Blogs

Hey, welcome to the new home of my blogs!

I started blogging back in 2010, mainly about general things and life with, my then band, Triaxis. 

In 2011, after an up and down five years on a journey with my health, I started to blog about my struggles with my weight. I've never hid the fact that I do suffer with low self image or that I rarely feel comfortable in my own skin but writing about it really helped and it appeared to resonate with a lot of other people too. 

So the No More Mrs Fatty McFat Blog was founded and along with it a change in career as I trained to be a qualified Personal Trainer. I look back over those blogs and how my own education came so far in that time. My perceptions and understanding of the human body changed dramatically over the years. I continue to educate myself on the human body and how we can be healthier but alas, as is traditional for me, I found myself returning to old habits and the weight piling back on.  

2021 saw it's own trials and tribulations

After a bout of clinical depression, and realising that I need to return to those posts that gave me so much in the past, I now blog about the journey again and am in the process of moving all my old blogs into this single space. So please bear with the 'Recent Posts' section seemingly being in the past. The posts will show up there while I add them in but will eventually be replaced by more up to date content. Additionally, I'm starting other blog areas in this single space. One relating to my recent diagnosis of said clinical depression and my journey of understanding, accepting and working through that, then the other for the band and my twitch streaming journeys, as an older woman on the internet. 

I hope there's something in these blogs for everyone. I hope it also gives you some insight into the complex being that is me. I promise to never sugar coat anything and be as open, honest and as transparent as I am comfortable being at the time of writing. All I ask is that you approach everything in life with kindness and ask if what you are sharing is pertinent, kind and actually helpful. Oh, and much like on my twitch channel, I will boot your arse off my pages if you're a dick! You've been warned - I'm quite militant about things like that. 

Thank you for taking some time out of your day to read my website, it is appreciated. 

Much love

Krissie x 

Covid sucks and then some...

So I have finally had my first brush with covid and I am so very grateful for science and vaccines right now. Thankfully, I have appeared to have …

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Oh hey, an update of sorts...

...and some shameless self promotion. So, as some may have spotted, my streams have become very haphazard over the last few months. Mainly …

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Dear Gods, I need to sort my shit out!

Or the, 'How The Hell Did I End Up Back Here?' blog I didn't think I'd write I know exactly how I have ended up back here but there is no …

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Welcome, friends, come on in!

Welcome to TheWelshWonderWoman.com the online home of Krissie Kirby Vocalist.
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So...

 ...it's been a while...again! But at least this time I haven't left it months between updates.  I sometimes think that people forget that …

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Insert snappy title....because I can't think of one!

I have been trying to think of a way to open this blog post without it sounding attention seeking, whiny or self indulgent, and I apologise in …

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A late update

Yeah so my head isn't in blogging at the moment.  Work is stressful, last week was heartbreaking as my hobby of live action roleplaying lost…

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Quick check in

I was going to blog today but I am too angry with the world.  That is not a cry for attention or overstating things, and if you feel I am too …

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End of first 4 weeks

So here we are, the end of the first four weeks of 'sorting my health shit out'... That phrase seems wrong, cumbersome, unbecoming but, until I …

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Small wins and a short topical rant.

At the moment I feel writing my blog is quite futile.   The world is becoming more polarised and scary every day. I tend not to discuss …

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The good, the bad and the ugly

This last week has been, for the most part, a good week. Work has been busy, but then it is always busy, and my work day seems to be one …

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End of Week Musings

It has been a very busy week at work, although saying ‘at work, in the current climate, feels rather odd. Perhaps ‘with work’ is a better way …

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A rare mid week post

So I'm going to try and do a weekly update with this blog... ... (don't hold me to it, as often life gets in the way and blogging is the …

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The return....again......sheesh!

So it's be quite some time since I've blogged about, well, anything really. I have to admit, I have kind of shied away from writing since …

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The End is Nigh!

Forgive the overly dramatic title for today's blog but this week is the final week of Kirby's Personal Training and Fitness. It is the end …

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Oh, hello You...

