So I did it, I finally decided to try "This Crazy Wrap Thing". I kept seeing it everywhere, Instagram, Facebook, my nail salon, emails, etc. Then a few weeks ago a high school acquaintance messaged me that she has become an It Works representative. I did a bit of research on Google about the products, good and bad. It worked for some women and not for others, but I figured, hey, maybe I can be one of the ones that this product does work for. I placed my order and less that 10 days I received a box of 4 wraps. I used one that same night....so here goes....
Before my first wrap: I've always had a problem with bloat and an unattractive belly. If you notice in the pictures below, I do have abs trying to show, but the belly is tipping the scale. I do about 15 minutes of light exercise each day (squats, lunges, step ups, bicycle crunches, etc.)
So this is wrap 1: When I open the wrap it is slathered in a "lotion" substance that made it a bit difficult to unfold the wrap, but once it was fully unfolded, you are to place the lotion side of the applicator directly to the skin. I read on the label that it is useful to secure the wrap with bandage or cling wrap to avoid the body wrap from moving...I did so....and then some. Hey, if I'm going to do this, I'm going to make sure this wrap is secure and in the exact place I want to wrap to be.
I used stretch bandages and my Gold's Gym exercise belt to make sure this little sucker stayed in place.
The minimum time to keep the wrap on is 45 minutes, but you can wear it up to 8 hours. I gave my first try about 2 hours. Within the first 5 minutes, you start to feel a cooling sensation from the lotion, not uncomfortable, but a different feeling, kind of similar to Icy Hot or Vicks Vapor rub.
After 2 Hours: Here are my first results. You can see in the side profile that my gut is not protruding like it was in the before photo. This wrap seems to make some effect..hmm.
I also read that you should only wrap every 3 days, because the medicine in the wrap is continuing to work 72 hours after first application.
Below is 72 hours later:
The bloat looks to be working it's magic again, this is mainly because of my diet. Although, I do not generally eat "bad' food, I do tend to over eat, plus I do a lot of diary and spicy food which has been known to contribute to bloating....HEY, I'm Thai, I LOVE my spicy food..sighs, I guess I'll have to cut it down a notch to get the full effects of this wrap.
72 Hours After Wrap 2:
On the 3rd wrap, I cut the 2 tail ends of the applicator and place them on my hips (love handles) and used the bigger part of the applicator on my stomach.
72 Hours after Wrap 3.
So I've finished the box. Looking at my pictures, you may be thinking, "Well, I don't see much difference." Remember this, I do not have much of a weight problem more so than a fitness problem. My body mass is not my main issue, it is my tone. Where you may not see much change, I feel it, especially when I am wearing something that used to hug tight around my waist and now there some breathable space. As part of the "Loyalty Program", I am to make at least one purchase each month for two months from It Works, so my next order is the defining get which is designed to help tighten and tone to keep longer lasting results. For my third order, I'll get the wraps again and maybe try other areas of my body....oh, say...MY THIGHS! Overall, I am happy with the product. Moving forth, I am going to focus on workouts, plus I added some things to my exercise routine and I've also made a conscious decision to do better with my meals and be consistent about it.