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Did you Miss the Nutrition Seminar? Well Here it is….

Thank you all for coming back on the 12th to listen to me talk again on nutrition.  If you missed it, you can watch it or re-watch it below.  I got a lot of positive feedback from those who attended.  They say they were motivated by it.  The talk was called, “Eating for Pleasure and Benefit.”    Here is a flyer that was my second choice.  It is a good graphic of what is explained in  the presentation:

Challenge Nutrition Seminar

Watch the seminar here: http://youtu.be/lgKmaQ1ho2c

Challenge Participants and Prize Money Confirmed!

Here is the final list of participants for the TriSystem EDGE Challenge in Alphabetical Order.  Your name has to be on this list to collect the prizes.  You have to be in it to win it!

In-It-to-Win-It!

  1. Linda Anderson
  2. Candace Camacho
  3. Dennis Carson
  4. Noble Craver II
  5. Christina Duenas
  6. Reginald S Flowers
  7. Eric Groenberg
  8. Shawn Horn
  9. Julie Kirk
  10. Erin Martin
  11. Edward Martinez (pending)
  12. Paul McFall
  13. Nayeli Mendiola
  14. Natalie Pacheco
  15. Traci Patterson
  16. Marcos Rios
  17. Mike Rossi
  18. Taylor Saruk
  19. Jody Wagner
  20. Deborah A. Wolfe

 

Based on this number of participants (20), the prizes are as follows:

  • Awards…
    • 1st Place: $1000  plus other gifts and gift certificates.
    • 2nd Place: $100  plus other gifts and gift certificates.
    • 3rd Place: $50  plus other gifts and gift certificates.

The Boston Marathon Bombing Near Miss!

In the midst of the TriSystem EDGE Challenge life brings us even more challenges in dealing with terrorism and senseless tragedy.  In the middle of danger and adversity, stories of  life and limbs lost at the Boston race remind us of how some things just don’t make sense.  In to my life enters an aspiring young runner, studying to be an NASN Primary Sports Nutritionist and personal trainer.  Pictured here is Melissa with her racing tag for this year’s Boston Marathon.

Melissa McGaughey“Officially excited” is what she captioned this picture.  There is so much training and preparation that  goes into a race like this that the expectation to do well and the celebration at the end adds to the excitement of traveling and finally getting there.  Melissa was no exception.  She prepared diligently and was hoping for her personal best.  Under 4 hours was satisfactory but under 3:45 was her hope. 

A race this size has several start times to accommodate the large number of participants and Melissa started 20 minutes later than her scheduled start time due to a back up.  Start times are ranked by previous race statistics with the fastest runners going first.  Melissa’s times put her not too far back in the pack but, she still started 20 minutes later than her scheduled start. 

When I learned that the bombs detonated around 4:15  to 4:20 into the race, it immediately made me worry about my student who had been pursuing her NASN Primary Sports Nutrition License.   Melissa had told me during her sessions about the race and we discussed the benefit of  using TriSystem EDGE to improve her performance.  With the news of the bombing,  I realized I had a young sports nutrition student with TriSystem EDGE right in the middle of it.  Trying to reach her made me fear the worst when her mobile phone went straight to voice mail as if it was not on or damaged.  There was no connection even when I tried the evening after the race.  

Tuesday morning, I got some news…

I saw there was some activity on her Facebook page and I got a text.  Here mobile phone had been made inoperable by law enforcement to prevent anyone from using their mobile phone to detonate another bomb.  From there, she went to the airport and just didn’t have a good mobile connection until Tuesday.  So what happened???

This Text says it all:

Melissa TextMelissa expected to cross the finish line at exactly the time the bombs went off and her family was waiting to see her there.  Instead, she did better than expected with a 3:41 time and got her medal and family away from the finish line,  just in time to be far enough away, but close enough to see the whole thing happen.  What an incredible story.  “Thank God for a 3:41” run time and I hope that TriSystem EDGE helped her get it.  She thinks it did.  She felt great during the run and that pace saved her life and the lives of her family.

This whole story put’s things in perspective.  The unknown is out there and evil rears it’s ugly head when we least expect it.  How can we be ready for things like this?  What kind of person would even consider doing something like bombing the Boston Marathon?  I can only answer the first question.  The answer is to do our best.  The answer is to maintain our resolve to do good.   Attitude, mindset and mood will govern whether we live life as a gift and hold it precious or live like life is a burden that can only be ripped from us.

Which way will you live? You need to decide.  I’ve chosen to live my life with optimism.  Find the positive in your situation.  It’s always there if you look for it.  That is why I’ve created TriSystem EDGEIt’s a natural botanical supplement designed to do just that…

FIND YOUR EDGE  and keep it.

EDGE helps with the physiology behind staying in a good mood, maintaining a healthy metabolism an recovering from stresses like the Boston Bombing.  Let’s take it even one step further.  We need to feed our minds and spirits as well with daily encouragement and tools to live an optimistic, productive life.  That’s why when something like this happensBoston Marathon Explosion, it’s good to have a support system to fall back on.

