Ask Away then Blog Vacay

Interrupting Act-Fit Friday  for Ask Away Friday. I commented on one of your Friday post “How can I get in on all of this fun?”.  I’m not sure if Brittnei from Homemaking With Style read it, but she shot me an email, so here we go!

 

The Real Housewife of Caroline County

 

How did you decide to become a pharmacist?

The short answer, when one of my mentors graduated from pharmacy school, my Pastor made a huge deal about it. I was in middle school, went to her reception, & eventually went to shadow her at work & found everything about it intriguing.

Later in college I volunteered at the local pharmacy for 3 months as a technician to make the final decision between pharmacy and dermatology.

Southwest Patriots Senior Biology Class

YESTERDAY AT SOUTHWEST HS IN THE SENIOR BIOLOGY CLASS

Were you always into healthy living? If not, what prompted this change?

I was a childhood/collegiate athlete and that lifestyle followed me after graduation.  I migrated to home DVDs and Group Fitness Classes for conveinience in pharmacy school and after respectively.

 

How did you decide to become a SITS Community Lead?

I was very impressed with the SITS girls as a new blogger and even more so after attending BBC Char.

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I’ve met so many great blog friends there & originally wanted to be more influential within the community but haven’t had as much time as I desired.

 

I know you teach different types of fitness techniques.  Do you have a personal favorite that you do often in your daily routine?

My favorite class to teach is BODYCOMBAT! It’s the MMA inspired cardio workout that leaves me and members feeling empowered to go kick some you know what.  I LOVE IT! I do it 3-4 times a week.

BODYCOMBAT - Rx Fitness Lady

 

When did you start your blog?

The day after Christmas last year (2012).  I’m looking forward to celebrating a year in blogging! I will be having a kick off relaunch party the day after Thanksgiving! Mark your calendar if you’re in driving distance please 🙂 !

 

Have your goals changed for your blog since you first started it?

Nope!  My blog commercial pretty much encompassed my original goals and I just made it last month.

 

Would you say you are where you want to be with your blog? If not, what are your goals for it?

Somewhat! I’m very pleased with the community here at PFL.  It overjoys me to connect with people and to talk with people that tell me they’ve read my blog.  I would like to monetize it more though.

 

Are you married with children?

No ma’am!

STILL JUST ME!

STILL JUST ME!

 

What does a normal week day look like for the Rx Fitness Lady?

Well, my work week is completely different from my off week. I shared a night at the pharmacy a few months ago.  You all got kicks out my adventures of the night shift.

My off week days look a bit more calm.  I usually teach a fitness class or 2,  eat, work on projects (including the blog), community projects (like the picture above), catch up on TV, get dressed (yes I usually get dressed around 5PM on my off week), go out and visit, eat, or whatever!

Recently, I’ve added challenge parties into the mix. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Follow me on Facebook! The post is forthcoming 😉 !

I HAD A HELPER AT 1 CHALLENGE PARTY THIS WEEK!

I HAD A HELPER AT 1 CHALLENGE PARTY THIS WEEK!

Yes, I need an iPhone, enjoy the blurry Android photos until I can upgrade!

 

You seem so dedicated to helping people to stay positive and healthy which is pretty inspiring.  When you experience struggles in life, what are some things that inspire you?

Why thank you Brittnei! My faith! I call on Jesus OFTEN!

I also find HUGE inspiration in ALL people.  I can look at anybody and find something inspiring within them. That is one of the things I love about blogging, I learn so much and get motivation and inspiration from other bloggers.

One struggle I’ve had lately is keeping up with the blog while helping cover extra fitness classes at the gym, hosting my mini blog challenge, and a few other things in my personal life. If you read my bucket list post, you know I wanted to take a blog vacation.  The time is here! It’s a week earlier than I projected in the post but the timing is perfect!

Thank you for the questions Brittnei!  I’ll see everyone NEXT Monday! Well I’m sure I’ll see you on your blogs (Yes, I know I’m behind on my regular blogs, but I’ll catch up) but to regular readers, catch you on social networks. Love ya!

Deuces - Rx Fitness Lady

Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • What was in this post that you didn’t already know?
  •  What time do you usually get dressed for the day?
  • Do you have any request/suggestions for when I come back?
  • How often do you take a vacation from your job, blog, side hustle, family, etc.?

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Greetings, I'm Joi, a Pharmacist with a passion for fitness & a community leader. I teach BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, Tabata Boot Camp, & serve as a mentor to young girls. My goal is to inspire people to live healthy, active, & prosperous lifestyles through practical blog posts deliveries. You can find me on Facebook and Instagram. You can view more post and subscribe to stay tuned to latest updates at Rx Fitness Lady.

52 thoughts on “Ask Away then Blog Vacay

  1. Wow. Joi. I feel like I know you 🙂 I didn’t know that you get dressed around 5 pm on your off weeks. I wish I lived in driving distance because I surely would love to attend but I’ll be occupied preparing to run my half marathon on Dec. 1.

    I’ve read every post you linked..blogs make so much more sense knowing the back stories.lol.
    You know I take breaks from the blog..except unlike you…my site is filled with crickets. Need to get some gues posts in line.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
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  2. I’m so excited for your blog-o-versary!!! I can only imagine what you will have in store for us. I’m happy to report that I know you well miss thang so there wasn’t a lot for me to learn but still enjoyed reading. I did, however, send you a personal friend request on FB. I think we were just “blog page” friends. Enjoy your bloggy rest!! I’l miss you:-(
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    • I go in on Monday night and work 7 nights then the next Monday a.m., I get off until the next Monday night. Thanks for the compliment!

