Is anyone else in a really good mood today?…no, just me?…okay then…
Post number 2 today, here we are. Tonight I am heading back to the gym after completely destroying my legs on the step machine over the weekend. The last time I went with my brother I climbed slowly off of the equipment and nearly wobbled myself down to the ground.
Now I know no one knows my true identity/appearance, but I’m not one of these girls who wears a little crop top and shorts so that all eyes are on me. NO! I would much rather wear a gym t-shirt, some leggings and sweat my little heart out without being judged. One of my gym must haves however is my trusty waist trainer.
What is a waist trainer?
A waist trainer is a corset like belt that is generally hooked, zipped or Velcro’d up to cinch in your waist and tighten your tummy. Here is an example:
What does a waist trainer do?
Waist training is the process of reducing your natural waist size and accentuating curves with the aid of waist trainer or a tight laced corset. These garments are responsible for giving a woman an exaggerated hourglass figure, which is a tiny waist and curves over the hips. A lot of people wear these in the gym because it allows for your stomach area to sweat more than the rest of your body meaning you shed the pounds quicker. Do not be fooled though, it’s not only women who use these…I know a few males who are partial to wearing one (MAN POWER!).
Is this a healthy way to aid losing weight?
There has been a lot of controversy around this product. I think it depends on your opinion of them and whether or not you are comfortable enough to wear one. Many people argue that it is not safe to ‘crush’ your organs and ‘squeeze’ your bones together. In my opinion this is a little dramatic and my confidence sky rockets when I wear mine. However, this is not the only thing that you should look for when trying to slim down, obviously diet is one of the most important aspects.
I’m currently looking for a new waist trainer because mine has been lets say ‘well-loved’. For anyone who is interested I will post about my progress and leave links to my potential future purchases.
I know this may seem like a bit of a random post, but one of the topics I hope to cover more of is my success across the board which includes my weight loss journey.
If you’ve made it to here, I applaud you!