Is it Possible to Burn Fat & Sculpt Muscle in Menopause? – Episode 40

Hot flushes, sleepless nights, mood swings, loss of libido – going through the menopause can be a tough time for women. On top of all that, how do you prevent your training and diet regime from going to hell in a handcart? It’s tough. But in this episode I give you advice on resisting the temptation to beat yourself up, and the mental side of getting into your sneakers, no matter how bad you feel.

17 thoughts on “Is it Possible to Burn Fat & Sculpt Muscle in Menopause? – Episode 40

  1. Kathryn Pohle says:

    Amazing conversation! This is the first podcast I’ve listened to. I appreciate the connection you made to honesty with yourself and others and the victim mindset. Radical responsibility. Something I struggle with but am finding my way.

  2. GAYLE KELLY says:

    Kim, you hit the nail on the head. This message was for me. I waste so much time dreaming of the perfect body and being in shape but I gave name so many excuses. I will need to be in my truth and get me together so I can be OK with who I really am. Thank you

  3. Mags williams says:

    Well, what a breath of fresh air! I’m 47, work with women and socialise with women of similar age and older, and how many times I’ve heard “its so hard to lose weight, look good after menopause”. I’ve not started yet but suspect I’m starting soon as have some symptoms, but I’ve just always accepted that, well, yeah perhaps I just have to accept that I’m going to be a chubby, lethargic wreck😭. Not now though, after listening to the pod cast. Damn right I can still look good and more importantly, feel good. And next time I’m late for a meeting or party I’m not keen on going to, I think I may be honest!!

  4. Joy says:

    Kim Constance. What an inspirational woman. Listened to this podcast about menopause and she fixed up practically every other area of my life that’s not working. Thanks, I’ll be listening to more.

  5. Sharon Shepherd-Harvey says:

    Lesson learns was inspiring they all tie into menopause. I know first hand I have gone through all the phases. I’m late starting the 8 week butt camp challenge I start Monday, July 13, 2020. I’m glad I had an opportunity to listen to this podcast, it was a shot in the arm. Thanks Kim!

  6. Helen Enser Morgan says:

    What can I say about this amazing lady? I love her no nonsense & honest approach which is done in a way without judgement but with understanding, empathy & compassion.

    I love Kim’s personality as she does says stuff & you laugh out loud. She has a natural wit that makes her even more endearing.

    Kim makes you look at yourself & want to take accountability. It’s not just about losing weight but Kim understands people & their mindsets, & how that can prevent us being our best selves; how we can self-sabotage & how our pasts can affect us in the present.

    I feel Kim gives me a reality check to stop being a victim of my circumstance & makes me look at where I am now & to do something about it.

    I especially loved the menopause podcast as I have been a victim of menopause for many years. I started really early after fertility treatment, which sadly didn’t work. I have been angry at my body for not working as a women’s body should work by not getting pregnant. I’m now 54 & have full menopause & I know I have to stop blaming my body for not being perfect & to do the best I can with what I have.

    I’m so so grateful I started following Kim as she is such an inspiring lady who teaches me how to be truly honest with myself about my body & to own the excuses I make, & that’s ok, it’s ok to be honest with myself.

    Kim talks from her heart & is so congruent in her approach, & boy does she know her shit!! I am constantly amazed with the knowledge Kim has. I especially love that she is vegan & as a vegan myself I know she is giving me the best information of what my body needs. I have learned so much from Kim & will continue to do so.

    I have done a few of Kim’s programmes; I’ve done Kim’s home workout which is awesome & I highly recommend & its free (love that word). I did the 4-week shred in January in which I lost about 10 pounds; sadly I’ve put that back on during lockdown. I’m now doing the 8-week butt camp which I am loving & sometimes hating because it’s hard, but hard is ok! I’m doing the best I can & if I have a day when I haven’t done as much, I don’t beat myself up but try again the following day.

    I know I won’t get the body I want in 8 weeks but Kim makes me believe that in time with hard work I can get the best body for me & one that I am proud of. I don’t expect to look like Kim or Beyoncé but I just want to look at my own body & know that I look freaking awesome for me.

    I love the support I get in Kim’s Facebook groups on the programmes I have done. Kim’s coaches are awesome & everyone is so kind to each other. It’s nice to be in a place on social media & have that, as there is so much negativity around at the moment with so many keyboard warriors. There is nothing but kindness, compassion, knowledge & fun in Kim’s groups.

    Thank you Kim for all your guidance & I can’t wait to keep learning from you.

    Seriously if anyone needs that kick up the butt (with love) to get going, check out Kim Constable aka the Sculpted Vegan.

