If you are starting a waist training routine in the hopes of long-term benefits, we highly recommend incorporating it into your lifestyle and seeing how you can make it fit into your daily schedule. By consistently doing so, you will be well on your way to achieving the waist trainer figure you have been working on.
It is never really easy forming a habit. It takes dedication, determination, and patience to slowly ease your way into it. After all, slowly but surely is a great way to make newfound routines stick. If you are short of ideas on how to go about it, we have prepared 5 easy ways to include waist training in your day-to-day life:
#1 Use a compression band whenever active
You can turn any mundane activity into an amplified workout just by wearing a compression band. The constriction around your waistline coupled with the material’s unique benefits can retain heat and stimulate perspiration around your core. This is great for achieving those cuts on your abdomen, for flushing our water weight, and for really activating your muscles.
Types of physical activity you can use a band for are:
- Working out at the gym
- Doing home exercises
- Doing chores or cleaning the house
- Running errands, such as quick grocery run or picking up laundry
- Brisk walk around the neighborhood
- Playing at the park with your children
- And so much more!
#2 Use an everyday waist trainer under clothes
Little do most people know, waistbands are very versatile and can go with almost any attire. It may take a little getting used to, but once you start to look at them as essentials (such as bras and panties), you will soon find it easier to incorporate them in your everyday look.
You can go conventional or creative, as there are multiple ways to style a waist trainer. You can wear them under long-sleeved tops, t-shirts, sweaters, dresses, formal wear, and more. Apart from getting a little core workout in, they can instantly shape your figure and make you look slimmer, sleeker, and toned. This is a surefire way to emphasize all the right curves!
#3 Use a waist trainer as a fashion statement
Apart from wearing it under your clothing, have you tried wearing it as your main top? Corsets have made an appearance as a head-turning fashion statement for years now. Trendy folks choose to either don them over button down shirts, or as individual tops. Some would take the class up a notch by pairing it with a sleek blazer.
No matter how you choose to style yours, mixing fitness with fashion has never been this easy!
#4 Practice your hourglass training routine with a loved one
You know what they say: accountability is one of the most effective ways to start a healthy habit! By agreeing with a friend, family member, or several of them, you all can help each other in setting goals and sticking to them. What makes it even better is that being on a similar journey together makes the process all the more fun and worthwhile.
Be sure to check in on each other regularly, perhaps set a monthly progress report, and track development. You can do this in the form of journaling, photos, weigh-ins, and by plain observing one another.
If you do not have a friend or family that is interested in starting a waist training journey, you can join support groups instead or find like-minded people at your local gym.
#5 Link it with your other healthy habits
When you have a goal in mind, it is more practical to break it apart into more manageable aspects. This way, it is less likely you will experience feeling overwhelmed, burnout, or like you want to give up already.
For example, if your main goal is to get fit and healthy by this time next year, you may want to break it down by defining how many pounds or inches you want to lose per month, instead of how many pounds or inches in total by your end date. Similarly, you can apply that to the type of food you want to slowly incorporate (or lessen) in your diet and how gradual you want to increase your hours at the gym. It is an unhurried and steady process, one that you should not look at as a competition with others, but rather a motivation to better yourself.
Some ideas for healthy habits you can link your routine to can be:
Drinking enough water: As mentioned, a waist trainer makes you sweat – all the more when you are constantly moving about. This benefit can also intertwine with remembering to drink more water! Staying hydrated and regularly flushing out toxins can do wonders for your skin, internal organs, digestion, and overall wellbeing.
Getting enough exercise: The thought that you can maximize and intensify your workouts with a waist trainer on may be motivation enough to move your body more! A mix of cardio, strength training, and stretching even for just a few minutes per day can do wonders.
Eating more nutritious meals: The constriction that comes with wearing a compression band physically makes it more difficult to eat a heft amount per meal. Because of this, you can feel full much faster, with much less. This is a great way to ensure you get all the right macros in per time to keep your energy up and system satisfied.
Managing stress and sleep: With better control of your schedule and regularly releasing endorphins through exercise, you can build a habit out of managing both your stress levels and sleeping schedule. These two can greatly help your mental and physical health.
Top Waist Trainers We Recommend
Gym Compression Band – Best worn when you are physically active, such as gym or errand days.
Latex Trainer – Best worn for your casual days.
Classic Cincher – Best worn to special events, or when you are looking for a statement piece.
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Hannah - Manager at Hourglass
Hannah is a certified personal trainer based in Australia. Since 2017 she has inspired women across the nation through honest & educational content. Her dietary and fitness expertise are trusted across the fitness community.