HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉🎉

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May You Have New Hopes, Aspirations & Goals for the New Year.

Girl’s Night Out Remix

What an exciting way to end our year with Beyond the Curves. . .

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What an exciting year for Beyond the Curves! And, what an awesome group of ladies to end our year with.

On Saturday, December 12, 2015… we had 15 women gathered for FUN (some shown above in photo), LAUGHTER AND TOGETHERNESS! And, I think we certainly accomplished that.

We had a great Girl Chat session with Ms. Victoria Curry, great laughs, good eats and everyone completed their own Vision Board.

Often times we say; “New Year, New Me” but in order to actually make your new year a success you have to plan for your success. In order to have this success that you wish for, you have to put in work!

An AMAZING TIME, with some amazing women and I can’t wait for us to gather again!

 

Enjoy the abundant life you so much deserve.

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*** THE BEST OF MY YEAR ***

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2015 has been such a learning experience for ME! I went from working full-time, making decent pay to unemployed after being with my previous employer after 8 years.

TO struggling to pay bills and trying to keep up! TO wanting to give up and NOT be a productive or successful adult. But, once I got out of that rut which I came to realize that I couldn’t stay there for long because I remembered that God made me for this particular situation. So, that I could be a Blessing for and to someone else with my STORY.

So, I did what I was taught… I went to God in prayer to move any negative feelings from my heart about my sudden end of employment. I started focusing on my nonprofit, Beyond the Curves and MYSELF! Which is when I started on my #GetFit Weight Loss Life Journey, in order for me to become a BETTER ME! Started working part-time from home. Some may say, well that happened in 2014 but it still affected my life in 2015 because I had to play catch up and balance myself.

In spite of my many challenges, I was still able to travel, celebrate my BIRTHDAY the way that I wanted to and made Christmas OK for my Mom they way I wanted to.

And, I couldn’t have done this ALONE! I had amazing SUPPORT and HELP! I had amazing support from many that have been in my life for years and some, that I had just met.

I just wanted to share my reflection of 2015 with my supporters and as we close out 2015, we should reflect and think about how WE CAN BECOME BETTER & GREATER! Don’t continue to say that you want to change or you want something new/different, but are not willing to put in some work! It takes a lot of work, dedication and determination to become a better you!

I pray that we all have a EPIC YEAR IN 2016, come back and check out all of the great things that I am going to be sharing with you all on 2016.

Remember, that you are More Than Your CURVES! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU and a kick ass year to come!

 

Enjoy the abundant life you so much deserve.

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Become What You Believe

Today is the first day of November’s work week.
In addition to me trying to become a better ME, both INSIDE & OUT… I will be participating in the Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience.
You all should join me on this journey! It’s been an experience already, day one.

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When comes meditation, you have to FOCUS on one thing and block out EVERYTHING! Block out everything of the world and what’s going on in your everyday life.

Start today! Start right now! Start focusing on your BIG GOAL. Don’t wait for 2016, it’s not too late.
So, what are you going to do? Which goal are you going to start focusing on TODAY?!

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Next to Represent Our Brand

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Check out @beyonddacurves’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/beyonddacurves/status/659568540505219072?s=09

More information will be forthcoming.
Get ready, January is the month.

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Get Out of the Box

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Getting Out Of The Box

I use to live in a box.
I felt safe in that box.
When I would step out, I would wonder; “what the hell next?”
Fear sneaking through the cracks.
Not wanting to go through all of life’s scenes.
I wasn’t sure where I fit in.
I felt comfortable living in what I was (un)familiar with.
Then one day, I stepped out of that box; with God’s help.
I opened my heart to ALL of the many possibilities.
I felt amazed.
I finally found a place where I belonged.
I longed.
I wanted to know more about His unconditional love.
I wanted to know more about His Kingdom.
Before, I knew it.
God had molded me a new way of thinking!
Taking His mold, I had new features and a new walk.
I had finally escaped that box.
Imprisoned by my own thoughts of my past,
I found my way out of the BOX at last.

