Start Clean 2013: All the Details!

Thank you for being so excited about #StartClean2013! This post should give you all the details you need to participate. I’ve also created a Start Clean page so you can reference everything in one place!

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Start Clean 2013 Challenge Details

The goal behind Start Clean 2013 is to help take the motivation you have from the beginning of the year and guide you in health challenge through the entire month of January, to ensure your motivation goes beyond the first day or week of the year. By having an amazing January, I hope to help set you up for an amazing year.

Start Clean 2013 will provide daily prompts for participants to complete and weekly prizes to help keep you motivated! There will also be one big grand prize. See below for the daily prompt schedule and how to win prizes.

Anyone can participate – you don’t have to have a blog, or a Twitter or Facebook account. You will need to at least have an email account if you’d like to be eligible to win prizes. The challenge is a flexible format and you will be able to participate as much or as little as you’d like.

Daily Prompt Schedule

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You can also view the agenda with THIS LINK. Simply click on the link and then click on agenda on the top right of the page. I will also write a weekly post with all the prompts along with tips and suggestions! So make sure you keep checking back all January long!

How To Win Prizes

1. Participate in the daily prompt. Snap a photo and tag me in your share. Ways to share with me:

  • Via Twitter: Tag @KatieHeddleston and use the hashtag #StartClean2013
  • Via Instagram: Tag @KatieHeddleston and use the hashtag #StartClean2013
  • Via Facebook: Tag Healthy Heddleston in your post. Make sure your post is public so I can view it.
  • Via your Blog: Share the post URL with me somehow so I see it!
  • Email your prompt pictures at if you aren’t active on social media and this will count as your entry.

2. Become a daily finalist. Each day two finalists will be chosen. One finalist will be drawn with; one will be Katie’s Pick.

3. The daily finalists will then be eligible to win the weekly prize. Finalists from week one will be eligible to win week one’s prize. Finalists from week two will be eligible to win week two’s prize and so on. ALL finalists from the entire #StartClean2013 challenge will be eligible to win the grand prize.

At this time only residents of the United States are eligible for prizes. I hope you will still participate if you are from another country!


I have amazing sponsors lined for for prizes and I know you’re going to love what they are giving! I’ll be writing a complete post with the prize schedule for each week as well as more information about each sponsor. Stay tuned to learn more!

Special thanks to all my #StartClean 2013 sponsors: Commitment Day, Champion USA, Fit Approach, Sparkly Soul, Kay’s Naturals, Healthy Bites, pv.Body, Best Body Fitness, Sprigs, Chobani, Running Happy Bands, Attune Foods, 13 Going on Crazy, Lisa Johnson Fitness and ZOOMA Women’s Race Series.

There is still time to get involved. Please email my at if you’d like to sponsor a prize!

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  • I hope to host a #StartClean2013 Twitter chat at the beginning of January. I’m working on details, but get excited!
  • I’ve created a Start Clean 2013 Facebook Group. Please request to join if you would like support and motivation from the #StartClean2013 participants! I’ll also be posting prompt reminders in the group. Go ahead and join now; we can get psyched for the New Year together!
  • You do not need to participate every day (although, I hope you do!), and the more you participate the higher the chances you have of becoming a finalist and winning a prize!

Please let me know if you have any questions!


  1. 1

    YAY! So excited to get started :)

  2. 2

    I think this is going to be a great motivator for me. Thanks for putting this together Katie!

  3. 3

    Awesome Katie! I’m so excited to get started :) Bring on a fantastic start to 2013. Thanks for all the hard work and effort that goes into bringing something like this together.

  4. 4

    Wow, what a great sponsor list! This is going to be so popular. Looking forward to it! 😀

  5. 5

    Katie – I love this idea! I can totally do this! & lots of great sponsors!

  6. 6

    Very cool!! I’m excited to join in! It’s just what I need to jumpstart the new year. Thanks for doing this !

  7. 7

    I am SUPER excited! This is just what I need to hopefully loose that stubborn baby weight!

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    Thank you for creating this awesome challenge, Katie!! This will be a perfect start to 2013! I look forward to my healthiest year yet! What a wonderful thing you’re doing to help others. I can’t wait to get started. 😀

  9. 9

    Hiya! Just came across your blog, looks like just in time! Love to participate in this challenge. :)

  10. 10

    Love it! Looks like fun and a great way to keep yourself accountable and motivated. Count me in!

  11. 11

    I had previously committed myself to starting clean in 2013, so this is even more awesome to help me on my way.

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    I’m in. Let’s do this! Ready to start the year clean and active! I’ve got my first half marathon in January as well, so this is going to be great motiviation to stay healthy for that as well!

  13. 13

    Great idea. The extra encouragement will be wonderful.

  14. 14

    Great idea! I am in!

  15. 15

    I just tried to insert your button into my sidebar. It says the owner of the image has moved or deleted it. Do you have an updated code?

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    Meagan Marion says:

    This is a fantastic idea. I’m making it my goal to run a 5K in 2013 and will appreciate your daily challenges to stay healthy.

  17. 20

    I’m definitely in! This sounds like a lot of healthy, motivating fun.

  18. 21

    I am super excited about this. I have been needed a kick in the pants.This is just what I need to guide me back to the healthy lifestyle I was living. Thank you! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  19. 22

    I’m so excited for this challenge!

  20. 23

    I’m so in! Perfect way to start off 2013. I’ve been wanting to eat a lot more clean so this absolutely perfect!

  21. 24

    YES!! So excited to see this!!! I’ve been wondering how I’m going to keep motivated in 2013 after elf4health ends and this is the perfect way!

  22. 25

    This is AMAZING. I am sad I am just finding out about it now! It’s not too late, though, right? :) I will try to get my head very quickly in the game.


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