About Me

After 20 years of dieting, frustration, self-confidence and body image issues, I found myself as a contestant in a transformation contest. I stepped on stage in a bikini and dark tan and won 5th place. Walked off stage, started eating, and gained 50 pounds in a year. I felt so defeated, lost, miserable, and out of control.  At that time, I made two promises to myself. First, I promised I would never diet again until I figured out why I could not keep weight off. ​Second, I promised once I figured it out, I would help others do the same.

I was desperate to figure out why I could not keep weight off. As I searched for answers, health coach school kept popping up in things I was reading. I decided to take the leap and get certified. The next 6 months were dedicated to learning and finding answers. It took some time and some deep soul searching, but I fixed my sugar addiction, binge eating issues, and body image issues. As well as found a passion for coaching.

My journey did not stop there. I realized along the way, that my health and wellness struggle was not a problem with food. My problems stemmed from my own belief system and foundation in my head. The root of my problems had little to do with food and exercise and everything to do with the lies I have been telling myself.

This lead me on the path to become a life coach. I love that a life coach can help with any goal or struggle and not only health and wellness. I spent more time learning and practicing all the techniques I learned.

The next step in my transformation was the realization that I was trying to do this on my own, with my own power. I had faith in Jesus and I knew he was helping me. However, I still tried to control my life. This next step was to give my food issues, my control issues, and every bit of my life to our Creator that has ultimate control of everything! To have True Faith and Peace that He will help me.

Today, I am currently coaching and helping people reach their goals whether they are Health & Wellness, Career Related, Financial, Relationship or Spiritual Goals. I have been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas since 2000. I continue to work in the financial world part time.

My free time is spent with my husband, 2 kids, and dog named Oscar. We enjoy being outdoors and following my kids in their sports activities. We love football, baseball, volleyball, tumbling, and cheer.

As my own journey continues, I am thankful for how far I’ve come and excited to see just where I’m going. With balance and baby steps, and a whole lot of Jesus, I work to continue to be a better person every day!  

If you have goals you just can’t reach alone, let’s talk. I’d love to chat and see if I can help!

 

Contact Me:

balanceandbabysteps@gmail.com

Natalie Bonkowski

Certified Health Coach, Life Coach, Busy Mom & Wife, Accounting Controller, Entrepreneur, Tote Bag Lover & Designer, Destructive Body Image Over-Comer, Jesus First, Organizational Enthusiast, Positive, Inspiring, and Desires to Help You Live Your Dream Life!

2016 Graduate of

Health Coach Institute

2018 Graduate of

Life Coach Training Institute

You can find health at any size.

Natalie Bonkowski and her companies, Healthy Tote and Balance and Baby Steps Health Coaching are her passion and fuel for life. She designed her signature product, Healthy Tote, with a desire to help busy stressed out moms make life a little easier. Along the way, Natalie’s life long struggle with health drove her to become a health coach. She knows what if feels like to be stressed out, overweight and unhappy. Her goal is to save others from that path and find their true happiness, best health, and purpose in life!

About Me

After 20 years of dieting, frustration, self-confidence and body image issues, I found myself as a contestant in a transformation contest. I stepped on stage in a bikini and dark tan and won 5th place. Walked off stage, started eating, and gained 50 pounds in a year. I felt so defeated, lost, miserable, and out of control.  

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Matthew 17:20

"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

A Health Coach or Life Coach is a tool to help you realize your goals, support you, and help you create habit change. We are not doctors or nutritionists. We cannot provide professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information you receive from me is based on my personal experiences, studies of others, and training received from health coach and life coach school. Always consult with your doctor before making changes to your health and wellness plan.

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