Embrace Your Body!
Before we get into how to get flat abs, it's important to make sure you have a realistic goal in mind for your belly. Remember that the super-ripped, lean women you see on magazines and Instagram might look that way because their photo was taken in perfect lighting with the most flattering angle (while flexing!). Or they only look that way when their diet and workout plan is strict or as Autumn Calabrese explained, for that one day after training for a competition.
Don't put all your focus on getting flat abs and remember the importance of being healthy, both physically and mentally, and to embrace your body as it is! Get in the habit of complimenting how you look, saying nice things out loud to yourself when you look in the mirror or at photos of yourself. Focus on the things you love and practice loving the parts you don't. All that kindness and self-love will make you happier and more at peace with your body while on your journey to being your healthiest, best self.