Waist Training: The Good, Bad & The Downright Ugly


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I’ve been waist training since March and first things first. I LOVE it. There has been a lot of hype about it and there have been a ton of celebs endorsing a specific brand called Pre-Madonna and those babes go for $100 and up, but there are several other brands out there that work just as well. When I first started waist training because I wanted my waist to be SNATCHED for my 26th birthday. My sister needed to waist train for her bikini competition that she was doing and purchased a trainer in a size medium from Amazon, it was around $50. Lucky for me and not so lucky for her the trainer was too big so she passed it on to me. When I first tried to wear it it was hard to get on, but I eventually got it. The way the trainer is set up is one side has two rows of hooks and the other side has one row of clasps. I started off with the first row and sooner than I realized (about a week in) I was able to go down to the second rows of hooks. It wasn’t the most comfortable, but I was so stoked about it because I felt like I was making progress. My mom used to always tell my sisters and I that beauty is pain and I swear I live by that motto right now (Hi mom!)

I know it doesn’t sound like the best option of beauty but when you think about it, she’s right. All the waxing, plucking, working out, depriving, and whatnot we do to look good. The question of who you’re doing it for is more important. Okay, so anyway, back to what we were talking about. This trainer is uncomfortable at first, but eventually you get used to it. After about a month of wearing the size medium, I found that it was getting too comfortable. I was able to wear it for extended periods of time, greater than 9 hours, and I knew that I was ready to go down a size. Again, my sis passed me down her size small trainer and the adventure with that began. This thing was TIGHT.So tight that I caught a cramp in my wrist the first time I tried to put it one because I had to stretch it so much to wrap it around my stomach. I suggest performing some light exercises and wrist stretches before trying this for the first time(not even joking).

The good in this is that this thing works and I have lost some inches around my waist. The bad is that these things are uncomfortable and the process of how these decrease inches in your waist is questionable. When you waist train the trainer is squeezing the soft tissue in your body to form it and make it more hourglass. It also compresses your ribs so that you body starts to take that shape. Again, like mama said beauty is pain, but depending on your own standards you may not want to take it this far. The downright ugly is nothing. These things get a lot of hype and also get a lot of negative attention because of the methods, but I believe people should know what they are getting into when they start training, so if you’re not willing to sacrifice then don’t buy it.

I’ve added a few pics for your reference! The top photo is when I first started- wearing the size medium and the one below is me in the size small. Kim K. watch out!

Kim Kardashian Waist Training, Working out, Fitness

For more tips and tricks on how I stay fit check out this post!

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  1. May 11, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I just purchased mine but haven’t been too diligent with wearing it. Glad to hear you love it! And heck yes… it’s super tight. Lol. I look forward to seeing results!

    xo Jillian

  2. Amy Ann
    May 12, 2015 / 6:07 am

    Wow, I’ve never hear of this. Sounds painful!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. stylebyavery
    May 12, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Great post!

    Style by Avery

  4. May 15, 2015 / 1:18 am

    This is really interesting – as a vintage lover I wear corsets occasionally so it’s interesting to hear that the mainstream is peddling an alternative. I don’t think I have enough desire to waist-train myself but fair play to you to sticking with it! x

    • 09kierra@gmail.com
      May 15, 2015 / 11:26 am

      It is interesting because In times where people wore corsets it’s was a regular part of their wardrobe and pretty much required. I could never imagine having to put this thing on everyday. Sometimes I just don’t feel like sucking it in so I don’t wear it or when I know I wanna eat a really good meal hahaha.

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