Before I took a week's break to see friends in Sheffield, I was enjoying going to the gym every day. Now it's an effort, and when I'm there it's feeling more like a chore than a pleasure. I was looking on getting fitter as the easiest of a long list of difficult things to achieve. It's still the easiest, so I'm determined to continue, but I'm feeling lethargic and uninterested. I'm hopeful that now that Christmas and NY are out of the way and I can settle back into what passes for routine in my unordered life, I may be able to regain a gym rhythm.