2019 has come to a close, and that means 2020 New Years Resolutions are underway. You may have a goal or New Years Resolution you want to achieve, but how do you go about getting started? Sometimes, half the battle is just finding where to begin.
Never worry – we’re here to help with that. We found some of the best New Years Resolutions and the deals to go with them. You can spend more time getting your goals accomplished, and less time worrying about your bank account. From travel to working out to cooking to reading, there’s something for every New Years Resolution on this list!
1. Hit the Gym(s) more with ClassPass
If ever there was a classic New Years Resolution, “going to the gym more” would be at the very top of the list. It’s not uncommon to see dozens of new faces at your local workout facility come January 1 (and New Years promotions to get them to sign up), but unfortunately not all stick around. It’s understandable. Going to the gym is hard, and – if I’m being honest here – kind of boring sometimes. Especially if you don’t know what you’re doing yet. By February 1 most of those new faces have come and gone.
That’s why ClassPass is so brilliant in my opinion. Keep your workouts interesting and varied by allowing you to try different fitness classes at different locations around your area. I’ve seen yoga, boxing, pilates, barre and more as a way to keep your workouts varied, so you never get bored. Today you’re doing cycling, tomorrow it’s a Bootcamp. It’s also a great way to find a workout you *do* love, so you can sign up for classes or join that gym without worry about if it’ll stick or not.
2. Eat healthier (and at home!) with HomeChef and PeaPod
I’ve talked before on this blog about how much I love to create complex, interesting dishes at home that are much healthier to eat than whatever I can get delivered, but how much I hate going to the grocery store. It’s pure irony. Luckily, HomeChef bridges all three of those gaps fairly seamless. Once a week a new box of meal goodies is delivered, complete with everything needed and recipes that you can keep and use again and again (provided, of course, you go to the grocery store).
Then again, maybe you don’t mind going to grocery stores but just don’t have the time. You love cooking and eating healthy, but who’s got time to shop and cook in a single evening? Let’s take that going out to shop step out of the equation with Peapod. It’s a delivery service for your groceries, like getting a LEGO set delivered but you eat it afterward. Everything you need is on the service, so all you need to do is go through those digital aisles, put your food in your cart, and then schedule a delivery time. What’s really great is you can look up recipes in one window and then literally add the products into your cart in the next window over.
3. Turn your photographs into anything with Shutterfly
Question: Do you have thousands of photos on your phone that you look through from time to time and think “I should really do something with these?” Answer: Yes, you do – even if you don’t admit it right away. That’s okay though! Maybe your New Years Resolution should be to take those memories and move them out of a digital device and into the physical world. With what, you probably want to know? With anything! Photo books, actual prints, canvas prints, calendars (it is a new year after all!), you name it, Shutterfly can put your photos on it. These make for great gifts and keepsakes, and you can finally do something awesome with your already awesome photos!
4. Read more books with Thrift Books and Barnes & Noble
Everyone should read more. This is a fact. Reading is wonderful and good for you in so many ways, I don’t know why more people aren’t’ doing it. Oh wait, yes I do – because it’s hard to find a book you’ll love and a book you want to buy. Thankfully, Thrift Books can help with that. Shop used books and find ones you’ll love at a fraction of the cost of new books.
But maybe you love new books. That new book smell is the best thing in the world, and what’s nicer than holding a paperback with a perfectly intact spine and thinking “I will be the first person to read this copy”? Good news for you: we can help you get new books for your New Years Resolution too. Well, us and a little place called Barnes and Noble. They’ve got tons of books (and movies, so you can watch the adaptation if you really want) and tons of deals. New or used, it’s your book for your New Years Resolution, so the choice is yours!
5. Travel to new places with hotel and flight deals
Have you always wanted to go to Japan but never got around to making the arrangements? Does California speak to you, but you’ve never gotten to the west coast? Do you want to see the desolate beauty of Iceland, but not sure where to begin? Good news: we can help you with that.
I’ve planned many trips, and I know two things: you need to do your research, and you need to plan for last-minute changes. That’s why we offer so many different options for travel bugs out there, or New Years Resolutions that need you to step into a whole new world. We have deals on flights, deals on hotels, deals on last-minute hotels (yes, it’s critical you review those too), deals on activities, deals on luggage, deals on anything and everything you need to make your New Years Resolutions for travel a dream come true. Why not get started on your planning now, and take an adventure? You won’t regret it!