Are the weekends of high calorie drinks, food fests and expensive nights out taking a toll on your waistline and budget? You may love spending Friday nights out with the girls, but sometimes nights on the town are too much. Here are some fun, fat-free and inexpensive ways to bond with the girls this weekend.
Even if you’re slightly artistically challenged, going out and trying your hand at something creative can be a great way to bond. Go to your nearest Michael’s or craft store for classes they offer in beading, scrapbooking, knitting and more or check out HGTV.com or CraftBits.com for do-it-yourself crafts. As a side benefit, artistic activities increase confidence because imaginative hobbies are enriching.
You can substitute the game for your favorite, but game night can be a great event for all the girls to get involved in. Bring out your competitive side and switch in those high cal appetizers and cocktails for some diet sodas and juices and some veggies and hummus. You’ll find that the more into it you get, the more fun the night can be.
Go for a walk
Grab your dogs or your cameras and head out on a good walk. Whether you want to go around the block or take a hike out on a trail near you, strolling with one of the girls gives you time to talk and burns calories. Not only does it get you out of the house, but if you head out mid-afternoon you can even catch the sunset and experience a bonding moment with one of your best buds. It’s not too often that we stop to smell the roses anymore, so try taking the time to get into some good conversation while enjoying the nature around you.