Hi I am a senior student in an accredited University in Florida in an exercise physiology program. Trust me when I say this, ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN. Contrastingly, a majority of the population believe that they dont possess abdominal muscularity, but in fact we do. How else is our lumbar spinal column supported throughout anterior sagittal motion? Lets say our hand is encompassed by this huge ball of candle wax. You know your hand is there, so in order to reveal it, you must melt the wax. You technically have a ripped six pack at this very moment, it is just hidden. The question we all should be asking ourselves in your situation is....how do we reveal them? Well, first we must understand that there is a layer of adiposity (fat) on top of our abdominal structure. Secondly, you must realize how to manipulate the thickness of that layer of adiposity. Ultimately, fat accumulation comes down to caloric intake. If you are intaking more calories as you burn through out the day, you gain adipose and vice versa. It doesnt really matter what you eat, but the understanding that this principle is as simple as adding and subtracting.
Here is my proposed solution. Start by calculating your basal metabolic rate. This value can be found on countless sites by simply inputting a couple of height, weight, and level of activity values. this will give you the amount of calories that you burn in a day given your physiologic background and activity level. Then learn how to count your calories and eat at a 500 calorie defecit each day for healthy fat loss until you have reached your dream. My professor always emphasizes that it is significantly easier to achieve fat loss through diet alone. It is easier to simply not eat 600 calories than to spend 3 hours in a gym burning 600 calories. Although a combo of exercise and diet will get you there faster. But if you maintain your current eating habits and just use exercise to achieve abdominal visuality, then most likely it will take much longer and be that much harder to achieve. But the most important aspect of course is motivation and perseverance, which many people are challenged with. Well .... hope you found what you were looking for in a general sense and good luck on your journey