The things we do in the name of beauty, right? All jokes aside, I was so excited throughout my pregnancy to try out my Hourglass Angel Classic Waist Cincher for postpartum because I was curious about how it would help me get back to my original figure. (Spoiler alert: I wish that I would start using it sooner, but probably for different reasons than you think.) So here I am today, on the first Monday after totally indulging for Thanksgiving and really, really baring it all for you. None of these pictures were photoshopped, just brightened up. And the after picture was literally taken this morning so that I could give you the most accurate results.
So first things first, I want you to know a little bit more info about using a waist cincher. Basically its the art of wrapping the midsection to help take inches off the waist – kinda like wearing a corset. Why is wearing a waist cincher for postpartum so great? It helps your body get back to it’s pre-pregnancy shape quicker by essentially shrinking your uterus back down to original size.
Now I’m not a fan of weighting myself or measuring because I tend to get competitive (yes, with myself) and would probably become quickly obsessed with the number instead of focussing on my overall health and long-term goals. So instead, I made sure that I focused on how I felt, the way I looked in the mirror and how my clothes fit during the process. Here is my before picture:
I wore my waist pincher for postpartum religiously from November 1st through today. I didn’t wear it all day long, but for anywhere from 1-3 hours per day.
Week 1: The first time I put it on, I couldn’t do it myself and needed help from Chris to get me all strapped in. The second time, I needed help, too. But after that I was able to clasp it all the way up all on my own – and it was definitely tight!
Week 2: This week I was able to move my waist cincher from the first row of clasps to the second row (making it tighter) and wore it that was throughout the rest of my journey.
Week 3: It got more comfortable during this week to wear and I was even able to sit down wearing it.
Week 4: This week was the easiest for me to both get it closed and move around in.
Here is my after picture:
What did I learn from wearing a waist cincher for postpartum? I think that it’s best used as that: for postpartum. I really couldn’t recommend this Hourglass Angel Classic Waist Cincher & Trainer more to help you regain your strength in your core and pre-pregnancy shape. It’s not a quick fix, but it gave me the confidence to know that I will get back to my postpartum shape and that it’s going to continue to be a part of that journey.
If you are thinking about giving it a whirl yourself, Hourglass Angel is offering free shipping and 25% off many of their styles so you can find the right waist cincher for postpartum (or not for postpartum) that works best for you!
**This is a sponsored post, as always opinions are my own.**