Gotcha. I definitely understand that... I"m one of those "blessed" with pregnant-like bellies.
Unfortunately, as I mentioned before spot reduction isn't possible; our muscles draw their energy from the blood stream, not the surrounding fat stores, so exercises that target the stomach won't reduce fat there. Only overall fat loss can do that.
Good for you strength training, though; a full-body routine is the best thing you can do for your body!
A good place to start, since your doc has okayed it, is SP's limited mobility lifestyle center. tons of seated workouts, etc. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen