30 days really can be a long time, especially when your doing a waist cinching challenge. When my time was up I whipped it off and swung it round my head and breathed a huge sigh of relief. It’s been painful, uncomfortable and sometimes not so bad at all. Underneath your bra where your last set of ribs are, was by far the most painful for me. It constantly felt as though someone was squeezing my ribs and gave me some terrible cuts. As the time went on it did feel like wearing Spanx, I completely adjusted to the feeling on my stomach and it didn’t bother me at all, it actually feels looser than when I first started! But the pain on my ribs were constantly there everyday, but only after wearing it for 7 hours. I did wear it for 10 hours a day or more which thinking back is probably a bit too much, but I was determined for it to work and I wasn’t going to give up! 👊
Overall I haven’t noticed a massive difference at all. Although it helps with posture, evening when your sitting down. Within the first week there certainly was a difference but my shape has reverted back and only appears slightly slimmer. After the first week I did think it was working but by week 3 it was already reverting back! I think it actually depends on people’s body shapes and genetics. I don’t have much of a waist and when I gain wieght I will always look like an apple on legs whereas others may find it goes straight to their thighs. We’re all different, that’s why we have these difference body shapes.
If you were to continue to carry on waist training, your body would likely change to the shape of the corset, like Ethel Granger for example. Due to her husbands desire of the shape she wore the corset for 24 hours a day including sleeping. I can only imagine how painful this was. Ethel made it into the Guiness book of records when she reached a 13 inch waist. I look down and stare at my thighs, her waist was smaller than my thighs! I can only imagine the damage that was caused by this extensive training. Below shows a picture of Ethel Granger.
I wouldn’t suggest waist training to anyone as the long term affects are so dangerous. You are squeezing your organs together and pushing them down, it can lead to a multitude of problems. With only 30 days training I noticed it made my IBS worse probably because it was so tight, not to mention the amount of times I thought I had almost cracked a rib. My breathing was shorter and more erratic, which caused occasional dizziness. There is much better and far less painful options to consider than this.
I think this cinching is best left to Kim Kardashian. It’s more pain than it’s worth.