Next week, the new Anytime Fitness gym in Sleepy Eye will finally be opening its doors. I’ve been holding off getting a gym membership because I knew Anytime would be opening soon. Unfortunately, the opening was pushed back by a couple of months so my lack of exercise stretched even further. I’m looking forward to getting back into shape.


It also doesn’t help my physique when I’m constantly hungry. I’ve been eating a lot of junk lately and it’s a bad habit. I consume pizza, wings, chips, and other unhealthy food items regularly. Therefore, I’m excited to start working out again as my food regimen usually becomes healthier when my physical body is healthier.


One thing that would help my hunger is for Sleepy Eye to have more restaurant options. Basically the only somewhat healthy options in town are Subway, and the Chinese restaurant. Now that Anytime is here and Casey’s is building a bigger station in the new development, I’m hoping the trend of new businesses coming to Sleepy Eye continues. I would absolutely kill for a Noodles & Company in town, or another sandwich option such as Erbert and Gerbert’s. One of my favorite restaurant chains is IHOP, which has plenty of healthy (and unhealthy) breakfast options. If one of those came to town, I would probably just live there. Another amazing breakfast place is Waffle House, which even Masters 2014 Champion Bubba Watson went to after winning his second green jacket this past weekend. He knows where the good food is at.


I also wouldn’t mind getting unhealthy but delicious restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings or CiCi’s Pizza. I need to stop writing my columns when I’m hungry.