Confidence is Key in Your Bikini!

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CONFIDENCE IS KEY IN YOUR BIKINI

It’s Bikini season as summer is right around the corner, are you ready?!

This year I actually felt ready to hit the beach as I vacationed in Maui. Here’s the secret to feeling ready…

My greatest secret for looking bikini ready is confidence. Honestly, I haven’t always had the confidence that I want to have, I am just as human as anyone else, so I have made a choice to do something about it. It wouldn’t be fair of me to not share with you how I gained this dose of healthy confidence, so here we go…

Time to get really honest… I have always been active and cared about being in shape and working out, but I had horrible eating habits. I would skip meals, and end up pigging out on junk food. There was nothing fun about that, but for some reason I thought it was the way to do it. I’d be missing out on delicious meals and giving them up for junk food that made me feel horrible afterwards, and feeling horrible doesn’t help with confidence. Duh! And skipping meals messes with your metabolism and your whole system. Unfortunately it took me some time to put all of this together. Thankfully, in 2010 I met two women that changed my life. These two women became my mentors, friends, my nutritionists, and my trainers. Then they introduced me to their Lifestyle Plan, this is truly what changed my life and the way I now see myself.

As soon as I began following this new Lifestyle and Nutrition Plan, I started seeing a change in my body. I didn’t necessarily have weight to lose, but as I started eating, that’s right, EATING, I started to develop a toned body that I hadn’t had before. Like I said, I was already active (running, yoga, and circuit workouts, etc.), but once I began to change my diet by eating five meals a day and eating “better for me foods” and adding this to my already active lifestyle, I saw the biggest difference! This gave me a new confidence, one that I hadn’t ever had before. I believe this confidence came from knowing that I was doing the best I could and actually taking care of myself from the inside and out!

Proudly I share with you a happy and healthy me!

Oh, and most importantly, remember:

“Confidence is sexy, it’s your best accessory!”

 

 

 

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  • http://www.cleanfoodcreativefitness.com Danielle

    I love this post! Confidence is so important and something that I continue to struggle with daily! It’s amazing how finding that perfect balance of nutrition, fitness, and well being can truly affect your confidence on the inside and out! The Tone it Up team is awesome too! They have a great plan and spread so much positivity through their team! Thanks for this post :)

  • Mel

    Love your commitment and attitude to health and living clean & lean. Simple, but so true and enormous benefits.
    Not so keen on your new look website. It has lost the style your other one had and the posts in italics are hard to read – sorry. :(

    • http://www.sweetandfreelife.com Tenley Molzahn

      Thank you for this feedback! I appreciate it. I’m actually in transition with some changes, so this isn’t it, please stay tuned. Again, love your feedback!

  • Mel

    Hi Tenley, Will definitely keep reading/visiting. Love what you are all about!

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahanne425 Sarah Hamilton

    Love this post! I found out about Tone it Up when I saw your video for tempeh salad (still one of my FAVE recipes on the plan!) I am so grateful that you introduced us to them! I have been following the plan for over a year and am feeling more and more confident every day! I was very similar to you – I would do these crazy diets, pig out and luckily always had a pretty good metabolism and worked out, but I always felt gross after the junk food binges. Now I feel more awake, energized and better about what I am putting in my body every day! I love following your journey, seeing new recipes, your thoughts on the Bachelorette ;) and reading about the new things in your life!

    You are such an inspiration and love that you are following your dreams! It encourages me to keep following mine. :) :)

    <3, Sarah

    • http://www.sweetandfreelife.com Tenley Molzahn

      Thanks for sharing Sarah! This note totally blessed me today. It’s always good to know you’re not alone in this journey as we figure out how to take care of ourselves the best that we can! I’m so glad the TIU community has been something helpful to you. I only share what I truly believe in and I absolutely believe in what Karena and Katrina are doing and teaching! Thank you for the encouragement, we’re in this together. :) Blessings to you!

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahanne425 Sarah Hamilton

    And I love that you take the time to respond to your fans! Drinking my Perfect Fit protein in my morning coffee now! :) It’s amazing the little things that have changed in my life over the past year and I really owe that to you! I love that you stay true to yourself and show that every day in your posts and life!

    And Happy June! Can’t wait to see what the summer brings to us! :)

  • http://toneitup.com Tone it up

    LOVE YOU TENLEY!!! You’re amazing~~ karena & katrina

    • http://www.sweetandfreelife.com Tenley Molzahn

      K&K! I love you girls TONS!! Thanks for all of the encouragement you have always given me.

  • Catherine C.

    I love Tone It Up! So happy you have found success and happiness through their plan also! I love your blog too! :) Thanks for being an inspiration!

    • http://www.sweetandfreelife.com Tenley Molzahn

      They have taught me so much about food and fitness, I feel like I’m healthier than ever was before! Mainly because of the knowledge I have not from following the Nutrition Plan! Cheers to you Catherine! Keep coming by! xo!

  • Andrea

    Hi Tenley – I’ve been following you since your days on the bachelor/bachelor pad and have always been a fan. As a constant yo yo dieter, going from being heavy, to “skinny fat” and then heavy again after crash dieting, I needed a lifestyle change. Seeing your tweets about being g-free and following the tone it up plan, I had to check it out for myself! FINALLY this weekend I stopped making excuses and purchased the plan and am on my first day of the 7 Day Slim Down. I know it’s only my first day but I feel more motivation and confidence that I can do this and not only see results but keep them forever and YOU were the inspiration for all of this for me! Thank you for sharing this with your friends as well as your own recipes and ideas. I’m not g-free but love that your baking recipes provide healthier options for the sweets that we all love! Again, thank you so much for being such an inspiration to all of us who want a healthy, confident and happy lifestyle. You should know you’re making such a difference for so many of us!

    • http://www.sweetandfreelife.com Tenley Molzahn

      Andrea, this comment means so much to me. I am passionate about sharing what works for me because I believe it has helped me become a better me, and I’m soooo stoked to hear that you feel like a better you. Congratulations. Your story sounds so familiar to me, I think many of us women struggle with it. I’m so happy that you have found a way that give you a confident and healthy lifestyle! The more you follow the lifestyle plan the better you’ll feel. Thank you for sharing! xo!!

  • Julie Smith

    So proud of you Ten! Love you!

    • http://www.sweetandfreelife.com Tenley Molzahn

      Thank you Julie!! ;)

  • Marci Martel

    Your confidence and positive attitude is infectious! Keep smiling, it helps those of us who struggle just to see that there is hope!

  • Lauren Monreal

    GET IT GIRL! LOVE

  • Annette

    You’re always posting great looking smoothies. Would you mind giving us the recipes?

  • Amy Voils

    So glad I found your blog! You were a fav of mine on the shows. I’ve been gluten free for a little over 5 years. Were you GF then? Were they able to feed you?!