New to the group

Introduce yourself. Tell us about your training history, how long you've been vegan, share some of your goals and some of your interests.

Moderators: Mini Forklift Ⓥ, C.O., Richard, robert, SyrLinus

Message
Author
mysticmerman
Finch
Posts: 7
Age: 47
Joined: Wed May 02, 2012 11:12 pm
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact:

New to the group

#1 Postby mysticmerman » Wed May 02, 2012 11:47 pm

Hi. New to the group from San Diego, California. I've been a vegetarian for over twenty years (vegan for about half that), but mostly for animal rights issues. Over the last several years, I've become more interested in nutrition, whole food, raw, etc. In the last year, I've decided to get into shape and have been going to the gym fairly regularly. All the vegan bodybuilding exposure in the media lately has really piqued my interest in getting into really great shape for the first time in my life. I'm 43 and feel better than I've felt in years. I have a long way to go, but I'm motivated and have a good foundation in nutrition. I'm here to learn and share my progress. Thank you for creating this forum.
Peace for all life!

Mystic Merman

User avatar
robert
Site Admin
Posts: 21053
Age: 36
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:05 pm
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: New to the group

#2 Postby robert » Thu May 03, 2012 12:53 am

Welcome to the group!

Great to have you here! San Diego is a great place. I haven't been in a while but used to visit every once in a while and enjoyed it. I've heard it is becoming a really vegan-friendly place these days.

All the best with your health and fitness goals!

-Robert

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1

mysticmerman
Finch
Posts: 7
Age: 47
Joined: Wed May 02, 2012 11:12 pm
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact:

Re: New to the group

#3 Postby mysticmerman » Thu May 03, 2012 7:16 pm

Thanks Robert. San Diego is a great place. We have quite a few vegan options, including a new restaurant that just opened up called Casa de Luz, which started in Austin, Texas. Their menu is all vegan, organic and whole food. Thanks again for the welcome. I look forward to being part of this group.
Peace for all life!

Mystic Merman

User avatar
robert
Site Admin
Posts: 21053
Age: 36
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:05 pm
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: New to the group

#4 Postby robert » Thu May 03, 2012 9:06 pm

Awesome! Yeah, that place is quite popular here in Austin.

Glad all is well out there in SD.

All the best. Thanks again for being part of our team!

-Robert


Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1

User avatar
kareno
Gorilla
Posts: 709
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Re: New to the group

#5 Postby kareno » Sun May 06, 2012 10:36 pm

Welcome aboard, Mystic Merman! I like your name! :)

Great to have you here. I'm learning that being as healthy and fit as we can be as veg*ns is sometimes the best form of animal rights outreach we can do! Keep up the great work, and we'll see you around the forum!

mysticmerman
Finch
Posts: 7
Age: 47
Joined: Wed May 02, 2012 11:12 pm
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact:

Re: New to the group

#6 Postby mysticmerman » Sat May 12, 2012 12:47 am

Thanks, Kareno. I still need to get oriented to the forum. I agree with you about being a good example is great outreach. Thanks for the welcome.
Peace for all life!

Mystic Merman

User avatar
Baby Hercules
Elephant
Posts: 1074
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:22 am
Location: in the Vortex
Contact:

Re: New to the group

#7 Postby Baby Hercules » Sat May 12, 2012 11:34 pm

mysticmerman wrote:I'm 43 and feel better than I've felt in years.


Less than a year away from ya, handsome, and lovin' the serene 40's. How awesome is it to be able to combine decades of wisdom with a retained sense of childlike enthusiasm and curiosity? Come on in, merman, the water's fine. ;-)

Baby Herc
Power [][][][][][][][][][]
Speed [][]
Stamina [][][][][][]
Smarts [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
http://allthoughtsworkoutdoors.wordpress.com/

User avatar
kareno
Gorilla
Posts: 709
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Re: New to the group

#8 Postby kareno » Wed May 16, 2012 12:39 am

Baby Hercules wrote:
mysticmerman wrote:I'm 43 and feel better than I've felt in years.


Less than a year away from ya, handsome, and lovin' the serene 40's. How awesome is it to be able to combine decades of wisdom with a retained sense of childlike enthusiasm and curiosity? Come on in, merman, the water's fine. ;-)

Baby Herc

Baby Herc, I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this post!!!!!!! :D

VeganBuilt
Finch
Posts: 3
Age: 43
Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 1:06 pm
Location: Syracuse NY
Contact:

Re: New to the group

#9 Postby VeganBuilt » Wed May 16, 2012 1:19 pm

Hi there, my name is Christina, new to the group, from Syracuse NY. Currently training for my first Fitness Show this November, always looking for inspiration and tips for my routine! :D

Please feel free to follow my progress and join my blog.

http://veganbuilt.blogspot.com/
Vegan Built

User avatar
C.O.
VBB Moderator
Posts: 3257
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:23 pm

Re: New to the group

#10 Postby C.O. » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:28 pm

Hi, another welcome to the group! How has your progress been going so far?

-Dylan


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest