My Home, My Sanctuary

Gosh, it feels so, so good to be home.

No matter how much fun I’m having on a trip, by the end of it, I’m always anxious to get home.

I missed this face!

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My mother-in-law once described her home as her “sanctuary.” She said it is the place where she can always go to unwind. It is a peaceful, happy place. A place of comfort and love.

I couldn’t agree more! Something about being home simply puts me at ease.


Another benefit of being home is getting back in the gym!

Today I completed 20 minutes on the elliptical before I did a leg workout that looked like this:

leg workout

Obviously my weight for squats was lower than the weight I would typically select since I was doing so many reps.

It felt good to feel the burn after a few days away from strength training.


Breakfast this morning was a favorite around here.

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Overnight oats topped with a sliced banana!

overnight oats with banana

Chewy and filling. A winner!

Question of the Morning

  • If you could describe your home in one word, what word would you use to describe it?

I would select “comfort.” If there’s one thing I feel when I walk through the doors of our house in Ocala, it’s an overwhelming sense of warmth and comfort.


  1. Marion says

    My touchstone is how I would describe my home and like your MIL my praceful sanctuary where I am loved unconditionally with fur babies who like your Sadie make me realize the most important thing in life is that we all can love and be loved! I love your blog and follow it quietly but your blog really spoke to my heart today. Shanti, namaste


  2. Jamie says

    Are you a certified personal trainer? because I find it hard to believe you are if you would post a workout like this. 50 squats? whats the point of that? Also, why would you end a leg workout with deadlifts? Possibly the most counter productive thing you can do. Perhaps, before you continue to give your readers workouts, you should do some research or get at least minimum get a certification so that you have some idea of program design.



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