First of all, we can all agree on one thing;
It’s not that easy to lose unwanted weight.
It’s even harder to achieve your desired body image, especially in this current society.
So how did I do this?
Well, it turns out you can acquire that hourglass figure many yearn for, in little time and with not as much effort as you may think.
Today, I am going to explain how I managed to accomplish my body image goals, and change my life. I’ll talk about the good and the bad, and will go into as much detail as I possibly can on the subject. But first let me start by explaining who I am…
Who am I?
I am a recent college graduate who has tried just about everything to lose weight. I was not necessarily overweight, but like most women, I felt that my body wasn’t quite where I wanted it to be and I wasn’t reaching my full potential. This was mainly because of the curse of my genes. I unfortunately used to have a somewhat boyish body, with not many curves and weirdly placed love handles.
I also had the muffin top curse (that my boyfriend liked for some odd reason.)
Let me ask you a question:
When was the last time you felt ultimately confident in the way you look? Felt sexy? Voluptuous? Vibrant?
If you’re like most women, you really have to think about that question, and I was definitely one of them.
Don’t get me wrong, there were times that I was very confident with my body, but those were too far and few between.
Here’s the truth:
Achieving my ideal body image seemed to be a hassle.
I am a pretty active gal, so exercise was not the problem. I ate a normal American diet, was addicted to coffee and I indulged in fast food maybe once every other week.
I used to not have enough time to chase my body image goals. After college, most of my time was spent working and trying to chase my entrepreneurial goals. My work is over-demanding and the extra time I had, I spent trying to chase my goals.
So it seemed like achieving my ideal body image was not a priority, due to the fact that I did not have any free time to put into a serious routine.
Don’t get me wrong;
I did exercise and workout about three times a week, but it did not seem to be enough to get what I really wanted.
Another MAJOR issue keeping me from my ideal body was the level of motivation.
As much as I wanted to change my body image, the motivation wasn’t really there. So the goal became a kind of a background goal that I really wanted, but I could do without.
I saw a lot in the media about waist training and I remember thinking, “Nothing could possibly be this simple.”
I did some research and dug much deeper into as much as information as I could find online and the results were shocking.
Here’s the kicker;
There was no information out there about waist training or corset training.
I found a lot of companies that sell waist trainers, along with celebrity blogs and magazines bashing celebrities who waist train. It was somewhat disappointing because normally companies that sell a product have to educate you on what they are selling.
Unfortunately, all these other companies wanted to profit from insecurities that drive someone to purchase a waist trainer and they could care less about educating and helping women.
On the other side:
The rest of the information was just gossip blogs and magazines criticizing celebrities who use waist trainers.
It was those experiences that drove me to help found Royal Lioness.
I was forced to do a lot of research both online and offline to learn all that I could about waist trainers. I also dug deep into corset training and other similar niches.
All in all;
I came to the conclusion that it was worth a try.
A friend who sold waist trainers (who is now my business partner) gave me one to try, and guided me throughout the process and the things I should and shouldn’t do.
The one thing I loved most is the fact that she encouraged me not to succumb to mediocrity and keep working to be the ideal me.
She encouraged me to live the life that I see myself. She also helped me gain the motivation I so desperately needed. This is my personal review based on my experience and my results.
So what is a waist trainer? (also known as a waist training corset/ waist cincher.)
Most of us would give almost anything to get that hourglass shape, but what are our options?
Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba have introduced this “new” thing that has helped them lose weight post pregnancy. The buzz has been high, but so has the criticism.
Critics have been raving about the idea of the new found waist trainers, also known as girdle, body shaper, faja and shapewear.
A waist trainer is a latex/rubber waist garment that constrains your waist and holds heat around your waist area.
At least the one in Royal Lioness does.
They come in different sizes and types depending on the results you are looking for. Waist training is a gradual process of waist reduction using a waist cincher (trainer).
Royal Lioness waist trainers specifically use a science known as thermogenics to maximize the effects of your activities. This means they are created with thermal pockets to stimulate perspiration at your core.
Here’s the best part:
You look sexy when you’re wearing it!
The garment basically increases heat so as to stimulate perspiration around your abdominal area. This in turn burns more calories and it is especially useful in burning specific fatty tissues.
I go in detail as to how Royal Lioness waist trainers work in the article “How Long Does it Take to Gain Waist Training Results” and “The Science of Waist Training.”
Before I knew all this mumbo jumbo on waist training and before I helped create a unique waist trainer, I was first a naive young lady who was simply just interested in the idea. However, the main question I was asking myself was, does waist training work?
