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1 Sep

Announcement: The Primal Blueprint 30-Day Challenge Begins September 7

Boy, oh, boy am I excited about what this next month holds for MDA readers. This year’s 30-Day Challenge (September 7 – October 6) will be all about aligning your lifestyle behaviors with each of the 10 Primal Blueprint Laws. There will be contests and giveaways each day. I’ve lined up some great sponsors this year. I’ll save most of the details for next Tuesday (come back from Labor Day weekend ready to get Primal!) but I will say this: I’ll be giving away an entire cow courtesy of U.S. Wellness, an assortment of unwieldy (and wieldy) Primal fitness gear, Primal foods, Primal toys, and maybe even a Grok spear, totaling over $10,000 in value. And see below for today’s pre-challenge contest.

You don’t have to sign-up to take part in the challenge. Everyone is welcome. But there are a few things you can do to prepare…

How to Prepare for the Challenge

1. Commit to change: Make the decision right now to make this 30-Day Challenge your jumping off point for lifelong health and well-being. The MDA community and I will be right there with you – with support and encouragement – as we collectively attempt to do right by our genes and live the healthiest, happiest lives with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice possible.

2. Set an alarm: You won’t want to miss a single day of the action, so set a reminder to visit MDA each day. Some contests will have short deadlines, so if you want to enter show up early and often.

3. Gather equipment: While some contests will be as simple as leaving a comment, others will require a bit of legwork. Have your cameras locked and loaded. Borrow a camcorder. And if you want to win that cow, you’ll need to either have or make some friends. Speaking of which…

4. Organize your friends and family: Rally your coworkers, and tell your relatives at the labor day barbecue this weekend. Use this event as a way of coaxing stubborn Aunt Bess to finally give up the diet RC Cola and SlimFast bars and start enjoying real food, like fresh Alaskan Salmon (which I am not yet at liberty to say whether or not will be one of the prizes. Okay fine, it will).

5. Grab a free copy of Primal Blueprint Fitness: Part of the challenge will involve you moving like Grok all month long. If you haven’t already grabbed a copy of PBF do so now.

6. Grab your own Primal Leap kit: There is no better time than now to take control of your health and start living Primally. While the 30-Day Challenge will provide daily motivation and tips to help kick start your Primal life, The Primal Leap provides step-by-step guidance, one-on-one support, guaranteed success and much, much more. There’s still time to get your Primal Leap kit in time for the Challenge, so order today.

P.S. You now have the option to receive either The Primal Blueprint and The Primal Blueprint Cookbook or the Primal Essentials Kit with your Primal Leap package. If you’ve already placed your Primal Leap order and wish to make a change feel free to contact my office at 888-774-6259 and I’ll make good on this offer.

Pre-Challenge Contest (It’s a Double Contest, All the Way!)

Why wait until next Tuesday to start winning stuff? Today’s contest is so easy a caveman could…. it’s super easy. Visit U.S. Wellness here and sign up for their newsletter. In addition to special discounts, meaty recipes and updates on this family farm, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate good for any Primal product(s) on Everyone is eligible. You have until the end of Friday to enter.

But wait, the meat parade is rounding the bend…

September is also U.S. Wellness’s 10th Anniversary, and they’re running contests all month long as well, starting with a batch of 10 grass-fed goodies, just for commenting on their most recent blog post. So hit their blog up now, unless you just hate grass fed steak, tallow, bone marrow, pemmican meat snacks, butter and ribs.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Can’t wait for this to start! Grok on everyone =)

    Sarah Due wrote on September 1st, 2010
  2. Mark-
    Perfect timing with this contest! I am in all the way!

    Rob wrote on September 1st, 2010
  3. suuuuuuuuubbbbbbb-scribed 😀

    Nate wrote on September 1st, 2010
  4. signed up for newsletter

    Jennifer wrote on September 1st, 2010
  5. I’m really excited and I’m getting everyone I can to join in on the fun!

    TBNorwood wrote on September 1st, 2010
  6. So stoked and ready to go full out Primal. Me and my greys want that cow!

    Primal pup wrote on September 1st, 2010
  7. Really looking forward to it!!

    Garrett wrote on September 1st, 2010
  8. I’ve been gone far too long and have gone far too astray. A challenge is what I need to get my ass back on track.

    Jason wrote on September 1st, 2010
  9. Sounds like a great opportunity!

    Alta wrote on September 1st, 2010
  10. I look forward to the challenge. This will be my first, while I have been eating paleo with a cheat or two a week I have often wondered how long I could go.

    Erik wrote on September 1st, 2010
  11. Lookin forward to it. Love flipping off the shoes and going barefoot through eve’s and weekends. This is my style of meal planning too!

    Jade wrote on September 1st, 2010
  12. I signed up for the Wellness Meats newsletter too! (hope they ship to Canada, tho)

    Anne Scott wrote on September 1st, 2010
  13. Awsome! I’ve signed up for the newsletter. I am really looking forward to the challenge.

    Sam wrote on September 1st, 2010
  14. I am in and can’t wait! Love the pointer to US Wellness Meats – I am going to have to put in an order there next week!

    Tilden Moschetti wrote on September 1st, 2010
  15. I too am looking for to my first challenge! However, it’s going to be a bit different than most people’s – I’m still on crutches with a broken ankle and won’t be able to do much of the workouts as listed. At least crutching up and down stairs with a full backpack is probably a good substitute for LHT workouts!

