(Very belated) thanks to you on your comment on my blog!
And congratulations to you for all the changes you've made to your life! A commitment towards a healthy lifestyle is a commitment to yourself. :):):)
As for abs, I think it was the cardio that really helped it along. They started showing when I started walking everyday and became more firm when I started running; I'm assuming the amount of work it takes to hold me up during those times were the almost equivalent to crunches! At any rate, the more fat (not necessarily pounds) I lost, the more they showed. I only started crunches much after you could see the abs.
Arms, hmm. Have you looked into the 100 Push Up program? That program helped me TREMENDOUSLY, in combination of losing fat (again, not necessarily pounds). The only downside is that the program ends, so after the program, you'll have to maintain the arms with probably other dumbell work. Since I went off the program, my arms haven't looked the same, but I just might go back to it because I miss my arms!
Hope this helps... Keep up the good work, you look great! 2703 days ago
Congrats on your weight loss! I hope you don't mind but I added you as a friend. You should be a motivator so I nominated you! I read your blog about your job and it is so admirable. :) 2715 days ago