My experience was different from most because I actually had a close friend who sold waist trainers and had a lot of evidence that convinced me to start. However, that did not stop me from researching.
Some of you may be skeptical on what a waist trainer is and what it does. Many confuse 21st century waist training with the old school corset training or tight lacing.
The practice was very popular in the Victorian times but has been something that has come back in a modern way. The oldies used leather and lace corsets with more than 24 steel bones, that basically restrain your waist ridiculously. Aside from the obvious health issues this caused, the garment just became less popular and was considered a hazardous garment.
As we progressed in time and our science and way of thinking continue to modernize, so did a lot of our old ideas. A waist trainer is basically the 21st century version of a waist corset, kind of like a reinvention of the wheel.
Old wheels did not have tires and rims, but new ones do.
The new garment is nowhere near or old school corsets. People refer to the modern day waist trainers as a corset just because of a lack of a better description. This confusion has led many to believe that the modern day waist trainers have the same health issues as corsets and work in the same way. The fact of the matter is, that is not true. You can find a handful of evidence pertaining to the issues caused by corsets, from 100 years ago to even now, but you will not find anything regarding modern day waist trainers.
However people still confuse the two, which is understandable. Anyway, regardless of these facts you may still be asking, is waist training safe? The fact of the matter is every thing has pros and cons. So let’s check out the pros and cons of waist training.
Pros vs Cons
- Instantly reduces waist by 4 inches* so it instantly gives you an hourglass figure.
- Has thermal pockets that increase sweating on your waist area which helps burn certain fatty tissues.
- Greatly helps your posture and alleviates back problems.
- Makes you feel sexy and confident, with an hourglass shape, all day long, even when you are just conducting your daily routines.
- Doubles the effectiveness of all your workouts, especially in the area you want it to the most.
- Not only makes you more confident about your shape, but also inspires you to be your best self, helps you feel invincible and that you can conquer anything that you put your mind to.
- Minimizes food consumption. (some people may see this as a con)
- Shortness of breath on the first day.
- Uncomfortable and hard to adopt to on your first day.
- Waist area can get uncomfortably hot to some people.
After reading so many reviews and articles, I was still a little skeptical because the information wasn’t really there. That did not stop me from experimenting though.
I figured that the return on investment would be high based on the numerous waist training results online, and based on the encouragement my friend gave me
My waist trainer results.
Based on the pros and cons I mentioned, I believe my waist trainer worked wonders! I even went a step further to help create a unique waist trainer that I think works even better.
Some critics and journalists have made a point that corsets have been proven to physically damage a woman’s body, causing intestines to, for lack of a better term, “squeeze” together and bruise organs around the stomach.
The key point is corsets, not polyester or latex waist trainers
I do believe that wearing a hard, steel- boned corset could potentially damage a woman’s body for the rest of her life, but not a latex/rubber waist trainer because of it’s elasticity and agility.
After owning a corset, I have come to seriously appreciate the flexibility in my latex waist trainer. Corsets often left me feeling winded, out of breath and deeply uncomfortable. The steels bones within the corsets typically leave dents and scars on the torso and can take up to three days to dissolve. In other words, wearing a steel bone corset sucked.
The thing I liked about using my waist trainer is the fact that over time, the trainer reduced weight, suppressed my appetite and is very maneuverable yet comfortable. The best part however was seeing myself in the mirror with it on for the first few times, and watching my body slowly turn into the body I wanted.
It’s a feeling I cannot explain.
Imagine a glimpse into an ideal future; not necessarily a vague future, but one that you deem very possible given the fact that you are seeing it come to fruition. Seeing your self with an instant loss of 2-4 inches* off your waist dramatically improves your morale and motivation. It can literally change your whole perspective of certain things in life.
I felt strong, FIERCE! Like I could take on the world!
It’s amazing how feeling better about my body transformed my spirit. It ignited an entrepreneurial fire in me and made me feel like I could accomplish anything. It was then that my friend and I became determined to help other women feel the very same way.
Because it’s not just about getting that ideal shape. It’s about becoming confident in your own power. (This is how Royal Lioness was born to offer the best waist trainers; but let me get back to my experience.)
My morale was different, and people noticed it too (not talking about the guys who liked the new body btw). My vague, background goal of a better body image became crystal clear and very possible. The simple fact that my body image goals became possible, made me also chase other goals with more determination. I wish I could explain this better but you will really have to experience it yourself for you to understand.
