KathTea is a full-time model who wanted to achieve a more tapered figure, but she admitted that's it hard to accomplish with exercise alone. "100 crunches can't achieve" my hourglass body goal on its own, she told us, which is why she decided to try waist training with a steel-boned corset.
KathTea chose a corset for sale over a latex waist trainer because wanted the maximum strength of the steel boning inside. After wearing her corset for up to 12 hours a day, combined with healthy eating and regular exercise, she's seeing the results of her efforts—and her friends have noticed too. KathTea's goal is to drop from a 29-inch waist to 27 inches. Here's what she had to say about her routine:
- Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a full-time model, part-time photographer and I write as a hobby. Most of my modelling and photography is on Patreon while my written work is on Mookychick.
- Why did you decide to try waist training?
I started with a 29” waist for most of my adult life. At one point I achieved 26” but could not maintain that result. Now I wanted to try and train again towards a more realistic goal of 27”. I always wanted a tapered waist since my natural ribcage is extremely boxy.
- What garments did you use, and why?
I used the Purple and Black Silk Underbust Corset because I prefer the strength of steel and cotton over a warmer, stretchier cincher.
- What were your first impressions?
I tried it on in my home studio and enjoyed how it improved my posture. It's very sturdy yet very beautiful and I could see myself using it often.
- What was your waist training routine?
I wore my corset post-workout to shape my sore muscles. I also waist trained as I slept at night. That's probably about 8 to 12 hours of lacing a day.
- Did the garment meet your expectations? How so?
A lot of budget garments aren't as comfortable or lasting as this one, therefore I would say it met my goals.
- What were your diet and fitness habits during your waist training journey?
I was using the 8fit workout plan for exercises and MyPlate to count calories. I am also a part-time personal trainer, so I often researched new routines. In addition to that, I cut unhealthy fats and started taking supplements.
- In the past, have you faced any challenges with weight-loss and/or fitness?
A regular muscle-building routine isn't able to reshape the ribs, while building strength in the core is essential, losing fat in the midsection doesn't change the silhouette even. A corset assists with carving out an hourglass figure, something 100 crunches can't achieve.
- When did you start seeing results?
Initially, I started to see that I was less likely to slouch when cinched. Later on, I saw that after corseting, any kind of high-waisted undies appeared to hug my waist much more tightly.
- Has anyone else noticed your results?
Yes! I had friends say that I look slimmer and that my figure looked particularly more hourglass.
- What would you say to others who are thinking about trying waist training?
Corsets are great as long as you get the right size and figure out a routine that works for you. If you are chomping down pizzas and drinking soda while you train, you will NOT see results. Good food and exercise is important; corsets just supplement your routine.