“…While aerobic exercise burns calories during the workout, muscle-building activities such as weight training can create caloric expenditure long after the workout is over. One of the main reasons why is repair. Working with weights breaks down muscle tissue and, naturally, energy (calories) is required to repair the tissue. Also, larger bodies and those with more muscle tissue burn more calories both at rest and during exercise. Five lbs of muscle will look leaner and more contoured on the body than five lbs of fat.” – Liz DiAlto (greatist.com)
My dear Ladies, when in doubt workout and remember that lifting weights won’t make you bulky!