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How to NOT look muscular

By March 8, 2012 - 2:19am
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Since EmpowHER contributed greatly to my weight loss (for which I am deeply grateful), I decided to entrust my dilemmas post-weight loss to this site as well. I think I have a good chance of keeping this up--I can commit to a lengthy daily workout religiously and things might get even easier in the future since I can shift my schedule when I enter college. The problem is: I'm getting muscular.

I was confident I wouldn't face this problem since I am only using 2-pound dumbbells, surely bulking up takes a whole lot more than that, I thought. I was wrong. My muscles are starting to show, making my arms, legs and waist thicker and harder. Don't get me wrong, I know that muscles are good for me. I love that I am stronger now, faster, and with longer-lasting endurance. But I don't want to look muscular. I do not find being muscular aesthetically pleasing for females (no offense intended, this is just my personal taste). I thought about lowering my workout level, but if I do so I will surely gain weight again. To avoid that, I will have to lessen my calorie intake, which I doubt I can do since I'm barely surviving on 1400 calories a day. But if I don't change anything, my muscles will only get bigger. So you see, I am stuck. What can I possibly do?

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Hi fitandfab,

Am glad to hear about your success with EmpowHER. You might want to try exercising without using weights. It might be good to try cardio exercises, It helps boost the metabolism, burns calories, and helps you lose weight. 

Here is a link that might helpful in weight loss





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