About me

I am Sara Stakeley a 37 year old wife to my husband Brian and we have been married for 6 years and together for 16 years!! I feel very blessed to be married to a man that is not only my friend but my  biggest support!!

We have 3 cat kids and that completes our family of five !!

I have been through a lot of change in the last year and I will get into that next.

Here is more about all that is me :)  

I am a full time Beachbody Coach but I also a work part time as a certified skin tech and have experience with everything from acne to mature aged skin. I think it is the science behind skincare that makes me love it so much. I love the mixing of products to create a solution that works and I get to see the results of my work daily. Skincare is always changing and I like that I can continue to learn and grow in a field of study that can help people feel better about their appearance.

Now I have experience with skincare .... but when it came to my own health and weight I had no idea what I was doing!!

When I was 13 years old I was diagnosed with PCOS ( poly cystic ovarian syndrome)

I struggled in my teens to manage my hormones and my weight. I was an early bloomer and bigger then most of the other kids in elementary. I was no size 2 in high school but a muscular size 9. I always felt like I had to watch everything I put in my mouth and the PCOS caused me to have a slower running metabolism. I would have to deal with the pain of recurring cysts and sometime they would be so bad that you are stuck bent over in pain for hours. I was told that I would have a hard time having children and then that I probably wouldn't have children when I was 27 years old. The cysts that I get are also on my fallopian tubes and from that they have formed scars that prevent me from being able to drop an egg without pain or illness. To say that I am a little messed up in that area is a true statement.

 But what was the "icing on the cake" for me was being told that I would always be overweight because of it.

Before I decided to become a Beachbody Coach I was 233 pounds!! I remember trying so hard to lose weight for my wedding. I tried everything I did before with no results. The weight loss pills, slim fast shakes, eating less, weight watchers meals. Nothing worked... I was able to lose 8 pounds before my wedding and I walked down the aisle a happy but sad with myself 200 pound bride.

I purchased P90X before my wedding but lacked the motivation to actually do the workouts until a friend of mine invited me to join a challenge. I joined that challenge and was able to lose 30 pounds in 90 days with P90X and Shakeology.
I learned how to eat clean and EAT more than I ever did before !!

  In December of 2012 I signed as a beachbody coach down almost 50 pounds with Beachbody!! I wanted to be able to pay it forward and help others do the same with health and fitness. I used what I learned and the struggles I had to help others do the same. As most of you know, I have spent the MAJORITY of my adult life working for commission!!  Other then when I was a flight attendant... and after 911 there was ZERO job security there too!!

 I had to also keep in mind that I had to work MORE to make MORE Money!!  I believe that going to college, getting a respected job and working there for a very long time while working your way up, is what many people in my generation were taught is the IDEAL picture of success.

My personal struggle was working under someone ELSE’S RULES. Rules that included dress code, business hours, only 10 vacation days, waiting FOREVER for a promotion to a mere 2% raise for my above average performance. I grew to RESENT the entire business mindset!!

There is a saying from one of my favorite movies, the “Shawshank Redemption” that goes, “Get busy LIVING, or get busy DYING”. My soul felt like I was dying everyday because I didn't have FREEDOM.  I think we become “institutionalized” and safe. We FEAR what life holds for us if we break away from comfort, and follow our PASSION. My job had taken enough hours away from living and left me depleted.

Like groundhog day!! Get to work by 8:30 and work till 7 PM. Someday's in the winter I wouldn't even see the light of day!! I knew in my heart I had to follow Andy Dufresne. I BROKE FREE from my own prison to go in search of my FREEDOM.

I started LIVING again. Was it easy- heck no! Call me foolish walking away from that constant money…I was booked at the Spa morning till night!  “But some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.”

 I am excited to show you that this business is NOTHING like you may think. I will also show you that it IS POSSIBLE to live your passion- live healthy – and on YOUR terms.
I know it always seems so vague what Beachbody coaches can earn and how they do it (I mean- how much P90x do you really have to sell, right?!) You may think success is rare. It's not!! It is the lives you have changed and paying it forward to help others! Customers and your Fellow Team of coaches!!
It's the law of attraction it just keeps coming back to you!! You do good for others and you get rewarded!!

God bless you if you LOVE your job, have freedom, income and PASSION. But…if you do not or do not have butterflies waking up every day about what you do, then I INVITE YOU to listen to this call and see what this whole “Beachbody Coaching” thing is really all about. Your life wasn't meant to be lived on someone else's terms. Create your own. If you don’t TRY- You'll never KNOW.

Today I still fight everyday with food and that is why I am here doing this blog. I want to let everyone know that I am not perfect, I am not a fitness expert but I know what has worked for me and I have seen it work for others as well. My proudest day wasn't hitting 75 pounds down. It was the lives I have been able to change and join me in the biggest losers club!! I have 5 challengers that have lost over 50 pounds and that is what brings happiness to my heart and tears to my eyes!!
I love what I do. I am blessed to help people daily to find health and a lifestyle that works. I get to reward people and make them feel good at the spa and I get to save lives online through my Beachbody Challenge groups.

If you want more information on how beachbody can change your health. 
I would love to coach you and show you what has worked for me.

Love health and fitness and want to help others? 
I can show you how to run a successful beachbody business!!

Send me a message sstakeley@hotmail.com