    Jessi wrote on September 1st, 2010
  16. Yay, signed up at US Wellness. Hope I’ll be able to do the challenge, recently had a baby and am just getting back in shape after. Loving the Primal lifestyle, been doing it for a whole week and a half now!!!

    Marie Shipp wrote on September 1st, 2010
  17. I signed up for their newsletter! I’m two months primal now and really looking forward to the challenge.

    Sassy wrote on September 1st, 2010
  18. I am pumped!! I love meat! hehe

    Louis wrote on September 1st, 2010
  19. Talk about a buzz in the air! I can feel the excitement all the way here on the EastCoast! 😀

    Zac wrote on September 1st, 2010
  20. woohoo – looking forward to the challenge. Just signed up for the US Wellness Meats newsletter,

    Nancy wrote on September 1st, 2010
  21. I want a cow. I will love him and pet him and name him George, and eat him.

    C. Rauth wrote on September 1st, 2010
    • hahahahahahaheeeheeeheeheehheee!
      nice one :-)

      Peggy wrote on September 2nd, 2010
  22. I am READY! Started Primal 2 weeks ago………

    Sue wrote on September 1st, 2010
  23. This is just what I needed! Some incentive and fun =). I plan to go buy the book right now. I’ve been in the market for a good read and this is the time.

    Thank you and I cannot wait to get going!

    Mia wrote on September 1st, 2010
  24. I’m in, and ready to WIN

    Annette wrote on September 1st, 2010
  25. I just advertised the challenge a bit on a forum I go to (with moderator permission of course), hopefully it’ll get some more people into the Primal Blueprint :)

    Brett K wrote on September 1st, 2010
  26. My husband and I went out to eat at the all-you-can-eat chinese buffet today.

    When we came home we both felt like we’ve just committed a crime and got away with it…it was horrible.
    The guilt trip is enough punishment to not do this again any time soon.

    Good Luck all on your 30-day challenge!!!
    I’ll be on the couch the next few hours listening to my belly rumble.

    Suvetar wrote on September 1st, 2010
  27. I’m diving in and starting today. I like hitting the ground running; especially when I have this kind of energy!

    Chellie B wrote on September 1st, 2010
  28. I a have a nearly empty chest freezer ready and waiting for beefy goodness. Bring it!

    Ms. J wrote on September 1st, 2010
  29. Yay! As for timing… back to school (thank the gods on the 9th), Hubby just moved out to “figure himself out” and I found out that someone I trusted put my kids in close (repeated) contact with a pedophile. (he is SO innocent of course).Talk about feeling Primal. Murder anyone? I picked up smoking again(ugh!) and I am sure I drink more than I “should” while consuming salty, crunchy late night snacks between my two jobs..other than raising two girls and running a houshold, of course.
    Time to get back in so many ways.
    I have MYSELF figured out, and I have my own goals.
    Confrontation of people involved in the other issue= problem solved short term, will require monitoring.
    Immidiate crisis and issues (the biggest ones, anyway) have been addressed, time for me to focus on ME…back to the great progress I HAD made!
    Thanks everyone for your support, I know I tend to ramble, I always feel there is a supportive ear here!

    Julie Aguiar wrote on September 1st, 2010
    • that just sucks! hugs!

      moonablaze wrote on September 1st, 2010
    • yikes! I know what those problems are like! I’m sure we could swap marital problems like pros. Keep your head up! Keep motivated! It is time for YOU!

      PoisonApple wrote on September 2nd, 2010
  30. How do you know we signed up as an entry? I did it but saw nothing to delineate that we are part of this contest….Just curious, I am super excited to kick this off, been follow your site for a while and did some test runs NOW I am ready to commit to 30 days leading to a lifetime!

    Echo wrote on September 1st, 2010
    • I’m curious too… that link says nothing about MDA’s site – only “we will not share your e-mail or info.”

      kelle wrote on September 1st, 2010
  31. This is my year to make the leap – the 30 day challenge will cement PB as my life-long lifestyle.

    Steve wrote on September 1st, 2010
  32. Couldn’t wait… started yesterday, Sept 1. (I’m across the dateline.)

    kelle wrote on September 1st, 2010
  33. I’m definitely in on this on and looking forward to it. Now to grab the digital camera and start snapping

    Ellen wrote on September 1st, 2010
  34. I am going to be busy eating ribs this month so wont have time.


    debbie_downer wrote on September 1st, 2010
  35. Thanks for the link to US Wellness. Looks like a worthy company. I subscribed, and am looking forward to this challenge! I am even blogging about exactly how much I am looking forward! Also the gym I am going to in Sept for fitness training found my blog, likely through you! LOL.

    CNYmicaa wrote on September 1st, 2010
  36. Great timing, I’m usually pretty primal, but with 1st year of university starting next week, this is great motivation to not slip up during the first month of school! 😀

    fishergirl wrote on September 1st, 2010
  37. ready!

    AM wrote on September 1st, 2010
  38. Just mentioning the prizes made me drool. I’m so in for this.

    Saebbe Reidhead wrote on September 1st, 2010
  39. Im confused on how to even sign up. But I am gonna!!

    Athena wrote on September 1st, 2010

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