Hey! I'm Shelby! :o)

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Hey! I'm Shelby! :o)

#1 Postby Shelby » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:50 pm

Hey Fellow Veg-Heads!!! :o)
I'm Shelby, I'm 19, and have been a vegan since I was 12. I've been seriously weightlifting for about 2 years, yet still desperately need to bulk up! :oP I am a Personal Trainer and full-time student, studying to be a nurse. My crazy pets are my life and I love them to death! I live in Darien, IL, which is about 20 miles South of Chicago. My dream is to be a bodybuilder, but I have a long ways to go! Anyways, just wanted to introduce myself... I think it's awesome that this site is up, for I always get a hard time at the gym for being a vegan... it's nice to have people to talk with who share the same values and views and who wont tell me to eat steaks and whey protein powder!
-Shelby :o)
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#2 Postby compassionategirl » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:54 pm

Once again, welcome! And thanks for the detailed and awesome intro. I loved reaidng it :D

You will get all the support from fellow vegans with lots of muscle here. have you checked out the body bukding pics of Robbie, Robert and Daywalker?

I'm so proud of them.

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#3 Postby Shelby » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:58 pm

Thanks for the awesome welcome! I have seen the pics.... they look absolutely amazing and I admit that I am quite jealous, lol. But they work HARD, so they deserve it!

-Shelby
ps-the private message thing wont work, so thats why i had to reply on my own post! how dorky, lol!
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#4 Postby compassionategirl » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:01 pm

Oh dont worry about that Shelby. Are you kidding me? You will soon see that members have conversations with each other publicly on tbe board all the time, AND that we all tend to hijack threads which go totally off the original topic.

These are all to be expected. 8)

I am sure you will have a string of a whole bunch of awesome welcomes by tomorrow night!

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#5 Postby robert » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:03 pm

Hey Shelby!

Welcome to the forum!

Shelby and I have been in touch for how long......2 years now? I encouraged her to check out the forum and I'm glad to see her here.

Shelby....The private message should work just fine. Just go to the person's profile you want to write to and click on the private message icon.

And it's totally ok to reply to your own post, that is how we do it. We just keep posting through the same threads. So it's ok to keep on writing in your own intro :)

Welcome again and I'm sure you'll make some great friends here.

-Robert

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#6 Postby Shelby » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:07 pm

Hey! Thanks u guys for the awesome welcomes! (I feel SO loved, lol!) :o) I'm really glad that I joined the forum too... I'm very excited to meet more veggies... I swear, there are NONE in my area, which really sucks. :o( (Almost makes me wanna move, hehehe)
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#7 Postby robert » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:09 pm

You can do what Topher did and what Will is going to do and move out west to Oregon :)

Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Central is out on the West Coast. 3 of us from the forum all live together (robert, veggymeggy, Hero).

You'll have a great time meeting lots of cool vegans.

Check out our Vegan Fitness Vacation under General Discussion as well.

Come and hang out with us for an awesome time this summer.

:P

-Rob


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#8 Postby Shelby » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:20 pm

Oh wow... that would be the COOLEST summer vaction EVER! Oregon DOES sound enticing.... Never been there, but I heard it's a beautiful and peaceful state! Do ya have room for a 4th roommate? LOL!!! ;)

-Shelby

ps--I can't get a picture to post on my profile! Grrr! :oP
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#9 Postby robert » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:40 am

Hey Shelby,

Yeah we'll hopefully be out in the Caribbean somewhere and then some of us may come back to Oregon and train and hang out and then maybe even go on a road trip taking people home.

I'm not sure we have room for a 4th roommate, as vegan bodybuilders Topher and I take up a lot of space :)

A few people have had some trouble getting a photo for their avatar. I haven't changed mine since my website guy set it up for me so I don't know how either....but there are a few threads about it in the General Discussion section so go there and you'll see step by step instructions for how to update it.

Start saving some money....we're going to rock the Caribbean in the summer Vegan Fitness style!

-Rob


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#10 Postby Daywalker » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:43 am

Hey Shelby!

Welcome! :D

Thanks for your intro - it's incredible to see the fast rate our community is growing! I used to think i'm probably the only vegan bodybuilder in the world :lol: ;)

Good luck on your way to becoming a competitive bodybuilder, because a bodybuilder you already are. I'm curious for some pics, after two years of serious lifting there must be some visible results :D

K-oz and i are gonna start our "own" vegan bodybuilding flat share in Spain ;) Hehe. Wanna join? :D


Love and peace to you,
Daywalker 8)
No one said it would be easy.

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#11 Postby robert » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:49 am

Alex,

I was the same way about 5 years ago, thinking I was the only Vegan Bodybuilder around. I wasn't the first, I was never the best, and I discovered many other vegan bodybuilders too. Just because they don't all have their own websites doesn't mean they don't exist. Vegan Bodybuilders have been around for a while and we're discovering more of them all the time.

So now we all know, we're not the only ones :) I have a feeling there will be a bunch of us hitting the bodybuilding stage as vegans over the next couple of years. 8)

Cool to hear about your plans in Spain.

We're starting to get a home-base for Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness out here in Oregon, where we've always been. With the addition of Topher and Will coming out sometime in the future and possibly others relocating to the Portland area, and those already there, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness will be huge out west and Oregon will be the hub.

Shelby just joined the forum today but she has been in touch with me as long as anyone, pretty much every since I started my website in January 2003.


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#12 Postby Cristian » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:50 am

Hey Shelby, welcome to the forum!
I've only joined a month ago and I think the community is growing at an amazing speed! Good luck with your training!


Shelby worte ps--I can't get a picture to post on my profile! Grrr!



I had the same problem, then I saved my pic on photobucket.com and pasted the link and is now ok.
Things are moving forward

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#13 Postby jonathan » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:16 am

compassionategirl wrote: AND that we all tend to hijack threads which go totally off the original topic.


i watched riding (with?) giants the other day and it was crazy! to think that people actually put themselves infront of 8 storey waves?! :shock:

i think that my limit (and its bodyboarding for me, not surfing) would be something like this:

http://www.fluidzone.com/pages/?pageID= ... geID=16690

that is such an amazing sequence of photos! sadly, i would have to move to Australia to get those regularly :(

oh shit, sorry, done it again....

welcome shelby!!

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#14 Postby Daywalker » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:22 am

Tsts, Johnathan, that was not nice.

But funny :roll:

See, Shelby, you don't have to worry about where and what you post here. You can't be worse than Johnathan ;)

Hey, big fellow, go and post something useful elsewhere - a training log, for example, or your diet ;)
No one said it would be easy.

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#15 Postby michaelhobson » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:45 am

Hi Shelby, welcome to the board!


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