Seems like everybody is doing it. It’s all over the internet and social media. Celebrities are doing it. Even girls at the gym. I’m talking about waist training! It’s been a big hype the last few years and I have been very hesitant to give it a try. It seemed dangerous and like it just wouldn’t actually work. But I finally tried it out and I’m here to share with you my journey and how using the right waist trainer helped me finally have an hourglass body shape.
What is waist training?
Waist training is the process of gradually decreasing your waist size by wearing a waist trainer for a few hours a day and gradually increasing the tightness of it, along with the length of time worn.
Waist trainers, or training girdles, are usually made of latex (there are other options if you are allergic to latex) with plastic boning and have clips or lacing to adjust the tightness of it. Some people choose to wear old-fashioned corsets with steel boning, but those can be a lot more expensive. They are, however, a great fashion choice!
Why I started waist training
Like I said before, I was very hesitant to start waist training. But I really, really wanted to have an hourglass body shape and it seemed like the only way, short of surgery, to achieve it. After a lot of online research and some encouragement from a couple of friends who waist train, I decided to give it a try! I purchased a waist trainer corset in Shapewearworld.com after doing some research and reading a lot of reviews!
My first couple weeks with a waist trainer
At first, the waist trainer was really uncomfortable. I made sure not to have it too tight, because I didn’t want to cause any damage! But, it makes you have better posture and stand up straight, which can be really uncomfortable. Unless you are a ballet dancer, you’re probably not used to standing and sitting up straight all the time.
When you wear a corset waist trainer, you have to always sit up and your breasts are lifted and totally out there, which makes you feel really uncomfortable, but boy do you look good! It’s like an instantaneous body sculpting! I started off wearing my waist trainer on the first row of clips and I couldn’t go for more than 3 hours. But after two weeks, I was able to bring it down to the second row of clips! It was amazing!
My waist training routine
I have two training girdles, one for the gym and one for everyday use. The one I use for working out is a bit shorter and not as tight. It’s definitely more comfortable and I have a better range of movement in it. My other waist trainer is serious business! It’s longer and tighter and I definitely think it’s more effective.
I put on my waist trainer first thing in the morning when I wake up. I go to the gym and I work out in the mornings two or three times a week and afterwards I shower and change and put on a different waist trainer on that I can wear under my clothes and no one even notices it. I keep it on for 8 hours every single day. With this routine, I have lost 2 inches off of my waist in the past 4 months.
What is my recommendation?
Is the hype worth it? Totally! Waist training really works as long as you are consistent and using it every day. The more consistent you are and the more hours you use it, the better and faster it will work. But be careful! I wouldn’t wear this for more than 8 hours, especially if you work out in your waist trainer, because you want your skin to breathe and your muscles to still have to work!
Remember, don’t try to go too tight to fast and be safe about it. If it hurts, you are doing it wrong and that can be really dangerous! And most importantly, if you are under 18 years old and haven’t stopped growing, please wait to try waist training! You don’t want cause any damage to your growing body and bones.
I love waist training and I am so thankful I purchased my waist trainer to give it a try! Corset waist trainers are the best way to help you get an hourglass body shape and they can be used on their own or as part of a weight loss or fitness routine. If you have been curious about the whole process, but hesitant, just give it a try. You have nothing to lose but the inches!