Does anybody else have this problem...? [Workingoutphobia]


  • Mar 19, 2014 9:29 PM GMT
    For about a year now I'm eating more than usual because I want my workouts to be effective so I can put on weight (duh).

    The thing is, some people around me - all of them family members- have started criticising that I eat much more than before.
    I have tried explaining that I want to put on weight, but they just don't listen and it has become an everyday issue at lunchtime that is extremely bothering and even making me feel bad.
    It may seem kinda dumb but it ends up burning you up. I didn't even know people could have this workingoutphobia.
    I don't know how to tackle the problem anymore.

    What would you guys do? icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 19, 2014 11:57 PM GMT
    aluminium saidFor about a year now I'm eating more than usual because I want my workouts to be effective so I can put on weight (duh).

    The thing is, some people around me - all of them family members- have started criticising that I eat much more than before.
    I have tried explaining that I want to put on weight, but they just don't listen and it has become an everyday issue at lunchtime that is extremely bothering and even making me feel bad.
    It may seem kinda dumb but it ends up burning you up. I didn't even know people could have this workingoutphobia.
    I don't know how to tackle the problem anymore.

    What would you guys do? icon_confused.gif


    I don't understand what you mean by working out phobia. I thought from what you wrote you were eating more and hitting the gym.
  • mybud

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    Mar 20, 2014 2:25 AM GMT
    Bro...You're workout routine, eating,and healthly mindset are under your control. Family, friends, strangers, don't have the right to dictate your goals or lifestyle. Maybe you're talking too much about what you feel you need to do...Talk less, move forward. All the best.
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    Mar 22, 2014 8:41 AM GMT
    Give them one time proactive answer ! "FOR GYM"

  • Mar 23, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
    Thank you guys for the answers icon_smile.gif

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    Mar 26, 2014 1:26 AM GMT
    Tokyo police club - nature of the experiment (?)

    Eeek I wouldn't eat with them. My parents are like that too but, is really because they are not secure with their own choices - usually
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    Mar 26, 2014 1:49 AM GMT
    BTW this is foundational to development of eating disorders. Per the DSM :O ick
  • Nayro

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    Mar 26, 2014 7:41 AM GMT
    aluminium saidFor about a year now I'm eating more than usual because I want my workouts to be effective so I can put on weight (duh).

    The thing is, some people around me - all of them family members- have started criticising that I eat much more than before.
    I have tried explaining that I want to put on weight, but they just don't listen and it has become an everyday issue at lunchtime that is extremely bothering and even making me feel bad.
    It may seem kinda dumb but it ends up burning you up. I didn't even know people could have this workingoutphobia.
    I don't know how to tackle the problem anymore.

    What would you guys do? icon_confused.gif


    You can have lunch at my place icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 26, 2014 9:35 PM GMT
    Nayro said
    aluminium saidFor about a year now I'm eating more than usual because I want my workouts to be effective so I can put on weight (duh).

    The thing is, some people around me - all of them family members- have started criticising that I eat much more than before.
    I have tried explaining that I want to put on weight, but they just don't listen and it has become an everyday issue at lunchtime that is extremely bothering and even making me feel bad.
    It may seem kinda dumb but it ends up burning you up. I didn't even know people could have this workingoutphobia.
    I don't know how to tackle the problem anymore.

    What would you guys do? icon_confused.gif


    You can have lunch at my place icon_smile.gif


    Lol smooth
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    Apr 25, 2014 4:46 PM GMT
    I dun understand your problem fully. What is the reason for your family not being supportive in your working out and diets?

    Are you eating too much so they need to cook for you all the time and buy more groceries? Does your family have history of obesity or other related issue? What negative perceptions do they have of working out (maybe they have heard of steroid abuse)? Or are they simply jealous? Some people prefer to sabotage your effort because they aren't making the same effort to change their health. Understanding where they are coming from may help you solve the problem.

    At the end of the day, you become who you hang out with. So finding supportive friends would make a positive difference.
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    Apr 25, 2014 5:07 PM GMT
    there are several possible scenarios going on which need to be dealt with differently:

    (1) if there is a financial issue here then it might be solved by (diplomatically and quietly) offering to give them some extra food money.

    (2) If there is no financial issue then you need to have a serious talk with whoever is bullying you and ask them to stop. I had this problem with my family and I finally impressed on them that they didn´t need to agree with or understand my choices but that if they didn´t stop whining then I would stop visiting them. They stopped complaining.

    (3) Moving out may well be impossible considering the cultural and economic situation in Spain... I´d try and understand what the actual issue was and deal with it in a relevant way

    besos

    Gonzo