Monday, August 22, 2016

Country Heat Broccoli Cheese Soup

I am really enjoying Country Heat and since the meal plan falls in line with the 21 day fix I feel right at home with my containers!! 
Fall is in the air and to me that means SOUP Weather!! I am kinda excited for the fall foods... the weather too! 
Broccoli Cheese Soup 

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp butter - Yes Butter is ok on the Fix! 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots (about 2 medium)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (1 (32 oz) box)
  • 4 cups broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat, then add the onions and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally until they start to soften (they will finish cooking later, so don't worry about trying to make them super soft).
  2. Next, add the roughly chopped broccoli (DO NOT add the broccoli that you chopped into small pieces yet!), the cauliflower, 1/2 tsp salt and the broth. Cover and simmer until veggies are all VERY soft. You should be able to mash them against the side of the pot with the back of a spoon.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the broccoli that's been chopped small in the microwave. I put them in a glass casserole dish with a lid and a couple of tablespoons of water, then cooked until very soft. It took about 5 minutes or so, but all microwaves are different so keep an eye on yours the first time you make this.
  4. Once veggies from the pot (with the chicken broth) are soft, puree the mixture in the blender in batches until all of the contents of the pot are pureed. Return to pot.
  5. Heat pot on low heat. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and the cooked finely chopped broccoli until all of the cheese is melted. Add pepper to taste. Serve!
  6. *Just a little note - this makes a pretty thick soup, that's how my family likes it, but if your family likes it thinner, by all means, add some extra broth until it's the way you want. 2 cups of Chicken Broth = 1 Red Cup container for tracking. 
Notes:
Container Equivalents: 1 1/2 GREEN, 1 BLUE, 1/4 RED (from Chicken Broth), 
      1/2 TSP~ Serving Size 1 1/2 cups 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Coach Summit 2016 -Design a life that you LOVE!

We just got back from coach summit and it was AMAZING!! 
Coach Summit is like the academy awards of Beachbody! It is packed with Live Workouts with Celebrity trainers, training from top coaches, product announcements and Recognition!! 
It's a Jam packed, Fun Filled 3 days!! 

Coach Summit 2016 


This year I flew solo and stayed with my team at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Spa. 
Our Hotel was beautiful and my roomies where tons of fun! 
I flew in early thursday morning and hit the ground running!! 

We headed to the convention center to register, and check out the core!!
Core is a BIG Beachbody Swag Shopping Mall!! 

Sara Stakeley
Country Heat Shopping 

We did some damage.... 

Core Shopping!


 Meet Kasey a Coach from Boston on my team! She joined last September worked toward a FREE TRIP to summit and she received her Diamond medal and achievement tags! 

Sara Stakeley, Kasey Caplis
Kasey Caplis Diamond Coach 


After we checked in we headed to Tequila Cowboys for a team meet and greet! 
It is always fun to get together for work and see my team from all over the US and Canada in one place. Being surrounded by Like-minded people is always so comforting and getting to meet some of them in person and not just online is filled with hugs and smiles! 



We found a place up the road for dinner and everywhere you go in Nashville is filled with live music and good southern bbq! I tried the pulled pork bunless and collard greens!! 



I saved my bread for a few cocktails and the JOLEAN was worth it! We ate, we sang along with the performer and danced a little around the table! 



Opening Night was filled with excitement at the Nissan Stadium. 25,000 coaches filled the seats and the energy in the room was electric! 

We learned new product releases, upcoming releases on Beachbody On demand and tons of motivation and recognition! 


My Coach Teresa took to the floor to be recognized for achieving 1 star and I swear it was like the Olympics as they entered the stadium waving white flag!! I am so proud of this Wife & Mom of three!! She is hardworking on herself and changing lives!! 

Teresa Monaco 1 Star Parade! 


Day 2 we headed back to the Convention center for a day filled of learning and inspiration. 

TONY LIVE 

We started the morning at 6am with a live 22 minute hard corps workout with MY MAN Tony Horton! Is was as funny as ever and everyone got a good sweat in!



Friday night we headed out to Broadway for dinner with the team and my Coach Teresa's family. 


We had dinner, filled with live music and even a 12 year old guest appearance from Teresa's daughter, from Pittsburgh singing Live with the band!! She requested a song and they invited her up to sing it. Everyone clapped and I was so shocked!! She has an amazing voice and nerves of steel! 


Saturday Morning the alarm went off and we stayed out later than we wanted to the night before but got up and headed to back to Broadway Street where now the streets where blocked off and 25,000 hit the street for the live Super Workout!! 

25,00 working out 

This was AMAZING!! Having all of these people in one area working out was something that is hard to explain. Talk about motivating!! Everyone all sizes, genders and race coming together to get a good sweat on with the celebrity trainers! 



After the workout we found a little dinner and had a breakfast of champions in the south!! Biscuits and Gravy that I think I will remember for a long time! It could have been the late night out the night before OR it could have been the amount of sweat we left on the pavement that morning but it WAS GOOD!! After we refueled I had to head over to the stadium to practice for the celebration that night. 


I love being on stage and it was fun to practice with other leaders on the team and the professional dancers! After practice we headed to the workshops and general sessions. 



The Last night was here and we had VIP seats on the floor! 
Celebration Night is filled with recognition and rewards! My favorite is the Transformation winners. Beachbody gives away big MONEY to the top Male and Female transformation of the year! 


