Katelyn Sander

The Pursuit of Purpose

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

The thing I like about focusing on finding purpose, is it feels – to me – like a simpler task than finding happiness. To have a “purpose” is quite simply to have a reason. A reason for working, a reason for exercising, a reason for cooking, a reason to get out of bed every morning, a reason to exist.

An inability to find purpose may be a dark prospect for some. But finding meaning in life can begin with the smallest steps. For even the tiniest purpose can buoy the spirit and ignite a cascade of positive influence and consequences. 

You are vital. Life is expecting great things from you. Those things may look a little different today than they did 4 weeks ago, but I assure you they are very much alive, kicking, and waiting for you to dive in. You may need to sharpen a skill set, work on becoming more patient, and potentially redefine what is important and full of meaning.

For today, perhaps all you do is find a goal and purpose in your workout. It’s the perfect start.

Inspiration of the Day

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” - Viktor Frankl

Workout of the Day

Another phenomenal AND simple full body workout straight from the home gym of Paul Hudson, GM of the Cambridge Club! 

Where Paul stipulates 3 x 12 - 15 he means 3 sets, 12 - 15 repetitions per set. Because it’s in circuit format, you could perform one set of each of the “A” exercises, and then circle back for the second set, and finally the third before moving on to the next circuit.

Circuit 1

A1) Incline Body-Weight Push Up 3 x 12 - 15 (you can do regular push-ups if you are able)
Watch video here

A2) Banded Bent Over Single Arm Row 3 x 15 (Each Arm)
Watch video here

A3) Prone Swimmer 3 x 15 - 20 Reps
Watch video here

Rest: 60 seconds

Circuit 2

B1) Body-Weight Nordic Raise 3 x 10 
Watch video here

B2) Kneeling Single Arm Banded Lat Pull Down 3 x 10
Watch video here

B3) Banded Front Shoulder Raise 3 x 15
Watch video here

Rest: 60 seconds

Circuit 3

C1) Banded Single Arm Chest Press 3 x 15 (Each Arm)
Watch video here

C2) Standing Banded Face Pull 3 x 15
Watch video here

C3) Banded Hip Thrust from Floor 3 x 20
Watch video here

Rest: 60 seconds

For questions about this workout, you can connect with Paul directly here.

Naturopathic Wisdom of the Day

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with an organ. It is important to give each organ some TLC during its respective season.

The spring season is associated with the Liver. Two great ways to support the Liver is to limit alcohol consumption and begin your morning with a warm lemon elixir.

On waking, slice 1/2 an organic lemon and steep in 1 cup warm water. Consume on an empty stomach prior to other food/drink. If you are using an inorganic lemon, use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin exposing the white part of the rind before slicing. Tip: Use a stainless steel straw in order to avoid tooth enamel erosion! 

For more information about your liver and helping your body through spring, reach out to Dr. Cugliari directly here.

Bite of the Day

Chickpea & Potato Curry 

with Basmati Rice and Homemade Naan Bread

Another fabulous dinner courtesy of Neesha from the Adelaide Club’s HUB – kitchen & bar!

CURRY
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2" cube chopped ginger
  • 10 oz diced canned tomatoes
  • 2 large potatoes cut to 1/2" cubes
  • 10 oz canned chickpeas
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Dice onions and sauté in medium pot for 10 minutes until soft.

Add chopped garlic and ginger, sauté for another 5 minutes.

Add all spices and toast them for 5 minutes until fragrant but not burnt.

Add tomatoes and cook down to form a paste (another 10 minutes or so).

Add chickpeas and potatoes, coat well with the paste.

Add 1 cup of water and cook on low for 15 - 20 minutes or until potato is nice and tender.

RICE
  • 1 1/2 cup brown basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Wash and drain rice thoroughly.

Combine rice, water, salt, and olive oil in a large pot.

Bring pot to a boil, then cover and let simmer on low for 40 - 45 minutes (do NOT open lid!)

Once it's done, fluff with a fork and leave covered.

NAAN BREAD
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50 g butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Combine milk and butter in a small pot on a low temperature and keep mixing until butter melts, making sure that mixture doesn't boil.

Combine flour, salt, milk, and butter in a big bowl and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula, scraping the sides of the bowl.

Once combined, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until it is nice and elastic.

Split the dough in 6 equal pieces and use a rolling pun to roll them out to very thin circles/ovals (the thinner they are rolled, the better and the puffier they will be!)

Heat up a small amount of oil on medium heat in a nonstick pan and cook each piece for 1 - 2 minutes per side or until golden and crispy.

Serves nicely with full fat yogurt and mango/lime pickle!

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