My First Foodie Pen pal & May Wrap Up

T.G.I.F. PFL!  I’ve been making some layout changes around here.  Snoop around and let me know what you think.  I’m still working it out so all constructive criticism is welcome. If it’s too harsh, please email instead of commenting..Em..K!

I have been trying to share more on social networks! If you follow me on Facebook, you know that my God daughter had me at the late (9:30 PM) movie the other night to see Epic!               She had to tap me in the first 20 minutes a few times, ya girl was sleepy!!! Once I woke up, I really enjoyed the movie.  We hung around and took these pictures after…as if it wasn’t late enough!

Rx Fitness Lady Epic Movie Outing

Rx Fitness Lady Monster

On Instagram, I shared this picture…

Rx Fitness Lady BODYCOMBAT


I had to teach 2 BODYCOMBAT classes in one day so that one of the gyms would have enough instructors to teach in a cage to promote the programs.

Group Fitness in a Cage


I was beyond pooped Tuesday, but the people in the gym enjoyed the cage show & I am all for promotional events.


I also posted this picture in hopes that I could join Mimi with all the fabulousness that goes on with Manicure Monday!  She has started a Day in the Life of Mimi series on Youtube..Whew *wipes forehead*!  S/O to all Mothers!

Rx Fitness Lady Manicure


Last week, I hosted my first blog event “The 7 Day Mini Blog Challenge Party” and besides all the fun mixing and mingling, I learned to share people’s post more. It is so easy and doesn’t take but an extra second if bloggers have share buttons set up.  So you will now see me pinning more to Pinterest.  Once I got in the habit of sharing, I noticed how much effort you all go through to make pretty pins!  I will definitely be pinning more.  Follow me on Pinterest 😉 !

Speaking of sharing, I kicked off the party with the Attain & Maintain Weight Loss Principles for Life Campaign.  I made a button and you can add it to your side bar if you agree to live by the principles & also promote the campaign to inspire people to be featured here on Rx Fitness Lady with their journeys.  Thanks in advance 🙂 !


I am happy to share that I participated for the first time in Foodie Pen pals.

For those who aren’t familiar, you sign up to participate, and get an email when the foodie pen pal matches are made.  You don’t receive from the same person you send to.  For all the details, you can read about the program on The Lean Green Bean blog.  There is a link up provided on reveal day which is today as well.  You agree to mail your package out by the 15th and you receive a box of goodies from somewhere in the country.

This was a challenge for me, as you know I’m not the foodie blogger!  I have my issues with healthy eating and have plans in my calendar to start making posts about changing my eating habits starting in July.  For now, I’m making small changes. I appreciate your blogs that give suggestions toward healthy eating.

Rx Fitness Lady Foodie Penpal May

I got my box a couple of weeks ago and it was quite the fun experience.  The box was made by Kaitlin A Dogwood in Brooklyn and included the sweetest note. 

The goodies included…

Clfff products (new to me but all the rage in the healthy living blog community) – Trailmix bar and Blueberry Crisp bar

Honey from her area

The best green apple EVER!


Thanks so much Kaitlin!  I especially loved being exposed to the licorice.  Yummy!

That’s it for me for the month of May!  It has been an amazing month with you PFL.  I’m looking forward to the summer months and especially June!  That’s my birthday month and it will be some fun going on around here!  HOLLA!!!


Yours in Healthy, Active, & Prosperous Lifestyles,


Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • What did you do challenging in fitness this week?
  • What food would you like to receive if someone sent you a food package in the mail?
  • What kind of crazy things do you do with the kiddos in the summertime? 
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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.

45 thoughts on “My First Foodie Pen pal & May Wrap Up

  1. First your goddaughter is sooo cute! How was the movie I’m thinking of taking my big boy.

    The changes are great but I already told you that. 🙂

    The food exchange sounds so cool! I’ve always wanted to try a clif bar, I see them everywhere in the city. What are you gonna send in yours??

    • Thank Nellie! I think you all will enjoy the movie..well the part that I saw, lol…it was great.

      I sent peanut brittle and peanut butter (both made fresh) & some kinda peaches (all this GA stuff) and some of my Melaleuca healthy stuff (gum & drink mix).

  2. Your goddaughter is SO ADORABLE!!

    I’m so impressed that you are doing so much with your blog and trying new things. It’s hard to do! We’re working on G+ and it’s taking all my might to even remember to go over to it each day. You are taking the things you are working on by storm!!

    Love the layout changes. Your “about me” section is totally eye-catching and awesome. I also love the big social media icons. It always annoys me when I have to search and search for that info on a site. Yours stand out!! –Lisa
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    • Hey Lisa! Thanks for the feedback. I am saving google + for my June project. There was so much at BBC, I had to break it all down into a schedule. I can imagine it’s hard to get over there. I’m doing good to schedule social media first thing in the social media..I mean FB, lol!

  3. The site looks great, I love the tidiness of it, it’s sleeker.
    How exciting to have a foodie penpal! I am thinking of doing this with vegan food, I think it would be fun to get vegan treats in the mail. I’m not the most punctual with sending things though, so I’m not sure if I’d be a great penpal. Maybe the program would be a great way to learn how to be a better one!
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    • Oh, Angela! That was the con of this whole thing. I sent my package late partly because I knew my recipient didn’t have a blog and it didn’t matter is she had it in time to post about it, I know I know…terrible! That was a huge drawback and the main reason I didn’t sign up to do it again, but maybe one day!