We where sitting right behind them and their families and when they shared their stories you could hear a pin drop in the stadium. Story's like many of us of struggle and finding hope with movement and health. It is so inspiring to hear how the challenge groups can change lives!! 


Last but not least.... The TOP COACH performance! We headed back stage and put on our Tiaraa's and waited to perform. 


Looking out from the stage at 25,000 smiling faces is CRAZY cool! Everyone was so excited to celebrate my team for achieving #1 spot out of  480,00 coaches in the organization!! AMAZING!! 




Did you know that you can make a career out of your passion for eating healthy and working out? I didn't! I actually had NO IDEA that this even existed until I personally needed to lose weight and get off some serious prescriptions for PCOS. I was introduced to the online community of support & accountability by my coach and began my journey to losing 30+ pounds with P90X, Eating Clean, Shakeology and truly the support from my coach and fellow customers!

I started small, I helped others make better choices, I shared my tips & tricks to staying on track, I shared motivation, I provided accountability and support! I did this all from HOME or on my breaks from my smart phone working 60+ hours at the spa! This fit my lifestyle & gave me freedom and a little extra income to be comfortable with our life.

Then, as I saw the opportunity that Beachbody presented I began to dream bigger, push harder & success began to take place.

Financial Freedom


FAST FORWARD 5 years later and I have built an income on social media, I have helped hundreds of people reach their health and fitness goals, I have created a business that has given Brian and I freedom, we have paid off credit card debt, student loans and car payments! It has allowed me to work full time from home, supporting me through 6 months of post surgery rehab! 


It sounds crazy but I did it because I am driven, motivated and willing to fail forward!


You can do it too!



You might think... I'm not like her or I don't have that transformation, but if you go back and look at the pictures from 5 years ago when I started you can clearly see that I am just like you! I have grown into the Entrepreneur I am now with lots of practice and hard work!
I have created a proven system to teach you how to do the same thing!
If you are interested in learning more about what I do as a coach then fill out this application below or email me sstakeley@hotmail.com 📧
I am going to be hosting a no strings attached sneak peek online event so you can gather more information about the business and the opportunity!




Life is short, why not love your career and call your days work your passion that brings in the paycheck!!! I would LOVE to see you with me next year as we head to NEW ORLEANS for Coach Summit 2017!! 

Design a life that you LOVE! 




There are tons of Wufoo features to help make your forms awesome.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Join The Beachbody Health Bet and WIN BIG in September!

Need a little incentive to get back on track with your health??
 This may be the sign you have been looking for?? 

Beachbody Health Bet

Beachbody is betting over $1Million that you will fall in love with getting healthy with the Beachbody Health Bet!
🚨🚨Oh yeah! It's on! 🚨🚨

🔷Anyone who purchases a challenge pack through me this month is eligible to win some money next month!!
🔷 You don't have to lose a certain amount of weight or inches. You just need to download an app and participate in the group.
🔷Beachbody will split up to $1,000,000+ between participants!
Yes, it's up to 1.2 MILLION!!
🔷With 15 options/programs on sale this month, what are you waiting for?!

Sara Stakeley
Beachbody Challenge Pack Sale August 2016 

Team Beachbody is offering customers and new Coaches a discount on:
Country Heat + Shakeology 
Country Heat Kickstart,
21 Day Fix + Shakeology
21 Day Fix Kickstart
21 Day Fix Extreme + Shakeology
21 Day Fix Extreme Kickstart
3-Day Refresh + Shakeology
CIZE + Shakeology
CIZE Kickstart
PiYo + Shakeology
PiYo Kickstart
22 Minute Hard Corps + Shakeology
22 Minute Hard Corps + Performance Challenge Pack
The Club (Beachbody On Demand) + Shakeology
Club Kickstart includes Portion Fix.

There's something for you! 


Did you know you can get it right here from me?  

 I am going to be launching my official WIN BIG GROUP on Monday August 29th and workouts start on the 5th of September!  You can get personal, 24/7 mentoring, guidance and support from me in a closed group APP on your smartphone for accountability and support!  I am going to basically walk you through the 30 days from beginning to end.  I will teach you how to navigate the nutrition plan, how to choose healthier snacks, swap out your bad habits for better choices and how to truly make a lifestyle change vs. a crash diet.  

I will be there to help you stay accountable, to track your food, to keep you motivated when you are not feeling it!  My job is to be your support system and sounding board!  I don't want this to be another program you invest in and don't complete!  
This time it will be different!! TRUST ME!!

All you need to do is fill out the application below or email me with questions to sstakeley@hotmail.com


*If you DO NOT HAVE A COACH the first step is to make me your FREE COACH.  Click here to sign up for free.  If you already have a coach that you work with please reach out to your coach for details on their launch groups!


Here's how it works:
  1. Participate in a challenge group on the My Challenge Tracker App from September 5th thru October 2nd, 2016
  2. Meet the minimum in-App weekly tracking requirements (and get great results in the process!)
    • Log a minimum of 3 workouts.
    • Log a minimum of 5 Shakeology's, plus post a photo of your Shakeology with your tracked activity.
  3. Win and share equally in the final cash pot
To further sweeten the prize, Beachbody will add $5 to the initial $1Million pool for every Challenge Pack sold between July 27th and August 31st!, 
up to $3 Million! 

ARE YOU READY?

I will be hand selecting a group of people who are committed, dedicated and ready to make some changes in their health and fitness!  
So don't delay, spots will absolutely fill up fast.


Online contact and registration forms from Wufoo.