This is a rant, so be warned. Since I've really gotten into lifting, many things in my life have changed. I've noticed just how many people have to make some sort of comment to reenforce their egos, make me feel different or whatever it may be. I am constantly being informed by one person or another about how much food I eat and how much milk I drink. It isn't just a one time occurence either. It occurs daily, like it's never happened before. Someone says "god! how much food did you bring?" or "that's disguting how much milk you drink". This wouldn't annoy me that much if it didn't happen by the same people every god damn day. On top of that, people find out you are a body builder and they think you are this health nut that doesn't eat junk food, doesn't go out to lunch, and analyzes what everyone else is eating, etc. I could give a **** what others do with their bodies. It may come as a surprise to them, but I'm interested in one thing and one thing only: how to improve MY numbers in the gym and change MY body. **** YOUR body and **** YOUR numbers. I mean how many times have you been sitting there eating lunch and someone comments on your lunch and then makes some excuse for why they eat McDonalds everyday? Or they critique how healthy you eat and tell you that you probably don't want to go to Burger King with them because it's "too unhealthy"? This goes on and on. The worst are the guys that act like they used to be some sort of huge weight lifting champion "when they were younger blah blah blah." They say things like "oh yeah, I used to lift a lot in college" or "yeah I need to get back into lifting." The annoying thing about this is that I never mentioned **** about lifting to them. They just start talking about it and asking me questions when they see how much I eat during the days. Then there are the d!ckheads that make comments to you in front of others that they think is funny. It like they are doing standup comedy to everyone, at your expense of course. They say smart ass things that usually have a punchline like "blah blah blah, like Arnold over there." What is that **** all about? I don't sit there and say things like "oh yeah, blah blah blah, like Screetch over there." Oh and this isn't just a select group of people that do this, it happens with most people that I come into contact with, or so it feels that way. Ok, now that I've vomitted that rant out, I'm curious about all your guys' stories, if you have any. Please share them?
Last edited by Relentless; 10-13-2005 at 08:32 AM.
i think somebodys having a bad day
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I've never been a fan of "the person". People in general are genetically inclined to be hated by me. Simply because they suck.
And yes, there are a selective group of people that I go through this day in day out. Wanna know something funny? People I used to be enemies with or simply never talked to congratulate me on my progress. Only a couple of my REAL good friends and my family give me a hard time on a regular basis about it.
People don't like change I guess. Any change will get you constant talks from people around you. Go from making 25k a year to making 100k. Nothing remotely wrong with that now is there.... yet someone will still find a way to be a jackass.
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Kiaran, we all go through this.
Trust me, it's even worse for a chick. Not many men are bodybuilders. Fewer still are the women in this sport.
People comment on my food because I eat all day. They comment on the size of my lunch. They comment when I eat junk food "YOU'RE not supposed to be eating that!". They comment when I change the bottle on the water cooler. The guys at the gym comment on how much I lift. I do chins at the gym, and the staff counts out my reps.
You have to figure out a way to either ignore it, or feel empowered by it all.
Last edited by Built; 10-12-2005 at 10:22 PM.
Sounds like you're in stage 1.
Stage 1 is when you're new to this whole thing and actually bother paying attention to people that don't lift, part of which is still satiating your own ego whether you know it or not.
Eventually you'll grow out of that (literally and figuratively), or stop lifting, and either way stuff like this becomes an afterthought.
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On top of that, people find out you are a body builder and they think you are this health nut that doesn't eat junk food, doesn't go out to lunch, and analyzes what everyone else is eating, etc.Yeah...I get that now. It's like people think I'm sinning if I eat a hamburger or something.Or they critique how healthy you eat and tell you that you probably don't want to go to Burger King with them because it's "too unhealthy"?
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That happened in my "early stages" (or stage 1 as DL put it). One will learn to get used to it with time, and will shrug isht like that off.
Also, once they realize you're hardcore, dedicated and not budging from your routine - it will tone down a bit... You have to realize something.. there are many people that want what you've earned by dedication to the gym and proper dieting, but cant get it (likely poor genetics or lack of self motivation).
I used to deal with that on my bulkdays all the time. There will always be pissy whiners talking crap, so just live with it.
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All that **** you just said? Say that to the offending parties.
Comment: It's disgusting how much milk you drink!
response: Your body/lovehandles/baldspot are disgusting and I have to see them everyday. Yet I don't comment on them do I? You need to ...why? <silence>
Or simply: Honestly,come on now. Have I EVER went out of my way to comment on your eating habits?<Silence>
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Comment:How much food did you bring?!
Response: How interesting am I that you care so much about what I eat and don't give a **** about what you eat?
Comment:blah blah blah like Arnold over there..
Response: Walk up and say Excuse me? Is there something I can help you with? I heard you refer to me and I'll explain something if you don't understand it.
<Silence> The guy WILL stumble on his words because of this: People cannot think when confronted.
Comment: I used to be:,I have a friend,know a guy, I need to get back in the gym.basically anything that would initiate a conversation you don't want to have.
Response: I'm sorry, I don't like to discuss this stuff. It's not my life and it is usually uncomfortable and a waste of time.(even though it is most likely your life ,no need to hand ammo to the enemy.)
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Yeh dude, you kind of just have to say **** em. My mom has gotten on to me and still does about the amount of food that she has noticed I've been eating. She lectures me about eating almost every day and acts like she knows what shes talking about. I just simply smile and say, yes mother.
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Last edited by FighterInSnatch; 10-13-2005 at 06:43 AM.
Buddy, you've got to learn to ignore those people. If you find yourself visibly different from the norm you will hear about it from the mediocre masses. You will likely run into this every time you excel in anything.
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People are commenting on your eating habits, etc. because of their own guilt. Tune them out. Let your eyes glaze over while they're talking, and when they're done, say "Oh. Did you say something?". Being ignored is probably the worst insult and they'll get the point.
you are a stronger more sexually capable male, pay them no attention.
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yeah i got that all the time like this kid was like "dude you eat way to much your gunna be fat when your older" and i responded with "well at least i aint fat now bitch tits"
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i'm gonna have to agree with DL - altho i don't remember having to take quite that much crap off people.
every once in a while i'll still get a comment or two - but it's usually when i'm lifting or carrying stuff. and usually it's compliments or an oh yeah - "i forgot you were miss powerlifter" or something like that.
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Been there heard that ****. I'll tell you what everytime someone like the normies say something to be about that ****. I just nod and smile, and in the back of my mind thinking this: "If you would take my advice I might give it to ya, but we all know you ain't gonna take it". So why ****in bother with those people? They are weak-willed and physically weak as well.
you know, you all are right. I ignored the bastards bothered me when i was skinny and now they bother me when I'm bulking. I need to just ignore them.
yeah ignore them or confront them, like Hatred suggested. getting pissed off at people is always fun
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Last edited by IdaMAN; 10-13-2005 at 01:21 PM.
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I gotta go with Powerman here. Why the **** do you care what people who dont lift think?
Im gonna start telling people like this: "I EAT BABIES FOR BREAKFAST AND STEROIDS FOR LUNCH MOTHERF'ER, IM GONNA BE HYOOOGE"
I think that will permanently end contact between me and the idiots.
IMO you should hit the people that are bothering you. Then theyll say a comment about roid rage, and then you hit them again. Continue this until they are unable to speak. Problem solved!
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