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21 Jan

11 Ways to Assess Your True Fitness Level

Time to evaluateI once dated a girl who only went to the gym once a month. She’d do the same workout — a tough, high-intensity circuit using weights, the stationary bike, the stepper, and a few other machines — every single time, and that was it.

When you asked her about it, her reasoning was that if she could do the workout, she was still fit and that was enough for her. Why go to the gym every day if she was already in shape?

While I wouldn’t recommend that methodology myself, one thing she did have right was regularly assessing her fitness level. This is something that most people – even many of the fitness buffs amongst us – don’t do, and I think that’s a real mistake.

With the Challenge underway, I thought we’d explore this topic. Do you have a measuring post to gauge how fit you are? Is there a standard you aspire to reach? To surpass? To maintain?

Let’s look at several ways you can assess your true fitness level.

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20 Jan

I Think Therefore I Do

thinking and results feedbackThis is a guest post from Dr. Alessandra Wall.

Descartes once said, “I think therefore I am.” He was discussing the nature of self-awareness and identity. Let’s take that statement and change it a bit to help you understand why despite feeling committed, prepared and supported you might find yourself facing set backs in your Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge. The statement I want you to keep in mind throughout your challenge and as you read on is the following:

“I think therefore I do.”

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20 Jan

Contest: Prizes for Your Thoughts

The Prize:

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The first 15 participants of this contest will get a free Squatty Slim. Retail Value: $50 each.

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19 Jan

Dear Mark: Your 21-Day Challenge Questions Answered

Torn brown paper with The Answer is... textAs promised, today’s edition of Dear Mark is all about the 21-Day Challenge. Last week, you asked me a ton of questions. Today, I’m trying to answer as many of them as I can.

We’ve got questions about posture, weight loss, dairy, probiotics, alcohol, and much more. Hopefully, you find today’s post useful.

I’ll answer some more next week, so stay tuned for that. Now let’s get to it!

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19 Jan

Contest: You Might Be Primal If…

PrimalKit(1)The Prize:

Elite Primal Prize Package from Caveman CoffeeCaveman Coffee Co. was founded by former MMA Fighter, stuntman, and frequent Joe Rogan Podcast guest Tait Fletcher, along with former UFC fighter Keith Jardine, and Lacie Mackey. My Buddy Robb Wolf also serves on their Board of Directors as an adviser to sourcing some of the best nutrition products possible.

Caveman Coffee is not only a Single Origin/Single Estate Coffee, it is a Single Family Coffee. Their beans are grown, washed, dried, and roasted by one family. That’s right, a father and son team run the growing and drying in Colombia and the other two sons handle the small batch roasting.

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