New Year. New Me.

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Every single day, I see on Facebook and Twitter a stream of people who are unhappy with their body, their health or their self-esteem.

And whilst you will very rarely ever see me write negativity like that - I do get it. I get how miserable it can be to be overweight, or not in the jean size you would like to be. I get not wanting to go swimming with the children for fear of getting in a swim suit. Deleting family photos because you don’t like the way you look. I know. I have those days, too. Lots of them.

But soon, one bad day rolls into one week, into one summer and before you realise it. BAM! You have spent years feeling this way. Maybe not every day. But many.

This year, I decided that it was all going to change. I am not going to spend another minute wishing that something is different. And, for the most part – everything I was unhappy with was totally within my control to change.

Step 1. Lose weight and get fit.

Step 2. Get the perfect smile.

And I am going to achieve it all.

This video is a big deal for me. Normally I’m the one taking photos and videos – preferring to HIDE behind the camera. So be kind.

I’m getting braces!

Eeeeeek! I am so stinkin’ excited. I feel like a bottle of fizzy pop about to explode!


~ Natalie

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  1. Awe, that is sooo awesome! Now I’m excited for you after watching your video, it was really good! You’ll have to take lots of pictures so you can see the difference as everything changes!

    • Hi Pepper! Yes, I’m planning on blogging and vlogging the entire journey. I am so excited to see the changes :)

  2. How exciting! My daughter is in treatment to correct her teeth right now and she is so happy, she is always smiling! Yay for you!!

  3. Good luck to you! I hope you meet all of your goals and then some!

  4. My son had a horrible, horrible overbite. He was so embarrassed that he wouldn’t even smile. His braces changed his life. Now he has a beautiful smile and flashes it all the time.

  5. So happy for you! I always wished I had braces when I was a teen, now, I’m paying for my TEENS braces! Like Pepper said, take lots of pics!

  6. How exciting,to be taking steps to the goal you!

  7. I’m working on #1

  8. way to go! I had braces and did not wear my retainer and I SO regret it. it’s my dream to get them fixed for good one day :)

  9. That’s so awesome, congrats! Way to go on taking the initiative to change what you don’t like – that’s always been the hardest part for me.

  10. Natalie, I got braces as an was the best decision I ever made.


  11. How very cool for you! You go girl – great video!

  12. Good for you! We often forget to focus a little on ourselves sometimes!

  13. I’m in the same boat you are and my teeth look so similar to you. I can NOT decide whether to put braces back on or do veneers. I keep flip flopping!

    • I decided against veneers as personally, I didn’t like the treatment process. I chose Damon braces as it was more of a corrective treatment to the dental structure and was right for me. Your orthodontist will be able to give you great advice to help you decide!

  14. Well good for you :) I look forward to your updates, to a beautiful smile.

  15. Congratulations on taking this giant leap towards your goals for the year. That’s great! Hope it all goes well this week.

  16. I’m not over weight but I still could relate to the things you said. As women we tend to be so harsh and judgemental on yourselves. Cheering you on as you enbark on this journey / progress.

    Found you via Sonia’s link up

  17. Go you good thing! i would love to get braces and I think it is awesome that you have decided to just go for it. I look forward to seeing both the gorgeous smile and your confidence soar hun. Thanks for linking up xx

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