5 Women Share Exactly What It Took to Sculpt Six-Pack Abs

“Unless you’re naturally gifted or a child, six-pack abs are always going to be a challenge. But remember, muscles have memory, so once you achieve a six pack once, if you lose it, it’ll be easier to get it back later. These days, I can get six-pack abs pretty quickly because I have such deeply ingrained muscle memory from my teenage years as a gymnast, when I was practicing in the gym five hours a day, six days a week. But at the end of the day, you can’t obsess over them. A simply toned one-, two-, or four-pack stomach looks beautiful, too. Instead of counting ab packs, focus on loving and healing your body and mind, and make a point to be the healthiest version of yourself. That goes a lot further than a six pack. —Caitlin Turner, @gypsetgoddess