It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.
I made a few steady improvements at the gym this week:
Cable crunch with rope up 1 notch to 13.
Pec deck up 2 to 14.
Squats with weights up 1 to 18.
Pulley cross (punching outward with the pulley machine) up 1 to 4.
Got a free haircut at Oldham College. Check out Salon 7, the college's Hair and Beauty department, if you're local. If you're not, why not get a free / heavily reduced haircut at your local college, and give something back to your community? The chance of them “doing a Britney” is pretty minimal, and life's about taking risks.
With it now being Christmas, there's another risk I'm likely to take: not hitting the gym at all and becoming monstrously obese. I think you know what the Week 5 post will read like... I'll have to take Confucius' advice and do a few press-ups between the pissups.