I've pretty much come to a similar conclusion. I could try really hard to boss my body around and probably at best succeed for about 5 minutes. Or I could accept myself and see what this body can do.
Originally Posted by Omni
So I lift heavy and go out and enjoy life and eat lots of healthy food to support my chosen active lifestyle. I'm heavy for my size, by which I mean if some guy came over and tried to lift he me would say "Whoah, you are heavy!" and be surprised. 135, or whatever I weight now (because I haven't looked for about 4 months) really isn't that awful for a woman with my height and strength. If I wanted to be lighter and smaller I'd probably get more fragile, and I really don't want to be fragile.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3