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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!

“One Day” or Someday?

Today a fascinating article came across my desk. The quote at the end was:

“Tackle your ‘one day’, or your dreams become someday.”

The article was about creating. Whether it’s creating an article, a blog post, a business, a song or anything else – it really doesn’t matter. It talked about how, in one day, you could create something that changes your life and possibly the lives of others forever. The part that hit me was the scary part. At the same time, this means that skipping that “one day” by wasting it away or procrastinating, being unfocused, or being distracted, or lacking the energy, means that whatever you were going to create that day will never see the light of day. They said that this is the case, unfortunately, for most people despite their ambition, motivation, or creative talent.

I realized the same goes for our fitness goals. Let’s rephrase that quote:

“Tackle your ‘one day’, or your goals become someday.”

Wow. Many of the same things that sabotage our creativity, also sabotage our fitness. Many things get in the way of both our dreams and our goals. Our own excuses get in the way. Our subconscious fears get in the way. (Especially when trying to change our diets – we are really scared to let go of our food!) Our habits get in the way. It could be external distractions. It could be stress. It could be our own limiting beliefs. It could be lots of things. The fact is the same – things get in our way. When these things get in our way, one thing is for sure – we fail to take action.

When we are about to go to the gym, we get sucked down the rabbit hole of social media distractions. When we think about shopping and prepping our food, our subconscious fears take over, and we end up bingeing on Netflix. This leads to “one day” closer to achieving our goals, lost. Miss out on too many “one days” and you do a tremendous disservice to yourself and the people who love you and need you be healthy so you can be there for them.

So how about we add a new affirmation to our morning thoughts:

Today I can do one thing that puts me closer to my fitness goal. I can attend my class. I can shop for and prep my food. I can call or text my coach and ask for help. I can do something that changes my life. I will stop letting excuses get in my way and stop being my own worst enemy. I owe it to myself and my loved ones to get up and do amazing things for myself today.

I, just like you, need to be reminded of this everyday in order to accomplish my own goals. I need to see written reminders. My latest is a new workout tank. On it it says:

I am a warrior. Not a quitter.

And so, as another day goes by, let’s get out there and be amazing. Let’s be warriors in our own lives!

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