Head to the gym early the Monday after New Years.
Every parking spot will be gone.
You'll park a mile away.
Do not try the piyoxing (pilates+yoga+kickboxing=weird).
Not worth it.
There will be newbies.
Don't give the huh look when they ask if they can trade showers...
even while in your towel,
and they ask if you need a shower.
Your younger two children will be trainwrecks.
They will want to stay home and play all day.
They will be trainwrecks after school too.
Be patient some more.
You will not like the feel of your clothes today.
the extra food will all catch up post New Years.
Keep parking a mile away.
Keep heading to the gym.
Do not make cookies.
Do not make brownies.
Do not make coffee cakes....
especially when there is nobody home to eat it!
Don't grumble about the cold.
Wear your snuggy 24/7 if necessary.
Wear tight fitting clothes under it so as to discourage weight gain.
Wear your cute warm boots, in the house if necessary.
Spring will come.
In about 120 days.
Get that tree down.
Buy some paint.
Buy some fun new cleaning supplies.
Tackle each room a day at a time....
not all rooms in one day.
It will only be a bigger mess.
It took 31 days to make the mess of December.
Allow yourself at least half that time to undo it.
Feel better now.