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!

Obesity, Health and…Your Money

I saw on the news this morning that by 2030 50% of America will be obese. 50%. After 7 years managing a health club and being a FitCoach here at Koko FitClub, this made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. People come in all the time and lay out their health and fitness issues in front of me. I show them a program customized just for them to address those issues. Then I hear, “I love the program, I love you, both are just what I need to beat this, but…”

“I have a car payment.” Oh, you mean the car you might not be able to drive when you are done paying for it?

“I have two kids in college.” Oh, the two kids, upon graduating, that are going to have to decide where to put you because you can’t care for yourself? The same two kids you might not get to see marry, and have the grand kids you might never get to meet?

“I have a house to pay for.” Oh, you mean the house you might not be able to live in because you can’t care for it hobbling around on a walker at the young age of 75? (Yes, if you care for yourself in your 40’s and 50’s, 75 IS a young age.)

We need to start prioritizing where we put our money. Chances are if you have a house, a car, and two kids in college, you are also spending easily $100 a week on sugary coffee drinks, eating out, and alcohol. Not to mention the mall and CVS trips – yes, to pick up that blood pressure medicine that you may be able to ditch if you put some money into your fitness and nutrition.

This past summer, at age 66, I was able to chase my two-year old grandson all over the sandbars as he giggled, “I get you, Grandma!” That is one of the most precious days of my life – a day I may have never gotten to experience if I didn’t start taking charge of my health when I turned 50. Had I not done something, I may have not been able to climb the beach path to even see him play on the beach, never mind being able to play along with him.

I stopped spending money on frivolous things for me and my kids, got myself into a gym, got a coach to help me and began a regimen of supplements that have supported my cellular nutrition for the past 16 years. When I turned 60 I dove into healthy nutrition and building muscle. I feel if I hadn’t made myself a priority, my life today would be very different.

If you live on the Cape, come see me at the Centerville Koko FitClub and let’s change your life. If you don’t live on the cape, I can still help you. I currently have clients in Florida and we work remotely. Email me at ma.centerville@kokofitclub.com for more info. If it’s food help you need, click the picture in the upper right and see how easy it is to get Done For You Meals delivered directly to your door. Whatever you need help with, get it now and change your life permanently for the better.

And so, as another day goes by, rethink where your money is going and don’t make this a “would’ve, should’ve, could’ve” moment 10 years from now.

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