I am in the process of increasing my strength via weight training. However, I really need to lose the spare tire around the middle and increase my stamina because I get gassed fairly quickly. I am on a modified Westside template right now and doing light cardio 2x per week on my off days because my legs really hurt if I run too hard after Monday ME leg day. My question is: Are the two mutually exclusive or can you actually do both at the same time? I've read that strength decreases or at least can decrease with weight loss especially when both goals are attempted at the same time. Has anyone here done both at the same time? If so, how?