@Immersiveunreality & @MoHasanie: exactly, in order to maintain muscle, you need to make sure you are not cannibalizing it. It is important to use protein and creatine (in moderation) to maintain muscle mass.
Progress on Abs goal
Today is day 3 of my abs objective. I have done 2 days of the daily ab program and am already seeing progress. On day 1, I wasn't able to do more than 10 minutes of each exercise, while today I was able to do all 45 seconds, except for the Ins and Outs at the end (very tough).
My weight right now is 197lbs.