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Trying too change measurments for another body type...


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My measurments are 36-27-36, and I really want my waist, which is the middle, to be around 24-25 inches. Right now I am a pear shape which I dont like. I want my waist to be smaller so that maybe I could be an hourglass figure, which is my goal. If I really make my waist smaller, then could I change my pear shape? Is it possible to lose 2-3 inches of your waist or will it stay the same forever?(unless you gain weight) Now I gain weight on my stomach area, so thats why my waist is a bit bigger, how come though? I usually gain weight on my thighs and I didn't really want to gain weight around my waist. I tried running, and strength training, but I dont know when I will get results. Can I lsoe 2 inches off my waist in 1 month? I know that my bust measurments and hips are the same, but I look like a pear shape for some reason. I measured them correctly, like 4 times to make sure. So what do you consider my body type to be?

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You can't change your body type, no matter how much weight you gain or lose. You also can't spot reduce either. If you are a pear shape, there is a good chance you will be a pear shape for the rest of your life(except sometimes older women's bodies change due to hormonal fluctuations). And if your chest and hips are both 36", I don't see how that is a pear shape. My chest and hips are both the same size, and my waist is 9" smaller than my chest/hips too. I am built very "boylike" though, and when I was at a healthy weight was more apple shaped and had no butt or hips.

Original Post by ecwk6:

You can't change your body type, no matter how much weight you gain or lose. You also can't spot reduce either. If you are a pear shape, there is a good chance you will be a pear shape for the rest of your life(except sometimes older women's bodies change due to hormonal fluctuations). And if your chest and hips are both 36", I don't see how that is a pear shape. 

 Ditto. 

The strength training and cardio will pay off, but it may take a while to be able to see the difference, and you may never get to the size you are wanting.  Fortunately, you don't have to have "perfect" dimensions to be healthy, and healthy is ALWAYS beautiful.

You are an hourglass.  The definition of an hour glass figure is hip and bust measurements approximately the same (hips allowed to be 1 inch smaller than bust) with the waist being at least 9 inches smaller,

nothing to change you are already there.

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