Aloha! My name is Fran Patoskie. Thanks for visiting my blog!
We are faced with choices everyday. Will your choices take you closer or farther from the person you want to become? Join me as I share the choices I make regarding life, fitness, and food.
I am an Independent Beachbody Star Diamond Coach. If you are ready to make the choice to get fit physically and financially, I can help!
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Just finished doing 45 minutes of intense Turbo Fire! I love to sweat because it makes me feel like I’m getting rid of a lot of toxins in my body. I googled “sweat” because I thought I’d be all brilliant and post all about the science of sweating, but my head started spinning after a few articles! All I know is that sweat cools your body and cleans out the junk, so that’s good enough for me!
Did you sweat today? :)
It’s a fact that healthcare costs have risen beyond what the average household can handle. But being obese (having a BMI of 30 or more) can cost you even more money that you could be putting to better use.
I am a busy woman. Very busy! I have a full time job in the hotel industry, and I am also an Independent Beachbody Coach with a thriving business. I sometimes literally only have 10 minutes to make something to eat, and that includes prep and cleanup time. What’s a busy woman to do? Thank goodness for Shakeology! Developed by Isabel Daikeler for her husband, Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler, because he doesn’t like vegetables (!), Shakeology is an unbelieveably premium health shake that tastes delicious! It has everything you need in one luscious shake - protein, antioxidants, phytonutrients, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and vitamins and minerals! It feels like you’re having dessert, but it’s really the best meal replacement shake you can have. And get this, it’s only 140 calories per serving!
And now you can try it Risk Free for 30 Days! Lose weight, gain energy, lower your cholesterol, and feel fabulous within 30 days, or send back the empty bag and get a FULL REFUND. Really! But I bet you won’t want to, cause you will be so addicted to feeling SO GOOD that you won’t want to be without it!
The cost is $120 for a 30 day supply, which breaks down to $4 per serving. Less than the price of a frappacino and way more nutritious for about a third of the calories.
But I said I would tell you how to get it at 25% off, with free shipping. Here’s how to get yours:
-Choose Be a Coach to get 25% off everything in the Beachbody Store!
-Fill out the online form.
-Choose the best Shakeology option for you, but make sure to choose the Fast Start or the Home Direct option so you’ll get the free shipping.
Order yours today!
I got the chance to work out with Chalene Johnson in Dana Pt, CA last October at a Beachbody event. She introduced Turbo Fire to us in a group workout outdoors. Between the slippery grass and the super bright sun that was shining in my eyes, I have to say that I kind of struggled through the 45 minute workout. I was familiar with both Turbo Jam and Insanity moves, and Turbo Fire seemed to be a combination of both, but at a super fast tempo. I wasn’t sure I was going to like the workout when it came out.
On June 18, Beachbody finally released the full workout, and being a Beachbody Fanatic, I bought it, knowing that I could return it within 30 days if I didn’t like it.
Well, it’s been well over 30 days, and nobody’s taking my Turbo Fire away from me! I absolutely love it! I love that there’s a New to Class option, so you can learn the steps slowly before you go into hyper speed. It only took about 2 times doing that option before I felt comfortable enough to skip right to the workout. I love that she has Alee showing modifications all the way through. And the music is just off the hook fun!!!
Today I did Core 20, which is 20 minutes of really creative core movements, some using the band. Oh, that’s another thing I love, that there are workouts from 10-60 minutes, so I can do whatever I have time for. And today, I only had time for 20 minutes, but I got a great workout in. Time for a shower!
To get your own copy of Turbo Fire (risk free!) go to www.ilovetosweat.com
Joseph and I went to our favorite Italian restaurant tonight. Italian usually means meals that start with bread and butter, minestrone soup covered with parmesan, and pasta dishes dripping with riccotta and mozzarella cheese. Now, I’m a sucker for lasagna, the thicker the better! But, I’ve given up dairy and starch due to my skin issues. So what else is there to eat other than a plain salad with grilled chicken?
I have found that good restaurants are happy to accommodate special requests. So I asked for chicken breast without the breading, and substituted grilled vegetables for the pasta. Some marinara sauce instead of butter, and I was a happy camper! My tummy was happy, and still flat, versus the bloat that I would have had if I had eaten the cheese and pasta!
Don’t be afraid to ask for substitutions when you eat out! You can still enjoy a restaurant experience without the regret!!!
I haven’t done a round of P90X in over a year and a half. So today at Fit Club, we did Core Synergistics, and I totally surprised myself! I did every single pushup, including the plank to chatarunga run, with, dare I say, PERFECT form! At least it felt perfect to me! My core was tight the entire time, I didn’t feel any back bow at all when I can up from the plank to chatarunga iso. Not bad!
Today I was invited to be a guest presenter at a Grand Opening Party of a new Beachbody coach. Me? A guest speaker? I’m used to being in the background, helping to plan things and usually play the role of hostess. And now I’m invited to speak in front of a thousand coaches at a Beachbody Coach Summit, and be a guest caller on team calls and be a guest presenter for Grand Opening Parties. What’s happened? I’ve found my passion. If someone asked you to speak about something that you could go on for days about, there’s no fear of public speaking. None. I don’t even need notes. Ask me what I love about being a Beachbody coach, and you’d better get comfortable, cause I could keep you there for a week.
I love that my business is fitness and nutrition, and not makeup and toilet paper. I’ve overcome some medical issues largely because I am fit at the age of 51. That’s something that no makeup can hide. I personally know many, many other Beachbody customers who have gotten off of medication, gotten fit enough to help others by being able to donate their organs, changed the course of a family legacy of obesity and early death, lowered cholesterol by hundreds of points. Dallas Carter, a good friend and fellow coach, was able to buy life insurance for the first time in his life, because he lost 190 lbs. He is the sole breadwinner in his family, as his wife is a stay at home mom raising his two children. How is that not worth celebrating?
I love that by being a part of this company, I have met the most positive, upbeat, health concious people in the country, who are all motivated to help others get fit physically and financially. The coaches on my team have become family to me, and I treasure them.
I love that my friend Evelyn, who told me she was dirt poor, has lost 35 lbs, and is now making enough money to pay for her son’s daycare. And she’s still a stay at home mom!
I love that my friend Jillian, who was a poor college student, was able to buy her very first car with her Beachbody paychecks!
But mostly I love the opportunity to help someone have a better quality of life, by teaching them how to be good stewards of the body and finances God gave them, and letting them know that they are worth it.
I would love the opportunity to help you, too, if you are tired of being tired and worried about your finances. If you are willing to be patient and work hard, I will match you stride for stride. That’s a promise! You can sign up today as my customer or join my team as a coach at www.beachbodycoach.com/ilovetosweat. Please send me a note to let me know that you’ve signed up, and let’s get going on a new season of life for you!