Finding my path to health hasn’t been an easy journey. For someone who weight under 100 lbs. until into my late 20’s, when I gained 40 lbs. in 3 years, I just wanted to hide.

And I tried just about everything from gluten-free to paleo to help me lose weight. I knew that there isn’t a magic pull but I sure as heck thought changing the way I ate would help a little. And it did for a little while until I that lovely plateau. I started running regularly to start being more active – at that time being seated either at my desk or in my car was probably the most activity I had gotten.

So I went back to the drawing board. I kept running but also signed up to be part of a soccer team. And noticed a bit of a change but the eating was still a bit of a challenge. And since journaling is the thing I do when I try to solve most any problem I come across, I wrote about it all.

I grew up in Germany, so our plates always felt like they were just the right portion – I still can’t believe some of the portion sizes being served here in the US – and then I remembered that I used to intermittent fastened – not on purpose but it was pretty much my way of life for a really long time.

So I did my research because as I am getting a bit older, nutrition values matter. I eat 2 meals between 1 pm and 7 pm and then nothing – now I am going to be honest, I am not 100% all the time. It’s a human thing and I don’t believe in denying myself what I want – whether it be chocolate or some french fries. I think finding my path to health was fueled by my upbringing which is huge on everything in moderation and the willingness to figure out what works for me.

You too can find your path to your version of healthy using a planner that has everything you need to stay focused on your health! Inside this planner is a whole page for every single day of the year with spaces to track your health goals!

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