1) Lose Weight/Get In ShapeIt's not easy to stay fit in a city full of world-class restaurants. Whether you need to drop major poundage or just want to get leaner and stronger, we've got you covered.
- Get Your Butt In Gear -- We walk a lot in New York, but sometimes that's just not enough. This year, join a New York City gym that you can actually commit to. Check out our reviews of New York City gyms and tips for finding a good gym deal.
Of course, you have to actually show up and sweat regularly for that pricey membership to do you any good. How to get motivated? Set a challenging fitness goal that excites you. Start training for a triathlon or a marathon (if you start now, you can kick butt at The New York Marathon in November 2013).
- Stop Counting Calories -- For a no-brainer approach to dieting, sign up with Chefs Diet, Zone Manhattan, or another New York service that deliver tasty diet meals right to your door. We New Yorkers sure do love food delivery. We might as well make it the healthy kind.
- Eat Healthy And Enjoy It -- Eating healthy doesn't have to be painful. Check out our guide to healthy, vegetarian, and vegan restaurants and learn how yummy healthy food can be.
2) Quit SmokingKick that nasty smoking habit for good in 2013. Quitting is tough, but your lungs will thank you for it.
- Get Free Support And Quitting Supplies -- The New York State Smokers' Quitsite will give you a FREE starter kit of nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges if you call 1-866-NY-QUITS. You can also get information and advice for the best smoking cessation plan for you. There are listings for NYC providers of acupuncture, hypnosis, and other services to help you quit for good.
- Take Care New York Resources -- The New York City Department of Health also has advice on how to quit smoking and links to find more information. And remember, New Yorkers can always call 311 and ask for the Smokers' Quitline.
3) Get A New JobAre you making a career change in 2013? Take control of your career in the face of mass layoffs.
- Make A Career Action Plan -- The perfect job is not going to drop into your lap. About.com career planning guide Dawn Rosenberg McKay can help you identify your perfect career and put together a plan to make it happen.
- Get Creative With Your Job Search -- About.com job searching guide Alison Doyle has lots of great resources to help you land a new gig in 2012.
- Find A Company That Will Treat You Right -- Check out our list of the Best Companies To Work For in New York City and find employers with generous benefits, cool perks, and employee-friendly cultures.
- Be Your Own Boss -- Sick of working for the man? Start your own business in 2013 and experience the joys of entrepreneurship. Start by reading our guide to free and low-cost resources for those starting new businesses in New York City. The About.com entrepreneurs guide also has good advice for getting started.