Contrary to what you might think, lifting weights doesn't lead to gained weight (generally speaking). In fact, strength and resistance training will most definitely help you slim down and change the shape of your body.
Many women are scared to grab heavy dumbbells in class or at the gym for fear of looking bulky or muscular, but the truth is, over time, weight training can seriously impact weight loss - just as much if not more so than cardio can. In fact, there are weight-loss benefits beyond the scale. Here are some reasons to start lifting heavy - stat.