Today’s RainTask  

It can seem like the only options for a fun outing with friends include indulging in fatty foods and alcohol, or other mind altering substances.  Next time your friends want to get together, try to brainstorm an activity that will contribute to your goals, rather than derail them. Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Host a potluck - Invite friends and family over for a healthy potluck! Challenge your guests to bring a non-alcoholic beverage that they haven’t tried, and test it out as a group. Exploring new options and opening your minds and palates together will make for a fun taste-testing experiencing that you can recreate time and time again.

  • Take a hike - Lace up your trail shoes and find an outdoor area that will offer you a physical challenge and maybe even some mental peace.  Getting your adrenaline rushing and blood pumping with others can strengthen your bonds. Need help finding the optimal hiking spot? Try Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas!

  • Go camping - Pitch a tent in a national park or other nature centric spot, near or far.  Camping is a great way to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of city life and refocus on your goals.  Pack healthy snacks and beverages to stay on track. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a good time with friends, camping might be the answer!

  • Have a picnic - Skip the restaurant and pack a healthy picnic lunch (or dinner) instead!  Have each of your friends contribute something to the picnic, and soak up the vitamin D and fresh air in each other’s company!