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Unity Fitness NewsletterJanuary 31, 2016
Your Puzzle, Your Comfort Zone
Remember what works for him or her might not work for you, while what worked for you might not work for him or her.

Everyone responds differently to different modalities of training, fitness, and health. Some respond better to strength training while others respond better to HIIT (high intensity interval training) while others respond better to simply drinking more water.

The key is to fit these pieces into your personal, goal-oriented puzzle to unleash the best in you.

The next equation is to find out which pieces of the puzzle hold more value to you and your goals!

The pieces of a puzzle would look quite differently if you were a marathon runner compared to a body builder. The same goes with a person who has a goal of fat loss and sport-specific training.

While each goal has different values assigned to the pieces of the puzzle, each person also has his/her own values. Age, training history, male or female, and much more comes into play.

Again, the trick is to find out what works best for YOU. Not your significant other or your best friend. This concept is something that takes years for people to figure out because they get too caught up in the "What's hot" or the "What worked for me" approach.

This is where having a good coach and logging EVERYTHING is an absolutely fantastic idea. When you log, you not only hold yourself accountable, but the information is also used as measurable data.

At the end of the day, it's about you. It doesn't matter how much you can squat if you aren't accomplishing your goal of losing weight (or if your squat looks like garbage, for that matter).

It's a difficult process to figure out your puzzle and it's even harder to step outside your comfort zone to figure it out, but like a wise man once said: everything you ever wanted is one step at a time outside of your comfort zone.

5 Habits for Rapid Fat Loss
The best kind of fat loss is steady fat loss. And while a slow-and-steady approach to weight loss will ensure that you keep the weight off for good, I have a few tricks to help you burn fat as fast as possible.

So if you’re ready to speed up your fat loss (and are willing to do the work necessary!) keep reading...

Rapid Fat Loss Habit #1: Bottoms Up! It’s not always easy to get to the water cooler or the sink. But if you’re going to shred pounds, you’re going to have to keep a tall glass of water nearby. There are many perks to drinking down plenty of water. Doing this helps you feel fuller, which keeps you from overeating or thinking you’re hungry when you’re actually thirsty.

Drinking water instead of other drinks also keeps you from ingesting additional, unnecessary, and worthless calories. And finally, if your body is going to perform at its peak, it needs to be well hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps all your bodily functions operate well, which prevents you from holding onto water weight and suffering avoid constipation, while also giving you what you need to push through the final stages of a difficult workout.

Rapid Fat Loss Habit #2: Be a Planner

Like flying by the seat of your pants? Then you’re going to struggle to shave off pounds in a fast or even slow manner. Burning fat fast requires you to be disciplined.

The beginning of discipline is a good plan. Know when you’re going to the gym, how many calories you’re going to eat and what foods the calories will come from, and how you are going to avoid giving in to that tempting piece of chocolate cake. Once you have your plan, you’ve got to do the hard part: stick with it. If you’re willing to do this, your fat stores will burn away in no time.

Rapid Fat Loss Habit #3: Get Intense with Your Routine

Maintaining a steady pace on the treadmill will help you improve your overall health, but it isn’t the best tool for burning fat quickly. To speed up your fat-burning process, you’ll want to add some HIIT into your exercise regimen. During a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout, you mingle bursts of intense exercise with lighter exercise.

This could involve running, cycling, swimming, or other aerobic exercises. Whatever exercise you choose to do, do it hard for 30 seconds, take it easy for 60 to 90 seconds, and then go full force again for 30 seconds, repeating the cycle for 30 minutes. You’ll be exhausted when it’s all said and done, a sure sign that you’re burning fat!

Rapid Fat Loss Habit #4: Lift Weights

Think you can burn fat fast by doing nothing but aerobic exercises? You can, but you can do it faster and better by mixing in some weight-lifting sessions. In fact, if you don’t add weight lifting into your regular routine, you may begin to lose muscle. The scale may go down, but if you’re dropping muscle mass, you’re setting yourself up for disaster.

When shooting to burn off fat, nothing helps more than extra muscle. Added muscle helps you feel better and perform tasks of daily living with greater ease, while improving your metabolism and ultimately helping you burn more of that pesky fat! Simply put: lifting weights allows for sustainable fat loss.

Rapid Fat Loss Habit #5: Eat Right

You know that what you put in your mouth is either going to fuel you to get through the day or simply add some pudgy inches to your waistline. So choose wisely! Fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats all give you the upper hand on burning fat.

But it’s not just the foods you eat. It’s how you eat them. Chew slowly, use a smaller plate, and leave the food dishes in the kitchen. When you’re finished with your plate of food, relax and give your brain time to figure out that your stomach is full. Then take the cue and stop eating. These small steps may seem significant, but they will boost your fat-burning potential exponentially.

I’d love to give you more of my expert, fat burning tips – call or email today and let’s get you started on my best exercise program that will get you to your ideal, toned body faster than you thought possible. I look forward to hearing from you!

Laser Focus
Focusing on one goal at a time is the most powerful way to achieve it. Taking on more than one goal at a time spreads your time and energy out, making it difficult to accomplish anything. If you have more than one goal on your mind, write them all down and then go after them one and a time until they are all completed.


Easy Teriyaki Salmon
Salmon is filled with healthy omega 3 essential fatty acids, protein, and vitamin B12. This recipe is quick and tastes amazing. Serve it with a side of brown rice and steamed veggies.

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 (6oz) salmon steaks
  1. In a large re-sealable plastic bag combine the first six ingredients; mix well.
  2. Set aside 1/2 cup of marinade and refrigerate.
  3. Add salmon to remaining marinade, cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours, turning once. Drain and discard marinade.
  4. Place the salmon on a broiler pan. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 5 minutes. Brush with reserved marinade; turn and broil for 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Brush with remaining marinade.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 392 calories, 19g fat, 2.6g carbohydrate, .2g fiber, and 38g protein. Motivate your friends, family and co-workers! Use the “refer a friend” link below to forward this newsletter and subscribe your friends.

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Jordan Rudolph is the owner/operator of Unity Fitness (Unity Fitness LLC)

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
FMS Level 1 Certified

jordan@unityfitnesspro.com

Unity Fitness


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