  4. Yay, found you on Instagram! I like the new buttons. I just changed mine last week or so because I realized that people couldn’t figure out how to find me and were going through my business website! Oops. My friend just did the foodie pen pal thing from the same blog. She loved it! And there are such fun things to send from here. All that New Englandy goodness. Too bad it’s only food because this is Yankee Candle world headquarters – you can smell those candles from the highway!
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    • I wouldn’t have minded a candle at all. I LOVE Yankee candle!!! I will be sure to find you as well on IG! I bet your page is phenomenal…I can’t wait to see it.

  5. I like it!!! I think your page has a more personal quality/look to it. I like your description on the buttons on the side. I will have to go back through another blogger’s blogs that help you make buttons and pins for your page, as I am not the most techno savvy person out there.

    • I just followed the tutorial of whatever blog popped up in google when I searched for how to make a button on wordpress. I’m sure the top search for blogger will do you just fine. Thanks Veronica! I’ll look forward to your updates!

  6. Love the changes! Oh man, you have been super busy lately! You’re goddaughter is very cute, and I’m glad that you enjoyed the movie! i’ve been thinking about it myself. What is the youngesr you would recomend?
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    • Thx Kalley! Hum, I’m not really sure! Not the best in the kid dept and she’s 9 so she fully understood. Idk, maybe 5 y/o.

  7. Wow girl…you HAVE been busy! But who better to be blog busy, than you, right! 🙂 I’m impressed by all the effort you’re putting in to grow, promote and improve your blog! Love your new fancy greeting up there too! As far as something challenging(well it’s nothing to write home about), BUT I did do 300 hoops on my weighted hoola-hoop, without stopping, might I add! Lol AND woohoo! I haven’t done crazy things with kids in a while, with the exception of playing outside with the kids from our school! They keep you on your toes! I’m saving all my energy for grand kids, lol! Your god-daughter is adorable, btw!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend! 🙂
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    • Yes, that’s worth tooting Michell, very nice!! Thanks for your acknowledgement my friend, I appreciate it! You enjoy the weekend as well!

  8. Hmmm I am a foodie and I think that is a great idea I will have to check it out. My fitness well you know I don’t do the fitness yet but I did sin and buy soda for the holiday….Don’t judge me….

  9. {Melinda} Welcome to the world of Pinterest! 🙂 I’ve gotten much more active there in the last four or five months and now Pinterest is by far the biggest traffic driver to our blog. I think you’ll find it’s worth the effort.

    Regarding the design, love the colors, but I think the red is a little dark. It makes the navigation bar and the logo a little difficult to read. Just my 2 cents. 🙂
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    • Hey Melinda, I used Pinterest to pin my DIY post and drove so much traffic here! I was hooked. I’ve got to make prettier images for the post that people would pin. It was so worth the effort for that one. Thank you for the feedback on the design. I actually didn’t change the colors but I will go to Bestbuy as they suggested at BBC and pull up the site across diff monitors to see what it looks like because I’ve never noticed that. I appreciate you letting me know.

  10. That was a good May wrap up. Reading your blog from my iPad…looks really good. Maybe it’s time for me to join Instagram. I volunteered at my daughters kindergarten activity today. I’m gonna have to put this one in the challenging fitness category because I chased kids around for 4.5 hours at their water day. Brutal! Love the manicure. Gotta check out that blog. Have a great weekend Joi.
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    • Thx for telling which device Hope, that is very helpful. I love IG but I have let it slip away from me lately because of blogging. I’m trying to get back to it. Water day, YEAH! FUN FUN FUN 🙂 Yes ma’am, that counts for sure!!! You have a great weekend too my dear!

  11. Morning !!! Okay- you are going to have to share a piece of that apple licorice!! Yum!! Glad you could take the 2nd combat class while some of us did the cage demo. I will say THAT was my fitness challenge last week. A mix of Les Mills Pump, Step, Sh’bam , combat, and Attack. I was a sweaty hot mess! Lol.
    My oldest daughter just wrapped up school , so we are visiting family at the lake for a few days. Kids have swam like crazy and already sunburned ( despite my constant sunscreen application!)
    Have a great weekend. Happy Birthday Month:)

    • It was SOOOO good Kelly, I’ll try really hard not to eat it all by Monday 🙂

      Looks like yall were having fun in the cage. I enjoyed teaching that crew COMBAT, they were great. Enjoy the trip my friend! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  12. This was my first time doing FPP. I loved it.

    As for healthy eating, start small and slowly introduce new things. For instance, start making sweet potatoes (olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper roast in oven at 375 for 20-30 min). Add Agave Syrup to recipes that call for a tsp or tbsp of sugar. Go to a store and buy a cheap vegetable you haven’t heard of before (cheap usually means in season) and then find a recipe online. I tried golden beets for the first time a couple of weeks ago…yummy. It took awhile to get used to brown rice, but I finally just did it. I hope this helps.

    • I decided not to attend, but now I wish I hadn’t made that decision. I may go, but it will cost me so much money at this point. Thank you for visiting Kim!


    • Thanks for the feedback Debra! My first one was a good experience. If you try I hope yours is as well.

  13. Eating healthy is not only difficulty, but expensive also—I look forward to future post concerning healthy eating (on a budget lol). Keep up the great work Joi!


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