My parents support me whatever i do :)
but recently i havnt been to dedicated to the sport for any of it to matter, but couple years ago my mom would always drive me to the gym if i needed a ride, and would always cook me chicken breasts and yams to eat, and make me big ass salads.
When i was in high school everyone thought i was weird for eating a big salad or yams for lunch
-my dad is trying to understand the sport more too, he came with me to the first day of the arnold last year to experience the expo
Since I've started training seriously in 2008 and gained 50 pounds, my family gave me the hell, and I mean it.My father has insulted me and even tried to harass me physically and I had to defend myself and punch him down, I've been called a douchebag and a freak, an idiotic maniac who does a sport for dumbass and retards, and many other things that really hurt me.My grandma who's like a mother to me hurted me the most, she ain't even touch me to greet me anymore and when I walk into a room in the house she looks at me like I'm a criminal or a monster.This summer I've also been kicked out of home despite having a job and not asking any money to them for my supplements, food or gym subscription cause for them I was a disgrace.Thank god my aunt took me into her house before they came back to their senses and asked me to move back in.Since then I only greet but don't talk with anyone in my family anymore except my cousins or aunt sometimes.What it's mostly incredible, they treat my younger brother, a former drug addict and thief who never worked one day in his life like he's the best in the world cause he's a fuckin ass licker.Sorry guys, just had to tell it to someone
i am not really a lifter but my brother is and he lives the lifestyle. My dad has always tried to get me and my brother to lift. He has always worked out in the garage gym and he held the polce acadamy record for the most pushups in a minute. He still workout now in his 50s and takes protein shakes and creatine. My mom always makes sure there is chicken in the fridge for my brother.
My parents thought it was strange at first and I cant say that I blame them. However, with time they took the liberty to learn more about the sport and saw the passion that I had for it so they gave me their full support. They often times ask questions about my diet or my supplements and I am more than happy to educate them on why I do what I do and why I take what I take. I think we should all be educated enough on what we do and what we take that we can explain it to anybody. Thanks to their open mindedness, they fully support what I do and have taken interest in the sport.