Thank you all so much for your responses to Monday’s AIM post! I think this is going to be an exciting exploration, and I hope as we move along, even more of you will join the conversation! No matter where you are in your own transformation, you have to maintain your progress to date!
Since we might have worn you out with all the reading on Monday, I’m going to make this a quick one. (Yes, I know I’ve promised that before and fallen short, but there’s always hope, right?) I just want to share a few newsy items that you might have missed:
Changes headed to Olive Garden
If CNBC is correct, Olive Garden is making some changes, including smaller plates, lower-calorie menu items, and lower prices. More important, they’re getting rid of the faux-Tuscan decor. I’m not a huge fan of OG, but I have about $50 in OG gift cards in my stash, and I’d like to use them for something other than salads or occasional splurge meals.
Another good reason to look at the bright side of life
I like having a (generally) sunny outlook just because it feels so darned good, but what I didn’t know was that there might be a correlation between optimism and improved levels of “good cholesterol.” According to the study linked, self-described optimists had higher HDL (the good one) and lower triglycerides. No demonstrated effect on total cholesterol or LDL (the bad one), which would be depressing if being depressed didn’t make my HDL go down and my triglycerides go up. Oh well, maybe a new study will come out that says neurotic blogger people have lower LDL!
Another reason I might like Planet Fitness
I enjoyed my
nosy investigative field trip to Planet Fitness, and now I might like them even more. It seems a Boston woman was booted from her local Planet Fitness for talking on her cell phone in the gym. It apparently wasn’t the first time she’d done it, and this was the final straw for the club manager.
In an awesome sidenote, The Boston Herald had a little survey after reporting the story, and 90% of respondents sided with the gym!
Cammy honors a promise for brevity
Headline worthy, for sure. I’m closing this out by wishing you a wickedly wonderful Wednesday!