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!

Start Where You Are, With What You Have

In my 66 years one thing I have learned is that before you ask for or get more of something, you have to learn to take very good care of what you already have. Whether it be your job, money, your home or your health and fitness, you have to be a very good steward of what already exists. It’s great to strive for better in every area of your life. You set goals, make a step-by-step plan, and work toward it everyday. We all wish we had more money, but we’re not going to be trusted with it until we learn to manage the little we have now, effectively. Without goals, a plan, and steps, it remains just that – a wish.

In fitness, you need to start with the body you have. Bring it into the gym and let’s sit down, set a goal and make a plan to change it, but let’s not focus completely on that goal. I’m sure you heard of the expression “keep your eye on the prize.” Well, it’s sort of like a side-eye – the goal exists on the sideline, but what you need to do today sits front and center. You have 30 pounds to lose. You need to stop snacking at night. You need more exercise. You have a body that aches and doesn’t move well. You need a plan. That is where your focus each day needs to be.

Start by taking care of the body you have now, today, this very minute. Just the fact that you can still walk it into the gym is a victory. You CAN walk 5-15 minutes on the treadmill. Yay!! You CAN do modified movements in your small group training class. Kudos to you! You CAN adopt a plan to cook and eat healthy food. Way to go! You CAN take care of the body you have today, while keeping your side-eye on that goal.

And so, as another day goes by, let’s focus on what we already have and take really good care of it – today. If you do this, it will morph and change into something even better in the future.

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