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I can’t thank my supporters enough. I appreciate each and everyone of you! Putting your personal life out for everyone to see, can be hard to do. Please continue to support and share my journey with others! And, I hope and pray that I can inspire someone during my #GetFit Journey.

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How to Empower Yourself!

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em·pow·er

əmˈpou(ə)r/
verb
 make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.
         synonyms:                         emancipate, unshackle, set-free, liberate
No one is born feeling self-empowered. Confidence is learned. EVERYONE has fears and insecurities. But, some create a confident façade.
You CAN empower yourself, with patience and determination. It can take a while but you can start today to inch your way to becoming self-empowered and break any People Pleasing Habits you might have.
  1. Repeat Affirmations: Affirm that you can do what you want, repeatedly, until it sticks. When you have an important meeting to attend or phone call to make, before you leave or call repeat, “I know what I’m doing.” or “I will make a great impression” or “It will all work out for me.” The more you say an affirmation, the more it will sink in and become true for you. Repeat a positive one until you believe it! Create your own affirmation.
  2. Build Self-Appreciation: Self-esteem that’s based on external achievements doesn’t last! Take inventory of your good qualities and allow those to shine bright. Often what you hate blinds you to your great attributes. Become aware of yours by looking for them (ask loved ones for suggestions) and writing them down just to impress yourself.
  3. No One is Perfect: Accept that no one, including you, is perfect or completely secure. Stop holding yourself to higher standards than others. Striving to be perfect disempowers you. If you wait for perfection to feel good about yourself it will never happen. Since perfection is impossible, you’ll always be going after it and feeling low for not getting it. REPEAT THIS AND REMEMBER IT: “I accept myself for my imperfections.” Embrace yourself for who you are and if you’re battling with your body images, remember that; “I’m More Than My Curves”.
  4. Take Responsibility: Take responsibility for your thoughts. It’s YOUR choice to accept criticism from others as YOUR perception of who you are. Allowing criticism from others to take over your thoughts always reflects in your behavior. You can either let the criticism consume your life or ignore the damn thang!

    Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. Kindness: Always consciously kinder to YOU! The more you do for you, the better you’ll feel. With each act of kindness, the better you will make yourself feel. It helps you focus on you and believe that you deserve good. Give yourself a break when you’re tired. Take a nap! Take a bubble bath! Get a massage! Buy that pair of shoes you’ve wanted, or that dress you saw in Macy’s. Self-kindness will blossom into self-love from which self-empowerment will grow. You deserve to be treated with kindness!
  6. Good Posture: That’s easy to fake! Standing tall is a great habit. Straightening your stance feels better physically. I initially developed good posture while working out at the gym and while walking to avoid pains and any discomfort. And, I felt more confident by standing tall, arching my shoulders and holding my head high. Your stance (swag & ‘tude) makes a statement. Set the tone for the people’s perception of you. Good Posture makes you look and feel more powerful!

    Helen Keller said, “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

  7. Pep Talks: Give them to yourself! Affirm in a mirror that you’re ENOUGH. Recite your best qualities to yourself. Support YOU as you would support others. When you have doubt, repeat “You can do it” until you calm down.
    Tell yourself how awesome you are. It’s always best to take a positive approach.
  8. Stop Negative Self-Talk: Stop that “I can’t lose weight,” “People won’t listen to what I have to day,” “they won’t support my Scopes,” etc. Send those negative affirmations straight to hell. Pay attention to the self-defeating thoughts you have. Try being POSITIVE ALWAYS! It makes a huge difference in your spirit.
    Talk to yourself like you would to your best friend, not someone you don’t like.
  9. Support: Create an awesome support circle. Partner with someone who’s also trying to improve. Talk daily and make one another accountable. Call when you’re having a bad day. We benefit from helping one another. Be open to unwarranted pep talks and advice or self help.
  10. Let Go: Rid yourself of negative people. We absorb other people’s negativity. Avoid toxic people! If you must keep one in your life, limit the time you spend with them.

ALWAYS Speak with Conviction!

