Wellness Journal

I’ve been diligently using my EC vertical planner as my food and exercise journal. I can’t say enough good things about this and how it keeps me accountable to what I’m eating each day. 

Weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise so it’s really important to plan your food and then stick to the plan!!

Here are some of my recent weeks. 

It’s becoming more of a habit now to pencil in my meals for the next day. I only plan one day ahead and keep my food very, very simple, following the Bright Line Eating guidelines. 

BLE and My Erin Condren Colorful Life Planner

Hey Everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I have been using my planners, and specifically I’ve been using my colorful vertical planner as a food journal.

For those that are new, Erin Condren is a planner company that offers a variety of different planner styles and sizes.  The following link will allow you to set up an account (which is free) and then they will send you a discount code via email that you can use in your first order.


I have been using one of my vertical, colorful, life planners as a food/exercise journal for the past year, and recently I’ve been adopting the Bright Line Eating food plan as my diet of choice.  A friend gave me this book, and I’m pretty sure it is going to be life changing.

As a result of reading this book, I’m even more motivated to use my Vertical Life Planner to keep record of my foods and exercise.  This was last week after officially beginning Bright Line Eating.

I then set up my planner for this week. 

I’m using Planner Chick Designs stickers this week for my sidebar and my exercise lists, and the Day Off sticker is from Krissyanne Designes. Both companies have their own websites and if you have specific questions, feel free to leave a comment!

I plan my food first in pencil. 

Then at the end of the day, I write what actually happened in pen!

I’m heading to the grocery store today so I haven’t planned lunch and supper yet, but it will happen very soon. 

This planner is perfect as a food journal because the three boxes provide a perfect layout for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

Right now you can select the 18 month option for your life planner, which means you can begin using it in July and go all the way until December 2018!  

If you have any questions about the ordering process, Erin Condren the brand, or Bright Line Eating, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments, or send me an email!  My email is myerincondren@gmail.com

Happy Planning!!


Weekly Layouts

I’m loving my new planner and having fun with functional layouts!

December 26-January 1

January 2-8

January 9-15

January 16-22, my upcoming week. This is everything that I know of so far that is on my schedule. As the week progresses, I fill things in as needed. 

I enjoy this hobby so much!  Most used stickers shops are Krissyanne Deigns, EC, Libbie & Co, and Planner Chick Designs. 

Wellness Journal

New year, new goals!  It’s that time of year again when we get all exited about making changes and becoming better versions of ourselves. 

I’m ready to tackle my goal of healthier eating and a more active lifestyle. I’ve removed my Wellness Journal cover from last year’s journal, and locked it onto a new Erin Condren colorful vertical life planner and I’m itching to get started. 

These are my goals listed on the front cover!

The new planner has the vibrant gemtone colors inside and since my regular planner is a neutral hourly, I’m excited to work with these rich colors in my Wellneess Journal. 

Here are some pages from last year’s Wellness Journal. I simply write down what I ate and track my Fitbit steps and any other exercise that I do. I like to sprinkle in some motivational thoughts and some poetry here and there. 

Writing down everything that goes into my mouth actually motivates me because I don’t want to have to see a record of all the say M&M’s I consumed on a bad day!!  So I won’t eat them just to not have to write it down!!

I use the monthly layout to jot down how I’m doing emotionally as food is often an emotional response to what is happening in our lives. 

I do my best with this because it does take work and time to keep a daily record, but when I fall off the wagon, like in one of the blank layouts above (because it definitely happens), I just keep climbing back up and moving forward!

Note Pages

This is a duplication of something I did last year that I absolutely loved!  I keep a list of things I’ve ordered online and check them off once they arrive. It’s so easy to forget what you ordered, and this completely keeps me on track so I don’t lose or forget anything. 

I plan to use the first 2 note pages for this purpose. They are kind of in front of the notes tab anyway, so this seems like a great place to nestle these two pages into my planner. 

The box stickers are from Krissyanne Designs. You’ll find that I’m a huge #kaddict (KAD addict) and I use a LOT of her stickers. 

If you want to get some of these check box stickers, it’s sheet KAD 478. These are the bold colors. They also come in pastel.