Yuliza is an aspiring ASL interpreter who is currently balancing a retail job with studies in American Sign Language. When one of her friends tried waist training, she was so amazed at the results, she decided to try it herself. Her goal: a curvy, hourglass figure and a slimmer waistline underneath her most form-fitting outfits. The effect was instant – she loved her new shape as soon as she put on her new waist trainer. But also, by pairing her waist trainer with a consistent workout routine, she began to see results even when she wasn't wearing the garment. We recently chatted with Yuliza to learn more about her experience:
- Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi there! My name is Yuliza. I currently work at Victoria's Secret, but I am going to school to learn American Sign Language so that I can be an interpreter. I love to read, write, and create makeup videos for my friends to learn.
2. Why did you decide to try waist training?
I wanted to try waist training when I saw the results one of my co-workers experienced. I wanted to give myself more of an hourglass shape for some of my more form-fitting dresses and body suits.
3. What garment did you use, and why?
I used the Workout Waist Trainer by Bonitaz, because I wanted something that didn't have boning, so that it didn't restrict my movement as much when I was at work or working out.
4. What were your first impressions?
It was fairly simple to put on. I thought it would be much more difficult - like if I were putting on a tight pair of jeans, but that was not the case. I was home in my room when I first tried it, it felt firm but comfortable. When I looked in the mirror, I instantly fell in love! The shape looked great, even without a garment on top!
5. What was your waist training routine?
I started wearing the garment only twice in the first two weeks, but then I began to wear the garment 5 days a week for 8 hours a day. I would switch between only wearing it at work and wearing it for my workouts.
6. Did the garment meet your goals and expectations? How so?
The garment definitely filled my needs and expectations! It looked absolutely amazing underneath dresses and made my waist look so much smaller, so it enhanced my shape.
7. What were your diet and fitness habits during your waist training journey?
I was eating much healthier food choices and working out 3 times a week for an hour.
8. In the past, have you faced any challenges with weight-loss or fitness?
I've had some issues with losing weight in the past, a lot of the times I wouldn't work up a sweat. Wearing the garment made me sweat around my midsection and back—areas where I wasn't perspiring much before, even when I worked out.
9. When did you start seeing results?
I started seeing results around week 5 and so did my co-workers! They would consistently compliment me and my achievements. I am most definitely going to continue to use the waist trainer as I work out.
10. Has anyone else noticed your results?
My co-workers noticed, they would constantly compliment my shape and how much smaller my waist has gotten.
11. What would you say to others who are thinking about trying waist training?
I would absolutely suggest they try it! I would say to start off slow and get something with less boning like the Bonitaz one. Keep hydrated, work out, and eat right and you will definitely see results!