If You’re Happy and You Know it, Just Say No

I was inspired by Kim’s post to create a Happiness List!  This may seem like a quick jot it and keep it moving type of thing.  Kimberly challenged herself and unknowingly challenged me in the process to think beyond the usual food, love, and relationships.

Kimberly made me a very happy warrior when she sent me these for the Holly Bloggy Christmas party Reveal Day.

BODYCOMBAT MMA Style Boxing Gloves - Rx Fitness Lady


Thanks again Kim!  However, that’s not the point of this happiness post!

Mission Statement - Rx Fitness Lady

Why did I just share my mission statement with you?

I shared it because in thinking of my happiness list, this is what comes to mind. I could create a whole other post about relationships, hummm maybe a post will be forthcoming 🙂 . However, since this is a lifestyle wellness blog, I wanted to share with you how much happiness this blog along with related activities brings me, such as Visalus, teaching BODYPUMP/BODYCOMBAT, & planning activities like Real Impact and Kids In the Kitchen.


It took me a long time to develop into the person that I am today. That person being one who operates solely from the mission statement you just read.  If I listed some of the things I’ve been involved with, thought about being involved with, and actually prepared to get involved with in the past, some of you would think I was a basket case.

Currently, I find extreme comfort in the fact that I only step into new territory that is aligned with my mission statement.  Every since I committed to that, I’ve found extreme JOY in all of my activities; business, spiritual, and civic.

This means saying NO a lot more when people reach out to you to do things.

How many times will I make reference to this saying….

BBC Know Your End Game

As many as I feel the need!  Learning to say NO is powerful and freeing folks! Powerful reinforcement from the SITS BBC!

If you moderately excel in any area of your life, people will latch on to you and have you running around like a chicken with your head cut off! LEARN TO SAY NO and DYW (Do You Well). At least, that’s what I do! It keeps my happiness list abundantly full!



Yours in Healthy, Active, & Prosperous Lifestyles,


Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • When is the last time you looked at your mission statement to make a decision?
  • What is one thing that made you happy this week?

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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.

47 thoughts on “If You’re Happy and You Know it, Just Say No

  1. Love your missions statement. I am still fine tuning my blog business plan and a mission statement is a huge part of that. Once you have a concrete mission statement that you believe in, it becomes easy to have a clear vision and align yourself with people, places, and things that add to that….and eliminate all things that don’t.
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  2. Oh, I just love that. “If it’s not a HELL YES, it’s a NO.” That is ringing so true with everything I believe about myself.
    What’s made me happy this week? Well, Sudafed. And making money. And belly laughs from Des. That’s about it! Gloomy, sick week.
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  3. Girl this post is right on time for me! I ended 2013 telling my honey that he and I will be saying no to lots of people this year! We spent the last quarter of last year spinning due to over extending ourselves to family, friends, business, and more. I’m so glad that you’ve found comfort in doing thins that align with your personal interest…it’s so freeing! Great post!
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  4. “If you moderately excel in any area of your life, people will latch on to you and have you running around like a chicken with your head cut off!” Girl, that statement is truth!!!!. I found that out about 6 years ago…talk about burn out: physically, emotionally and spiritually!
    I absolutely love that you’ve found a way to direct your life and activities around your mission statement. I have a mission statement for my business, my blog and my personal life. in many ways they overlap, but you’ve inspired me to find a way to consolidate them and truly navigate my life and activities around it. (I’ll probably share it in a post when it’s finished).
    I pray daily for your continued success *4real*
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  5. A few bloggers shared that with me and I really did have to think because you’re so right! People will (unintentionally) have you running around like crazy doing so much if you don’t learn to say NO. I honestly don’t have a choice. If I want to be successful with blogging, I have learned that I have to maximize my time when I am blogging and connecting with people on this computer. My time is precious and much of it goes to my family so the small intervals I get on here have to be spent doing something I would say Oh Yes too. 🙂
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  6. Loving that mission statement, girl! One thing that made me happy this week was shipping a box of my novels to my mother to deliver to customers. She is telling all of Baton Rouge about my book. Now I just have to decide if I’m going to give her 10%. Ha! Enjoy your weekend, Joi.
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  7. Dangonnit I was going to ask you what you thought about a biggest looser challenge for bloggers but you will tell me no…..I understand…..*hangs head low with bottom lip down*

    Girl I have had to say no a few times I just hate saying no to people who have been there for me even if it’s just one time I feel I owe them something if I do 50 million things.
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  8. I am okay with saying no at home but not at work. I want to do it all and have people depend on me. But it’s running me ragged and I’m slowly learning to back away. I work for an international company and I’ve just gotten into the habit of saying “I’m sorry, I can’t help you as I don’t support that department and my plate is really full. Perhaps Mary who works in your department can help with that.” It took me two years to say that! But it feels so much better. I don’t have a mission statement, I wonder if I should get one but right now I can’t think of what it might be.
    Carla recently posted…#OneChange For Better HealthMy Profile

    • Good for you Carla! It gets so much easier! Hang in there. I remember one organization that gave me so much slack because that year I decided not to chair 2 MAJOR committees. I was like What the what! Now I don’t chair anything in that group and I’m a member of 1 committee only and ya girl doesn’t loose any sleep over it AT ALL!

  9. happy that i finally felt the baby kick! it feel a lot like having gas, but day by day, it really is like butterflies fluttering in your tummy.

    there’s this quote that says if you want something done, ask a busy person which is so true because busy people are productive. but i agree with you, just say no!
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  10. That’s a great mission statement. I need to focus on a mission statement for myself. I think my current statement would be “Keep my head above water!”haha
    I totally agree with just saying no. I hate to disappoint others but I’m learning that I have to do what is best for me and my schedule.

  11. I know what you mean girl! It is soooo liberating to “Just Say No”!! Love your mission statement! You’ve pretty much stayed in that lane…kudos to you! You’re so right…people will chew you up for what they need, spit you out and keep it movin’. I only had to learn once and after that, I learned how to say “NO” quick like! 🙂
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  12. I LOVE your mission statement. And you are right, it is so easy, once you know the path you have for your life, to make the right decisions based on that! I’m practicing saying no this year. We’ll see how it goes…
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  13. I applaud this post and how you worded the title. It’s so true. Something clicked when I turned 30 (I’ll be 32 this Tuesday), and I started saying no a lot more. It’s been liberating. 🙂 I think the older you get, the less for feel obligated to be everywhere and please everyone. Your mission statement is awesome, and I really like your message here. XOXO
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    • I totally agree with age comes a bit of wisdom. I think it was somewhere around 28 for me that I started down the lane of NO NO NO, lol!

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