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Archive for September, 2011

30 Sep

From One of My Lowest Points to the Best Shape and Health of My Life

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

30 Sep

Contest: Primal Blueprint Workout Video

The Prize: Hold your fist-pumps of glee until the end, because I’m giving away an arsenal of equipment for this one… A Mace. From StrongerGrip.com. Not sure how to use a mace? Check out the video on this page. I’m a big fan of incorporating maces into my workouts, and actually own a Stronger Grips […]

29 Sep

Winging It: Fun, Spontaneity and Intuition in Your Primal Life

We’re well into the third week of the Challenge, and I’m thinking these days about fun. Yes, fun – the pure amusement, pleasure, and self-indulgence of it. Did Tuesday’s active entertainment post tip you off? A challenge, of course, implies goals, structure, progress, and the associated measurements of these. While indispensable, I get a little […]

28 Sep

PrimalCon 2012 Registration Now Open!

I am very excited to announce that registration is now open for the third annual PrimalCon (Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2012), our 3-day Primal Blueprint health and fitness retreat held at the beautiful Oxnard Beach Park in Southern California. PrimalCon is a total immersion weekend experience of expert-guided workouts, play, leisure time, lectures and […]

27 Sep

Are You Living an Active or Passive Life?

Humans enjoy being entertained. We like watching funny, engrossing, exciting shows, movies, and plays. We love good tunes. And we enjoy watching a great stand-up comedian at work, the kind that makes your abs sore from laughter. But why? Well, it boils down to our need for sensation. Simply put, we need to laugh, cry, […]

27 Sep

Contest: What Does Living Primal Look Like?

The Prize: When we spend most of our waking life sitting (or, even worse, slumping over) in a chair, we invite disaster. Sitting at a desk for 8+ hours a day is unnatural and harmful to our health, which is why I recommend standing and staying active during the workday. If you haven’t yet stood […]

26 Sep

Ken Korg Finally Gets It

Things are going pretty smoothly in the House of Korg. At this point, the whole family’s got the dietary stuff locked in. They know what to eat, what not to eat, and it’s no longer a struggle. The low-carb flu has come and gone, the once-tempting foods frankly look kinda disgusting and downright unappealing. Son […]

25 Sep

Weekend Link Love: Brain Teaser Edition

Over at The Primal Challenge (fitting name), more than thirty people are officially taking on the 30-day Primal Blueprint Challenge and logging their progress throughout the month. How safe is your home? The Daily Infographic explains the chemical composition of your house. Cracked.com’s back again with more of their shameful gotcha journalism. I for one love […]

24 Sep

Comfort Food Three Ways: How to Turn One Roast into Several Amazing Meals

At the end of a long, hectic day the last place most people want to be is standing in an aisle of a grocery store wondering what the heck to make for dinner. A growling stomach and/or whiny kids don’t make the task any easier. Wouldn’t it be great to know that a homemade meal […]

23 Sep

A Primal Woman Looks at 50+

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

22 Sep

How to Tackle the Mini-Challenges

Remember that PDF flyer from last week’s inaugural 30-day Challenge post? If you haven’t already, go ahead and download it (PDF). You may not have noticed, but right along the bottom I listed ten Primal mini-challenges to be completed. They’re technically optional, but not really (you know how I feel about the “optional” small stuff; […]

21 Sep

How to Go Primal: For Parents

Whether we’re parents or not, we all identify on some level with the problematic influence other people can have on our lifestyle choices. Whether it’s an inflexible partner, “concerned” friends and family members, or iron-willed children, they all prove that none of us lives in a vacuum. Taking on the Primal Blueprint, particularly the diet, […]

21 Sep

Contest: Share Your Wisdom

The Prize: Today’s prize is four-fold. It’s a Primal on-the-go package that meets your food, fitness, barefooting and supplement needs all in one fell swoop. First up… Praxis. What is Praxis? Technically, it’s an anchoring system for exercise bands. Non-technically, it’s a world of awesome exercises that can go wherever you go. Strap it to […]

20 Sep

How to Deal with Common Primal Stumbling Blocks

A 30-day Primal Blueprint Challenge wouldn’t be complete without you facing some actual challenges. Yesterday, because we’re all in this together, I asked you to share your struggles with everyone in the comment board. We all face hurdles everyday, but it’s not often that we get to discuss them with other like-minded individuals, let alone […]

20 Sep

Contest: Show Your Primal Dish

The Prize: You probably know we’re crazy for coconut in these parts. That’s why I’m thrilled that Tropical Traditions has donated this coconut-inspired prize package for today’s contest. The lucky winner of this contest will get all this delivered to their doorstep: 32 oz Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 oz Organic Coconut Cream […]

19 Sep

Ken Korg, One Week Into His 30-Day Challenge

One week into his Primal Blueprint challenge, Ken Korg is rolling. Things are falling into place, and he’s happy with the results thus far. As per Valentina’s guidance, he consulted the carb curve and reduced his carbohydrate intake. Currently, Ken is eating between 50-75 grams of carbohydrate each day and it seems to be working. […]

19 Sep

Contest: Share Your Struggle

The Prize: Hunks of grass-fed meat, raw nuts and dried berries all conveniently packaged together: If your struggle during the first week of the 30-Day Challenge was finding healthy snacks or Primal meals while on-the-go, Steve’s got you covered. The lucky winner of today’s contest will receive two Steve’s Club Samplers ($32 each) and five […]

18 Sep

Weekend Link Love: Brain Teaser Edition

The Prize: Tanka Bars. Snack food made of buffalo. That’s pretty much all that needs saying. In the pursuit of quick-fix meat-chunk eats, Tanka is offering up a variety of Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, and Tanka Wild Sticks (valued at around $100) to the winner of today’s post. BONUS: Enter “30DAYCHALLENGE” when ordering from TankaBar.com […]

17 Sep

Contest: Share a Primal Recipe Link

The Prize: What’s better than ghee? 100% organic ghee. And where do you find 100% organic ghee? Pure Indian Foods. According to PIF, they provide the only 100% organic ghee available in the market that has been made using the milk of pastured cows grazing on rapidly growing green grass in spring and fall only, […]

16 Sep

The Unconquerable Dave: Still Unconquerable

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

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