Bridal Beauty Timeline: 12 Months to the Wedding Body You Want

Month 8: Amazing Abs

Whether you want a true six pack or just a fairly flat stomach, you're going to have to really make a concerted effort when it comes to strengthening your mid-section. All the crunches in the world aren't going to help you reach your goal if that's all you're doing. Instead, focus on an abdominal workout that targets your entire core. Many gyms offer abs-specific classes, or you can identify a series of exercises to do at home. Just be consistent in your pursuit of fantastic abs and vary your movements so that your muscles don't get bored. Make plans to target this area at least three times a week, preferably on nonconsecutive days, in order to see a major change. You'll be happy you did when you put on that honeymoon bikini.