"My mom has all kinds of tempted goodies in the kitchen"
Sounds like my mom! Everytime I come home from college & go shopping with her, I get all my health foods. She always ends up buying chocolate ice cream, eggclairs etc. etc. All crap food that is never in the fridge unless I'm home, as if I will eat it.
For the majority, weightlifting is a harmless past time. But for the elite, it's a grueling ritual. It incorporates pain as it's own divine reward. It sees no amount of crushing dedication as too great a sacrifice and never fails to render results.