  7. Debbie says:

    Wow!!! Thank you….I am 51. I have 3 beautiful daughters I raised as a single mom. I worked a ton of night shifts to accommodate for childcare. (I am a Registered Nurse) I always worked out and was fit. Fitness was my one and only constant in my life, whether I was in the midst of happiness to sadness! I have always tried to be a role model for my children and at times you are 100% correct, I lied. Wow! So liberating to know I am not alone!! Fast forward to present. I am premenopausal, my gyno (who is a total jackass) said to me “even YOU are not exempt of aging”…. this was 2 years ago, this stayed and re-played in my head repeatedly. I began to gain belly fat and more a$$ fat than I ever have! Recently I came across your Instagram, just as you were offering the 8 week Butt Challenge, I said why not?? My eldest daughter (26) joined after me!!! You are open and transparent… I adore your podcasts… I was a vegan many years ago… somehow I went back to a vegetarian… however I am now week 3 into the program and every single one of my hot flashes are GONE!!! Including night sweats!!! As for my body and body image, you hit it dead on…. being skinny is NOT the “be all end all”…. being strong emotionally and physically is! Understanding our bodies and loving our own journeys …. I have never listened to podcasts before, I now look forward to yours! Thank you 🙏 for your transparency and for not sugar coating the TRUTH! So liberating!!

    Debbie

  8. Kemberly Joyce says:

    Great podcast! Love that it touched the topic of being honest with yourself and to look at the excuses of why you say you can’t do something.

  9. Colleen Williams says:

    So so awesome, Kim! Thank you for this podcast. I will be 57 this year and am going through menopause. My husband and I have chosen to do whatever it takes to succeed and grow. We are presently doing the 8 week butt challenge and you are right…there are times that we are tired and not motivated. But fortunately we have each other to keep going and I am beating the menopause spread kicking and screaming. We know we can’t stop time and what it does to us, but we want to make sure we have the best quality of life we can.
    And yes when we tell people what we are doing, their response is usually “oh I couldn’t do that” (already defeated themselves) and we always reply “yes it is hard but if it was easy, everyone would do it!”
    Thanks for your motivating HONEST words. You are fantastic!

  10. Kristine Genovese says:

    Hey, Kim! I’m currently peri menopausal (just had blood drawn to test my hormone levels this week), so was really intrigued to learn that you had a podcast on this subject given that you (as I expected) had not yet gone through it yourself! So thanks for taking it on, even to simply discuss it. I’m also vegan, and there are definitely sudden changes in my body that are forcing me to adjust my diet, and certainly my workouts. The issue of being honest with yourself and not wanting to simply do the work really resonates with me as I have found that sometimes I am just exhausted from any and all aspects of my life–without a global pandemic–and honestly don’t give a shit. But that only lasts for a day or so, and I’m back to normal.
    My main issue is with consistency: I find it really difficult to get back on the horse, and I get easily distracted, wanting to vary my workouts because I’m frustrated with the lack of results. I think this is my biggest hurdle.
    Anyway, thank you so much for just recognizing that this is an issue for many women, and we need encouragement to know that just because we are peri or post menopausal doesn’t mean we have to settle for a less healthy, fit or active lifestyle. That’s complete crap, and I won’t accept it.

  11. Celine Wylie says:

    This is a great podcast! I am so thankful for your information and your truth. I am 47 years old but have been in menopause for awhile due to breast cancer and then a hysterectomy. It has been a complete nightmare trying to lose the weight. I eat vegan and work out diligently but it moves at a snails pace. Thank you again for your podcast!

  12. Varsha Imber says:

    Brilliant podcast. Glad you tackled this topic – I’m going through peri menopause so any info is beneficial

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you! I love your honesty! I am 52, and I fell into blaming menopause for how I looked. I never had trouble staying thin and always worked out. After I hit 50, I started menopause and it all went to hell ( for me, I am a perfectionist) So grateful that I just bought your 8 week program to transform my butt. Thank you for this podcast to transform my mind. 😊❤️

  14. Bernadette Turner says:

    I absolutely loved this podcast!! I’m 52 going through menopause and have put on the muffin too .. lol .but ,like you said how many of us are lying to ourselves about not saying the truth . Like I for one can say yes I try to go to the gym 4 times a week . But , I also love my glasses of wine.. eek! But I know i can do anything if i put our heart and souls into it ,just like you do!! and I am so glad that I am following you. I love your honesty. It means an awful lot..you have a great gift for teaching and people are listening. Me for one.. you are amazing and you should be very proud!! I can’t wait for your next podcast.. many thanx.💪🏻X

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