The first thing I do, most mornings, is devote my first minutes of the day to understanding my purpose and how I can be better.  Join me if you like.  At times it gets personal and, of course I share my beliefs and perspective.  Sometimes someone else’s perspective helps you confirm your own beliefs.  You can find my devotional summary here:Jeff's Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/jeff.kotterman. My personal Facebook page.  “Friend me” and it will show up on your Facebook timeline and hopefully motivate and encourage your friends as well.  We all could us some motivation these days, couldn’t we?  FIND YOUR EDGE and keep the Faith!

Jeff Kotterman

 

 

So what you missed last week’s seminar, here it is…

Don’t let missing last week’s seminar stop you from coming tonight!   You can catch up by watching the April fifth seminar here: http://youtu.be/xIrFVgD9s44

Now that you’ve watched last week’s talk here are some things you should review and do to make tonight a little easier.

You should have an Inner Circle account by now.  That is an email address and password to log in to your online program here .  If you still don’t and you are planning on doing the challenge, go here and fill in name, email and phone to get your FREE account.

If you haven’t done your assessment yet, watch this short video to get an overview of what you’ll be doing.  You can use a tape measure if you have one or not.

If you have already completed your assessment, there is a great Guide for accessing your TriSystem Online Program.  Just click the hyperlink or find it on the TriSystem.com website under extras.

online guide

A great overview video in the guide is this video. It shows an older home home page.  The home page has been updated since then but the online program overview is the same.  Click on the link or just watch it below.

Tonight’s Seminar: Eating for Benefit and Pleasure!

Hey, just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock, shut off from all emails, Facebook, the TriSystem website, texting, Twitter, Instagram and all other forms of modern social life, here is a News Flash….  We are going to have a great hour talk TONIGHT about how you can “Get Your EDGE” when it comes to eating.  Nutrition can be complicated and confusing.  Food seems to be so polar.  Good food that tastes good, has no harmful stuff in it and actually does something good for your body seems to be really hard to find.  If it tastes bad, it is not necessarily good for you and if it tastes good, it is not necessarily bad for you.  Come by tonight and let’s talk about this and sort it all out!  Please repost, send and share this event with everyone!

Free Seminar 6:30 pm,

7710 Balboa Ave, Suite 322,

San Diego, CA  92111

Last Chance

Tonight is the Last chance you have to enter the TriSystem EDGE Challenge.  Don’t Miss This.  It is a great opportunity to set the tone for your attitude and outlook for the summer and the rest of 2013.  See more information here.  If you pre-register, you get a discount code for all things TriSystem!

To better prepare you for the evening, Challenge participants should already be logging what they are doing.  From last week’s seminar, we learned that key tools in really making a difference are:

  • assessment
  • accountability
  • progression

Therefor, don’t forget to use your logging tools.

  • Today is the last day for  your initial body fat.  Call 858-694-0317. We can do some last minute ones tonight.
  • If you don’t already have a TriSystem online account, go to http://platinumclub.trisystem.com and put your name, phone and email to start the process.  I  will make it FREE.
  • Download more your Activity log sheets here.

You must keep an accurate log of all your points.  There are 3 ways to verify your points will be counted.

  1. Go to a TriSystem Affiliate and have them log your event in their log sheet.
  2. Take a screen capture or photo and text it to a TriSystem Affiliate.  The main text number is 619-757-7388
  3. THE NEW AND PREFERRED WAY: text or email proof of your event to trisystemchallenge@yahoo.com where you will have your own personal folder of all events sent to this account.

That’s all for now, more to come. later today about your TriSystem online account.

Pace Yourself, Don’t Wear out Fitness.

We are approaching the 72-hour mark into the TriSystem EDGE Challenge.  Not even 3 full days into the TriSystem Challenge and participants are really making  strides to reset attitudes, mood and mindset toward an  incredible transformation.  Check out how most challenge participants are verifying their points:

Challenge post workout EDGE 1Challenge workout check inChallenge pre workout EDGE 1Challenge hike check inChallenge Home WorkoutChallenge Gym Workout

Some people have signed up for the challenge but have yet to do their initial body fat assessment.  Make sure you do that this week.  Even though it seems some have tried to sprint ahead, the steady participant is the one who is going to win the challenge.  Don’t go so hard that you create a pace you can’t maintain.  It is the old “Tortoise and the Hare” story relived.

Remember:

This week is all about assessment, accountability and validation.  Be sure to log everything you do that has point value and get it validated by either a picture sent to me or by one of the Affiliates on the list.  The essential forms are listed below with some new food logs added.  You can use My Fitness Pal or any other app including the TriSystem online software.1.

