Home away from home

On average I travel to my home away from home four or five times a week. I have to admit I feel a little lost when I do not get in ny car and drive towards Snap Fitness in Kingsport.

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Snap Fitness Kingsport

My day does not feel complete without the gym. It’s true, working out becomes a way of life, becomes an obsession, becomes second nature. I know I’ve said this a million times before, but it’s my stress reliever, it’s my me time, my breath of fresh air when the stress becomes too much.

Today for the majority of my workout I had the entire gym to myself, which I won’t lie, I absolutely loved. I definitely got lost in my music a little more than usual as the tunes streamed through Pandora and into my ears. Shuffle mode kept all the right music flowing today. Although I was looking at the flat screen in front of me,  I couldn’t tell you what I was watching. Today’s workout completely cleansed my soul …

More times than not people start going to the gym because they want to improve their body. Yes, that was true for me at the beginning, but now it’s more to keep me going. Yes, I would love to continue to make some improvements. But, I try not to get upset when I don’t see the instant or gradual improvements. It’s just motivation to do a little more the next time I walk through the doors.

Today, instead of running I did 5 miles on the elliptical and about 7 miles on the bike, with some weight exercises in-between. Oh, the stretching felt wonderful after today’s line-up.

So, after I left I treated myself to a delicious smoothie when I got home. It was a tasty, filling post workout snack.

The best part about the gym, is every day is a new day, which only allows you to push yourself a little more, as well as set new goals.

Berry goodness

After my workout at the gym this morning, I decided to make myself a smoothie.

So far the best one I have made.

I poured frozen mixed berries – strawberries, blueberries and blackberries – into the blender. I then cut up a banana and threw that in as well. If that wasn’t enough I poured orange juice into the mix and then scooped Chobani Greek blackberry yogurt into it before putting the lid on. A perfect drink to have after doing cardio – running and the elliptical. The best part is I’m feeling full and satisfied.

I love having Snap Fitness right up the street from where we live. I’m finding myself going as much as possible . . . even if I can only fit in some cardio for the day. I wake up thinking about gym and go to sleep thinking of what I’m going to workout the next day – yep the addiction is back.

Now that my workout is done and my drink is finished, it’s time to start writing again.

It’s going to be another great day!