Reflecting on past entries is a wonderful thing. It also seems I do this best when I am full of cold and about to throw myself a bit of a pity …

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The return of the personal blog

Well the business is wrapping up and this blog will be duplicated on the website which I spent much of Monday morning turning into a personal …

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You should feel proud

That response annoys the bejesus out of me. I'm not sure why it gets my back up so much but when I post something, be it in relation to …

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Even the loudest of us get anxiety

It seems odd, me posting about having social anxiety... ...especially as I have fronted a band, sung on stage since I was 10 and seemingly …

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The Return of No More Mrs Fatty McFat

Well, hello there. Welcome to No More Mrs Fatty McFat MK 2. Having migrated the old blog to the business website, I realised I'd lost the…

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Challenge Update - week 5

So it’s been 5 weeks since I started my personal take on my own challenge and up until week 4 I was going great guns.   Then the dreaded …

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All progress, no matter how small, is progress

So I thought I would post an update on how I'm doing with the challenge while I continue to write the information/routines/etc for the challenge …

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The dreaded BEFORE pictures!

The old logo It's always the same.  I take lots of pictures of my progress and rarely put them up.  Yet for the challenge that will be…

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Challenge accepted

The old logo So for those of you that read the krissiekirby.com blog, you will have seen that I'm taking up my own challenge for 12 weeks …

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Running, Jumping, Climbing Trees!

Last Sunday (June 2nd) I, along with 14 other sane people (this may be debatable but we'll get to that in a minute)  descended on Pippingford Park …

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One month since self employment, challenges, and life in general.

So it's been just over a month since I packed in the old 7:30-6 and became a full time personal trainer and I have to say I think it is the best …

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O Brave New World...

I was going to title this blog 'When one door closes...' but to be honest, it's me who has closed the door to open a great big french window on a …

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Slip not slide

This weekend I over indulged.  I freely admit that this Easter Weekend was a time where my brain and I fell out and emotional/boredom eating…

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Following your dream

So today I resigned from my 9-5 desk job (or, as it has been recently, 7:30 - 6). This is a huge step, this a definite leap into the unknown. …

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Happy 2nd Birthday blog

Wow hasn't the time flown?  Two whole years. This little corner of the web that I started two years ago has grown fairly consistently, so …

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That is one off the Bucket List

Last year when OH's cousin Jim passed away at the very young age of 36, it really brought it home that life is short. Yes it really is, if you …

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Celebrate the little things...

Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful festive season? So this entry started as a Facebook update, but I soon realised I had more to…

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Well that was 2012....

So 2012 had it's serious highs and devastating lows. Triaxis 2012Photo by Owen G Richards All in all, most of the year has been fantastic. …

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A work still in progress....

A few weeks ago my dear friend and pole instructor posted on my Facebook wall that it was about time I posted some before and after pictures of my …

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Knee Rehab... it's going to take time!

Apologies in being remiss in updating this blog over the last two months.  Rest? Really? It's been a busy ole time on the music side of …

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And then the blogs moved!

I moved the blogs to a new space and continued them as part of KrissieKirby.com I decided to combine the personal and business journeys …

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Mud, mud and more mud!

So we did it! We arrived a little under an hour before our heat and we registered for our first ever Spartan Sprint 😀 Mo Mud! The …

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Spartan Up Buster!

About a year ago a friend of mine sent me a video on Facebook, all about a series of obstacle course races that happen across the globe. …

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Well I’ve been a bit lax....

...in updating both blogs, sorry.  It’s all been a bit hectic for reasons that will be apparent if you head over to the sister …

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By Jove, I think I've cracked it.....

Well, when I say cracked it, I don't think I've figured out a definitive 'this is what you should do way' of ensuring you feel comfortable in your …

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o I faced my fear....

I know I've been harping on about it for the whole week over on my Facebook page but this is something huge for me, well I suppose …

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A New Target, and do something scary? Oh, OK then...

