Not Enough Cinnamon’s purpose is to help women in their 20’s and 30’s on their journey toward better health, fitness and self-confidence. Our goal is to show them how they can build the best version of themselves thanks to a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
Here’s what you’ll find on Not Enough Cinnamon:
- Clean Eating recipes: Hundreds of wholesome and nutritious recipes created to make you shine from within. All easy to prepare and above all, delicious. Explore the recipes now.
- Fitness: Your one-stop shop for active living: free workouts developed with a personal trainer and motivation tips. Explore the Fitness page now.
- Healthy Living Tips: Guides and resources to help you navigate through the maze of healthy living and give you the tools to make smart and educated choices. Browse the articles now.
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Meet Marie, the founder
So, who the heck is this Marie anyway?! Well, I’m glad you asked girlfriend!
I’m a Frenchie, born and raised in Paris and I currently live in Sydney, Australia with my hubby Solal (who’s French too)! If you ever wondered what a French girl trying to speak correct English sounds like, check my Instagram stories, you’re in for a treat! 🙉 We’ve lived in Sydney for the past 4 years, minus a 10-month relocation to Montreal, Canada and we’re planning to move to the US in late 2017 (you can read all the juicy details here). So basically, our suitcase hasn’t got time to get dusty!
Update May 2017: we won’t be going to the US for now – we’re travelling instead! Read the latest update here. Still no trace of dust on those suitcases 😄
The Story behind Not Enough Cinnamon
I started this website just before moving to Australia and it was the starting point of my journey and transformation. At the time I was chubby – or at least I considered myself to be. I had body-image issues and had struggled with it pretty much all my life. A few years of college and less than ideal habits didn’t help improve the situation. I just hated the way I looked and didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin at all.
I didn’t know much about nutrition either, 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, back when I was still in college, I started going to the gym, but didn’t see results and felt simply discouraged. I had never been the sporty type anyway (or that’s what I kept telling myself anyway!). 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, and a desire to change, I learnt how to listen to my body and understand what it needs. I discovered I am actually a fitness fanatic, and that I can 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 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.
I want share what I’ve learnt and still learn through my on-going journey. I want to use NEC as a place to empower young women like myself, guiding them through their own journey toward better health and confidence, showing them how they can build the best version of themselves.