Alcohol is ubiquitous at this time of year. Abstinence may make you feel virtuous but can also be dull. If you do drink, I'd advocate men avoiding beer. Beer increases levels of an enzyme called aromatase. This converts testosterone into oestrogen and leads to fat deposition around the pectoral - the dreaded man boobs. Stick to a few glasses of good quality red wine instead.
So there we have it, excuses galore and possible ways to overcome them. Let's face it, getting to the gym is all about the mindset, once you're actually through the door and changed into your kit the hardest part is over. Remember, 'the body achieves what the mind believes' so waste no more time thinking, take the wise words of the sports brand Nike and 'Just do it'.