HAPPY New Year people. I cannot tell you how happy I am that the festive season is finally behind us, not because I don't like Christmas (although I can be a bit bah humbug about it), but because I can now get back to eating and exercising normally rather than living on a diet of Celebrations, Quality Street and mince pies.
I swear I have eaten so many of the latter my blood type is now pastry.
And with all the parties, hangovers and late nights I've had since December 1, my relationship with the gym is best described as "strained".
But that ends today. Following a late night binge on expensive cheese, wine and Lindt chocolate reindeer (yummy) last night, my fridge is now free of indulgences – well it is free of food entirely – and all set for the healthy ingredients that will soon grace its shelves.
I am sure I won't be the only person thinking this way this week.
January is traditionally the time for health kicks with gym memberships soaring as people promise fit not fat will be their mantra in 2013. By New Year's Day every TV ad break featured promos for the latest workout DVDs from Davina McCall to that girl who won Big Brother a few years back and used to be fat but isn’t anymore.
By the time you read this column I will (hopefully) be sweating out my Christmas sins at my first hot yoga class.
But while most women will be starting January thinking about slimming down, the fashionable celebrity silhouette for 2013 looks set to be curvy with a flurry of pregnancies announced in recent weeks.
Fearne Cotton, Lily Allen, Rochelle from the Saturdays, supermodel Lara Stone, Coleen Rooney and Peaches Geldof are among those already proudly displaying baby bumps.
And then there's the Duchess of Cambridge who announced last month that an heir to the throne is on the way.
Kate, who as we know has been suffering terrible morning sickness, kept a low profile over the festive period but one baby mama-to-be could not have been more visible.
At the weekend Kanye West revealed at a concert that Kim Kardashian, his girlfriend of eight months is expecting their first baby, sparking a twitter frenzy.
It heralded what is sure to be one of the most documented and lucrative pregnancies in history, after all reality star cum business mogul Kim is one of the most photographed women on the planet, with an army of more than 17m twitter followers.
Given how much Kim made from her brief wedding to Kris Humphries, one can only imagine the megabucks this baby will bring.
I am seeing maternitywear, kids' klothes, kribs (see what I did there?), a Keeping Up With the Kardashians Kim and Kanye spin-off and can you imagine how much the first photo of baby Kimye (Kim and Kanye, keep up people) will be worth?
Already Kim has been gushing about her plans for the baby and her cravings (sushi apparently) well and truly pulling focus from the silent and virtually invisible Duchess of Cambridge.
Kim was mocked when she tweeted her congratulations to Kate Middleton after her pregnancy was announced, but given the amount of media heat the 32-year-old American is going to take off the future Queen over the next few months I think the least Kate could do is return the favour.
I won’t hold my breath though, I need all the oxygen I can get for this yoga class.