9. Lift Weights
I know, nothing about that may seem fun to you, but by lifting weights, you build more muscle – and muscle burns fat. If you do add weight during the holidays, lifting weights can aid in adding lean mass, not fat. Not sure what to do? Hire a trainer to help you put together a regimen and show you how to lift weights properly so that you don’t injure yourself. Not into weights? A trainer can also show you how to do muscle maximizing exercises like pull-ups, push-ups, squats and other various moves that use your own body weight to strengthen muscles. Not only will you come out of the holidays without any extra around your middle, you’ll have a head start on that New Year’s resolution to sculpt your body to perfection!