21 September 2014

I've got a cute face, chubby waist.

Theres been a lot of things on my mind recently and one of them is getting myself back to number one priority. I had become very unhappy about my image and how I was feeling in my body. I haven't been comfortable in myself probable since I shot for Nuts magazine in 2011. Being 18, looking like a teenager and having no desire to wear any clothes meant I had no problems with my body. I was always a on/off gym goer which made me think I could eat what I wanted. Four years later and from a size 6 to a 10, I wasn't quite in the same frame of mind. 

I have always promised myself (ever since I can remember) if I became really really unhappy with my body then only I can do something about it. No one else is shoving beef mcoys down my throat. I have no excuse and with a recent wave of free time from now until the next couple of years, I felt this was the perfect time. 

I also haven't just decided right lets buy a waist trainer and eat whatever the fuck I want. I'm combining this with diet, exercise, teatox and supplements that I was sent a few weeks back. A good mixture of things. For the people who I have came across and have the mindset of.. what are you talking about? you don't need to loose weight? you don't know what its like to be bigger! bla bla shite. You know yourself when things aren't going right and you should never shy away from your health which I have for a long time. I'm also not trying to loose weight. I'm trying to beat the bloat!!! Like many of us, the result of eating what you want creates a small bloat on your tummy and its a fucking nightmare. With all the above, I am confident I will finally beat it.

If I am going to do something, yae have to do it right. I'm no gona lie..I'm going to Australia in January and if there's ever a reason to sort your body oot then this is the reason!!

I bought this off Ebay for just under 50 quid. I would STRONGLY advise you not to do this as 98% of them are fake and will not fit you correctly. I got mines of a specific retailer and basically got lucky. There are loads of online retailers who do the proper ones. Pricey - yes. However, effective. If you are serious about waist training then expect to pay about 60-70 quid for a good one. Google an online retailer or drop me a message and I can point you in the right direction. 

The idea of the waist trainer is - 
"Info from fab online retailer www.waistshaperuk.com
This workout band is to be worn anytime you are going to be active, this can be a gym workout, power walk or even if you have an active lifestyle day to day - let it add an impact to your healthy lifestyle routine. It creates a compression in your core, stimulating thermal activity and ramping up perspiration. This process allows toxins and impurities to exit the skin whilst mobilising fat cells. This is an excellent product for any gym lover. It helps increase definition in the stomach, accelerates weight loss and can even help to get back to your pre-baby best!
Benefits – Loss of inches – Corrects posture – Stimulates perspiration"

Week 1 
Firstly when I took it out the packaging, I did think to myself - "omg this is fucking tiny, NO WAY this is fitting me". I had to get my mum to help me get it on the first hooks which was hilarious. Walking about my room was just too much. I couldn't bend down, sit down or do anything really. Driving on the first day was a difficult one as I had to adjust my seat so it was completely straight (I also had a giggle about this). As a couple of days went on I started to get used to it. A few people have asked if it's sore. Not sore for me but I did find it quite uncomfortable under my boobs as I usually wear mesh or material bras with no padding or wiring. I soon learned I had to go back to my 18 year old ways and push my TATAS up the way so they never got squished. Also can be a bit rubbing at the bottom of the  corset so always make sure your pants are on the outside (on top of the corset) or it will squish your pants into your hips and you will get well sore pant lines.

You also notice how bad your posture really is. I could put money on if you were to try this out you will realise your posture was shit before. It's kinda like having a broom up your butt all day. Surprisingly you do get used to, after 3 and a half days I moved it onto the 2nd hooks! Could not believe it!!  It is a good inch apart on each hook. I didn't feel I looked or felt any different although it must be working.

This was after 9 days, as you can see there was a difference and was on the 3rd hooks. I had lost an inch and was now waist 26 inchs.

Week 2 

I started wearing the trainer on the 3rd hooks and I could feel a huge difference in comfort. It was really tight and I did wonder if it was too early for me to wearing it on the 3rd hooks.  I also noticed the rubbing under my bra and around the edges were becoming  really uncomfortable. I unfortunately  had to stop wearing it over the weekend due to serious illness in my family and the last thing on my mind was putting on my waist trainer. As my week 2 is coming to an end on tuesday, Im going to see if I can actually get it back onto hook 3 if not I will go back to hook 2. There really is no space for days off if you want changes. 

In future I will be purchasing the non sports version which is much more firmer and better if you are not at the gym (example - going to work etc).

Keep an eye out for my progress posts. I will keep you all informed! What do you think? Will you try one?


  1. been seeing a lot of these on peoples blogs recently and I would love to try as although I'm slim my waist isn't very defined!!



    1. Yes deffo give it a try, it's very different thats all I can say but worth a try! xxx

  2. I think that using a waist trainer is the best way to feel thin, I always use one; at the beginning is a little hard because you don't feel comfortable at all but days pass by and when you notice the difference, how your body have changed..., after that, you can't stop using it :).

    1. I agree! I would like to eventually not rely on it! but enjoying it just now :) x

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