Another pair of Vibram FiveFingers! If you’ve read Mark’s Daily Apple at all in the last few years, you probably know how much I love these things. The winner will get to choose their favorite men’s or women’s style and color.
The 30-Day challenge is just beginning, but I know many of you have seen amazing results going Primal leading up to the challenge. Weight lost, muscle built, complexions cleared, even meds kicked. Now’s the time to share it! This means you have the opportunity to show the rest of the community who you are and what you’ve accomplished. In the process you’ll inspire thousands of people to take control of their health just as you have. I don’t know about you, but I get a kick out of that.
So for this contest I want to hear your story. Write it up and include a photo if you can. Including both pre-Primal and post-Primal pics is even better, but not required. Don’t worry if you’re not a chiseled Adonis. This isn’t a “who’s the most ripped” contest. Whether you’ve lost 100 pounds over two years of Primal living or you’ve simply managed to kick that diet Coke habit, just tell me what going Primal has done for you. I’m looking for interesting and personal tales. Details about your health history, how you found MDA and the Primal Blueprint, what has worked and what hasn’t, what differences you’ve seen in how you look and feel, and anything else you think readers might be able to learn from and you’re open to sharing are welcome. It doesn’t have to be a thousand word diatribe, but hopefully more than a couple paragraphs. Feel free to be creative with your story format, too. Remember, good stories usually have a beginning, a middle, and an end, and honesty is king.
I’m sure many of you have thought about sending your story in, but just haven’t gotten around to it. There is no better time than now. I’ll be featuring reader stories throughout the 30-Day Challenge and beyond, so get yours in soon!
Email me your story along with any pictures and use the subject heading “My Primal Story.”
One of the most memorable stories published on MDA: The Unconquerable Dave. If you haven’t read it, do it now. You won’t regret it. YAWP!
See all Success Stories published as Friday blog posts here. Many other Success Stories can be found here.
From the United States to the United Kingdom and from New Zealand to New Delhi everyone is eligible. No restrictions.
Additionally, everyone that has submitted a Success Story to Mark’s Daily Apple since the last 30-Day Challenge is automatically entered to win, so don’t worry if you emailed me just a few days ago. You’re entered!
September 21, midnight PST. One week away!
How the Winner Will Be Determined:
An executive decision will be made to determine which stories and accompanying photos get published on MDA. The winner of the Vibrams and the Primal Essentials Kit will be chosen at random from those that are submitted.
To track all the contests visit the 2011 Primal Blueprint 30-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.