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#16 Postby sirdle » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:51 pm

That's awesome, man. Good luck to you!
As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love --- Leonardo Da Vinci

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#17 Postby kollision » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:16 pm

V VII Hero wrote:after today's interesting events and conversations (Thanks Rob for the phonecall).I'm going thru with the national personal training institute. my mind is set. I just gotta pound out the details and im all set.

thanks ya'll. im gonna be a personal trainer by next may! wohoo!! :D


Good luck brother, and good you got your mind set!

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#18 Postby robert » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:33 am

Go get em brother!

I know you will be awesome at it. Then you'll be training me out in Portland! 8)

I'll catch you again soon, glad to hear you got all the things worked out.

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#19 Postby V VII Hero » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:48 am

someone saw the veganbodybuilding flyer at the local heatlhfood store today, and they saw that we offer training. so when this person went to the cashier to ask about the online training, she was wondering if I could train her in person as well. so the healthfood store lady contacted me and asked if she could give my number out. this had to be another sign that Im stepping in the right direction by getting certified.

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#20 Postby brendan » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:02 pm

That's awesome, man!

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#21 Postby compassionategirl » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:24 pm

[quote="V VII Hero] this had to be another sign that Im stepping in the right direction by getting certified.[/quote]


definitely,

your passion for clean living and your 6 pack tells me that this is what you were meant to do.


i think that you will have an extremely successful career as a a personal trainer, and keep promoting veganism too!!

I predict that you will be well-known in the industry in no time.

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#22 Postby kollision » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:03 pm

Hey topher, thats really good to hear mate!

How did you get your flyer up there? You jsut asked him if you could post it?

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#23 Postby V VII Hero » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:07 am

kollision wrote:Hey topher, thats really good to hear mate!

How did you get your flyer up there? You jsut asked him if you could post it?


well one day I had thanked the ladies who worked at the healthfood store for providing me with such great service, and I gave them a flyer. and told them all about the website and everything. and that if they get anymore vegans that come in or anyone that nees info on veganism and bodybuilding to hit up the website. when I went to England, I came back to find out that they had put the flyer up on their bulletinboard (as soon as you walk in). it was really neat.

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#24 Postby V VII Hero » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:08 am

compassionategirl wrote:[quote="V VII Hero] this had to be another sign that Im stepping in the right direction by getting certified.



definitely,

your passion for clean living and your 6 pack tells me that this is what you were meant to do.


i think that you will have an extremely successful career as a a personal trainer, and keep promoting veganism too!!

I predict that you will be well-known in the industry in no time.[/quote]

awww thanks Nat. :D

the 6 pack is slowling disappearing though, as I am trying to bulk up (when I can afford to eat right). but dont worry it will come back in time.

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#25 Postby kollision » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:53 pm

V VII Hero wrote:
kollision wrote:Hey topher, thats really good to hear mate!

How did you get your flyer up there? You jsut asked him if you could post it?


well one day I had thanked the ladies who worked at the healthfood store for providing me with such great service, and I gave them a flyer. and told them all about the website and everything. and that if they get anymore vegans that come in or anyone that nees info on veganism and bodybuilding to hit up the website. when I went to England, I came back to find out that they had put the flyer up on their bulletinboard (as soon as you walk in). it was really neat.


AH ok thanks! Hard to find those community types out here, since most is GNC and stuff.

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#26 Postby veganmadre » Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:29 am

Sorry, little late catching up on this one!

Wondering if maybe the whole Mom thing is a white middle class thing?! I also didn't finish college - went for about 2 years and then kept dropping out and reentering (about 80 credits complete)...couldn't really stand the atmosphere and the other students - I'm a loner. Anyway, MY MOM ALSO thinks I am foolish and "Wasting MY Potential" with this "ALternative Lifestyle Rebellion". I'm sorry, but I'm betting that traditional teenage/young adult rebellions don't last 7 years! Geez. I've just recently started to gain some perspective on who I am but I still struggle to put all the pieces together and I can't decide if I should completely scratch my old goals - which I've come fairly close to accomplishing or develop new goals that suit my new lifestyle/identity.

I"m sorry, by John Mayer hits when he sings about 1/4 life crisis.

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#27 Postby kollision » Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:50 am

veganmadre wrote:Sorry, little late catching up on this one!

Wondering if maybe the whole Mom thing is a white middle class thing?! I also didn't finish college - went for about 2 years and then kept dropping out and reentering (about 80 credits complete)...couldn't really stand the atmosphere and the other students - I'm a loner. Anyway, MY MOM ALSO thinks I am foolish and "Wasting MY Potential" with this "ALternative Lifestyle Rebellion". I'm sorry, but I'm betting that traditional teenage/young adult rebellions don't last 7 years! Geez. I've just recently started to gain some perspective on who I am but I still struggle to put all the pieces together and I can't decide if I should completely scratch my old goals - which I've come fairly close to accomplishing or develop new goals that suit my new lifestyle/identity.

I"m sorry, by John Mayer hits when he sings about 1/4 life crisis.


The whole "Mom thing" is not just a middle class white folk thing. It is even worse in the Asian household (glad I am just half and didn't live in such) where they even go as far as disowning the kid if they do not finish college. I say, do what works and makes you happy, but be realistic. If you like doing lower jobs like Maintanence and do not want to pursue college, go and do it. However if you want to live a grandiose lifestyle, either have a good skill (such as acting), go to school, or hit the jackpot.

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#28 Postby veganmadre » Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:43 am

I was studing psychology and social services - I knew I wanted to do some type of advocacy/social work. These jobs are poverty level jobs -even with degrees. I decided, at the time, that I could move up quicker within a social service agency (which I did) by working full time than by completing school. Now, however, I'm finding that there is a reason social services jobs have such a high turnover rate - also, doesn't help that Bush and Swawtenagger ( I say that with an accent) are cutting all kinds of social programs.... :evil:

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#29 Postby kollision » Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:46 am

veganmadre wrote:I was studing psychology and social services - I knew I wanted to do some type of advocacy/social work. These jobs are poverty level jobs -even with degrees. I decided, at the time, that I could move up quicker within a social service agency (which I did) by working full time than by completing school. Now, however, I'm finding that there is a reason social services jobs have such a high turnover rate - also, doesn't help that Bush and Swawtenagger ( I say that with an accent) are cutting all kinds of social programs.... :evil:


Ughh..I just hate that. I have read a few things about them taking the money out of animal stuff for other issues. Also Bush now saying that they are going to drill in the Artic Refuge...that's just not pretty.

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#30 Postby veganmadre » Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:11 am

Apparently, our lovely governor is running a campaign now to make the public mistrustful of public employees in an attempt to swiftly eliminate a number of positions without huge public backlash....there was an article,I the LA Times from a insider back in May or June, I want to say.


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