July 19, 2023



Life has been pretty peaceful lately, and I'm actually enjoying it that way. I've been minding my own business, building those precious friendships that last a lifetime, and cherishing those heartwarming moments with my children. It's unbelievable, but by the age of 32, I've got everything I ever wanted – a loving family, great relationships with everyone around me, a cozy home I can call my own, and a cute little puppy that brings me so much joy. It's the little things in life that mean the most to me and fill my heart with happiness.

When I started this blog 12 years ago, it was all about sharing my interests in beauty, fashion, and food. But now, it's become my sacred place to vent, just like a personal diary. I'm genuinely grateful to each one of you who reads and follows along.

You know, there are times when we might feel small, like we don't really matter. Then, out of the blue, someone sends you a message, and it changes everything. It reminds me that our connections and the impact we make on others do matter, no matter how seemingly small.

So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of my journey, for reading and supporting me. Your presence makes a difference in my life, and I can't thank you enough. Let's keep finding joy in the little things and continue this journey together!


This came in today

"Johnnybell, I can't believe it's been over 9 incredible years of following your journey. Your presence in my life has been nothing short of life-changing. I want to express my deep appreciation for everything you do and share. Your unwavering dedication to fitness and well-being has sparked a fire within me to take charge of my own health.

Before discovering you, I struggled with self-esteem and body image issues for years. But witnessing your daily exercise routines and positive outlook on life has been a source of inspiration that pulled me out of my darkest moments. You've shown me that it's possible to transform both physically and mentally through perseverance and self-love.

As a result of your influence, I've managed to shed over 20 pounds, a remarkable achievement that I once thought was impossible. Beyond that, your impact empowered me to make a life-changing decision. I mustered the courage to leave an abusive relationship that had been weighing me down for five long years. Though I had to move back with my parents, it allowed me to break free and embark on a new journey towards fulfillment.

And guess what? I recently landed my dream job, a testament to how your light guided me towards a brighter future. I've also been fortunate to meet someone who treats me with the utmost respect and kindness. The love and compassion you demonstrate in your actions have taught me to value myself and demand nothing less than genuine care from others.

Looking ahead, I dream of becoming a mother someday. When that time comes, I aspire to be the kind of role model you are for me – supportive, strong, and compassionate. Your influence has not only changed my life but has set a positive trajectory for the person I aspire to be.

Johnnybell, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you for being the guiding force that kept me going when giving up seemed like the easiest option. Without your inspiration, I genuinely don't know if I'd still be here today. Your existence in this world has brought hope and light to countless lives, including mine.

As you continue your journey, please know that your impact reaches far beyond just fitness; you've touched the hearts of many and helped them find strength in their darkest moments. Your light shines brightly, and I am forever grateful for the warmth it has brought into my life. Thank you for being the beacon of positivity and strength that we all need."

I must admit that the thought of quitting has crossed my mind multiple times. What, you might wonder? Everything! There have been moments of self-doubt, challenges that seemed too great to overcome, and times when the weight of responsibilities felt overwhelming.

During those tough times, it's tempting to give in, to take the easy way out and walk away from it all. But I know that doing so would be a disservice not only to myself, but also to everyone who believes in me and looks up to me for inspiration. Each day, I remind myself that I am not defined by my struggles, but by how I face and overcomes them. 

While it's okay to acknowledge the difficulties and feelings of inadequacy, I also remember the countless small victories and progress I've made along the way. Those moments of triumph, no matter how seemingly insignificant, have been the building blocks of my resilience. 

Instead of dwelling on the negatives, I try to shift my focus to the positive impact I can make, no matter how small it might be. Whether it's inspiring a friend to pursue their dreams, lending a helping hand to someone in need, or simply spreading positivity and kindness, each action contributes to the greater good.

Surrounding myself with supportive and understanding people has been crucial in this journey. Sharing my struggles with loved ones and seeking their guidance has reminded me that I am not alone in facing challenges. Together, we find strength and encouragement to keep moving forward.

So, even though the thought of giving up may persist, I choose to hold on and persevere. I believe that true strength lies not in avoiding adversity, but in facing it head-on and learning from every experience. I am committed to becoming a better version of myself, not just for me but for all those who believe in the power of resilience and determination. 

In the end, it's not about never experiencing doubts or contemplating quitting; it's about acknowledging those feelings and using them as fuel to continue the journey towards growth and self-improvement.

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