January motivation and inspiration | tearing into 2013

Assuming we survive the Mayan end of the world, January 2013 will be here before you know it.

Even with the best of exercise and health eating intentions, most of us will indulge over the holidays and be looking for ways to get back on track come the new year.

How about we jump on the January motivation and inspiration train a bit early this year?

I’ve got four announcements to get through today. Three of them are exercise and weight loss-themed. The fourth is for my fellow healthy living bloggers (or any of you are thinking of starting a blog, but haven’t the faintest idea where to start).

January motivation

Choose one (or more!) of the options below, commit to following through come January and enjoy the holidays knowing that you have a plan in place to quickly (and painlessly too, I hope) get right back to where you were health and fitness-wise before the seasonal madness began!

1. Need to lose a few pounds? Join my DietBet!

I’m excited to be partnering with the newest online weight loss program, DietBet! Ante up ($25), challenge yourself to lose 4% of your body weight in four weeksΒ (January 6th through February 2nd) and split the pot with everyone else who succeeds! DietBet provides an online platform for interacting with the other challenge participants; a place to motivate, inspire and encourage each other daily. More details to follow!

Click on the link to join Fitknitchick’s DietBet. I’ve already thrown my $25 into the pot; I know that I’ll be looking to shed a few pounds in the new year…

2. Fell out of your gym routine? Try my #freshstartfitness challenge take 2!

Last fall’s #freshstartfitness challenge was such a success, I’m repeating it this January, with a twist. Rather than have participants visit my blog and log their responses to the weekly challenges there, I’ll be taking the whole thing over to my Facebook page. Each and every day in January, I’ll be posting a pinnable workout that you can print and take to the gym with you. Workouts will require minimal equipment and will be appropriate for new and returning-to-exercise-after-a-hiatus peeps.

All you need to do to join in is ‘like’ my Facebook fan page and make sure you add it to your interests list (otherwise you may not see all of my posts!). Don’t know how to do this? See below*** for step-by-step instructions!

3. Need a little one-on-one attention? Try online personal training!

I’ve had so many queries about online training, I decided to plunge right in! If you’re interested in working with a certified and knowledgable personal trainer to achieve your health and fitness goals, I’m your girl!

I’m a big believer in ‘relationship-based training’. In order for personal training to really work, clients need to trust their trainer. And trainers need to take the time to really get to know their clients before creating an individualized roadmap to health and wellness. Click the links to read more about my credentials, some client testimonials and the online personal training services I offer.

And as a special incentive to commit to a January training plan, I’m offering the first 5 registrants a 33% savings on the introductory 8 week package ($100 rather than $150). What are you waiting for?

4. Want to expand your blogging skills? Register for The Blog Genie’s “Blog Challenge Program”

Rita, the owner and chief designer of Blog Genie is running a year long Blog Challenge Program to help new and aspiring bloggers to take their ‘baby’ to the next level. Each month, her online learning program will feature a different topic, ranging from content creation to social media marketing to monetization and beyond! Registration is ongoing, but register before December 19th and you’ll also receive your choice of one of two ‘gifts’; free transfer of your existing blog to WordPress self-hosted OR a Premium StudioPress Theme.

Why am I sharing this with you? Last April, Rita worked with me to redesign and transfer my WordPress.com blog to WordPress self-hosted. She also happily held my hand as I learned how to manage the ‘behind the curtain’ details of my blog. Just this past weekend she answered my desperate email about fixing a broken blog (why do blogs always break on Sunday nights???).

I think referrals are the highest form of praise, don’t you?

And Rita was kind enough to give me a coupon code to share with my readers! Valid from December 12 until 11:59 (MT) December 19th, it’s good for $50 off the cost of the program!

There you have it. January motivation and inspiration before December is even finished. Just what you need to tackle the holidays with confidence and hope!

Have your regularly scheduled fitness and nutrition routines taken a back seat to holiday preparations?

Do you have a plan for getting back on track?