I've become enamoured with the idea that we should all embrace doing something that scares the bejesus out of us.  One day I will be able to do…

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Another Non Scale Victory....hurrah!

Denim - a woman's nightmare! So for, oh I don't know how long, I've been on the hunt for a pair of jeans that will not make me look like I'm…

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Listen up sweet craving demon in my head....

Yes I think we all have one of these little demons that sit in our head shouting at us loudly, 'Sugar I demand sugar' to the point it drive us …

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Happy Anniversary Mrs not so much Fatty McFat anymore...

Yes I know, isn't it mad how time flies? One year ago today I launched my little corner of the inter web, in the hope that some of what I …

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For those who asked about my Cardio workouts...

I've done a little video. Now you all know I RAVE about Turbofire.  I love it, it's possibly one of the best home workout systems for those who …

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'Normal'...there's that word again.

An interesting comment was made this week, when talking with workmates about weight loss. One said:  'You will never be able to eat …

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Six years and almost six stone.

You know it is hard work, this getting fit and healthy malarkey, after spending 14 years being a party girl, smoking like a chimney and eating my …

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Happy New Year 2012

Well a new year is upon us already, where the heck did 2011 go? So Christmas wasn't the big wash out and saboteur to my weight loss that it …

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ARGH! Frustrated... and so what if they think you're mad!

Ok I seriously need to vent today. Firstly, my apologies.  Life got in the way yet again, and I've been lax once more in my blogging.  It's …

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Shaking Things Up!

I know, I know.   I promise that I'll be more diligent in posting on my blog then I disappear for four weeks without so much as a bye or …

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The Small Victories…. Bigger than you think!

It’s often forgotten that we should reward ourselves along the way in this journey.   We often only keep the end goal in site, the final end …

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Turn and face the strain...Ch..Ch..CH..Changes!

Today's blog is about two things, taking compliments and how the changes we're making are not just superficial. Firstly taking compliments. …

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Getting it off your chest and a declaration of WAR!

Hello, I've been lax again in blogging. It's been a stressful couple of months with almost 3 weeks of 13 hour days and lots of weekend work, which …

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Let the Madness Begin!

Well the parcel arrived on my desk on Monday of this week.... the Insanity has arrived it would seem.  *gulp* In an effort to lose these …

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She rears her ugly head again....and other musings.

I've been a bit quiet on here, forgive me.  But Pandora got out of her box and it's been a bit of a job to shut her up of late.  I had a moment…

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Race for life update

A massive thank you to everyone who sponsored me in the Race For Life in Swansea yesterday.  I'm £5 off my target of £250 and there is …

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I Race for Life For...

Yep it's that time of year again where I come cap in hand to family and friends and run/walk a 5K course in my beloved neighbouring city, …

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Happiness, oh happiness.....

So I've been a bit lax in updating my blog these last few weeks and I've not got much to report today.  But I thought I should check in and …

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On Trial

So as I often talk about food diaries and I have come to the end of my 3rd one, I thought perhaps I should look at what else is out there in the …

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It is a long, hard, emotional slog!

Anyone who ever says that it is really simple to lose weight is lying. It's not easy, the basic formula of calories in to calories out and …

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Never say never, say goodbye to negative excuses – part 2!

So according to my last weight in I’ve dropped a pound and you know I’m actually rather please with that, considering I’ve been munching cough …

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Slacking off and picking back up, Say goodbye to negative excuses - part 1!

Ok so I've been a little remiss these last two weeks. Ok so I've been a little remiss these last two weeks. I've been lazy in recording my daily…

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The not-so-mystical formula to Weight Loss

Thank you for all the wonderful comments and feedback from the first post in this blog.  I was quite overwhelmed at the response. Thank you, I’m…

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Thank You!

Wow, I'm overwhelmed by the response the 'My Weight Loss Story' blog has had so far. Thank you to everyone who's read and commented. I wasn't …

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My Fat Story

What made me fat?  Well if i'm brutally honest, it was me! I made myself fat because no one forced me to sit on my sofa, scoffing one …

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