Monday, December 21, 2015

Skinny Drinks! Because Sometime you Need a Cocktail!

Because Sometimes you NEED A DRINK!! 

When the parties hit get your game face on and create these "healthier Cocktails"!! Your sugar won't spike and you will be less likely to have cravings, late night snacking and still be have to be ho ho holly!! Here are some of my favorites!! 

Christmas Cocktails

Have you tried Cranberry LaCroix!! AMAZING!! It makes me feel festive even by itself but add a little clean Vodka and your have a party in your mouth!! Friends will love this one too and have no idea they are drinking a low calorie drink!! Skinny TINI!! 

Skinnygirl cocktails

With this one it's easy.... Chill and POUR!! 
Shake over ice, and strain if feeling DANGEROUS!! 

  • MY FAVORITE COCKTAIL!! (((I need to create a Name))) 

  • 1.5 ounces white Tequila 
  • 3 ounces 100% red or pink grapefruit juice* ( I squeeze 1/2 fresh)
  • 2 ounces club soda or seltzer
  • 1 lime wedge
Pour the gin, grapefruit juice, and club soda in a glass over ice and stir. Squeeze the lime wedge into the drink.
Note: If you are on medication that contraindicates grapefruit or grapefruit juice, simply swap in 100% orange juice instead. 

Sara Stakeley's Favorite Drink


    Fixate Holiday Punch

    Serves 12 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne
  • 1 1/2 cups white rum
  • 1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • ice block

    1. Bring 1/2 Cup Honey with 1/2 cup water to boil in small saucepan. Stirring until it disolves. Simmer 5 minutes. Cool Syrup completely.
    2. Combine Champagne, rum, and pomegranate juice in punch bowl. Add enough syrup to sweeten to taste. Mix in lemon slices, pomegranate seeds, and mint leaves. Add ice block to bowl.

Among the many possible, regrettable consequences of drinking too much, forgetting (or ignoring) your usual reasons for making smart food choices takes the cake.  Be sparing with alcohol.  If possible, try to limit yourself to one cocktail; if not possible, drink a glass of water or club soda between each cocktail.  This will prevent the full extent of that red-nosed feeling from hitting you suddenly—at which point, your diet manual may as well be burned.  If you’re worried about the impression you’ll make by wandering around the party empty-handed, grab a club soda with a lime or lemon wedge (no one will know!).  

When it comes to skinny sippers, enjoy a glass of wine, champagne, or light beer—each under 150 calories.  Alternatively, if you’re up for a low-cal cocktail, here’s the definitive recipe:  one shot of clear liquor (like vodka, tequila, or gin), unlimited seltzer water, and a splash of 100% juice (like cranberry or grapefruit).  

Have fun, stay focused, and don’t use your buzz as an excuse to stop by the pizza parlor on your way home. :)

Happy Holiday!! 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Smart Start 2016!!

We can make a living or we can design a life!!!
So what I am asking you is this.... do you believe without a shadow of a doubt that somehow, someway you are going to do something great with this life??

Because... I have an opportunity of a lifetime to share with you!

Beachbody Coaching Support
Smart Start Coach Opportunity 

If you are a go getter
If you are driven
If you are motivated
If you are independent
If you are into health and fitness
If you believe you are worthy of something great
If you have the drive to build a life by design
If you want to fire your boss
If you want to work from home
If you want to wake up and decide how to spend your days

Then... I want you on my team! I'm currently accepting applications for my class of 2016 New Coach Smart Start!
This opportunity has changed my life, and I want to teach you so that it can do the same for you and your family!

In the last year I have become a success club all star, a 3 star Diamond coach, I paid off debt, I have no student loans, I have no car payments.

Beachbody Coach on team evolve

WHY become a Beachbody Coach?
A big part of joining our team is working with amazing, driven people across the country – we consider ourselves a family, we are there to encourage each other, teach and learn from each other, and share our successes to help others build strong businesses out of this opportunity, and even stronger friendships.
Keep an open mind! Just like we believe that fitness is for everyone, so is coaching. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to enjoy a local 5K, right? There is someone out there who is in a similar spot to you who YOUR story and journey will help. Likewise, everyone “runs” their online fitness and nutrition businesses differently, according to their skills. We learn from each other. We share best practices -- from writing effective social media posts to marketing fitness challenges to better time management.
This is a business and YOU are your OWN CEO. Wow. More than 90 percent of people work for someone else. This is your chance to have your nest egg, to enjoy the freedom of creating your schedule, work environment and a life by design. And you have a ton of support.

