How to Burn Off the Thanksgiving Fat

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of food and kinship and gluttony. But that also means a big step backward in your battle against the bulge (in your waistline—because you are quite fat). But don't worry! Here are a few tips to make sure you more or less still fit in your clothes once the holiday's over.


How to Burn Off the Thanksgiving Fat

Kick Your Little Sister's Butt at Wii Tennis or Kinect Dance

Look, you've been playing games a lot longer than that little snot. So what she has a zillion more hours to practice than you do. So what she's got the edge in youth and eyesight and quicks. You were gaming before Crocs were a thing. You show her who's boss, and if you can't, you practice until you can. Remember to wear embarrassing sweatbands and tube socks if her friends happen to be over.


How to Burn Off the Thanksgiving Fat

Make It a Game

Gamification can be a little dumb at times, but it gets such annoying carpet-bomb coverage because it works. There are all manner of gadgets that you basically just have to carry around with you that'll tell you exactly how active and fit and wonderful (or sedentary and turgid and gross) you've been, which should be motivation enough to get off the couch.


How to Burn Off the Thanksgiving Fat

Pick Up Some Real Exercise Gear

Black Friday is a big deal, but it doesn't have to be all televisions and vacuum cleaners. Sneak off and find something that will help you work out more effectively. Like, say, a sweat-and-gross-proof mp3 player, or anything else that'll get you off your butt a little more often.


How to Burn Off the Thanksgiving Fat

Eat All You Want! Just Remember to Exercise in the Morning

Err, you maybe could have used a heads up on this one a little earlier. But hey! Christmas has Boxing Day (in some parts), and Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving has leftover turkey sandwiches that are only really sandwiches in name because the bread is 87 percent gravy. So there's still time to act on this one.


How to Burn Off the Thanksgiving Fat

Get Un-Fattied Along with Us

None of us are really in the shape we'd like to be. (And you just shut right up if you are.) But we're all in this together. Fitmodo is the lot of us publicly declaring that we will not go quietly into the pudding. Every week, Mat Honan posts his progress, and you can share your own in the Fitmodo forum. Human pudding slug that I am, I'm on board. You should be too.