@MD_NYC belly fat is one issue many women struggle with. It's important to understand that belly fat usually happens because as we age and our sex hormones decrease (specially estrogen) our body fat is slowly redistributed. You'll notice a swift from gaining weight in the hips/bottom more to the belly. And girl, I feel your pain. The best thing to do is to continue to move your body - prioritize strength training over cardio, limit HIIT workouts (the spike in cortisol can actually have a negative effect so many once a week). Waking is a great addition to any fitness program. The goal is to be less sedentary as we age. Next, look at your overall nutrition. Limit alcohol/sugar drinks, time carbs around your fitness so you body can burn the sugar instead of allowing it to turn to fat. Understand as we get older we can become insulin resistant so that may be another reason for the added midsection. I hope this helps - please if you have any more questions . . . I'm here for you!!
I hear you. I stopped the high cardio sessions in the studio altogether and do more shorter strength and stretch and medium impact sessions, even only 5, 10, or 20 minutes. It is soo much better since I enjoy it more, and do it more often.
I’m in this boat / breast cancer/ heart medication/ hypothyroidism- but I do love my workouts as they get me and my mind through all the rough times. I don’t know how to replace my runners high with a strength “ non high”. I seriously would miss running to much to just put strength ahead of it. I’m about 50/50 on cardio and strength workouts.