I was musing today about advice I’ve read and heard out there, that only a particular kind of body size or shape can waist train, or that you have to reduce weight first, then commence dieting or corset training. Can’t tell you how many emails I receive where the person is “going to lose weight first then order a corset.” Hogwash to the first, and a waste of time to the second, say I!
Perhaps the Waist-Training Coaching Program student of whom I am most proud seen right, started at 335 pounds and in three months lost 50 pounds and 5 inches off her waistline, and gained a healthy lifestyle to boot! We’ve provided custom corsetry for waistlines up to 60″ in girth at last count, so it’s not only possible, it’s advisable to proceed with all deliberate speed to try fun and fashionable corsetry first, before risky bariatric surgery or anti-depression pills because nothing seems to work.
What seems to be far more of an indication of success or setback or failure in a waist-training program, are other factors such as prioritizing waist training as one of only 1 to 3 main life priorities at the time you attempt it, being realistic in the goals you set for weight or waistline inch loss, being realistic about whether or not your lifestyle will permit you to go full speed ahead, or should you extend the training period and go slower?, genetics, what you know about your personal psychology and ability to motivate yourself to stick to your goals, and your past history with dieting.
Although I used to think so (and doctors claim that stress and hunger are the two main things that defeat our attempts to diet), even stress is not really a factor that will mitigate against your success during waist training. I’ve had a student in waist training receive a divorce sumons from her angry hubby (who we concluded didn’t much like the fact he was out of control of his wife because she waist trained against his will and to boot was looking and feeling sexier all the time!), and another one receive his pink slip–yet both completed their training and met their exact goals.
The reason? A simple answer is that the discipline of routine daily corset waist training according to a written-out plan of wearing levels and hours, nutrition, and exercise plus knowing what to expect of yourself and the corset, often provide focus and steadiness during rocky times. Otherwise stressful situations then seem more manageable because you are operating inside a somewhat rigid daily structure and day by day you are succeeding at toeing the waist-training line and seeing the results. Try it; I’m sure you will like being among the very unique group of us who adore corsets and know the magic of corset waist training!
Just a concluding note of caution when conducting corset research on the web: be very cautious about what you read. There is a lot of wannabe “corset experts” who–based on limited information or experience–feel they are qualified to opine about a variety of issues regarding waist training and corsetry. They may or may not be correct. Ask for the factual basis of that statement before you reach your own conclusions. You might be surprised to find that more times than not there is none, and that it is only uneducated opinion you are reading.