This time two weeks, it'll all be over for another year. The turkey will have been devoured, one too many drinks consumed and you'll probably have fallen asleep in front of the TV with your hand in a box of Roses. No matter how fit and health conscious we are year-round, it seems there's something about Christmas that brings out the sloth in all of us.
This time last year, I was the fittest I'd ever been in my life. I'd undergone an intensive 12-week body blitz programme and was looking and feeling pretty good. I'd kicked my sugar habit and was motivated. Then I got injured and, over Christmas, the carbs crept back into every meal and I remembered how much I enjoyed red wine.
This year, I'm not in as good a starting position, but I'm determined that I won't use the festive season as an excuse to overindulge to the point of self-loathing.
Daniel Davey has some great practical advice to combat the excess of party season and handle hangovers with relative ease. When you read exactly what happens to your body after drinking, you might be more likely to turn down the one that's one too many!
I'm going to take our cover star's advice and get outside over Christmas. Kirsteen O'Sullivan is as much of a fan of mountain walks and park runs as she is of surfing in summer, and she's right -- the cold isn't any excuse!
Next week is the last issue of FIT before the Christmas break, so make sure to pick it up for expert advice on staving off the lure of laziness during the festivities, with moves you can do in front of the telly.
Until then . . .