Fancy seeing you here! I’m glad you’re back. Good Christmas? Enough of the small talk, let’s get back to it. This week on the Newsround…

From the MAN v FAT Football leagues

Now that January is in full swing, we’re looking ahead to the launch of our brand new MAN v FAT Football leagues at the end of Jan! We’ve got new leagues starting in Sheffield, Leeds, Chelmsford, Hastings, Plymouth and Redbridge, so if you’re around we’d love to see you on the pitch at the end of January. Get more info here.

In other news…

Remember the Egg Nog Jog we mentioned a while back? Where you walk, jog or run at least a mile every day in December. Well, here’s an update. All profits went to a Suffolk-based charity Henry’s Holiday Help who help children fighting cancer, and runners from Europe and as far away as the land down under joined in.

The Egg Nog Jog was arranged by those behind the annual Suffolk Trail Festival taking plan on the 15th and 16th of June. If you love getting active, camping and family entertainment, it’s worth a look.

49% of Britons are focusing on fitness for their new year’s resolutions. Research by Decathlon also looked into why people are prioritising their fitness and found that a quarter of participants want to start working out to improve their mood and just over 20% are starting out to let them relax. 51% want to improve their wellbeing holistically and 35% want to be healthier and good for them!

Over half of 18-35-year-olds would rather work out than go to a nightclub (personally, I don’t blame them!Surveys show that we’re getting more health conscious than ever. Do you prefer squats over shots? Let us know on the forum.

What we’re reading

Dry January causing you FOMO? Metro is treating us to the ultimate buyer’s guide to surviving Dry January. It’s the best booze-free-booze, from ‘beer’ to ‘spirits’. Cheers!

What we’re talking about over on the MAN v FAT Forum

@Doctor_Bong is getting lean with help from MuscleFood. He’s taken advantage of their 5-Days Of Meals to help with his meal prep and he’s documenting his experiences here.

@Steveyg2004 is asking for advice on kickstarting his fitness regime. Advice and support welcomed here!

Do you want to Do Something Every Day in 2019? Maybe the lads over at the forum can help you out. If you need accountability, banter and a general kick up the arse then join them over here.

What we’re eating and drinking

Muller has treated us again! This time to a carrot cake flavoured yoggie. 81 calories of nostalgia and comfort, without the guilt.

Quote of the week

“Fitness is like a relationship. You can’t cheat and expect it to work.”

Get to it lads. Hard work and dedication.