Hey T-nation folks, I’m a 15year old who loves strongman and powerlifting.
Recently I’ve been having some issues with the family and the gym and need some outside advice. Ever since I started lifting weights its become a therapeutic session, I have terrible anxiety and anger issues so I love having an outlet like this. I don’t really have any other outlets for stress and anger so the gym is an important piece in my life currently.
I love the hell out of my parents and have never snapped at them once because it would crush my mom… then my dad would crush me. It seems as of recent now that I have my schedule in tact (I’m hitting all my workouts, I’m getting my shit together in school and I’m getting better at time management) they have been making me feel horrible about going to the gym.
The entire ride up to my gym (my mom usually takes me) she is guilt tripping me about how selfish I am for going to the gym and how it affects the entire day completely because she isn’t prepared for me to go that day. So usually after the 15min+ ride I feel like a selfish sad sack of shit. I don’t know how to tell my parents that and I need help thinking of a way to tell them that the gym is my happy place and that it really hurts me deeply that they tell me things like that.
Please give advice, Brett