  3. I didn’t know that you considered being a dermatologist. Are you happy with your decision?
    The time I shower and dress varies every day – like yesterday, I taught boot camp, cleaned venue, did set-up and ironed tablecloths for hours – shower finally took place at 5:30 – classy!!!
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    • I’m pleased with that decision. Once I got into school and after graduation, I had some thoughts of orthodontistry simply because of the financial gain but I am truly happy with the decision between my 2 originals. Thanks for asking!

  4. Oh, it’s embarrassing what time I get dressed on non preschool days. Sometimes late afternoon? On school mornings, it’s rush, rush, rush all morning long.
    I also find something inspiring in every blog I visit – different careers, places in life, religions, political views – and still it’s a place where I can find connection with nearly everyone.
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    • My life is so different. By the time I leave the gym and eat lunch, watch TV (yes I know that is ratchet being that I haven’t showered but I don’t care), blog and stuff, it’s late afternoon!

  5. I get in my workout clothes as soon as I get up, and depending what’s on tap for the day I may be in them until dinner time! Have a great week off blogging, Joi – see you when you get back!
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  6. Hey Joi! I think I know you pretty well lady! Too funny about how you were inspired by a fellow parishioner. I can see your middle school self determined to find out just what a pharmacist was. I’m not surprised though, you’re always up for the challenge and always on top of your game girl! One thing I didn’t know…I thought you had an iPhone! Lol!! Seriously, I’m so glad you’re getting a chance to take a vacay! I’ve been praying for you(for supernatural strength to do it ALL! You may not know this, but you are definitely my blogging inspiration! When it becomes overwhelming( with all the other stuff going on in life). I come over here and say if Joi can do it with everything she’s got going on, then I can also! Thanks for being an inspiration my friend!! We’ll definitely miss you…ENJOY your time off!! Hmmm…with the upcoming holidays, I just may take one myself! Take care my friend! Btw…I so wish I was within driving distance! 😉
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    • Thank you so much for your prayers my friend and the kind words! We all inspire each other in this community! You know I look forward to Bible study of sort in blog world with DYWW!

  7. Loved this post Joi! I hope you have a great blog vacation.

    I can’t agree more that you are truly an inspiration but not just in fitness and health. In many, many ways. The way you call upon Jesus and aren’t shy about letting people know he is your Savior and who you lean on in all things. I’m proud to call you my blogging friend!
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    • Right back at you Carli! I am super proud to have known you most the entire time of this journey! Thank you so much!

  8. Enjoy the vaca!!!! The one thing that stood out for me ia not getting dressed until 5 idk why I would pick you to be an earlynriaer. I guess it makes sense though since you work the late shift. I take a blog break as often as I need. When life gets hectic and I have to priorotize the blog usually takes back seat. I need to revisit your time management and facebook post…

  9. Love your peace picture. What I didn’t already know? That you want an iPhone. You know I’m all go for it! 😀

    My dressed for the day varies with whether I worked out or not, whether my hair is too gross to fix and whether I really have to leave the house. So – no standard time – okay by 9 but that doesn’t mean my hair is done.

    I take breaks all the time with my blog. They are usually unannounced but I announced the one after participation in your blog challenge.

    No suggestions for you – just enjoy your week – roll in like you rolled out – cool as a cucumber!
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  10. Love the information and the photos!

    Hey, when you work in pajamas (scrubs) either I’m never dressed or always dressed depending on your point of view, lol!

    I’ve never taken a break from my column.

  11. So you were considering dermatology? Why am I not surprised? You would have excelled at that, too.

    Loving the yellow nail polish, by the way. Werk it!

    I still can’t believe you’ve only been blogging since last December. You have really taken on the blogging world and conquered it. You know you are my blogging mentor; I have learned so much from you.

    Ms. Joi, enjoy your blog vacay. It is well deserved!
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    • You are such a sweetheart Alison! Thank you so much. I have gotten a lot of Halloween references to my nails, lol…ok, I’ll take it!

  12. joi, i have no doubt you’re an amazing pharmacist, but i think you would have been an amazing dermatologist as well. in fact, i wish you had been because i have major skin problems and would totally be asking you questions! “i call on Jesus often.” i love that.
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  13. I’m late to the party. Work is kickin’ my hiney. But I’m doing some back reading because I’ve missed a couple of your posts and that throws my blog world off kilter. 😉
    Let me tell you about your selfie in the gym wearing that green tank top—-we are gonna do an arm swap. Atleast for one day. I know I’ve said it before but your arms are amazing. Although I mostly don’t have the desire to move my workout over into the weight lifting area, every time I see your arms I get that fire lit under me to do so.

    • Lol, thank you! I always appreciate a gun comment 🙂 I know you are taking over with that job! Keep up the good work my friend! Catch me when you can!

  14. I love getting to know my favorite bloggers better. Thanks for sharing your life with us. I am a regular showerer. Boring! I have to get kids on the bus and to work by 9 each day so I am in the shower at about 7:00AM each day…….even weekends with kids activities on Saturday and church on Sunday. Like others have stated, I thought you had been blogging for a lot longer. I celebrated one year in September. It’s quite exciting. Enjoy! I have yet to take a vacation from blogging, but I do back off on the weekends. Everyone has to rest and refresh.
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    • Oh yeah, I back off on the weekends for sure! I have thoroughly enjoyed this break though. I will make sure to do it again in the future. Thank you for commenting Christina!

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