 Day Fat Burn Booster Program. What I have I learned so far? I learned to vary my cardio and not get stuck in a rut – but the best thing about that is I learned not to HATE cardio the way I used to. By . . . → Read More: Day 10 – How’s It Going?

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, . . . → Read More: 21 Day New Year Boost!

10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

I learned a lot in days 7-12. First, I learned I walk 11-12,000 steps a day without even being conscious of it. That's a good thing. I'd hate to think I have to worry about upping my steps forever. Second, I learned my added sugar intake runs around 22g a day and there is . . . → Read More: 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

I learned a lot in days 7-12. First, I learned I walk 11-12,000 steps a day without even being conscious of it. That's a good thing. I'd hate to think I have to worry about upping my steps forever. Second, I learned my added sugar intake runs around 22g a day and there is . . . → Read More: 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge – Days 7-12

Day 6

Day 6 was the best yet. I didn't even workout – it was my day in between strength workouts, but I didn't even make an effort to get in some cardio as I have the other days. Yesterday I had to be in Harwich from 8-3, stop in Dennis to see if the fit . . . → Read More: Day 6