December 23, 2013 - Better You, Wellness

Get Pretty, Kick Butt in 2014!

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be taking a break from my regular blogging format for a series on preparing for 2014.  There won’t be any new outfit posts but there will be loads of inspiration for being your best YOU in the new year – including an amazing virtual personal training package giveaway (read on for details!).


I’ll also be taking an end of the year break from answering comments and visiting other blogs.  Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon, I just need to recharge my batteries and spend some much needed QT with my family so I can start out 2014 refreshed and ready to go!

Book Cover In lieu of style posts, I’ll be posting excerpts from my book “Get Pretty, Kick Butt!”.  It’s a super quick read and a great way to kick off the new year right.  The best part is, everything is implementable in 30 days or less.  My guide is designed to help busy women:

  • Get into a daily “kick butt” routine.
  • Make self-care a priority.
  • Manage your home more effectively and efficiently.
  • Build your wardrobe on a budget.
  • Shop your closet and create new outfits.
  • Discover your style.
  • Have perfect makeup in 5 minutes flat.
  • Get fit at home and feel your best.
  • Make time to pursue  your interests and hobbies.


As my gift to you, “Get Pretty, Kick Butt!” is ON SALE today through December 31st.  Click HERE to download it on Kindle now!


Personal Training Giveaway Graphic I’m so excited to partner with one of my favorite bloggers today for an exciting giveaway.  Morgan of Morganize with Me is a personal trainer and organizing maven with a K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sister!) approach to your health and home.  She offers exactly what busy moms like me need – easy, implementable strategies to simplify, prioritize and measure progress one day at a time.

Here’s more from Morgan!

Morganize with Me [Morgan of Morganize with Me]

Let’s face it, our daily choices affect the way our bodies look, feel, and respond to stress.  Our choices can often be the biggest roadblock to success.   Finding what works for you, based on your time, energy, goals, and commitment all factor into your journey.  What you may need is some guidance, encouragement, and much-needed empathy throughout the process.  It is not about “looking” a certain way, but rather about protecting your health, and being the best version of you, inside and out.

As your Personal Trainer, with 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, I know I can help you to set fitness and diet goals, along with a practical plan to help meet the goals we set.  Sometimes all you need is someone to help point you in the right direction and then follow up and hold you accountable.  If that is what you need, I’m your girl!

My 30 Day package includes the following:

  • A specific written plan tailored to help you to meet your goals.
  • Continued communication via email throughout your consultation package.
  • Ongoing support, encouragement, motivation, and accountability.
  • Commitment to walk with you every step of the way.

As an added bonus, the winner of the personal training package will also get a free copy of “Get Pretty, Kick Butt!” to kick start your new year.  Just choose any or all of the easy ways to enter below.  You can also earn 10 additional entries for sharing a link to this post on Facebook!
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Be sure to come back on Friday for my first book excerpt about how I got out of my mom rut and into my groove!
Buy the book on Kindle NOW!

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  • Cool new series Alison! Can’t wait to read more!

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  • What a great giveaway. Happy holidays, Alison!


  • Enjoy your time with your family & have a Merry Christmas!


  • Enjoy the rest of the holidays Alison….it was really a treat knowing you however virtually! And thanks for the year-round inspiration!!


  • I can’t wait to read your upcoming posts! Hope your holidays are wonderful!

  • Congratulations on the book! I’m not a mom but I’m still going to read it because it definitely sounds like it could give my life a little amp’ ing!

  • Getting back in shape has been heavy on my mind….I’ve been struggling since before Thanksgiving and I feel it in every way possible not just the waistline. Very excited for this series! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a fantastic hiatus to recharge. Love & Hugs! Sherry

  • Very cool
    I really hope I win!
    Enjoy the time with the family and Have a Merry Christmas!

  • This is the perfect giveaway! Getting back in shape is on everyone’s priority list for the New Year!

  • Hope you have a lovely holiday with the family, and a brilliant new year! Cheers to an amazing 2014! 🙂


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    This is a great & positive new series. And congrats on your new book – I didn’t know. It looks like you have a Fab 2014 ahead of you. =)

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  • I hope you get some good RnR Alison! I can’t wait to get my hands on your book! Happy Holidays Darl! <3 Ax

  • I had no idea you had a book! Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed your break.