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Two key points. Read both. One of them should speak to you.
1. You do NOT have to be an expert in fitness or nutrition. I will share my story in this video. I used Beachbody as an avenue to change my life and now it has become my career. I was able to connect with other people in the same place as me, and motivate them through the process, and share the things I learned and am still learning along the way. There's no need to prescribe diets or come up with fitness routines because Beachbody has professional nutritionists and trainers who provide these things for us! We teach you how to use these products to help people and how to make a fulfilling career out of it.
You will use your own story, your own struggles and successes to inspire others to take action. (How did you lose weight, how do you stay motivated, what programs worked for you?) People are inspired by REAL people and often make buying decisions based on personal referral, not always on an expert opinion. Your business is truly peer-to-peer marketing and it’s fun. We get it and will teach you.

2. If you are ARE an expert in fitness or nutrition, awesome. This type of coach will grow their existing fitness business with a powerful strategic partnership with Beachbody. You can include your OWN fitness and nutrition tips in your challenge groups and use some Beachbody
programs or products to fill in the gaps (everyone can benefit from a nutrient dense shake). You will continue to promote your OWN brand (YOU!) and supplement your income with online coaching and nutrition. You don’t work for Beachbody, you use their premium products, brand recognition, marketing and compensation plan to grow your reach and income. It’s a savvy move.
What do we all have in common?
We all offer encouragement and support. We all help people get results in health and fitness. We all invite others to work with us (not for us) in the business.
What skills do you need?
A successful coach on our team needs to be positive, self-motivated, has a desire to better themselves and wants to help others. We will teach you the rest and will customize a plan of action according to YOUR skills and YOUR goals.

So… you might be curious. 

What do coaches actually do everyday?
What does Coaching look like for a someone working outside the home?
Myths debunked: Coaches Don’t Sell, Coaches Help!

Why we do what we do!!!
Challenge groups work and a magically thing happens after… Your life gets better by surrounding uplifting yourself with like minded people and motivating people!!
You ask others to join you and by losing weight together through referrals you find success in your health and finances!!

Goal Digger

So, has something spoken to you? We shared stories of helping people in our communities, and in our lives, lose weight, get off meds and find happiness. We shared stories of our own successes - earning money, finding purpose and confidence and meeting new friends and teammates, growing thriving businesses.
Four years ago when I was at crossroads in my life, I made this leap of faith. The time was not convenient. I was working full time, I had no business or social media experience But I believed in the company, the mission and I knew it could help end the trend of obesity!
**I made the leap and it was one of the best decisions of my life. **
It has changed my life, my family's future…everything. We have built one of the top teams in the entire company and we are brand new and YOU have yet to join us yet! I hope this speaks to you. 


Love your Job

Next steps:
1. Fill out the application CLICK HERE !!
You can start for $40, or you can start with a Challenge Pack and get some great, highly discounted Beachbody products, including a month of Shakeology, in your starter kit.
2. Your ongoing cost is $16 per month for your websites.
3. We have a FREE training program starting January 4th ALL ONLINE and SELF PACED if you want to roll right into learning about your new business. IT will also reserve your spot in our challenge group too!!!! 
Does this sound like something you would like to do?
Message me CLICK HERE for More Details!!

Sara Stakeley

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Chili Spiced Chicken Salad

With this Recovery from my ACL surgery my focus has been on FOOD!! Can You tell! :) 
I am setting up new meal plans and making an effort to put clean foods only in my mouth!! 
I love the New Hammer and Chisel meal plan! Ir falls in line with the 21 Day fix but higher in protein! 
I can't wait to tackle this workout!! 
But in the meantime I baby step toward my goals and focus on the food and sharing that here with you since that is what I do best!! 
Chili Spiced Chicken Salad, Sara Stakeley, Hammer and Chisel


3 Tbsp. low-fat (1%) Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. ground chili powder
1 tsp. raw honey
3 cups chopped grilled chicken breast, 
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
8 large Boston (or Bibb) lettuce leaves
2 cups fresh baby spinach

1.Combine yogurt,lime juice,chili powder, and honey in a small bowl;
wish to blend.Set aside; this will be your 

2.Combine chicken,onion,pumpkin seeds,and dressing;toss gently to blend.

