Fitness Never Fails Me When I Wanna Be Stress Free

I read a shirt while I was teaching BODYPUMP the other day that said “Exercise??? I thought you said Extra fries!”, HA! I’m sure extra fries is an easy way to handle a stressful  day!  For me, even as a child it was always some form of fitness.

Fitness Never Fails Me When I Wanna Be Stress Free

When I was an adolescent, I had a season of my life that was a little emotional and a major stressor for a 12 year old.  Fortunately for me, at that time, I was basketball crazy.  My parents had a goal put in our yard, so to get my mind off of my worries, I would go out and work on my form until I couldn’t shoot anymore.

Fast forward 20 plus years ( 2 called off weddings, job changes, and more) and I’ve yet to  visit my local therapist or be placed on medication.  I am a pharmacist, I don’t have any issues with taking medication for true disease states nor do I take issue with seeking therapy.  I am simply writing to let you all know that exercise has always been my medicine for broken hearts and frustrations at work or with friends and family!

Pharmacy school was a different environment to get accustomed to.  I found that, it was more feasible and time conscious to work out at home. I moved the coffee table and popped in DVDs for the three years I attended pharmacy school.  Most of my DVDs were high intense workout of the Billy Blanks era! Anything to get my mind of the many study hours.

I picked up roller blading at one phase of my adult life.  It was so euphoric.  I just happen to start roller blading in the fall when the weather was amazing.  I was so carefree gliding around the track.  It was a different kind of mind release than my favorite which turned out to be group fitness.

The right group fitness class will have you so excited and energized that you can only be in the moment.  You will not be thinking about the real world, for one because you will be trying to keep up and not pass out.  Truly, any form of intense exercise will allow you to rechannel that negative energy into focusing on fitness and your health.

If you have to go on the Divorce Diet , divorced from relationships, jobs, etc. and you end up stressed, can’t eat, sleep, try exercise to help you get your groove back.

In BODYCOMBAT, I’ve punched/kicked many of imaginary faces/barriers and it always makes me feel tickled and suprisingly giddy to have whimsically whooped that a$$!

Feeling stressed?  Come fight or pump with me!


Let me know how amazing you feel after working out on a stressful day!



Yours in Healthy, Active, & Prosperous Lifestyles,

Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • How do you relieve your stress?
  • What have you found to be the most effective form of exercise for stress relief?

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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.

4 thoughts on “Fitness Never Fails Me When I Wanna Be Stress Free

  1. I can so relate to this, Joi! My exercise has been the best psychiatrist a guy could have! It has always been there, and fortunately for me, I have taken advantage of it.

  2. I relieve stress by working out! I actually work out every single morning before the day starts because if/when something stressful happens during the day, I can take it with ease thanks to be cool, calm and collected BECAUSE of my work out in the morning! I am being PROACTIVE by exercising before my life gets crazy! haha!
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