Virtual Date II: Life Update

Hi! Happy Thursday. Smile 

Want to grab a coffee/spark/tea/water/pop/margarita?

If we were having a date, I’d tell you all about how life is going right now. . .

Work is going great.


I finally finished with orientation! I started seeing patients on Tuesday. The process is a little different at the new clinic, but medicine is still medicine. It’s nice to be back to doing what I love. And everyone is SO nice! I share my office with one other doctor and we get along really well.

Living apart is going as good as I could have hoped. Luke is surviving.


He is doing better than just surviving. He is doing really good with Dad during the week. And puts up with extra Mom snuggles and kisses during the weekend. He is still 2 (almost 3 in April) and is really really good at throwing fits, being stubborn and pushing boundaries. Good thing he is so cute. Smile We chat every night at bedtime with Face time and talk on the phone in the morning when he is in the car on the way to school. And the end is in sight. We found a great daycare for Luke. He will be starting just after his 3rd birthday in April.

I am loving cross fit.


Trying something new was a great decision after moving to a new place. It is a great distraction. Something to do after work so I don’t just go home and miss Scott and Luke. . . Everyone at FitELITE has been super nice. And it’s just fun!

I have officially been hired at a new gym for BODYPUMP.


They don’t have any classes open right now, but I am on the sub list. And I subbed my first class last night – it went really really well! I have been trying to get to all the classes to introduce myself to everyone. I have been co-teaching a few classes to try to build my pump street cred = i.e. so the instructors know that I know what I am doing and I am a good BP instructor! I am also excited to check out some new classes – BODY ATTACK and RIPPED!

I am really enjoying the new town. I went to undergrad at UWEC, so some things are the same and some things are different. I mostly know my way around town and haven’t gotten lost (yet!). I really really like being closer to my sisters. Hanging out watching The Bachelor and making dinner for each other = awesomesauce. Thankfully the pups are ok snuggling together on the couch. . .


And the Whole30. I am sure you want to know how that’s going. . . it’s almost done. I like it and will probably continue an 80/20 plan after I am done. I haven’t decided if the 80% will be Whole30 or more clean eating. . . honestly, I haven’t missed grains as much as I thought I would. .. every once in a while, I want some rice – like from Chipotle, or a big plate of pasta. . . but not very often. Roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes have been my favorite things lately. Weekends have been SUPER hard. Like, whoa, SO hard. That’s usually when we eat dessert and I missed it. A LOT. But I survived. And I still feel really good. I’ve been able to kill it in WODs, my clothes fit good and my energy level and sleep are still going strong.


And finally – a HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister Laura!

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Whoa. That’s a lot of life going on right now. But enough about me – what’s new with you? Smile

Linking up with Amanda today for Thinking Out Loud!


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20 Responses to Virtual Date II: Life Update

  1. Glad you are still liking Crossfit! And I agree with weekends being SO hard with the Whole30. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Monday. Also- so happy everyone is adjusting and doing so well!!
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  2. Sound like things are going really well with the move so far! Hopefully you’ll get some permanent classes to teach. I’ve taken a RIPPED class a couple times before and I really liked it!
    We’re currently snowed in in Williamsburg, so I’ve got myself a nice 4-day weekend!
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  3. I’m drinking a coffee right now so this came at a perfect time 🙂 I’m in my first week of starting a blog, and it’s been so fun! I have a ton of ideas and I just want to keep writing post after post. I’ve traveled a lot and can’t wait to start getting some travel guides up!

    I’m also going to Europe in April, so it’s been hectic trying to plan that! I’m so excited 🙂

  4. Congrats on being able to take patients now!! I hope you all can be together again soon. I am new to your blog so I don’t know that whole situation there…I will have to read some back posts to see what’s going on there.
    I miss Body Pump. I had to cancel my gym membership due to the hubby retiring, since it was $55 a month, and so I miss Zumba, Body Pump and Body Attack. I go to Planet Fitness now, which is really nice too, but no classes.
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  5. Megan Little

    Drinking second cup of coffee before working up the courage to get my butt in the shower before heading to school. I am in my 4th year (graduating in Dec) of med school and I am exhausted. How did you do it? I love my patients, but I am over the school portion of it….295 days to go!

  6. I’m glad things are going as well as they could with your move! And congrats on being hired for teaching new classes!
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  7. It sounds like things are going super well for you, Katie, and that you are doing a great job of adjusting! 🙂
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  8. Lots going on, but all sounds positive! I’m excited to try my second bodypump class this weekend 🙂
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  9. Yay for being hired!!

    So where do you live, if you don’t mind my asking? In a rental or with a sister?

    You’re amazing for doing all that you do!!
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    • KT

      We found a nice town home at the very last minute before moving. I am about a mile away from my sisters – so that is really nice. Thanks for the nice words Annette – it means a lot to me. 🙂