Here I am… still pregnant. My baby is snuggled up nicely inside me and doesn’t want to come out yet. I’m happy just the same – I feel really great (except for last night’s incident – detailed next).
Last night my husband and I met up with Robert Cheeke (vegan bodybuilder) and our dear friend, Malynda (she’s training for a fitness competition – vegan and high raw). We had a great time. However, I decided to wear sandals that had a little chunky heel to them. And, we found ourselves standing for about an hour as we kept talking in the parking lot after the restaurant closed. Well… in the middle of the night, I woke up literally screaming in pain for about 20 seconds because of the most intense calf spasm pain (apparently this can be common in pregnancy: read here). Seeing as I have pretty much only worn CROCS for the past three years AND I wore heels last night while 41 weeks pregnant AND I was standing for a long time… I guess it’s no wonder that my body reacted this way. I took some magnesium this morning to help (my calf is actually still sore(!), and I plan on giving my feeties a rest today. No problem… I’ll kick back, prop my feet up and read Robert’s book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness.
“We just received your book, and love it. It is very thorough, and we found it inspiring, motivational, and much more than expected. We have been vegan for five years and try to be athletic and keep fit. Your book will be our top book. Thanks so much for it. It was worth the wait, and thank you for signing it, makes it more personal.”
“If I may say so…I’m not the least bit surprised (about the success of your book). It was almost 10 years ago when Melanie and I heard about this young, vegan body builder. We thought, “What a great inspiration for young vegans and vegetarians. I wonder if he’ll let one of the kids interview him.” And you did. You jumped on it. You were ready to share info, inspiration, and just be available to the kids. That put you on the top of my list. Well earned, well deserved and well done. Keep up the great work!”