Stay on Track with The Healthy Grail Health + Fitness Planner! #TheHealthyGrail

Stay on Track with The Healthy Grail Health + Fitness Planner!

Hey, Readers!

Working out and eating better have been two of the goals I set for myself to make myself into a better me last year. This is how I felt on the following days:

Day 1: Revved and ready for a challenging workout and super-duper careful about snacking on healthier foods.

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Yogurt cup with dried cranberries and glass of water

Day 16: Reluctantly got through a workout and devouring a chunk of leftover chocolate cake by the end of the night.

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Spoon full of chocolate cake

Can you relate? Do you ever have trouble staying on track when you are trying to get fit and eat healthier? Yes, there are days I let loose a bit and indulge, but then I have trouble figuring out how many calories I have consumed, or the types of workouts I have done over the past few days. I have been looking for a way to sort out all of these issues when I found out about to The Healthy Grail: Health + Fitness Planner! It launched on March 6, 2017, and I was excited to check it out!

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The Healthy Grail logo; courtesy of

Randa Derkson, the creative mind behind The Bewitchin’ Kitchen, created this health and fitness planner because she was having the same issues, too. She found it difficult to keep track of her health goals because she was putting too much stock on her weight.

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Randa Derkson, Creator of The Bewitchin’ Kitchen and The Healthy Grail. Photo courtesy of

With The Healthy Grail, Randa wants users to focus more on attaining health goals than by worrying about the numbers on the scale. This planner has other functions as well. It also helps users with the following:

  • Write out their grocery lists
  • Plan out their meals
  • List goals to achieve
  • Follow your habits with a habit tracker.
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The Healthy Grail planner with a cup of granola, workout items, and a water bottle.

Here are some of the features I believe make The Healthy Grail a fabulous tool to use for health and fitness planning.

“About Me” Page

This is a great page because it is as though you are introducing yourself to, well, you! It lets users see where you are at the beginning of your goals. Measurements of various parts of the body and sections about positive self-image and goals being achieved are there for users to get a picture of who you are, while not focusing on the nit-picky aspects of yourself. It lets users feel that they are only improving on the person on the page before them.

“Goal Planner” Page

Users are able to make their goals more attainable by establishing what they want to accomplish. There are boxes to list goal and to detail the steps you will take to achieve them. This page keeps you accountable for your actions. Having these steps written out also allows them to be real and not a wish in your head.

“Daily Food Log” Page

Each day, users can plan out their meals, keep track of their caloric intake and see the other proteins, carbs, fats and other nutrients are being consumed.  I love this page because meals can be thought of ahead of time so the guess work is taken away from you. You are also able to see what you are putting into your body and to switch things up to make planning meals more fun! Randa also suggests laminating this page, as well as a few of the “Weekly Health Log” pages. This makes it easier for users to wipe and reuse these pages.

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Pages in The Healthy Grail – Top Left: “About Me”, Top Right: “Daily Workout Log”; Bottom: “Daily Food Log.”

The Healthy Grail is designed for all types of lifestyles. I can use this planner to continue my health and fitness goals. I would also have my eldest use this planner for herself as she plays basketball for a club team and she needs to weight train and eat in order to become stronger and perform better on the court.

I am a huge fan of The Healthy Grail!  Getting started with this planner makes me feel as though I am embarking on a journey where I am in control of the destination. I also love that users have the option of using it digitally or printing and binding it to have a hard copy at hand. This planner also focuses on becoming a better you by seeing your achievements and keeping you accountable for keeping up with your goals.

So what are you waiting for? Check out The Healthy Grail for yourself and start achieving your health and fitness goals today!

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Want to learn more about Randa Derkson? You can find her at The Bewitchin’ Kitchen as well as at her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages!

Dish with me: How would The Healthy Grail come in handy to help you achieve your health and fitness goals?

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Healthy Grail in order to write this post. The views I shared are my own.

Until my next post, Readers!


CampusBookRentals Helps Students to Save Money and Children to Smile

Hey Readers!

I remember what it was like to be a university student and to have to worry about all of the cost at come along with earning my degree. One of the items I had to find a work-around in order to help cut down on costs was with text books.  If they were too expensive, I had to either borrow one from a friend that took the class before me, split the cost with a friend and share the book, or go to the library and use their copy to photocopy what I needed. Luckily, college and university students have more cost effective methods to help this necessity to higher learning become less of one. One of these amazing options is CampusBookRentals!


How does CampusBookRentals help students save money?

Founded by Alan Martin (a former student himself), CampusBookRentals is a service where students can rent textbooks that they need for their classes for as long as they need them, and pay a fraction of the cost of having to buy these books from their campus bookstore. You might be wondering why you would want to rent your textbooks instead of just paying for your books. Well, here are some of the perks to using CampusBookRentals:

  • Students are able to save 40-90% off of the bookstore prices.
  • Free shipping both ways! So the price you see to rent your textbook is the price you are paying!
  • Rental periods are flexible, so students are not rushed in the rental of a textbook.
  • With each textbook rented, a donation is made to Operation Smile, sostudents are helping to support a worthy cause.


Students can also take advantage of RentBack, a new program from CampusBooksRentals, so they can make more money while they study!

How Does RentBack Work?

RentBack allows students to rent their textbooks so they can make money off of the books they own!  Here is how RentBack works:

  • Find your books in the system at
  • Ship your books to CampusBookRentals
  • CampusBookRentals receives your books so they can then become available for other students to rent
  • Other students rent your books, and you get paid!
  • Your books get sent back to CampusBookRentals so other students can rent them over and over again! This will allow for you to get paid over and over again!

What is Operation Smile?


I also mentioned how CampusBookRentals donates a part of each textbook rental to Operation Smile.  Operation Smile is a group of mobilized medical professionals who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery and other relative medical care to children and youth born with a cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities in some of the poorest regions around the world.

These procedures are very costly in many of these regions, and, if these children make it past their first birthdays with many of the aforementioned deformities, they have trouble eating, speaking or smiling. These children are also often shunned in their communities, and their parents are not able to afford the surgeries they need to lead more productive lives.

Operation Smile believes that these children deserve to have access to safe, quality surgical care in order to have a better future. Due to the help of dedicated medical volunteers, Operation Smile has provided over 200 000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with facial deformities. This organization also trains local doctors in developing countries and helps to strengthen healthcare systems in these countries so more children can be taken care of and lead more productive lives.

This is the third year that CampusBookRentals has been involved with Operation Smile and between June 2013 and June 2014, CampusBookRentals have pledged to donate a minimum of 80 surgeries to Operation Smile based off of a portion of the proceeds it receives from every textbook rental. CampusBookRentals is also allowing students who choose to use the RentBack program to allocate their earnings towards Operation Smile as well, so even more money gets directed at this great organization. For more information about Operation Smile, please go to!  This is another reason I like CampusBookRentals.  I like companies that knows the importance of giving back, and I love Operation Smile and what it does for children in need, as well as for the communities its helps!

So, Readers, if you are a student and you are looking to for an alternative to having to buy your textbooks for your next semester of classes, maybe you should go to and give them a try!  It helps students to save and make some money while they study, and it also wants to help brighten the future of children, one smile at a time.

Until my next post, Readers!


Even though I have been compensated for this post, the opinions expressed are honest, and are solely my own.