3.Top four serving plates each with two lettuce leaves. Top evenly with spinach and chicken salad; serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings( about 1/2 cups each)
Total time 15 min
Prep time 15 min
Cooking time none

Containers: 1 red
                     1 green
                     1 Orange

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Depression and Managing Your Recovery after surgery

So have been doing my research and there doesn't seem to be much information out there on depression and what to expect after surgery. Now don't get me wrong I try to keep things upbeat lighthearted and motivational but, I am human too and when I did my 

research I didn't see much out there on the subject so I thought I would tackle it.


When I came home the day of my surgery I was told to rest take my medication and follow my orders from my doctor.  However, I wasn't told was that I was going to need to pee in a pot because I couldn't make it to the bathroom! I was crazy, annoying, and nasty to be around!! I was just plain miserable. 

Now flash ahead here we are three weeks and I will tell you that the struggle is real!!!
I'm stuck at home learning to walk again, I basically hang out my PJ's and I believe now that showers are overrated and it's really difficult to wash your hair.

I feel unpretty, I feel disgusting, I feel tired all the time. I feel swollen bloated and like a lump of shit in my permanent indentation on the couch. 

It's really hard to feel sexy with crutches, sweat pants. and crusty hair.
You get the PICTURE!! 
When I do take a shower and exhaust me, I really just don't feel like myself at all.

So I was talking to my life coach therapist about this yesterday and he said it's a pretty common thing! And I cried a little after he said that.... I'm NOT going MAD i am Normal!! 
 It's common for people to feel not like themselves, it's common for people to be a little bit depressed after having surgery. Life still goes on around you so  it's common  to feel unworthy of help, or have a hard time, or just get exhausted by always asking for someone to get you something you have stared at ALL DAY!! 

It's a whole new routine and each day is something different, recently I went to my doctors after being prescribed for Percocet for the last three months since I injured my knee September 18th, 2015 and I was having flu like symptoms....with a fever. 
So I called the doctor and found out that I am actually 
going through withdrawal symptoms from the medication.

GREAT!! Now I am a Junkie Gimp!! 

Post ACL Surgery

I was prescribed all the medication I am taking and  It's crazy to me to think that on top of everything that I have going on,now have to deal with this over the next few days. 

It makes me want to question my doctors even more in the future. I'm not saying what they do is  wrong, and I'm not saying prescriptions are wrong when they are necessary. Trust Me They were needed, but why was and I forewarned of this. 

I'm thankful that I know myself and I'm thankful that I'm in a place where I know my health or I may not of even known what was going on. Having a bad day is one thing but having a bad day and feeling like you can't get out of bed is another. It's a mental game and the struggle is real  I know eventually this will be a thing of the past but for right now.... I am OVER IT!! 

I just want to speak openly and honestly on the subject.
I don't want to scare you but make you prepared.

Things I needed while recovering that were NOT on the Dr List!! 

What you need at home after surgery

If you've recently had something tragic happened in your life, a surgery, a loss, loss of job?  So many  things the list could go on and on. Knowing that you're depressed and taking the steps to move forward possibly by talking to someone or diving into a good book and  just motivating yourself to be strong it's so important!!!
 I can see where people could fall into that trap of the Dark side when you have a lot going on it's hard to focus on just your recovery and where you come from when you have 
so much further to go.

Just know that you're not alone. Know that I and someone else out 
there are feeling exactly the way you do right now.

This too shall pass

Soon you will be back to YOU

My saving grace has been being able to work from home! Feeling success is important to me and I love being able to give more of my time during this! 

Remember you have to have bad days to really appreciate the good!! 
Allow yourself to have a bad day... you are human, then switch gears and focus on how you are going to COME BACK! :) 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

"Bringin' Up The Rear" December Challenge Group! End This Year with a Bang!

Sometimes we all just need that little “boost” or accountability to fire things back up, right? Well, that’s what I need, as I prepare for all my upcoming holiday parties! I want to shed those extra pounds from Thanksgiving and keep myself in check during the holiday season.

Holiday Challenge,"Bringin' Up The Rear" December Challenge Group, Sara Stakeley

For you, maybe it’s time to do some Spring-cleaning in the ol’ diet, create a new nutrition habit or just hit the RESET button.

Regardless of why you decide to join the program, have faith knowing you are doing something GREAT for yourself. And you know what, share it with other people! I’ve got many of my friends, family, customers and partners doing it with me, because there are power in numbers. I know I won’t fail if I have encouragement.