  • Schedule  your initial body fat.  Call 858-694-0317.
  • If you don’t already have a TriSystem online account, go to http://platinumclub.trisystem.com and put your name, phone and email to start the process.  I  will make it FREE.
  • Download your Activity log sheets hereAffiliates, please use the this log sheet to verify contestant activities.  Be sure you have the right sheet.  One says contestant and one says affiliate.
  • New Food Log sheets

 

It All Starts Today!

The Future Starts TodayFriday’s seminar was a blast!  for those of you who attended, thanks for coming.  If you didn’t make it, I’m sorry you missed it.  We are Working on getting the video up for all to see.  Even if you missed it, you still have a chance to start the TriSystem EDGE challenge this week.  It all Starts today!  Three important things to do this week:

  • 1.  Schedule a time for your initial assessment and measurements.  Call 858-694-0317 or text your affiliate, or just reply to this email.

 

  • 2.  If you don’t already have a TriSystem online account, go to http://platinumclub.trisystem.com and put your name, phone and email to start the process.  Don’t worry, you’re not going to have to pay for your online program.  I will activate it for free once your challenge fees have been processed.

 

  • 3.  Download your log sheets here.  Affiliates, please use the this log sheet to verify contestant activities.  Be sure you have the right sheet.  One says contestant and one says affiliate.

You have to verify that you actually did each event that qualifies for points with a TriSystem Affiliate.  If you have trouble getting to an affiliate,  just send us a picture of you actually doing the event with your phone and email or text it to us.  Be honest.  photo-shopped and staged stuff will not be accepted.  Make sure the images show you clearly and show what you are doing clearly.  Don’t hide your face. document your workouts

See you tonight, 6:30pm

Don’t Miss This…

A Gentle ReminderJust a little reminder that tonight is the night!  Put it on your calendar, give yourself an alert so you can make it on time.  This free seminar alone will set the tone for your 2013 summer.  it is just 6 short weeks until Memorial Day weekend.  Will you be ready to enjoy it?

Seminar:
Friday, April 5th, 6:30 pm

7710 Balboa Ave, Suite 322

San Diego, CA  92111
More info: http://www.trisystem.info/challenge

 

Is There Really Brain Food?

For those of you who missed it, here is the April 2nd news spot on San Diego Living, Channel 6

 (see the video here)

We’ve all had those days when we just feel like our brain is in a fog.  And while there’s no magic pill (or is there?) to bring us back to the height of our cognitive powers, there are some foods and nutrients that have been shown to improve brain function, protect against age-associated cognitive decline and encourage focus and clarity.  But before you dismiss the diet-brain connection let me tell you there has been study after study that has found a relationship between what we put in our mouths and how well we can perform important thinking and memory tasks. While certain nutrients may specifically assist brain function, there is also the totality of our diets to consider. Also, several well-regarded studies have shown that meal timing is an important predictor of performance.

For example, research shows that eating breakfast can improve the memory and acquisition skills of schoolchildren. In a finding sure to fuel the debate over the harms of saturated fat, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital published a study last year suggesting that saturated fats — found in red meat and full-fat dairy products — causes the brain to age more rapidly than other kinds of fat. Olive oil, avocado, and other monounsaturated fats appear to slow brain aging.

I’ve put together the top brain foods — tell me Friday if any have made a difference for you. We all could use a little extra oomph up there?

·         Walnuts help promote blood flow, which in turn allows for efficient delivery of oxygen to the brain.

·         Olive oil is a great source of monounsaturated fat, which has been shown to actually slow brain aging.

·         Berries –  Neuro-research found that a diet high in blueberries, strawberries and others were linked to a slower mental decline in areas like memory and focus in a large sample of middle-aged women.

·         Fatty fish like sardines and salmon are a well-known brain booster, thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which have been linked to lower risk of dementia, improved focus and memory.

·         Spinach is rich in the antioxidant lutein, which is thought to help protect against cognitive decline, according to researchers from Tufts University.

·         Avocados are full of monounsaturated fats that improve vascular health and blood flow, making them another brain food.

·         Water – When a person becomes dehydrated, their brain tissue actually shrinks. And several studies have shown that dehydration can affect cognitive function.  Dehydration can impair short-term memory, focus and decision making.

·         Garlic may help stave off some forms of brain cancer, according to research published in Cancer, the medical journal of the American Cancer Society. Investigators found that the organo-sulfur compounds in garlic actually worked to kill brain cancer cells.

The key to successfully implementing these foods for effectiveness is in balancing them.  Remember, too much of a good thing is a bad thing.  At the Seminar Friday, we will talk about how to combine these foods and other herbs and botanicals for optimal brain function.

Over decades of study and working with thousands of clients, I’ve developed a single product that has a key all-natural combination affecting Mood. Metabolism and Recovery as it says on the bottle

It all starts on my birthday, this Friday, April 5th at a FREE seminar in San Diego where San Diego 6 viewers can get a chance to enter to receive all of this free.  All views have to do is register at www.trisystem.info/san-diego-6. That enters you in a drawing to be announced at the seminar.  More information about the location is on that page.  It starts at 6:30. I hope to see you there!