What’s in your purse? + an Invisalign update

This post is sponsored by the Invisalign® brand.

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Keep those giveaway entries coming, too. 🙂  I feel like nesting mode is already taking over a bit, because clutter bothers me more than usual. I’ve been putting random things away, and also decided on a whim to clean out my purse. It’s funny because the purse I’ve been using is really more for date nights or going out. It’s a large clutch, and even though the style doesn’t really “match” most of my day-to-day outfits (= lululemon), it’s the perfect size for stashing all of my stuff. I decided to transition back to my beloved hobo bag, so in the switcheroo, I thought I’d post some of the random goods (you know, minus the wadded up cash, random toys, and receipts).

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1) Sunglasses. I got these to replace the ones I lost while paddle boarding and LOVE them.

2) A Kate Spade wallet I’ve had forever.

3) Headphones. I have quite a few pairs but always gravitate back to these. They’re perfect for workouts or phone calls.

4) Barre socks! I almost always have a pair in my purse. You never know when the opportunity will strike. 😉

5) Little figurines. I always have at least a couple in my purse or some crayons for when we go out to eat. It keeps Liv occupied and happy at the table while we wait for food.

6) Travel wipes. These are great for a quick face cleanup for Liv, but also for the food I will get on my outfit at some point or another during the day. 

7) Tiny utensils. Restaurant cutlery can be HUGE, so these are ideal for Liv, especially since we’ll be out and about and grab a bite to each together. 

8) Lotion and lipgloss = my beauty product essentials. 

9) An interval timer! I almost always have this one on me for the classes I teach, especially for spin drills. 

10) Tea bag. I’ll usually have a bar or some type of snack in there, too. 

8) Dental gear: floss, toothbrush, toothpaste and Invisalign clear aligners.

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A little update on my Invisalign treatment this month: they’ve officially become a “normal” part of life. At first, it was hard to imagine them becoming second nature -especially with extra brushing and having to pop them off to eat meals- and now, it’s just part of the routine. I can definitely see how it’s easy to become a bit of a slacker and leave them off longer than necessary, but I’m determined to do this the right way and finally ditch the ol’ overbite.

Some of the things I’ve noticed this month:

-Don’t talk to your husband while putting in your rubber bands. Not only is probably unattractive, but I missed and the runaway band almost snapped him in the face. (Sorry, Pilot.)

-An easy way to clean the clear aligner’s case: put it on the top shelf of the dishwasher. Since I usually put the clear aligners in my case to eat and brush them before putting them back in, the case holds “used” aligners and I don’t want it to be gross. It’s easy just to put the case through the dishwasher at the end of the day and it’s nice and clean.

-Keep your old clear aligners! I was really worried that I’d lost a set, and while I found them, I was glad to know I had my last pair as a backup if for any reason I needed to get my current set replaced.

All in all, I’m still absolutely loving my Invisalign clear aligners. My mom said that she noticed my teeth already look straighter, and I can feel them working. You can hardly see them while I’m wearing them, which is great. People ask me how I like my Invisalign all of the time.. I think they’re far less noticeable than traditional metal braces and I love that I’m improving my smile every day without interfering in my professional or personal life.

Bodyshred at idea

(Getting my sweat on during Jillian’s BODYSHRED class at IDEA)

What’s something random in your purse?? 

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!



I am an Invisalign brand spokesperson and I am filled with gratitude for this opportunity. All opinions expressed are my own. Full disclosure is here.

p.s. To find out if Invisalign clear aligners treatment is right for you, click here. 

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  1. Melissa on August 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I’m almost 2 weeks into my Invisalign treatment and I like it so far! I definitely have noticed a difference in my eating habits because I’m not going to take them out just for a small snack–it has to be worth it 😉 I can’t wait to see my results, and yours too!

  2. Veronica on August 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    The dishwasher??? Yikes!! Just my 2 cents, but be CAREFUL with that! I completed Invisalign last year. Often I cleaned the trays by letting them soak in a mug with a denture cleanser tablet (as recommended by my orthodontist). One time I wasn’t paying attention and put hot water instead of lukewarm in the mug – TOTALLY warped the trays and I couldn’t wear them anymore :/ Fortunately I had my next set on hand and popped those in early.

    • Fitnessista on August 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Ohh I put the case in there, not the aligners 🙂 I clean those with a toothbrush and dish soap
      You’re totally right about the hot liquids!!

  3. Paige on August 7, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    For some reason I always love seeing what’s in other people’s purses! I have a Dave & Busters Arcade game card with $5 on it in my purse and a menu from a macaron shop I’ve been to one time–it’s such a random array of junk in the bottom!

    XO Paige

  4. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on August 7, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I wish I was a candidate for Invisalign! I’m so glad they’re working well for you!

  5. Vicki L. on August 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I had braces in middle school and most of high school, rubber bands included, as did my sister. We would find rubber bands in the most random places around the house for YEARS afterward. It was kind of hilarious.

  6. Mike on August 7, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Disappointed to see fluoride-free toothpaste- My friend got her first cavities after switching to that stuff- And dentists agree there’s no substitute for a real toothpaste with fluoride.

  7. Tracy on August 8, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I just noticed on a recent blog post how straight your teeth are looking. I actually assumed you must be finished with treatment because they looked so straight! 🙂

  8. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness on August 8, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    I was told as a pre-teen that braces weren’t a ‘necessity’ for my teeth. Fast forward to my college years and I became self conscious of my one overlapping front tooth and a few on the bottom so I had Invisalign treatment done and couldn’t have had a better experience!!

  9. Jessica on August 9, 2015 at 5:48 am

    I love LaCroix so much that I think I may have a problem I’m excited to try the new flavors!

  10. Amy W. www.funfoodiefamily.com on August 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I always have- random hair ties and clips, a couple snacks (granola bar, nuts, etc), iPhone holder for workouts, and a set of kids socks. My kids are flip flop lovers, so if we randomly go to one of jumpy places, they will have socks =)

  11. Becky on August 10, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Def a Matchbox car or 2 and some emergency snacks for my son and myself! So bummed I missed the La Croix giveaway. I, too, have about 1/day. Love the mango, grapefruit, and pineapple/strawberry and looking fwd to new flavors! 🙂

  12. Chelsa on August 10, 2015 at 6:28 am

    That is so exciting to hear. I have a slight overbite as well and I was planning to get a consultation in the next few weeks. I know it’s a pretty big investment so I want to be fully committed. Thanks for sharing that they aren’t much of a nuisance.

    • Fitnessista on August 10, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      they’re amazing. i hope you love them, too!

  13. Erin on August 10, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I have a random Valentine from a work friend in my purse. It’s August. I don’t know why I have this still in my purse lol

    • Fitnessista on August 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      haha i love it!

  14. Holly @ Pink-Runner.com on August 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I’m putting in tray 2/33 tonight! I keep checking to see if you have Invisalign updates. How many trays will you have? I’m shocked I have 33… I thought it would be less. Do you have those button/attachments on your teeth? I have to get them when I get my 3rd tray and I’m nervous about it. I hope you can’t see them too much because nobody notices now with just the trays. I saw you wrote about rubber bands. I don’t, but the hooks for those on the top tray drove me crazy the first few days, but the insides of my lips got used to the rubbing. Thanks!!

    • Fitnessista on August 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      i have 21 trays and will probably have a couple of refinement trays. have you had braces before? i think i have less trays because i’ve had braces 2 1/2 times already. you can hardly see the buttons!

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