Lyz Igwe, Author at Diligent Fitness

A week in Provence

As most of you know, Kieran and I have recently been on holiday in the South of France. Provence to be more exact. Fougassiere near the village of Le Broc to be precise. And whilst I have indeed borrowed from Peter Mayle’s book title, parts of our holiday did at times seem to draw parallels […]

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Ridiculously tasty rustic ratatouille recipe

This is a fantastic recipe for many reasons; primarily it’s delicious and after that… It’s a really easy way to top up your veggie quota for the day, you can make a mahoosive pan full of it as it’s great served as soon as it’s cooked, but also cold next day for lunch. By my […]

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Walking Inspiration: Buttermere – Lake District

Stegosaurus like Haystacks

Stegosaurus-like spine of Haystacks

Looking out to Buttermere

Looking out to Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike... Apparently my way down at the end

Fleetwith Pike... Apparently the way down at the end

View over Buttermere from the fell tops

View over Buttermere from the fell tops

Yep, apparently the steep hill I saw at the beginning WAS the way down

Yep, apparently the steep hill I saw at the beginning WAS the way down

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AMAZING Views from Causey Pike

What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday we were basking in near tropical temperatures on top of Causey Pike in the Lake District – well it sure felt like it compared to the damp drizzle of today. We started out from Little Town, Cat Bells one side of us and the lesser populated Causey […]

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Phantom red squirrels and slippery gyhlls in Grassmere

The other weekend we went back to the Lakes to stay over at our planned wedding venue. We wanted to check out the food basically – it was fab and a rather nice bottle of Argentinian Malbec accompanied it. But let me just quickly explain the phantom red squirrel reference… The venue, and in fact […]

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Exposed on Striding Edge, Lake District

We decided to go and do a wedding venue recce last Bank Holiday Monday and being as it was in the Lake District thought it rude not to go for a ‘bit of a hike’ whilst we were there. You’d think by now that I’d be wiser than to leave the itinerary planning to K […]

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A marriage proposal in Snowdonia

This weekend we decided to do something a little different for our hiking expedition – only I didn’t fully appreciate quite how different this weekend was going to be at the time. We fancied going a little further afield so we booked ourselves into a hotel at the foot of Mount Snowdon in Wales ready […]

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On Top of The World in Edale, The Peak District

Today’s excursion took us to the Peak District – K decided we’d go for a “more manageable hike” than last Sunday’s perilous climb up Jack’s Rake in the Lake District. After all the Peak District is an altogether gentler landscape… right. Now I grew up in Sheffield so Bakewell, Monsal Dale, Edale, Castleton and the […]

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Peril at Jack’s Rake, The Lake District

So yesterday evening we were discussing our walking/hiking excursion for today and Kieran said “look up Jack’s Rake on Google”. I duly obliged and agreed it looked like a suitable challenge and yes I was up for it (only half paying attention – note to self, give full attention when looking up suggested routes in […]

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Gym Challenge – July 2015

Bosu Squat to Press Here’s one to test your balance… The Bosu squat to press challenge starts with a standing overhead barbell press while standing on the bosu and progresses to a squat to press with 10kg slam ball. You’ll have likely done both versions of this exercise on terra firma but adding an unstable […]

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