I only started this thread because I have been reading around about weight lifting and women and there is always on every site that thread about how weight lifting won't make you bulky and it usually has a picture like this:
I was surprised that this is what everybody thinks women mean by bulky because I always thought bulky meant looking like a butch softball player who is a little overweight and has broad almost hunched over shoulders (as opposed to one that is super androgynous yet strong and thin--I like that look, actually.) I had a total misunderstanding of what bulky meant to most people. I know darn well you can't look like that up there ^ just lifting heavy weights.
This wasn't supposed to be about what I want for my own body. All I want is to look like however I'm going to end up looking like when I'm strong enough to kick some ass.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.