I'm giggling at the idea of myself as a "former hulk". Weeble maybe, but at 5'3" I don't think I meet the basic size requirement
As for bulking up from weight training, I didn't get huge like those female bodybuilders who take steroids. I just found that my shoulders, biceps, laterals etc. were getting bigger than I wanted them to be. Lumpy, rather than lean. More like a swimmer's body than a dancer's body. Didn't like it, cut out the weight lifting.
Perhaps my trouble was eating too much while lifting, but it seems to go away when I use body-weight instead of weights.