New Year, New You? A Preview of Men’s Journal’s January Issue

Robert Trachtenberg

Ah, resolutions. At the beginning of a new year, it’s not uncommon to start thinking about self improvement and reinvention—but you can’t lose weight, add muscle, get more productive, or be a better version of yourself without setting (and sticking to) realistic goals. That’s why the January issue of Men’s Journal focuses not on which goals you should want to achieve in 2018, but how to achieve them. As one expert told writer Adam Bluestein for our piece on the matter, “Be a Goal Getter,” which you’ll find on page 103 of the issue, “Going to Denver is a nice goal, but to get there you need a map.”

In GearLab, you’ll find reviews on the kinds of things you’ll need along the way to a better you, including clothes and shoes that can keep you warm during an outdoor run, wireless earbuds that sound good enough to cut the cord, and bikes with tires wide enough to cut through snow. If your goals is to enjoy the best life has to offer, we have a full package on how (and where) to travel right now, a piece on shaking up the classic cocktail, and a guide to the world’s best sausages.

There are also inspiring stories about two guys who are literally and figuratively reaching summits mere mortals only dream of. Ralf Dujmovits, a 55-year-old climber, wants to summit Everest without an oxygen tank. And our cover guy Seth Meyers, seen above, is redefining what it means to be a late night host, making the chair of NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers (once occupied by David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon) all his own.

The January issue of Men’s Journal will be on newsstands starting Dec. 15—enough time to help you get a jumpstart on a new you.