I get asked almost daily how to get abs, or how to tone the stomach. The truth is, you cannot spot-reduce body fat and you cannot get great abs through any gimmicks or magical pills. It takes hard work to get abs, otherwise EVERYONE would have them wouldn’t they? =)
“The most popular misconception is that you can get great abs by “doing thousands of crunches to burn fat off the stomach.” We have seen enough infomercials out there that all continue to promote these misconceptions. If these solutions were viable then we wouldn’t need to write articles on proper abdominal training and how to make them visible!
The most important thing to remember is that something worth having (like great abs) is going require a lot of hard work and persistence to get it! No amount of gadgetry, gimmicks, or fad diets will get you what you are looking for until you come to grips with this fact. It may also take a considerable amount of time.
There are two aspects to developing a great midsection. The first (and probably most important factor) is to be lean enough to have these muscles become visible. The second is that to maximize the appearance of your midsection, there must be significant muscular development there.” - Jon Habeshy
To get abs, clean up your diet and start strength training (your whole body, not just your core)! You can also add in some cardio, which can be helpful in burning body fat.
So, hard work & time.