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October 07, 2010

The End of the 30-Day Challenge: A Final Contest

By Mark Sisson
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The Prizes:

I saved some of the coolest stuff for last. Over a thousand bucks worth of stuff. A prize for fitness, a prize for food, a prize for lifestyle…

A Kangaroo. Not a living, jumping, boxing, marsupial. This kangaroo is the solution for people who want to stand at work. Made by Ergo Desktop, the Kangaroo is an adjustable height desk unit that sits atop your boring sit-down desk. There’s really nothing else on the market like it. These are handmade in Ohio and shipped entirely assembled. Ergo Desktop has various models and finishes to match your office and the size of your computer. Winner will receive a choice of the Kangaroo Pro, the Kangaroo, or the Wallaby. Perfect for folks who work eight hours a day and don’t won’t to sit themselves into back problems later in life. These are also a good option if your workplace is permanently affixed with desks of the sitting variety. You know I’m a big proponent of standing at work. This is your chance to win a standing workstation.

Food Dehydrator. One of last year’s biggest hits, Excalibur is back with another wonderful moisture sucking wonder. If you’ve read my posts on beef jerky and dried fruit, you know that they are tasty and Primal, but tricky to make unless you have the right tools. Enter the food dehydrator. While some Primal folks actually use a car hood as a food dehydrator, I’m giving away this food dehydrator to make the process easier. If you’re interested at all in food dehydration, take a look at their zappy video. And if you end up making a habit of drying your foods, these things will save you all the money you’d waste leaving your oven on for days at a time.

Weight Vest. Another returning sponsor, X Vest is back with a durable, adjustable vest of pure heaviness. Perfect for upping the ante of bodyweight workouts, or anyone looking to increase the difficulty of their Workout of the Week. Are your pushups too easy? Can you sprint fast enough to make the speed of sound jealous? Strap on an X Vest and become the heavy thing you lift when you lift heavy things. Winner will receive his or her choice of heaviness: 20, 40, or the bear-stranglingly ridiculous 80 lb vest.

A One-on-One With Me. As a bonus, the winner will get a phone call from yours truly. Whether you’re trying to overcome a specific obstacle on the path to better Primal living, or looking for some guidance on a personalized eating plan, winner gets to chat it out with me.

The Contest:

Share your Primal Success Story. Write a story about how going Primal has affected your life. Include at least one picture of yourself. Email it to me with the subject heading “My Primal Story.” 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 three years of Primal living or you’ve simply managed to kick that diet Coke habit since the Primal Challenge started, just tell me what going Primal has done for you. I’m looking for interesting and personal tales. It doesn’t have to be a thousand word diatribe, but hopefully more than a few sentences. 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. Now’s your chance to inspire by example and share your face with the growing Primal community. A winner will be selected at random among all publishable entries. The winning entry will be published on MDA, and I may publish several others as well.

The Deadline:

October 17, midnight PST. Just over a week.

BONUS: Get a Free Temporary Grok Tattoo!

I have nearly 2000 temporary Grok tattoos, and I’m giving them away for the rest of the month. If you want one, just send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Primal Nutrition
P.O. Box 6250
Malibu, CA 90264-6250

I’ll put a tat in that envelope and send it back. To clarify, there needs to be a stamped envelope addressed to yourself with my return address in the top left corner – inside the letter you mail me. Otherwise, no tat. Do it before Halloween!

Fine Print:

By entering this contest and submitting your success story you are giving me the right to publish and/or edit your story here on Mark’s Daily Apple and/or elsewhere.

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26 Comments on "The End of the 30-Day Challenge: A Final Contest"

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Mlkrone
5 years 11 months ago

I have a sneaky feeling that you are going to receive a lot of pictures after halloween of cavemen with grok tattoos… Just a hunch 😉

Primal Toad
5 years 11 months ago

Haha yea I agree 100%. There should be some sort of halloween contest… best Primal costume.

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The Primal Pig
5 years 11 months ago

What a coincidence, I’ve been looking for an excuse to use some of these prestamped envelopes at my desk! Thanks for this 30 Day Challenge, Mark. While it’s something I could start up anytime, having it broken up into mini-challenges really helped get me all the way to the finish.

Rafi
5 years 11 months ago

Wow Mark, you got some amazing sponsors for this contest. That weight vest looks awesome.

-Rafi

BarbeyGirl
5 years 11 months ago

Awesome — thanks for all the work that has gone into this challenge, Mark!

Carl
Carl
5 years 11 months ago

Awesome video Mark – great stuff you’re doing here. LOL at 1:31 in the video – great stuff.

Ryan Ransom
Ryan Ransom
5 years 11 months ago

Great Final Contest, Mark. I’m excited to write mine because Primal living has changed my life and saved my marriage! Ok, that last part may be a slight exaggeration but it definitely smoothed out some bumps. You’ll understand if you read it. Thanks for everything you do!

Kelda
5 years 11 months ago

My netbook just arrived so plenty of chances to get that story done 🙂

Thanks for all your support.

Looking forward to the new ‘season’ of CW bashiing.

Cavegirl

Peggy
Peggy
5 years 11 months ago

wowzers! Those are some awesome prizes; I’ve been coveting a weight vest for years (for wildland FF packtest training). But I already got the best prize: a better ME!
😀

steelbladeninja
5 years 11 months ago

Hello Mark and “Apple staffers”!

IS/WILL voting open today and HOW can we vote on our Grokfeast of choice?

We’re eagerly awaiting our ballots!

Kyle
Kyle
5 years 11 months ago

This is pretty cool. Love the prizes. I will have to sit down and write something this weekend since it is going to be pouring rain.

Thanks Mark

Hank
5 years 1 month ago

Short, sweet, to the point, FREE-exactly as ifnomrtiaon should be!

Jenny
Jenny
5 years 11 months ago

“become the heavy thing you lift when you lift heavy things.”
The moment of Zenlike recursion here made me happy. 🙂

gilliebean
5 years 11 months ago

Aw Mark! Now *I’m* feeling encouraged!! Thank you!! 🙂

batty
5 years 11 months ago

i think i should win something for losing the most.

thanks for the props. that made my day.

Sue
Sue
5 years 11 months ago

I’m looking forward to reading success stories, even if I haven’t one to share myself! All I’ve got is fewer headaches (which is a big thing, really, after having waaaay too many of them throughout my adult life).

Jason Young
Jason Young
5 years 11 months ago

thats awesome mark ,
submitting my own and can’t wait to read others stories as well !!!!!

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Kelda
5 years 11 months ago

Any news on the winner(s)??

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Lynda
Lynda
3 years 8 months ago

Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading?
I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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