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!

Execute With Power and Precision

The trainer in my ear during my elliptical workout this morning used the phrase “execute with power and precision” to motivate me to use good form and bump up my resistance at least one point. If I raised the resistance, and stood up straight, pushed my heels into the pedals, I would have the power to execute the workout with precision. This means I was able to get the full benefit of the workout.

After the workout, the phrase stayed with me as I went about my day. I thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could apply that phrase to everything I did today? What would that mean? I concluded that would mean that in everything I did, I should use the proper form, rule, protocol, etc. to execute the task. I admit I felt like somewhat of a superhero. I pictured myself slicing through my workday, sword in hand, knocking off one task after another. It was highly exhilarating.

Later in the day I was helping someone with an exercise. It was the Downward Power Twist:

Notice the model in the pic. Her hands twist down and end at her hip. My person was pulling very hard and twisting her arms out way beyond her hip. After I demonstrated and she was doing it correctly, I found myself saying, “You had the power, now you have the precision – execute with power and precision. By adding the precision, you are now targeting the correct muscle group.”

Then when I did my own workout, I applied the strategy.

On the Smartrainer, as you move through each exercise, the blue box paces you. I am the green line and I must move with the box through each rep. That pace box adds the precision to my power. It assures that I keep each muscle under the right amount of tension for all the exercises in order to get the desired result from the movement.

I have come to conclude that while power is good, it is the precision with which we execute it that counts the most. Sometimes we wield a lot of power around haphazardly and waste a lot of energy. Then we feel defeated because no matter how hard we tried, not much got accomplished. How many times have I heard “No matter how good I eat, or how much I work out, my body doesn’t change.” A person is expending a lot of energy, but not achieving their goals because the precision is missing. To sculpt a body and drop pounds your exercises and eating plan must be precise – especially in the beginning – until you are ready to turn it into a lifestyle. You have to make sure you are doing your exercises correctly and are tracking your food. Adding this precision piece will quickly show in your progress that all your effort is not in vain.

And so, as another day goes by, let us try to execute with power and precision in everything we do.

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