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International Boost Your Self Esteem Month

25 Feb

Once again… Do something. When we do things to make us feel good, it increases our self-esteem and makes us feel good. Doing any one of the activities mentioned in my previous rant is a good start.

Pamper Yourself

Plus Size & Sexy Too Contest

FranBlass Boudoir Photoshoot Contest Winner

Do a Photoshoot
– Some of you may hate yourselves in pictures but getting dressed up for a photoshoot can do wonders for your self-esteem.

Last year FranBlass ran a contest regarding called plus size and sexy too about being a plus size woman and self esteem. The winner (pictured here) received a boudoir photo shoot by Katie Refling, a photographer from ‘How to Look Good Naked’ Canada and had a great time.

Click here to see more of what our winner Kerry had to say about the shoot.

Try something new – I still try to take up new things, and as you can see from some of the pictures – I took up cake decorating and I always amaze myself that I can make these things and do a good job. Try something new and amaze yourself with your undiscovered talents.

Dress up – Did you know when you dress up, the day gets better? Whether you’re dressed up for work or you put on a sexy plus size lingerie piece and jump into bed, you’ll end up feeling good. At Franblass, pick out an outfit for day or night and feel good in it.

Self talk – I know some of you may feel a little crazy doing this, but telling yourself that you a great, that you can do something will make you feel good. When was the last time you did something well and told yourself I’m awesome and you felt bad? I am sure not often enough if ever.

Having a hard time complimenting yourself? I saw a Facebook post in December about writing down all the good things that happen to you, things that make you smile, your positive qualities or when you do something well. Put these little notes in a jar – try to do one a day and read it at the end of the year. Instead of reading it at the end of the year – take one out when your feeling down and read it – it will make you feel better about you. 

Smile – Do you ever look at people when they are walking or driving. They don’t always look so happy. Think of this the next time you see them and instead of thinking about why they may not be happy, think about you and what makes you happy. You’re full figured and fabulous!  seo

Comments or posts on how you boost your self-esteem are welcomed!

by Flora


1, 2, 3, Diet – Really??!! Goal Setting In The New Year

6 Jan

So the new year is upon us, and every new year we make resolutions. However, how many of those resolutions are the same old resolutions you have been making year after year? 

Most are probably about weight loss, start exercising, quit smoking, and/or spend more time with family. If this sounds like you – it’s time to set some new goals or refresh old goals by making them “SMART”er, making yourself accountable and giving yourself an incentive. 

If one of your goals is to lose weight – set incremental goals. By setting incremental goals you will be able to see progress and you will not procrastinate. It’s okay to rework your goals but set some hard dates as well. If you don’t make your goal, don’t get too hard on yourself, you can rework your goal into something else. For example, your original goal may be to lose 20 pounds – one pound per week, for four months – but in as the second month comes to an end, you have only lost 2 pounds and you’re not anywhere near the 8 pounds you wanted to lose. You can keep trying and put in more effort or you can rework your goal to just exercise for 30 minutes every day. If you’re already doing 30 minutes everyday, increase it to 45 minutes or 1 hour. 

Find someone to motivate you when you’re not feeling so motivated. Working with a partner, be it a friend, a spouse or that special someone helps keep you going when you don’t feel up to it. Write it down, join a support group online, blog, or just leave us notes on our facebook page or twitter and talk about your progress. By writing it down for others to see, it makes you accountable for your actions and you can also get encouragement from other as well. 

Reward yourself. For every milestone you reach give yourself a little something, it could be as simple as buying a new article of clothing – consider one of our sexy pieces – or you can purchase a $50 gift card each time you hit your milestone in hopes to purchase that one big item like a new flat screen or ipad2 (you have been eyeing all year) at the end of your goal. Giving yourself small rewards will help keep you motivated to reach your goal. 

Also consider taking up something new or going back to what you love to do. This will make it feel less like trying at it and will be more incorporated into your daily activities while you work on your goal. Every year I try to pick up a new sport or hobby. One year I tried snowboarding and loved it and want to pick it up again. Another year I tried tennis and it was fun but I didn’t continue it because I don’t have anyone to play tennis with. I also tried learning to play a guitar and photography, which flopped but atleast I tried. I have picked up drawing and painting again and am enjoying doing that in my free time. Just doing something different from the norm will help keep you energized and passionate about what you want to do to keep up the good work on the goals you have set for yourself. 

So instead of a diet, maybe set goals in regards to watching what you eat, or eating healthy or making meal plans ahead of time. Instead of start exercising, set a schedule of when you want to go to the gym or do some in home training or even just to get out and walk for 15 or 30 minutes. Instead of quit smoking, maybe your goal can consist of cutting back or finding what your trigger points to smoking are. Instead of spend more time with family, schedule family nights or visits or for those who live far away, book your vacation days and buy your ticket. 

So tell us what your new year’s resolution is and how you will accomplish it, or what you want to do different this year. Don’t just set a goal, set incremental goals to achieve your goal.  In the end you will achieve it and feel good about it. 

Best wishes to a great start in the new year and to accomplishing a resolution this year!