Blog Posts - Willpower



One Whole Week

When I stepped aboard the Shitbird Scale last week and the number forced me to acknowledge exactly how rebellious I’d allowed myself to become, I took it on the chin. As the week went on, I resisted the temptation to check in every day, so betw...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Dec 19, 2016

Knowing Where I’m At

So, Friday night was work’s Christmas doo – if you’ve been reading along for a while you’ll know that the prospect of a big night out generally makes me want to run at warp speed in the opposite direction, but for once I decid...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Dec 12, 2016

I Didn’t Even Notice

I had dinner last night with all my colleagues at work – our boss is leaving next month and last night we met the lady who’s joining the business as his replacement. It was really nice to meet her in a social environment first, and one of...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Aug 10, 2016

REALIZE YOUR DREAMS: Four keys for a successful life

The ability to manifest a happy, healthy and successful life is available to any person, at any time, anywhere. It requires discipline, time and a […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.or...
by The Mindful Word on Jul 20, 2016

Picking Over The Bones

I’m feeling more sure-footed as the week goes on, and this is day three of being back to normal and in control of my food budget. The whole episode last week has had quite a profound effect on me, in the way that I imagine a near-death experien...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Jul 19, 2016

Colouring Inside The Lines

I like to think that I’m one of those folk who can multi-task, and generally plough through all the things on my to do list in the course of a day. I can, most of the time. But more and more often just recently I’ve run out of day with th...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Jul 2, 2016

Dog Spit And Other Disasters

Have you ever had one of those days where your hands disobey every instruction handed down the chain of command from your head? In the hotel we were using yesterday for interviews, I swear I was sending all the right instructions down my arm, like fo...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Jun 14, 2016

Getting The Upper Hand

I should tell you about what happened on Friday evening…there was a monumental battle of wills between me and the Asshole voice, who was demanding chicken chow mien and prawn toast from the Chinese takeaway. It’d definitely been a game of...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Jun 7, 2016

Naughty Loves Company

So I survived yet another new-to-me class yesterday morning in the Kingdom of Pain, called Shape Attack. Walking into the building at 06h30 knowing my shape was going to be under attack for the next hour didn’t exactly make me feel all warm an...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Jun 2, 2016

BECOMING A SUPERHERO: When talent, motivation, willpower and an Ideal meet, a superhero is born

With the release of Captain America: Civil War, millions of people across the world will be drawn to their local movie theaters. Whenever a movie that is based on a comic book comes out in theaters, there is big hype. People talk about it for years i...
by The Mindful Word on May 17, 2016

The World Didn’t End At Foxy Lodge

So I’m safely home after a weekend of utter awesomeness, in fact if I were forced to pick, I think I’d have to say this has been one of my very favourite girly weekends ever, and we’ve been doing this a long time so there are a lot...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on May 15, 2016

Safely Delivered From Old Ladyville

Well we’re home after a scorchio weekend…for fat flesh which hasn’t seen the sun for years it’s all been a bit traumatic. It’s a good job I went and bought a couple of pairs of lightweight pants before the weekend, I me...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on May 9, 2016

According To Plan

If you’re wondering what that glow is in the sky over North Yorkshire, I think it’s just the shine coming from my halo. Yesterday, I ate clean. Well, all except half a portion of sticky toffee pudding at dinner…nobody wanted to go h...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on May 8, 2016

Resisting Assholio’s Agenda

So after a very busy four day working week I’m like a dog with nine tails at the prospect of logging off from work-related matters for a whole week. My downtime is rolled out in front of me and some of it’s already filled with awesomeness, althou...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on May 6, 2016

Here We Go…

Well as my Grandma used to say, there’s no getting any sense out of  me now. It’s that time…me and my boy are almost ready. As we speak he’s pacing the floor and getting used to the feel of his tux – his first black ti...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Apr 29, 2016

Don’t Forget The Sausages…

So I’d obviously given serious thought to the ways in which I could avoid getting sucked into the naughty corner at the spring fair that we’ve been to today. One strategy I flirted with was avoiding the food hall altogether but as I left...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Apr 16, 2016

Pressing Pause

On my commute into work this morning I was kind of half listening to something on the radio in between pondering my ‘to do’ list and trying to ignore the Asshole voice who was busy trying to persuade me that 7.15am would be a good time to eat my...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Apr 15, 2016

Shooting For The Tens

So I got to thinking, as I woke up and carved out in my head what today was going to look like, what score I’d give the day if I looked back and tried to put a number on how much I’d enjoyed it. And I can see how that might seem like a bi...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Apr 9, 2016

Using Life’s Imperfections Perfectly

How about this for a great quote… Your ability to grow to your highest potential is directly related to your willingness to act in the face of imperfection. You will come to succeed not by finding a perfect moment, but by learning to see and us...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Apr 8, 2016

Until Today

I’ve had a really good week this week – you know that way where you just know. I’m not scraping by on a wing and a prayer, in fact I’m very happy with how it’s all gone. I’d even go so far as to say the bitch in th...
by Break Out The Skinny Girl on Apr 2, 2016


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