DF Lyz Cordon, Author at Diligent Fitness

Discover the 8 tips that helped 32 women (and 9 men) from Leeds stay motivated to exercise (and totally transform their body)

Okay, so you know exercise is good for you. It’ll help you lose weight, tone up, feel fitter and generally live longer. But even though you know all that, sometimes (okay most of the time) you just don’t feel like doing it. Ahh, so you’re suffering from the human condition too. Welcome. Welcome to Being […]

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One Simple Tip to Boost Your Willpower Overnight

Have you ever thought “I just need more willpower”. I have for sure. Especially when it comes to taking control of food. And at a first glace it makes total sense. But after years of coaching clients through transforming how they look and feel I promise you that focusing on having more willpower isn’t the key. […]

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How You Can Keep Up With Someone Half Your Age :)

Okay, so you know you’re not 20 yrs old anymore. But you’d still like to show those young’uns a thing or two when you’re out on the bike or up in the mountains. Over the last 10 years the most common concerns I’ve heard as a personal trainer: “I don’t like getting left behind, or feeling […]

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6 Mistakes Made By Strength Training Novices and Veterans Alike

You’ve read about it in magazines. You’ve seen athletes doing it. Perhaps you’ve even watched it on TV shows like The Biggest Loser. So you probably know that those who are serious about changing their body or improving their fitness performance should seriously consider lifting weights. At DF we call it strength training. And we’ve […]

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Follow this 6 step process to ensure your fitness success

Whether you’re taking on a fitness challenge like the Yorkshire 3 Peaks or looking to tighten and tone your body in time for that beach holiday I’ve got the 6 step process for you to make it happen. Step 1: Imagine Maybe the biggest thing we see holding people back is not having a clear picture […]

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How the perfection trap is keeping you stuck

Last week I took a friend out for hike over in the Peak District. As always we got to talking about life. More specifically the balance between advancing his career and staying in shape. He struggled to squeeze in work, study, family and all the other things he had to tend to in a day AND eat well […]

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If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you

Got out in the hills with Lyz this weekend, and after ascending the first one (legs burning, gasping for breath) we got chatting about what it really takes for a person to see improvements in their body, health or fitness. The conclusion; The willingness to repeatedly work outside the comfort zone. What’s your comfort zone? Staying in your […]

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Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

I want to introduce you to something that’s been a massive help to my progress over the years. And I’m confident it’ll help on your journey to better health and fitness too It’s not a new exercise, or faddy diet tip. It’s called the ‘Growth Mindset’; something I was introduced to by Psychologist Carol Dweck. Rather […]

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Good health and happiness go hand in hand

I strongly believe good health and happiness go hand in hand. That’s why I’m committed to doing things that I know improve both my health and my day to day happiness. But that wasn’t always the case. Life before fitness Before I got involved with the fitness industry I was kinda getting carried by the […]

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