Desire is a full-time nanny who has always struggled with the obstacles of losing weight and exercising. But all that changed when she tried her first waist trainer, the Clasica by Ann Chery. As it turns out, it was psychological hurdles that she needed to get over. Once she put on her waist trainer and saw what her waistline could look like, she was motivated to reach her weight-loss goals. In our interview with Desire, she shares her experience and shows what's possible when you stick to a consistent waist-training routine.
- Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Desire and I'm 24 years old. I'm a full-time nanny for three boys, from ages newborn to 7 years old. Some of my favorite things to do on my free time are shopping, drawing, baking and exploring new places.
- Why did you decide to try waist training?
Through daily posts on social media of women shaping their body through this practice led me to try out waist training. Once I began waist training I started noticing some changes in my waist, lower stomach and back. With my lower stomach being my trouble area I found that waist training helped a lot.
- What garment did you use, and why?
My first garment was the "Classica Latex Waist Cincher" by Ann Cherry. I did a lot of research before I purchased my first garment. I found that a lot of women were using any latex garment due to the fact that it makes you sweat more. Personally, I love the latex feeling because it's tight and doesn't more around. I also love this cincher because it comes with 3 bracket levels. As you begin to lose inches from your waist, your cincher becomes looser. With the 3 rows of hook-and-eye closures, I was able to find more use it in rather than purchase a new cincher every couple of months.
- What were your first impressions?
Putting the garment on for the first day was the biggest struggle at first. My first thought was "oh great, I ordered the wrong size." When putting it on I found it helpful to buckle the first button on the top. I then fold up the bottom half of the waist trainer and buckle it from there. Once it was completely buckled I would then fold down the bottom half. After finally putting the trainer on, I felt like a million bucks. I loved how it enhanced my waist and how much slimmer I felt.
- What was your waist training routine?
When I first started waist training, I only used it at the gym for about 1-1.5 hours a day. As I got comfortable I started using it 8 hours a day. During my 9-hour work days I would wear it under my clothing.
6. Did the waist trainer meet your expectations? How so?
My Classica Latex Cincher met my goals in just 2 months. In those 2 months I was ready to drop down to the level 2 bracket. My lifetime goal is to have a smaller waist. I mean, who doesn't want that? I found that using the cincher daily helped me reach those goals quicker.
- What were your diet & fitness habits during your waist training journey?
My eating habits during waist training didn't change that much. I'm currently working on eating clean and watching what I put into my body. No fried foods, junk food or candy. I noticed when I first started this practice that I couldn't finish my food. After a few weeks of wearing the cincher my body started getting used to eating smaller amounts then I was used to. I also made sure that I was getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. That would include Zumba, walking, or weight lifting. I found that drinking lots of water helped too!
- In the past, have you faced any challenges with weight-loss or fitness?
My entire life I struggled with weight-loss and fitness. I never was one to pay attention to portions or find a way to be active. My first garment mentally helped me feel better about myself. I started loving what I saw in the mirror when I had the garment on. It was like I couldn't go anywhere without my waist trainer on.
- When did you start seeing results?
I started to see results in just 5-10 weeks. My waist started shrinking in inches and I noticed I was having better posture in my back. I also found that my lower stomach had less of a sag.
- Has anyone else noticed your results?
I have had people comment on my change. They've said many things like "Have you lost weight?", and "Your waist is more curvy."
- What would you say to others who are thinking about trying waist training?
For anyone who is thinking about trying out waist training I would encourage them 100% to do it. I know a lot of people who are unsure of this practice but you never know what something could do until you try it. There is as many critics as there are supporters. You can choose to be a critic and not see the results, or become a supporter and see the results on your own body. It's never too late to work on reaching your goals.