Ok guys, I get this question a lot so what better way to clear the air?
Have I used a waist trainer? Absolutely not. Would I? Definitely not. If you are not familiar with what they are...they are like a corset like contraption.(yes like the corsets from back in the day) it is meant to cinch your core, back, & hips. The "idea" is that if you wear it over a period of time that your body will magically "mold" itself smaller. Celebrities post it all the time. That doesn't mean it works guys!!
Do your research. Experts have proved it doesn't work. They have also proved that if worn tight enough, it can squish your lungs and ribs. YOU CAN NOT reduce the collection of fat in one particular area of your body. Some people also wear them to give themselves a curvy shape or to hold on fat or skin? A waist trainer is not a weight loss plan. Seriously, there are no easy ways out to losing weight. Losing weight isn't easy! Cutting calorie intake, exercising, changing your whole life...ETC. it takes lots of hard work and dedication. You have to want it. You have to work for it, just like any other goals you set in life.
Bottom line is, weight loss is exercise and healthy eating. There are no shortcuts. There are no magic corsets. There are no secret pills.
I will never lie and say it's "easy" but I can and will always say it's worth it. If I can do it so can you.
Well this week I was beyond blessed to have been given the opportunity to be interviewed by WTNH news reporter Jocelyn Maminta at my Planet Fitness gym in Trumbull, CT.
You are probably wondering how it went! Well truth is, personally I could have done A LOT better. My mind kinda froze. If I was asked those questions again, idk if I would answer them the same way. Not sure why I was nervous at all seeing as I am very good at speaking to people and with people not only about my weight loss story, but about weight loss advice and tips, etc. looking back, I definitely let my nerves get the best of me. I had many talking points in my head of what I would say, and when that camera turned on, I forgot it all. But you know what? It happens. I can't beat myself up for how I wish I did! What matters is what I have accomplished!
All in all though, it was a great day. I got to meet some amazing people, from Planet Fitness, The Pita Group, & WTNH! I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity!
I just hope and pray what I did say and how I did answer will touch someone's life. That someone will see that with hard work and dedication you can lose weight. That is what my main goal is. To touch the lives of others and inspire them with my story.
I want others to realize That if you do find a gym you are comfortable in, anand stay consistent, that you can reach your goals with exercise and healthy eating.