Other things that obviously stand out are the changes in posture and changes in your body. Having great posture and an hourglass body is a gift from heaven that many ladies yearn for. I personally wear my waist trainer at least 4 hours a day. I begin my days by putting my waist trainer on and then, my usual exercise gear. Sometimes, if I’m preparing to sweat a lot, I’ll put clothes on first to avoid having to clean my waist trainer directly. The waist trainer is flexible and allows me to bend and stretch during my exercise routines, which is great for my waist training exercises.
Unfortunately there is some bad news;
As amazing as this garment may seem, it does not show permanent results by itself. The truth of the matter is, in order for waist training to work wonders in the long run, you need to be active. The garment will work by itself, and you will see results, but if you want ideal results, then you will have to be active. I say this all the time because its true. There are two important facts with waist training that you have to understand. For you to really achieve the waist trainer results you want, you need to adopt a basic exercise routine. It doesn’t have to be intense, even just 20 minutes of some cardio or abdominal activity will do. The second fact is that there is nothing out there that can give you a perfect female body as quick and as definitive as a waist trainer.
The only alternative is surgery.
Waist trainers work miracles if you use it as a supplement to your exercise routines. A good example is the beautiful Tiger. Tiger is an already slim lady with an attractive body, but she did not have the hourglass figure. She needed to know how to get an hourglass figure for a competition she had. Long story short, the results were amazing but this is mainly because she worked harder than most.
I cannot emphasize enough on this. If you want to lose over 4 inches* off your waist in less than a month, then you need to change things up. A good start would be the waist vaporizer a technique. The waist vaporizer technique is a routine developed by Royal Lioness that helps you gain these results with tested exercises and diets. It’s still under development, but once its ready we will offer it to the public as a guide to gaining the hourglass shape.
Who is waist training for?
I believe waist training is for any lady who is either looking to know how to lose weight fast or gain an hourglass shape. Mostly, recent mothers like waist training because it helps them with losing baby weight post pregnancy.
Most ladies have found that waist trainers help boost their confidence and motivate them to eat less and healthier and work out more often! The best part is it gives them a sense of hope. One that really brightens their morale and motivation level.
The average woman does not have enough time in her day.
Most of us are working, and those who have children spend a lot of their time taking care of them. A good cheat wouldn’t hurt. Something that can just ramp up the process is much needed. Waist trainers can be worn throughout the day and are flexible enough to carry out daily routines. They are tight enough to give you the hourglass shape underneath your clothes and lose enough to allow you to bend. The waist vaporizer technique especially works great due to the specific fat tissues it targets. A quick daily waist exercise with it on is highly effective than a long waist slimming exercise you may find on a magazine without a waist trainer.
Working hard is part of our everyday lives! Our feet hurt and our backs have pain after spending hours standing or even sitting. Waist shapers hold your back upright, naturally giving you a beautiful posture. I experienced the difference when I started wearing it to the office. Honestly you will have to try it yourself to understand how great the garment is, on your posture.
How to use a waist trainer.
As I mentioned before, you cannot just wear a waist trainer and expect magical results. Yes wearing it, in itself, will enable you to eat less, will sweat your waist and help your posture, but for long term results, you need to work. Exercising is important especially waist training exercises. Watching what you eat is also important. Waist training automatically decreases the amount you consume, but you should still watch what you eat. Get started by reading this waist training guide and learning about the waist vaporizer technique.
My personal results
All I added was a simple piece of shapewear. But when I combined it with my hard work, my commitment (and, of course, my friend’s support), I lost 5 inches* in a little over a month! I almost didn’t recognize myself –and in more ways than one! Because, apart from the obvious physical changes, my mindset and morale also dramatically changed. I felt strong, FIERCE! Like I could take on the world!
My before and after corset training compared to my before and after waist training was completely different. The first week of waist training with a waist cincher was not to great, but I ended up getting used to it. Given the fact that it was the summer, I couldn’t stand the heat around my waist. It was hard to do some activities and I was just an overall meany. With the advise of my friend, I then combined my waist training with juicing and working out then things started changing. After a month and a half I had lost 4 inches* off my waist and it felt amazing.
Final rating: Highly recommended
The only thing I did not like is how uncomfortable it was in the beginning, and the frustration. Women always do uncomfortable things to better themselves so I managed to persevere. It definitely worked for me and if you are serious and willing to try it, it will work for you. Waist training with a waist cincher is a thing that I would recommend to every lady looking to get a smaller waist. There is nothing out there that does a better job. Get one and try it out. It’s a cheap and risk free option that I believe every lady should try.
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Disclaimer: This is an independent review done by Naadira Burke. It is intended to show her experience with waist training and how it worked for her. We are not stating that you will receive the exact same results if your purchase any of our products. This is purely for educational purposes.