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!

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 looking forward to a new program each time, I learned to actually LIKE it. (Notice I didn’t say LOVE. We still have another 11 days to go before I can make that decision.)

I also learned a ton about food. By following the advice of a member who did the program last November I was able to stay on track. She told me her rule was “if it isn’t on that paper, I can’t eat it.” So, other than a few celebratory drinks during the playoff games, I’m pretty much sticking to the food plan. Instead of telling myself, and you, that I hate shopping and cutting and packing, I told myself to stop bitching and just try it. I surprised myself. I limited myself to just 3 breakfasts, one lunch and a few dinners to repeat throughout the week so I wasn’t overwhelmed. I prepared and packed my food all week for work. I am eating real food instead of pre-packaged protein diet food. The result? Just what Michael Wood predicted in the first cardio session – my energy level went through the roof. While I go home pleasantly tired, it’s a far cry from extremely exhausted. I feel better during the day, especially around that 2-3pm slump time. I love having to eat every three hours. For me that keeps my blood sugar level throughout the day and that is the true key to my energy level. Maybe next week I’ll even vary the menu a bit more. (Really – the store is right next door to work – I can do this.)

My goal in doing this program was not to lose weight, although if that happens, it’s not a bad thing. My goal was to push myself to try new things and step outside of my comfort level and have it result in a positive lifestyle change. Sometimes we get so comfortable in our proverbial rut that we hunker down and life begins to lose a bit of it’s luster. Doing something out of the box jump starts not only our metabolism, but our brains. The word challenge take on new meaning and life perks up in the gray light of January.

How about you? If you’re a member in my club, why not jump on the Fat Burn Booster band wagon now? It can be any 21 days you choose. If you’re not a member here, then think about what you can do in these dark days of winter to perk up your life. Even if it is something as simple as reading a type of book you usually don’t read, do it. See where it takes you.

And so, as another January day goes by, winter is a time to incubate growth that will burst forth in the spring, and …I have written.

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