Originally Posted by conceptionist
Long story ahead but I had to post this.
Just had an amusing argument with my parents about lifting.
it took a long time for my parents to come around. now they see it as something positive; it just took time for them to realize the benefit it has on my life. they were more offended by me wanting to eat other food for dinner rather than being shocked at the time investment. i think the food scale thing really throws people off, though - to the uninitiated, it screams hyper-obsessive, and anything tangentially obsessive related to health = bad i suppose, especially for someone who walks around at very low BF. they probably think you're going off the deep end, lol.
i'm more irritated by the "genetics" people, though as lagrang helpfully pointed out, their either mirin' or dumb, so its okay. funnily enough, the GF and i ran into a friend's parents at dinner last night who are the most notable and outspoken in accusing me of genetics. really nice people, just a little clueless health-wise. they were both eating dry chicken breast with garden salad, and when they left, they commented on the half-chicken with fries (canucks: swiss chalet) that i was mangling. yeah, me eating a half chicken with a plate of fries and still being fit has everything to do with my genetics and nothing to do with the fact that i lift 5x/week and am in a pool for 8 hours a day. for some reason this is more offensive to my sensibilities than "oh god, conceptionist... you're lifting!!!
" at least they're attributing the results to the cause properly.Edited by jarude - 7/20/13 at 4:59am