New Website. New Purpose. Here’s Why.
October 2, 2016 7 Comments
Four years ago, I started a little food blog called Not Enough Cinnamon where I shared my latest cooking creations. I didn’t really have a theme at the time – I just wanted to share yummy recipes. As time went by, I started to refine my “niche” and realized I wanted to show people that you don’t have to choose between healthy and delicious, you can have it both ways.
This evolution was a reflexion of my personal life. My younger self was chubby – or at least I considered myself to be. I had body-image issues and had pretty much struggled with it all my life. I just hated the way I looked and didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin at all.
I knew close to nothing about nutrition, besides the fact that veggies are good for you and over-processed food is not. In practice, I didn’t know what to eat and what to avoid. At some point, I started going to the gym, but didn’t see results and felt so discouraged. I had never been the sporty type anyway (or so I thought!). All in all, I just had no idea what to do to change, both mentally and physically; and felt so confused!
Baby-steps after baby-steps, thanks in part to my interest in cooking and my blog, I learnt how to listen to my body and understand what it needs. I discovered I was actually a fitness fanatic, and I could push my mind and body further than I ever thought I could be capable of.
Today, at 26, I still consider myself as a work-in-progress (and probably always will!), I have ups and downs and I definitely don’t feel 100% confident all the time. But I finally feel good about myself. I’m happy. I know what I’m doing and I’m in control. I feel strong both physically AND mentally.
Today, as I launch the new Not Enough Cinnamon, I want to take it further and do more than sharing healthy recipes. I want to use NEC as a place to empower young women in their 20s and 30s just like myself, showing them how they can build the best version of themselves. I want to help them feel confident and amazing.
As of today, here’s what you’ll find on the new Not Enough Cinnamon:
-Clean Eating recipes: I’ll continue to share wholesome + nutritious recipes to make you shine from within.
-Fitness: this is a MAJOR new feature and I can’t wait to share more about it in the coming days. Be excited!!
-Healthy Living Tips: I’ll share with you guides and resources to help you navigate through the maze of healthy living and give you the tools to make smart and educated choices.
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I’m so looking forward to this new chapter with you!