Sorry if I sound whiney and annoying, but I just have to get this off my chest. Today while working out at home (I’m 17 and live with my parents) my mom came in and starts yelling at me in the middle of a set about not moving the laundry into the dryer. I told her I would do it as soon as I was done with my workout, but she got mad, pulled me, and tried to grab the dumbells out of my hands while I was doing curls. Talk about fucking up your focus! Anyway, I pushed her out of the way (not violently), continued my workout, and she went away.
They screw up my workouts fairly often–they don’t understand that I actually plan and concentrate when I workout; I don’t just throw around weights. My dad asked me for a workout routine, I gave him a modified Westside program (including rest periods), and he goes and eats pizza, folds laundry, vacuums, or does other highly un-T things between sets. My mom asked for advice, but all she wants to hear is things like “do high reps on the machines” and eat low fat, high carbs, and soy protein. She constantly criticizes my eating, referring to my “unbalanced diet” with “way too much protein” (at 180 lbs I eat about 130g/d protein, and more fruits and veggies than she does). She knows the healthy way to eat because she took a college nutrition class in the 1970s and has about 40% bodyfat. The worst part is when I defend my training dietary habits and she says " I thought I knew everything when I was a teenager, too."
All this negativity really ticks me off, but doesn't discourage me. However, tonight she told my dad that I pushed her and now he says he is going to take away my weights and my car until I apologize to her.
I would like to hear how any of you would handle this situation.