As a participant AND my customer in the "Bringin' Up The Rear" December Challenge Group I will assure your success in feeling better about your nutrition selections and helping you establish realistic expectations and a strategy to get there (success will only come with YOUR commitment to change bad habits). I will also share with you how and what I eat to keep my energy up and sustain my weight through tools available as a Team Beachbody community member (free member and club member).

It’s not rocket science or a deprivation of foods and taste, but more of learning to make smart choices, with which, in my opinion, really clicked as I had Shakeology as my staple in my diet.

Who’s with me??
Have questions or need help ordering up? Send me an email and I’m there for or apply here Online Now! 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Earn $500 For The Holidays By Being A Beachbody Coach On Team Evolve!

As a Beachbody coach I have the privilege to help many people transform their own bodies with my challenge groups.  I absolutely love nothing more than seeing my customers testimonials in the group every day!  I know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be because every day I wake up really excited about helping my challengers get the best results possible.  As a result of my focus always being on helping people I have been greatly rewarded financially.  It was definitely a great start for me as a coach, but over the past 4 years my focus has been on how to create a quick start system for my new coaches to have success right away.  It's worked wonders for my team and I have new coaches that are doing what took me 9 months in 2-3 months! 

Cash For Christmas

I was sitting at home the other night thinking about the quickly approaching holiday season and I realized that 4 years ago I made a goal for myself to pay for our entire Christmas with the money that I made from Beachbody.

Brian was game but sceptical, but I set out to make that goal a reality. I did it by empowering people during the holiday season to make healthier choices, by providing support and accountability to my customers, family and friends.

I gave tips on healthy alternatives, workout accountability and motivation, travel tips and more. I also lead by example and showed my followers, family and friends that I can find the time to workout at home with at the time working 65+ hours a week outside the home, and my business and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

I use my own facebook page as my platform to share with others what works for me. My hope is that by sharing my honest, real, candid struggles that I can help others to succeed!

So, at the end of December when I just paid of the credit card with our Beachbody money, and we started the New Year off with a clean slate that was the most empowering feeling ever!!!!  I REALLY REALLY want to do that for others this year. I truly want to Pay It Forward and teach you specifically how to do it!  

Pay Off Holiday Debt

I can take on 5 people, 5 brand new coaches that are not currently coaches that are committed to following my very simple plan!  I am going to teach you how to focus on the right activities, how to share vs sell, how to be authentic, genuine and realistic with others and how to earn $500 this holiday season.  

Cash For Christmas

It will take you being willing to invite people to a holiday health and fitness accountability group which we will run together.  I will do the majority of the work but you get to interact, help and support your customers and earn that commission.  I will teach you what to say, how to say it, how to feel like you are sharing an opportunity to help others vs just selling a product.  It's more about building that trust!  People genuinely see through the person who is just out to make a quick sale.  So we are going to do both with ease.

You will be a part of an exclusive closed online group where each day I will post a tip of the day, information, scripts, resources and documents to make your life easier.  I will teach you how to manage your time and give you a power hour so that you are not spending hours on end building a business.  Because honestly who has time for that right now!  I respect your time during the holidays and I want you to feel the freedom to choose!

Love Fast Live Slow, Sara Stakeley

Even if you have been considering coaching for a while now and haven't pulled the trigger it's really a great  time!  If you start now, you set the example for others over the holidays, you will find that people will come to you once the holiday season is finished because you have dedicated and inspiring!  You won't just earn $500 for the holidays but it will continue to increase over the next few months and years! It can be a part time gig or eventually a full time income.  Its totally a personal goal for you and I will match your effort and pace and I will never force you to reach a goal that doesn't fit your life!  

With the launch of Hammer and Chisel and The success of the 21 Day Fix, New Shakeology Flavor Coming....  there are so many opportunities for growth and new business!  You will have a much easier time with success if you start now vs later.  

I started December 1st 2011!! I was able to bring in 1,984.43 in my first 7 weeks! I was working outside the home 65+ hours a week. I did it all from my smart phone. I made almost 300.00 my first week!! 

That is Christmas Cash!! I want to celebrate my success in this business and my love for the foundation and how it has changed my life with you! 

So, let's get the ball rolling!  I am going to be creating the group and getting organized plus reading through the applications and selecting 5 people I feel have the desire and determination to reach success as a coach!

So if you would like to be considered for a spot in the Cash for Christmas coach group please complete the application below.