Good afternoon readers! I have been wanting to do a waist trainer review for the longest time because everyone always asks me about it! I think I receive at least 2 texts each month from friends, asking me where they could purchase one. A waist trainer is a waist cinching corset that gradually reduces the size of your waist. Paired with regular exercise, and excellent nutrition, you can achieve fantastic results ! If you know me, you know I always have this bad boy on. They can be purchased online or in stores, and I bought mine online at hourglassangel.com (click link for specific model). It looks like this:
I first started off with a size 32 back in February when I weighed 125 pounds, did not workout, and ate out for every meal of the day. When I first received mine in the mail, I thought I had received the wrong size because I just could not get it on! With a lot of arm strength, determination, and help from my roommate, I finally got it on by hooking up the edges. I distinctly remember putting it on for class and having to run to the bathroom to take it off after 30 minutes because I was gasping for air, LOL. Although I could not breathe, I was determined to make it work. It was then that I realized I had to completely change my life, so I started going to the gym every day, and making an effort to eat healthy. I was able to lose 5 pounds, and in 3 months the waist trainer fit like a glove. As a matter of fact I was already on the second set of hooks, and I was able to have it on for at least 4 hours a day. Sometimes, when I was feeling extra motivated, I even took naps with it !
By March, I was ready to order my second waist trainer, so I ordered a size 30. I am not proud to say that I have been extremely inconsistent with my diet from the time I received the waist trainer up until a month ago, when I really started to take it seriously (“What I ate today” post coming soon). For the month that I have been eating healthy I have been able to move to the second set of hooks on this new waist trainer, which is the smallest size they offer!
On the left is a picture of me a year ago, and on the right, a recent picture of me. Yes, I am coincidentally wearing the same pants. Keep in mind that I have only been using the waist trainer for 6 months now.
I had never sat down and made a before and after until two days ago, out of curiosity. After seeing the pictures above, I now feel more feminine, and more motivated than ever to keep working towards my goals. Buying a waist trainer was one of the smartest decisions of my life!