*** Β If you want to see ALL of my Facebook updates, please take a moment and do this-

Facebook is now pushing administrators to PAY to promote every post/update from their page. In an attempt to make page administrators pay for “promoted posts,” Facebook will now only let 7% of you receive each update I post.

Meaning that now, in order to receive all of my messages/posts, you must do the following:

1) Go to my Fitknitchick fan page.

2) Hover your mouse over where it says “LIKED” and click on “ADD TO INTEREST LISTS”

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!


Looking for an inexpensive way to jump-start your journey to fitness and health? Join my online Bootcamp today! Get more info by clicking the image below.

Looking for an inexpensive way to jump-start your journey to fitness and health? Join my online Bootcamp today! Get more info by clicking the image below.


  1. damn woman.
    youre already rocking the THIRTEEN.
    SEE you in june to check in! πŸ™‚
    Miz recently posted…WORLD HOOP DAY.My Profile

  2. You have been added to my facebook interests list! πŸ˜‰ Look forward to the January challenge!

  3. Good stuff Tamara!! I’m feeling the push this 2013!!! woooo! I shared — pinned, stumbled and tweeted! xo
    christieo recently posted…Eyelashes? Or Surgery? The Game.My Profile

    • Thanks Christie! I must say, I’m really looking forward to the end of 2012. Onward and upward!

  4. Perfect timing! I was thinking about signing up for Rita’s program and here you are with a discount. It sounds exciting. Thanks!
    Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted…Weekly Reader: A Month of InspirationMy Profile

    • You’re welcome! Rita is amazing. She is talented and generous and very creative. You will love working with her Debbie!

  5. So many great things Tamara! I can’t believe it’s almost 2013. Yikes! BTW – “easy peasy lemon squeezy” is my son’s favorite saying.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted…12 Ways to QuinoaMy Profile

  6. You have your fingers in so many different pies, Tamara. Healthy pies! Good luck with them all. πŸ™‚

  7. OMG January already! I can’t believe this, time is FLYING BY! 2013 is going to rock EVERYONE’S COMPRESSION SOCKS OFF~ LOL!!!

    There are some great tips by the way πŸ™‚ Even though I don’t need to lose weight or anything, I love signing up for web sites that challenge you to keep at it… I like to compete with yesterday ME all the time! (PS: Totally whooped her ass today on the elliptical, take that Dec 11 GiGi! LOL)
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted…Naked or Dressed; That is the Salad Question!My Profile

  8. I got out for my first run in WEEKS! My 2013 resolution is starting now!
    Janice – Fitness Cheerleader recently posted…Travel Fit with FILA and Win a Trip to Italy!My Profile

  9. Thanks for the FB interests list tip. I added you! Now to repeat your brilliance and implement that tip with Fun and Fit! You’re brillo babeeeee!
    KymberlyFunFit recently posted…TheraFit Shoes Were Made for Walking: Product ReviewMy Profile

    • I’m not completely sure it’s true (you know how those urban FB myths are), but so few of my ‘likes’ are seeing my posts that I thought it worth a try!

  10. great goals for 2013!!!!!
    Jason Curlee recently posted…The Power To Be A WarriorMy Profile

  11. YOU ARE FRIGGIN AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love all your help for people – especially the last one for me! I always tell my hubby that I want my blog to be like yours with all the info so yes, Rita has done good! I really don’t even know if I will be blogging in 2013 so I can’t put out money that I don’t even have.. Yes, I will be there in the beginning but after that is all up in the air right now due to looking for work & money stuff…. If I am for sure – Rita is a great source! πŸ™‚
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted…Where Hawaii Took Me!My Profile

  12. I’m in on at LEAST one of these! And I have already started trying to get motivated forward of 2013 – I’ve set myself reminders on my work computer to get up and have a walk every couple of hours and to drink more water. πŸ™‚
    Sue recently posted…Starting Something NewMy Profile


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