I’ve been in menopause for a year now. Coincidence but that’s exactly when I started my healthy lifestyle plan. Harder to lose the weight but not impossible at all. Belly fat. I’ve lost 30 lbs during menopause. Strength training is important during this phase of our lives as we start losing muscle mass. Staying hydrated and also doing 25 to 30 minutes of cardio is helping me. The toughest thing about menopause has been exhaustion. Not just tired but completely exhausted. My body feels weighted down with cement. I force myself to exercise.