Chase Away the Monday Blues
Katelyn Sander

Chase Away the Monday Blues

"Soup of the Day"...just got Serious!

Happy Monday everyone. I have reams of thoughtful, interesting, and motivating content for today and the days ahead. First off, I would be remiss in not posting an apology in relation to Saturday's workout:

While some trails and green spaces are still open, many parks and amenities in the GTA are currently closed.

My heartfelt apologies to those who ventured out to explore a park on my list of recommendations only to be turned away. I still encourage those who can to get outside while ensuring adequate physical distancing. Your health and wellbeing are important and complicated: Isolation and inactivity can have serious mental and physical health implications. My recommendations on this blog will continue to attempt to balance the need to be careful and "contained" with the need to move and connect with nature wherever safely possible. The parameters of what is and isn't deemed safe are ever changing and never entirely black and white. Please use your discretion.

Good Deed of the Day

Farah Qasemi and Anilisa Sainani - both Members at the TAC - started a campaign last week to Find the Good & Be the Good. They've started donating what they would normally spend during a work day to those who need more support: Organizations that help the elderly, the homeless, kids who don't have access to school lunch programs, mental health organizations... They call if the #COVID19 pledge and the response - from both the organizations and people interested in joining Farah and Anilisa - has been pheonmenal. It's a small, creative, and amazing way they are giving back to our communities.

For more information, you can reach out to them directly: Anilisa & Farah

Workout of the Day

Ann Richards - an amazing Member at the TAC - was missing her Aquafit classes. So, she took it upon herself to encourage her classmates to try a little Dry Land Training based on their instructor Dana McGlynn's awesome moves!

"Pretend you are Dana on solid ground leading us in class! Put on some music...and maybe don a bathing suit too?!?"

Both Ann and Joan Rocha (pictured here, no suit?!?) have been loving these workouts!

  • Brisk march, knees up, pump your arms
  • Hamstring kickback
  • Elbows to knees, repeat other side
  • Kick out, try to reach your toes
  • Jumping jacks
  • Washing machine
  • Walking lunge with a book on your head for balance
  • Walking grapevine
  • Side lunges
  • Donkey kicks
  • Punching - cross body, upper cut, rapid
  • Raising leg forward on angle, right/left, while reaching forward to touch heels

Cool down with some yoga moves:

  • Warrior One
  • Warrior Two
  • Warrior Twist
  • Dance Pose
  • Eagle Arms

Bite of the Day

Neesha De Souza Miljanovic - who manages the HUB - kitchen & bar at the Adelaide Club - has been cooking up some really delicious, healthy, and beautiful dinners with her hubby. Here is one of their favourites from the past few days:

Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon with Corn Edamame Succotash

Makes approximately 2 servings

Salmon Marinade
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1" chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Mix in a small bowl.

Salmon
  • 2 Atlantic salmon filets

Marinade salmon filets with half of the marinade and put in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes (not more than 30). Line the filets on a baking tray (skin down) and bake at 450F for 15 minutes. While salmon is in the oven, reduce the other half of the marinade to a thick syrup. Brush the baked salmon with the syrup after taking out of the oven and serve.

Succotash
  • 1/2 large white onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen edamame

Slice sweet white onions into thin strips and sauté until soft (approx. 10 minutes). Add chopped garlic and cook for another 5 minutes (do not burn the garlic). Deglaze the pan with white wine, add frozen corn and edamame. Cook on low for 15 minutes.

Plate and serve!

Game of the Day

My son celebrated his 10th birthday on Saturday and unwrapped this absolutely hilarious game: Not Parent Approved.

We've had literally HOURS of laughter from this game already. Really terrific for ages 8 to 108!

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Do you have a "Something of the Day" you'd like us to share?!? Email Meg!

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