Remember, always EMPOWER YOURSELF FIRST! Otherwise, you won’t be able to help or empower others.

We Are More Than Our Curves

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Motivational #QOD5

There are many definitions of KINDNESS in the dictionary, but it all leads back to the same definition. Let’s all start with kindness towards one another.

kind·ness

ˈkīn(d)nəs/ (noun)
the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
synonyms: kindliness, kindheartedness, warmheartedness, affection, warmth,gentleness, concern, care

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Empowering Other Women

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Women’s Empowerment starts with how we TREAT other women.

I found this quote after doing some research and reading; “There’s a special place in hell for women that don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright

NOW, I PERSONALLY DON’T HAVE SUCH A HARSH STANCE ON WOMEN NOT HELPING WOMEN.

Yes, we have International Women’s DAY in March every year. But, we need to support, empower, support and love each other EVERYDAY!

“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.”
– Steve Maraboli

Well, I wanted to share 11 Ways to Empower Other Women

  1. Empower Yourself: The first step to empowering others is to strive to empower yourself. I once read an article with the words, “get what you need so you can help others get what they need”, I agree 1000%.
  2. Value Diversity and Advocate Cultural Understanding: Learning to respect the differences between us; we build understanding of one another.
  3. Accept ALL Women: Regardless of body type, your religion, sexual preference, or even fashion sense, we are all women and we all need to stick together. You are not just empowering the women like you. You should be empowering all women to follow their dreams, no matter what their dreams are.
  4. Start At An Early Age: We have to instill a sense of empowerment in your daughters, nieces, cousins, god daughters, granddaughters, etc. Let them know early on that they can do anything they set their minds to. Having these qualities instilled in our daughters can help us create a new generation of women who will stop at nothing to achieve their dreams.
  5. Speak UP & BE HEARD: This is the number one thing to do out of all of the ways to empower women. If you see a woman who is being mistreated, say something! Don’t let these things just pass by. Every time that a woman is belittled, it impacts each and every one of us. By saying something, you are letting the world know that empowering women is a not something to be taken lightly.
  6. Become a Mentor: We all have heard of organizations like, Big Brothers Big Sisters, where a professional can mentor a young child. Girl Scouts. You can even form your own group. Well, as women, we can also be mentors to other women. Are you a woman who runs a successful business? Why not share with a woman, who is in the start-up phase, your experiences and advice. Are you a well-established blogger? Why not offer to teach a new blogger the ways of social media. Of course, mentor means supporting another for free. So, if you do offer to mentor someone; do not expect anything more than appreciation in return.
  7. Celebrate Women’s Achievements: I cringe when a woman has accomplished something and those around react in one of two ways: 1) speak negative about the woman or 2) ignore it.  An example of is like this: A woman receives an award for something she accomplished and instead of focusing on what she did great, everyone talks about her weight, her lifestyle, her shoes. . . you get the what I’m saying? It is even more shameful when those who are the loudest are other women. We need to learn to celebrate and focus on one another’s achievements without tearing down each other because of personal opinion. Hey, truth told, you do not have to like someone to congratulate them, walk away and say no more.
  8. Compliment Each Other (IT’S OK!): Going along with watching what we say, take the time to compliment those around you. Women feel way more empowered when they have more confidence. That little boost of confidence you get when you receive a compliment might be just what you need to feel more confident. When we raise each other up, we are empowering each other to reach our full potential.
  9. Invest in Women Businesses: Another great thing about supporting women business owners; many are mothers who are the sole providers for their children.
  10. Be SUPPORTIVE: Sometimes, being supportive requires nothing more than being there. Being a shoulder to lean on when a friend is down, listening to your daughter’s problem (though which nail polish to wear is far from a life changing moment), and calling your cousin to see how her new job is going.
  11. Spread Encouragement: Something as easy as a friendly smile. Actually, it is more like a verbal smile. When you meet a woman, who for example is a police officer, firefighter or military personnel, why not tell her you appreciate the work she does. Or as a business owner tell an employee what a good job she is doing — or even another business owner.

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
― Coco Chanel

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