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!

Who Can Top Me?

20,000 steps yesterday! The 10,000 step challenge is over and my result astounds me. The day I started this challenge on October 1 I thought I was in pretty good shape averaging 7000-8000 steps a day. Turns out that is the average step count for most people and I set out increase my average to 10,000 steps a day. I surprised myself. This last week of the challenge I set out to make 17,000 my average and yesterday ended the challenge with an astounding 20,139 steps. I know. Wow. Here's my proof:

This is what I like about challenges. They push you. They keep you accountable. They make you aware. We all get caught up in whatever it is we de do everyday and the things we know we need to be paying attention to get put on the so called back burner. It's always I know I need to do that. Someday I'll get to it. Challenges do that for us. Challenges get us to pay that extra bit of attention that we need to make our selves healthier, better people.

Is there an area of your life or health that you've been nagging yourself to do better at? If there is no formal challenge for what you want to do, how about setting up your own for November? A simple goal and a calendar will help you make that change for the better. If you'd like to share your challenge in the comments below, I'd love to hear what one tiny thing you'd like to task yourself to improve for this month.

My challenge? Koko FitClub took care of that for me and my members! We are doing the Koko Games. See pics below for rules and challenges. We get to pick 5 things on the chart to do, but you can't claim them before you do them. You just have to hurry and do them before someone else takes your square. I already did one: wear your Koko Gear into the club. I always wear my Koko hoodie to workout. One done! Yeah, I know, that wasn't really a challenge at all and I have to step it up. I did that one to get my name on the board so I could encourage my members to get up there. It worked. In two days we covered 13 squares. I will be working all month to excite and encourage my members to get their name on five squares.

 

Now, my other four. One I know I want to do is a goal I set last year when I earned my yellow lanyard. I set a goal to earn my blue lanyard (500,000 Koko points) by this Xmas. I have just about 20,000 points to go and at almost 1500 points a workout, 500 on cardio days so this is totally doable by the end of November. My third one is to earn 4500 Koko points in one week. That will be done tomorrow because I already have near 3500 since Saturday. Now for a real hard one. Being gone from exercising all last week while I was in NY, my e-BMI crept back up to 29.9 when I got back to exercising on Saturday. I'm going to try to drop that by two points again like I did last spring. And the one last one…hmmm…

And so, as another day goes by, I'm up for the challenge, and…I have written.

 

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