In reckless pursuit of maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle, hoping to share insight & experiences, as well as inspire others to do the same.
A little selfie action. I took this and smiled without thinking about it, then after looking at the picture, I was like "well, hey, I'm okay with this". I always "think" about my smile if it's going to include teeth in a picture. It sounds weird, but anyone who has hated their teeth for their entire life would understand the statement. The way my smile is taking shape amazes me every tray change day. If I've come this far in about 8 months, I can't wait to see what it's like another 8 months from now. Thanks to the lovely ladies at @smilesbygriffin as always for being amazing throughout this process. #invisalign#smile#invisalignjourney#progress#orthodontics#selfie#grateful#myjourney#me#simple#everydaythings#instagood#happy
Invisalign adventures. Here we have my very first complaint. (I still love this process completely, and am beyond pleased with the progress) BUT..... FREAKING TOOTH BUTTONS! I did some reading, and apparently, I'm not the only one who is slowly but surely starting to loathe the tooth button! What is a tooth button? It's a tooth colored dental composite that basically helps to anchor the aligner tray and engage the tooth for proper and efficient movement. And what is a chewie? It's pretty much a little plastic chew toy. Well..... a little plastic cylinder that one can gently chew on which helps the trays sit optimally on ones teeth. Sooooo, I'm happy I didn't break my tooth, or my Invisalign. But, I'd love to go between appointments without one coming off!! Sheesh. #rant#orthodontics#me#myjourney#realtalk#simple#ithappens#sorryDrG#toothbutton#sigh#lol#life#grateful#firstcomplaint#teethtalk#selfimprovement
I had a small iced coffee today. Let me just say.... I don't actually ever drink coffee, but I *really* wanted it, but in all reality I can't do the caffeine; and I know that. It's amazing how diet 150% effects your body's harmony. This week, I fell off the diligent wagon I was riding. My meal plan was shot to shit except for sticking to smoothies. And when I say that, I mean; everything I prepared at home was organic and healthy, but not measured or prepped in accordance to a balanced nutrition plan. I ate out at work. By mid week, I felt like the wagon was being lead by runaway horses, and I was the chubby girl with a snickers in her hand running after it. Mhahahaha, I can't even. I don't even like snickers anymore because they're so sweet, but Lord, give me a handful of dark chocolate and peanuts... ughhhh.... anyways..... so, over time, I've noticed when I eat a mostly plant based diet, full of vitamin rich Whole Foods, my anxiety level is lower, my ability to focus is increased, my energy levels are raised, and I am sustained throughout the day. The second I add crap in to this, my body goes haywire. This was the first week I had really strayed from my meal plan, and the change really was like a smack in the face. So, I'll be wrangling the horses and getting right back on the wagon. My anxiety and wellbeing need to be put right back in check, and if there are variables I can control, then it's up to me to do so in order to keep this beautiful temple balanced and harmonized. #balance#harmony#thewagon#onthewagon#realization#cleaneating#anxiety#diet#nutrition#feelgoodfood#chubbygirlproblems#life#reality#honestly#realitycheck#ithappens#analogies
She danced like a hippy with the spirit of life. She flew with the winds of possibility like a fairy. She stamped her feet in passion and with presence like a flamenco girl. She twirled to the music in her heart like a butterfly. She sung the songs of those who loved the earth. She is a rock. She felt her stars within. She is a drop in the vast ocean of the universe, and in that she knew her brilliance. She found her freedom. Photo Cred: @iam_honja#dance#spinaround#freespirit#freedom#hippy#gypsy#life#simple#enjoy#playtime#instagood#ctmodel#loveit