Going to the gym the days following New Year’s is a lot like going shopping on Black Friday: relatively pointless and a huge waste of time. The gym is full of specials, annoying people, and lines; and on Black Friday you’ll probably even get a better work out. Waiting on line for a treadmill that you have no desire to be on feels like the right thing to do in the new year, but who am I kidding? I only wait on line for things I want…like concert tickets or cheese fries. It’s especially useless since treadmills are now so deceptive with their built-in TV’s. After two reruns of Friends I may feel like I worked out for an hour, but in reality I didn’t even break a sweat. These pretend work-outs  really just get in the way of my actual TV watching time and I don’t have to wait in line for my couch.