Virtual Date

hey there. happy thursday!

how are you? want to take a break and grab a coffee?

If we were going to get coffee, I’d just ask you to come over to my house so we can drink spark instead. because seriously, spark is so much better than coffee. Ummm yes, I know, I know. It’s not the same. And it isn’t, you’re right (like usual!), nothing can replace my caramel latte from Caribou. BUT, I would tell you that spark is delicious AND gives me more energy and focus than coffee does and is my go-to morning drink. Yes, yes, let’s not get crazy, there is room in life for both spark and coffee. Smile 

whew, now that we settled that – do you want some fruit punch spark or grape? or let’s be honest, I also have cherry, watermelon, pink lemonade, orange and pomegranate. Yes, I realize I have a spark problem. But lately, I am ALL about the fruit punch. Fruit punch in the morning and then 1/2 scoop of orange for teaching BODYPUMP.  


Anyway, cheers to Thursday and for making time to spend a few minutes chatting. and I would tell you how Luke loves to cheers anything. cheers ice cream cones, cheers smoothie cups, cheers sippy cups. it is adorable.


And then I would tell you how I am moving tomorrow. To Wisconsin. 3 hours away. And, I am sad,  excited and nervous for what’s to come. . .

This whole decision process has been bittersweet. It is so hard to leave my current job, my bodypump class at the YMCA, our new house and friends. But, I am excited for what’s to come. I am looking forward to starting a new job. While I loved my old job, not everything was perfect – heck – it never is, right? But I am hoping that this new clinic will be better for me. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can find a new place to teach BODYPUMP in Eau Claire. . . but it won’t be the same. I will miss my Tuesday/Thursday crew at the YMCA.


The hardest part will be leaving Luke and Scott. There aren’t any schools open for Luke right now, so he will be staying with Scott during the week. And I would tell you that I am having the hardest time with it. Thankfully, I know that I couldn’t be leaving him in better hands than with his Daddy. I would ask you to pray for us with this new transition and that everything will work out how God intends it. 

And then I would move on to some lighter topics, because whoa, I need to get my mind off of moving! 

I would tell you that I am sorta doing the Whole30.


My sister, Laura, started on Sunday and I am SO proud of her. And I wanted to support her and do the Whole30 myself, but remember my spark addiction? Well, I am doing a spark version of the Whole30. At least to start. It was really holding me back to commit to the whole thing right now with no coffee and no spark. So, I decided to do what would work best for me. And that is spark. Smile

I really loved the comments on my It Starts With Food book review post. And while I would encourage you to read it, I would clarify that the Whole30 isn’t a forever thing. It’s a 30 day nutritional reset where you avoid some food groups, so that you can get a better understanding of how they may be affecting your body. I love this book because while it suggests to avoid food groups for the Whole30 and perhaps longer, depending on how they affect you, it’s all about finding your perfect balance. And they have a whole section on how to reintroduce food groups so you can really determine what affects you and how. I love clean eating. I love the way it makes me feel. I know that I am healthier because of it. And I really have AdvoCare to thank for introducing me to it. I am intrigued by the Whole30 plan because it takes clean eating to the next level and can help you understand your body better. Who wouldn’t want that? Anyway, I know, that drinking spark is going to limit my official results. And perhaps in the future, I might do a full Whole30, but for now, I am doing what I need to do – and that’s all that matters, right?

Ok, whoa, sorry. Didn’t mean to do a Whole30 rant on you. Smile 

But, OMG – did I tell you that I am going to try Cross Fit?!? There is a box in Eau Claire that I am going to check out. I am excited and a little intimidated. Have you done CF – any advice??  

And finally, I am totally addicted to Revenge.

Like, whoa. We finished Orange is the New Black. And how come you didn’t tell me it was only 2 seasons so far? Totally dying. I looked it up and it looks like they are going to release season 3 this summer. But, anyway, thankfully Revenge is good. Like really good. Check it out. 

Anyway, that’s what’s new with me, what’s new with you? Smile 

Linking up with Amanda today for Thinking Out Loud!


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17 Responses to Virtual Date

  1. Revenge is the beeeest! I love it.

    Good luck with the move tomorrow. It sounds like it will be stressful and exciting at the same time. Hope it all goes smoothly!
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  2. OITNB is so good and I can’t wait for the new season! Luckily, the fall/winter tv has kept me busy. Good luck moving! I know it will all workout and be a great move for your family.
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  3. Let me know how you like CF! Scott and I joined back in November and LOVE it!!
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  4. I’ll definitely keep you and your fam in my prayers. Good luck with your move, and don’t worry — things always have a way of working out πŸ™‚ Also, I think it’s so awesome that you’ve experienced so many health benefits as a result of Advo and tinkering with things like Whole30. I’m all about experimenting to find out what works for you, especially when it involves going back to the basics and getting into whole foods.
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  5. I hope everything goes really really smoothly with your move! I’ll be thinking about ya πŸ™‚
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  6. I used to watch Revenge and it was so good! But then I never got back on track to watch the new season, apparently I need to get on this! Thanks for the reminder!
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  7. Megan Little

    Praying for you!

    I would love to chat. How did you get through your last year of med school? I graduate in December from Naturopathic Med school and I am exhausted. I think my adrenal glands are the size of marbles (I jest. But really…).

    I love naturopathic medicine, because it is all about health education – I got to spend an hour with a patient last night, 30 minutes of that spent in education around nutrition and health in general. But I want to climb under a rock and never answer another patient phone call again. Is that reasonable? If you are curious about my education/ school/ curriculum you can check it out at

    Thanks for the chat KT! I love reading your musings on life and being a doctor! Best of luck in your transition!

  8. Good luck moving! I did the same and its hard sometimes, but you wil get there! Just have fun
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  9. Aww… hang in there Katie! I imagine the move will be hard and exciting. Thinking of you and wishing you the best. Thankfully there are smart phones so you can see pictures and chat with Lukie while you’re away. So hard! But it sounds like you’re also going to try something new for you with the move with Cross Fit. I can’t wait to hear what you think! Next time we’re driving through WI I’ll see if you’re free to meet up for coffee (or Spark)!
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