About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer. 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!

Goal!

I spent 23 years teaching Kindergarteners to read. When they formed that letter A for the first time, they had no idea it made a sound or could be used to form words. They had no idea how vast the world of reading was. Each day they came in and focused on the one small bit I presented. They had no idea they were learning to read. It took 10 months of focusing on small parts and eventually it all came together and they were reading.

Starting a weight training program is very much like that. Here at Koko we have a Smartraining system that works similar to a beginning reading program. It takes a long time of putting small parts together, and if done in the right way, you get big results. Each workout is built upon the previous ones and is designed to work with the future ones, just like my reading lessons.

Three years ago I set a goal for myself. I was going to follow the Build program right through from the beginning, through the intermediate, and finish with the advanced. Each track takes one year to do. This week I am proud to say I finished the advanced program and reached my three year goal. I couldn’t even chest press 40 lbs in my first year and my strength test capped out at 100 lbs this week. My strength was built slowly, without me even knowing it. Just coming consistently, three times a week for three years and focusing on the small bits each session presented, and here I am just a week before my 66th birthday – strong and able.

A lot of you are just beginning your Smartraining program here at Koko. Just come consistently, follow your program, trust the process and you, too, will make huge gains over time without even knowing it. One day you’ll notice how much stronger you are and how much better your clothes fit.

And so, as another day goes by, it’s a million little things that make up the big things, but you have to trust the process. Have a beautiful weekend!

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