Top Steps To Get Abs (For Girls)

By on August 30, 2013






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Maybe you’re ready for a rockin’ beach bod, maybe you want to impress that cute guy that runs on the same trail as you or maybe you just want the self-satisfaction of having great abs? It doesn’t matter! You can achieve amazing abs in just a few steps, too. Though, these steps do take time to accomplish. Don’t worry, though, you’ll get there in no time- as long as you have a little determination! Here are the top steps needed to get abs:

Step 1- Exercise That Fat Away

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Unfortunately it’s pretty difficult the spot train and exercise. You cannot choose just one area to slim down. You can, however, do exercise that will help one area a bit more than the other areas, but not completely. To target your abdominal area you can do a lot of great and even simple exercises that will tone up those abs in no time.

1. Lunges

2. Crunches

3. Curl Ups

4. Leg Lifts/Raises

5. Planks

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6. Scissor Kicks

7. The Bicycle

8. Leg Drop

Those are great exercises that you can take and put them into a routine to get the best results when it comes to your abs. And, like I said, you can’t spot train so it will help tone up other areas, too! Try to use an exercise ball or even an ab roller to get faster results.

To ensure you are getting enough exercise and make it fun, too, you can also join a community sport or fitness organization. Track and Field, Zumba (Dance Aerobics), regular aerobics, biking or swimming are all very good activities to get those abs!

Step 2- Set a goal for yourself

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Or, actually, set more than one! Ask yourself the following:

How many inches do I want to see melt off my abdomen?

Doing so will give you a clear idea on what your vision is.

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How much time can I put into this effort?

You will need to put in a lot of time to get the abs you want. Allocating slots of time for dieting and exercise will help keep you organized and on track to your goal.

When do I want to see results?

Set a time-frame that you want to see abs appear. Setting a deadline gives you motivation to accomplish the goal by making the whole thing competitive.

Step 3- Create A Diet

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Not only does getting sexy abs take exercise and effort, it also takes having the right diet. If you think exercising a lot and just barely eating will get you slimmer, you’re wrong. You are going to need to set a fairly strict eating schedule. You should plan to consume 5 or 6 small, proportionate meals a day. Healthy meals!

Introduce these ab sculpting foods into your everyday diet:

Eggs- Eggs are full of protein. Protein helps your body build muscle. Also, eggs are chalked full of protein building blocks called amino acids!

Anything Green- Well, leafy green that is. Broccoli, spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts or whatever you fancy better! Salads, soups, delicious stir fry mix-ins… Ah, there is so much to do with those (hopefully fresh) veggies. These goods are packed with fiber which is not only healthy for your digestive track, but also keep you feeling full longer and prevent over-eating.

Lean Meats- Like turkey. Here we are again talking about protein. Protein, protein and more protein! Perfect to build those abs up quick.

Any with Omega-3 fatty acids- Like salmon. Not only is that delicious, but your body will be thanking you. Omega-3 fatty acids help your body’s metabolism speed up.

Whole Grains- So much healthier than all that white enriched stuff, anyways. Whole grains slow your body’s fat absorption by quite a bit if they are a constant thing in your diet.

Yogurt- Greek or regular… it doesn’t matter! They are both yummy, right? Yogurt has what are called probiotics in it. These are good bacteria that help fight and regulate the bad bacteria in your body. When they beat down those bad bacteria, they are helping by reducing digestive problems and bloating.

Beans- These are pretty easy to throw into your lunch or dinner. These little guys are fat burning heroes!

What you shouldn’t be consuming at all:

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Salts because they cause water retention.

Refined sugars.

Fast food/processed foods.

White enriched flour foods.

Soda, juice or milk. Prior to what you’ve been taught, juice and milk are not all that healthy. Yes, milk has calcium and juice has fruit. But, really there are barely any fruits in juice and it has just as much, if not more, sugar in it than soda does. Milk is soaked with saturated fats and all in all doesn’t help you lose weight even a bit.

Instead drink freshly juiced fruits if you have a juicer at home. Drink almond or soy milk. Cow’s milk is full of carbohydrates, cholesterol and fats that will ruin your diet. Soda should be cut out altogether (yes, even diet soda) and you can replace that with healthy, refreshing water.