Happy New Year! Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

What are your dreams for the new year?

After a quick Google search, I learned that when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of us are on the same wavelength…the most common resolutions this year are:

  • Exercise more
  • Lose weight
  • Get organized
  • Learn a new skill or hobby
  • Live life to the fullest
  • Save more money / spend less money
  • Quit smoking
  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Travel more
  • Read more

Even if you don’t believe in making New Year’s Resolutions, you’ve probably wanted to incorporate one of these common resolutions into your life! I mean, who doesn’t want to live life to the fullest?! Personally, I’m somewhere in the middle…I’ve never been a New Year’s Resolution person, but I don’t have anything against them either! Want to set a goal to make your next year better than the last? By all means…go for it!

Regardless…let’s make 2019 the best.

Now, Claudia and I aren’t experts in this space, but one thing is for sure, we’re really good at finding the perfect products and services to help you achieve your biggest goals for 2019! So let’s go resolution by resolution and see if we can help you stick to and achieve your goals!

Let’s get started…


Resolution #1: Exercise More and/or Lose Weight

Happy New Year Exercise

We are BIG believers in exercise! And here’s the thing, it doesn’t have to be anything strenuous, but just moving your body, at least a little bit, every day is HUGE! When it comes to working out, it’s so important to find what works for you. Even between Claudia and I, we have different routines and methods for working out…and that’s GREAT!

For Claudia, P.volve has become her go-to workout! She’s seen amazing results and feels better than ever after incorporating this into her routine. If you feel like cardio is not your cup of tea, then P.volve might be for you! This workout program is focused on elongating and creating lean muscles, eliminating bulk, and stretching and opening the hips, all with low impact and anti-pulse movements. Amazing right?!

So, if you’re looking to exercise more and get that lean body you’ve always been wanting, P.volve might be your answer for 2019! (Pro tip: use Claudia’s link to get $20 off your first month!)


Resolution #2: Get Organized

Happy New Year Organize

If I could quit my career in marketing and advertising and start all over, I would be an organizational expert. I’m not kidding. I LOVE to organize. Even ask my friends, I used to volunteer to clean and organize their bedrooms when we were young!

While I could rant on and on for ways to get and stay organized, there’s one thing I feel every person needs to keep their life on track: a planner. Now, I’m a total paper planner person, but if you are a electronic person, then by all means, type away! For me, when I physically write things down they are more ingrained in my head.  

This year, I’ve found my all time FAVORITE planner: Golden Coil. Every single page of this planner is completely customizable. I mean every freakin’ page, my friends! Need a social media planner every month or week? How about a meal planner? Like your days of the week on one page and notes on the other? And you guys, I’ve only just barely scratched the surface on how much you can customize. Check it out for yourself!


Resolution #3: Learn a New Skill or Hobby

Happy New Year Skill

Claudia and I are all about learning new things! Heck, if we didn’t have a desire to learn all the time, we wouldn’t have Certifiably Obsessed. And when it comes to keeping up with the trends and staying ahead of the game, we always like to stay in-the-know when it comes to blogging, design, and more.

Our new favorite resource for learning new things is: Skillshare. You can learn how to do just about anything on this site! Each video is proctored by an expert in the field and they make it so easy to follow along. You can take classes in the creative, business, technology, or lifestyle categories. Honestly, think of any new hobby or skill you want to learn and I can almost guarantee they have it!

The greatest thing about it? You can get a good portion of classes completely free! But if you find you’ll need a Premium Membership to learn the skill you’d like, you can use our link to get your first month FREE!


Resolution #4: Save More Money/Spend Less Money

Happy New Year Budget

I’ll admit it, this is not my strong suit. I’m more of a spender than a saver…that’s for sure! And I’ll confess that this is even on my list of to-do’s this year! Knowing that this was going to be one of my big things for 2019, I’ve done a lot of research on ways to help me along the way!

A few of my favorite podcasts have had Rachel Cruze (a.k.a. Dave Ramsey’s daughter) as a guest on their shows and of course, this gal really knows her stuff! I won’t get into the nitty gritty but one of her top recommendations is using the EveryDollar App. This app makes it easy to get your mind around budgeting (a.k.a. One of my least favorite words on earth…lol). It helps break down your spending into categories in order for you to meet your budgeting goals and save money! Check it out if this is one of your New Year’s Resolutions!


Resolution #5: Travel More

Happy New Year Travel

This one is always on Claudia and I’s list for each year. Whether you’re going near or far, traveling is a great way to refresh and learn more about the world! If you’re like me, you love to travel but hate actually traveling…lol. Just the stress of getting to and from can be exhausting and overwhelming!

To ease my travel stresses, there are a few things I need. First, of course, is a solid suitcase. Claudia and I both got the AWAY Bigger Carry On this past year and we are in LOVE! It’s worth every penny. The portable charger and ample packing space make it the best suitcase I’ve ever used! I love it so much, I even used it as my only suitcase when traveling to Greece for a week for my honeymoon. AMAZING! If you want to try it out, you can get $20 off with my link!

Travel anxiety is eased with more than just a suitcase, though. Lucky for you guys, Claudia and I have gathered all of our favorite travel must-haves in one little blog post. Check it out!


Make 2019 the BEST

Happy New Year

Regardless if you are setting New Year’s Resolutions or not, there’s always time to make positive change in your life. To do so, sometimes you just need a little help getting there. And that’s A-OKAY! We hope this post helps lead you in the right direction to some awesome resources and inspires you to have your best year yet!

For us, we couldn’t be more excited for 2019. We’ve seen major growth in each year of Certifiably Obsessed’s existence and we can’t wait to see what this year holds! We can’t wait to share with you guys what we have up our sleeves! Stay tuned!