Staying Motivated – How? – Continued


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Today’s post;  Reward, Believe, Acknowledge

  1. Reward: It’s important to reward yourself for a job well done or when you achieve milestones on the way to fulfilling your goals and dreams. It makes you feel good and serves to be an excellent incentive to keep moving forward.
  2. Believe: If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect anyone else to? Why would your boss reward you with a promotion If you are not confident in your abilities to get the job done. If you don’t believe you can achieve your goals, you’ve already set the tone for failure. Believe and it will happen.The mind is a very effective tool in helping or hindering your progress.
  3. Acknowledge: Focus on the positive and positive results will flourish. Acknowledge all the wonderful attributes you possess. In doing so you will be taking the necessary steps to guarantee success. Positive attitude breeds positive outcomes.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud of all you are doing to be the person you were always meant to be!

Stay Motivated – How?


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Yesterday I began a short series on staying motivated with goals you’ve made, be they personal or professional. I stressed the importance of not making too many goals at once, go slow and be kind to yourself through the process. Remember that it is up to you to decide if you want or need changes. If you’re happy with life and yourself as you are, then change isn’t something you need to focus on or wish for yourself. No pressure, no worries.

Today I’m going to focus on the first three tips listed in the image above.

  1. Take it one day at a time. – Changes don’t happen over night nor should they be rushed. For change to be sustained, new habits must develop and be incorporated slowly. Allow change to stew and  take one small step at a time. Success may be slow but more likely to be lasting.
  2. Surround yourself with positivity. – You can’t achieve your goals with negativity speaking in your ear and filling your head. You must surround yourself with people who support your goals and help you believe that you can make all your dreams and desires come true. Anyone who chooses to say, “You can’t” is choosing to not be part of your life. You must cut them loose to be happy and successful.
  3. Create a vision board. – Putting your goals and dreams in a concrete form makes them real. A vision board helps you create a path to achievement. When you have a path to follow you’ll see and experience the results you are seeking and success will be inevitable.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and keep on your path to making the changes you envision for yourself! I believe in you and you should believe in you too!

Staying Motivated

Did you make goals for the new year? I don’t mean resolutions but just simple things you want to work towards to; 1) improve your mental, emotional or physical well-being or 2) your status in life professionally or personally or 3) your relationships with friends, family or co-workers. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start or you get going and begin to feel overwhelmed or stressed with the changes you’re trying to make. Change is good but it can be the cause of anxiety, feelings of failure and the inevitable feelings of self-loathing that follow because once again you didn’t get it right. Today, know that change does not happen overnight. There is no defining beginning or end to change. It is an evolving process.Some days it all goes well and other days it feels all wrong. That is ok and you will be okay too if you follow the tips listed below. Start slow, don’t do too many changes at once and be kind to yourself through the process.

For today read the list. Over the next few posts I will delve in more detail over the ideas within this image.


Image courtesy of queenbeefashionista4 on Instagram.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud of all your efforts no matter where they lead you. It is through trying that we learn the most about who we are and can appreciate ourselves as unique, wonderful and amazing human beings with our own special place in the world!

The Blogger Recognition Award Again!!


Thank You – Thank you to for this nomination! I am so very honoured for this second nomination within such a short period of time. The new year is off to a great start! I appreciate Aiesha’s support and devoted following of my blog. If you haven’t checked out her piece of the blogging world, do it today!

Starting A Blog – I am a lover of the written word, both reading it and writing it. I needed a project and had just begun my body positive journey. I quickly discovered that by sharing my story, I wasn’t just helping myself be happier with who I am, I was inspiring other women to begin similar journeys. Thus my blog was born and I haven’t looked backwards since. It has become a true passion and one of my life’s greatest joy!

Advice – Write about what you love. Be grateful and kind to your followers. Be consistent.

Nominations – I hope all my followers know how important they are to me and if I could nominate all of you, I would. Hopefully I’m not into repeats as I must admit I’ve lost track of those I’ve nominated in recent posts. Please feel free to participate or not, no pressure, no worries. If you, as the reader of this post are looking for some great blogs to follow, check out this list. Lots of variety here in subject matter, definitely something for everyone.



Once again, thank you Aiesha for the nomination!

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud of your passions whether it be cooking, dancing, cycling, stamp collecting or blog writing. Your passions are what make you so wonderfully and beautifully you!


You’ve Got This!


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How are you feeling today? You made it through the holidays, I hope, unscathed by hurtful comments or innuendos from friends and family. If it was a difficult holiday period, what are you doing to move beyond and above it?

While every day is an opportunity to start over, the beginning of a new year is particularly appropriate to change things up. The single most important thing you can do for your mental and emotional health and well-being, especially if you are working on being more body positive, is to detach yourself from people who are toxic. Cut the people loose who do nothing but spread negativity and make you feel bad about yourself. If they make you feel sad, angry, depressed or foster feelings of self-doubt and self-hatred, then you should not be giving them a space in your world. I know that letting people go can be a difficult thing but like the image above says, you are strong and you can do it.

Delete or unfollow anyone on social media that leaves a bad taste in your mouth. If you receive an invitation from someone you’d prefer not to spend time with then make an excuse as to why you’re unavailable. Given enough excuses, that person will hopefully get the hint you’re not too anxious to be in their company. Family might be a little more difficult and may require a good old-fashion heart to heart conversation. If that doesn’t wake them up, then keep your distance as much as possible, try not to be alone with them and bring support to family gatherings; someone you know who has your back.

If you are in an abusive “love” relationship, whether it be emotional, mental or physical abuse, you must run, run away and fast. Find support either professional like a counsellor, support group, help line or shelter or from loving friends and family. You are wonderful and amazing and deserve someone who loves you unconditionally and appropriately. Insults and bruises are not signs of love. They are signs of control and you are worthy of so much better!

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and let 2017 be your year that you surround yourself with positivity. On your bad days, be confident that you have the capability within you to get through it. Every sunrise is the opportunity to begin again so gather your strength and venture forth one small step at a time.

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Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you for another nomination! Congratulations to my nominee for her nomination! Check out her blog!

Aiesha Inspires

Wohoo! Thanks to the beautifulElsiefor nominating me. Do check out her blogs because they are absolutely amazing. For those who I will be nominating below, you deserve it and just to let you know it is your choice whether or not you want to do this. The rules will be listed …

R U L E S ⚘

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

SeeHow My Blog Startedto read my story.

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Women are people! Not dolls!

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Betcha Didn't Know!

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