Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Million Dollar Smile

Just like the wedding has come to an end, so has my mouth's freedom. I had braces on for the last 11 months and because my wedding was coming up during my treatment, my orthodontist said that she can make sure I get them off for a little while during the wedding. How fab! My teeth can be freeeeeeeee!

As soon as they were off, I asked my sister Kelsey if we could get corn on the cob for dinner that night. Haha!!! I hadn't had a few different foods during the whole time my braces were on. So I didn't stop there! I also managed to eat caramel popcorn, whole apples and chicken wings:) 

But alas, the 2 1/2 weeks without my braces have come to an end and I got them put back on today. It isn't as horrible as I remember when I first got them put on. It's like riding a bike..... For a long time. Anyways here's a few pictures of my before teeth, and my gorgeous teeth without my braces and my brace face now. Let's hope they aren't on for more than the next year! 

Ew how gross is this picture? Look how crazy my teeth look! The wire isn't even in a straight line. This was October 18 2012.

Oh my wedding day! Look at that smile! I couldn't stop smiling all day :) Can you believe that my treatment isn't done? Could have fooled me!

And here's today. Buh. 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Falling off the wagon

With celebrations, comes along drinks (alcoholic and non), chicken or steak dinners and my favourite... Cake! Needless to say that when Paul and I got married and the weeks leading up to it, we celebrated every chance we got. And we had many opportunities to! 

It's been 2 weeks since I've stepped foot in a gym, it's been longer than that since I've ate "clean" food and my body is paying for it. I kept telling myself "tomorrow you can kick your butt in the gym. So tonight enjoy this rum and coke and pulled pork sandwich and the dessert you keep eyeing". Haha.... Well it doesn't take much to convince me to spoil myself with food, and I gave myself that line probably everyday day for the last 2 weeks LEADING up to my wedding! Now that I've been married for over a week.... What's the hold up girl? I'll tell you what..... It's just so frickin hard to get back into that routine. Damn straight. 

Waking up early, get in my workout, drink my protein shake, prep my meals for the next 2-3 days and continue to be conscious of what foods I'm putting in my mouth if I go out with friends. It's practically a full time job having this lifestyle. But my body is finally telling me it's had enough "celebrating" and it's time to get back to normal. 

Today I start my "Operation Lean Halloween/Honeymoon" journey. It began by getting up earlier than I would on a regular day off and heading to my boot camp class at Total FX. It absolutely sucked getting up and convincing myself I HAVE to do this. But I went and survived so what was I whining about? Oh ya... Because I was being lazy!  

To hold myself accountable I've taken some photos of myself and what I look like today. I'm not proud at all of what I look like but everyone starts somewhere right? 

Oh and I haven't weighed myself either so who knows what poundage I'm at. I personally don't care. It's all about how I feel. So let's feel good shall we??

Saturday, 21 September 2013

My Bridal Shower

On Saturday July 28th all my favourite women in my life "showered me with happiness" before our big day. This day was filled with emotion and surprises. I had my beautiful bridesmaids setting up the hall and perfecting a fun party. 

The shower had taken place in a building where there was 2 floors so it was only right to have my guests be greeted by a sign to ensure them the party was here and where to go!

When they got inside they were greeted by my bridesmaids and given some direction on how the party was going to flow. Instead of having my guests sign a book to remember their attendance, I thought it would be hilarious to have the ladies fill out a personalized Mad Lib story to share their "advice" to the bride!

After they wrote their "advice", they were given ballots to guess how many gowns I tried on before finding the ONE! 

I found this cute wee birdcage from Michaels that I just adored as decor and thought it would be great to have cards placed together instead of scattered all over the table. 

I had made a sign to countdown the days until my wedding where I become a MRS! From the day of the shower there was 48 days until the big day :)

The centrepieces were handmade by my sister Kelsey and I. My sister was gracious enough to give me her empty  liquor bottles, where I then cleaned them out, took off their labels and spray painted them with gold spray paint. The paint I was originally looking for was a rose gold. I couldn't find the rosé gold anywhere! So I used gold and it turned out exactly the shade I was looking for! Just a touch of baby's breath to complete the look for everyone's tables. 

All my ladies were treated to alcoholic and non alcoholic bridal shower inspired punches. (Note: the names that describe the punch desired!)

My gorgeous bridesmaids! 

Cheers to a wonderful shower!

One of my bridesmaid made the sweetest cake for the party!

Lastly all the guest left with a martini glass filled with my favourite Lindt chocolates. Chocolates and Cheers!