Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...Tell Me More
Do you know that sensation in the pit of your stomach when you feel like something is meant to be? I’m not going to lie. I had that feeling the first time I met Mark Sisson two years ago at PrimalCon Oxnard. After just a brief conversation with him and a quick fangirl photo op, I knew my life’s trajectory was about to change—and boy did it ever.
If you’ve been active on Mark’s Daily Apple over the past year, you may have witnessed some of that change firsthand. You might have read my success story, heard about the release of Paleo Girl, tried one of my recipes, or listened to my feature on the Primal Blueprint Podcast. I also created Paleo Girl Magazine, a free bi-monthly eZine produced from community created content (you can sign up to receive your free subscription here.)
It’s all been loads of fun, but, more importantly, it’s been rewarding beyond words.
So today, I’m excited to mark an important milestone: the one-year anniversary of Paleo Girl’s release. And to celebrate, I’ve curated a massive giveaway of all my favorite things bundled up in a prize package worth over $1,700 for one lucky winner! But first, a very quick recap of Paleo Girl’s journey.
Immediately following its release last June, I was caught in a whirlwind of a press. Paleo Girl was featured in a number of blogs and magazines. I was a guest on some of my favorite paleo podcasts, and I was even on the KCRA Sacramento morning news teaching viewers how to make a few of my favorite meals and also some grok-tastic exercise pointers!
But my favorite piece of press was definitely one of the smallest: a feature in my hometown newspaper back in Ohio, The Vandalia Drummer. Receiving a picture of my mom holding that newspaper (after buying as many copies of it that she could find) will forever be a memory I treasure. (I love you, Mom!)
Paleo Girl even nabbed some book awards, including gold for the 2015 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award, silver for the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award in the Teen: Nonfiction category, as well as gold for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award for Health.
All in all, Paleo Girl has grown beyond my wildest ambitions. It’s made a space for more Paleo/Primal lovers to share, connect, and support one another in their journeys to better health. It’s also reinforced how important our ancestral health lifestyle can be to those seeking answers to questions that don’t have solutions in conventional wisdom.
So as a thank you to everyone who has connected with Paleo Girl and made it such a success, I’ve reached out to all of the incredible friends I’ve made in this amazing community and pulled together a HUGE giveaway! The list below (totaling $1,700 in retail goods and services) includes all of my favorite paleo goodies and is going home to one very lucky winner (with three other runner-up winners going home with some awesome swag, too!)
Step One: Follow me on Instagram @LeslieKlenke
Step Two: Share the contest graphic on your Instagram page
Step Three: Hashtag #PG1YEAR in the comments
Step Four: Tag me @LeslieKlenke
The grand prize winner will receive the Paleo Girl One-Year Anniversary package ($1,700 retail value) and three runner-up winners will receive an autographed copy of Paleo Girl and a jar of Primal Kitchen Mayo. The contest will run June 11-18 and ends at midnight PST. All winners will be announced June 19.
That all said, I’d like to give a heartfelt thanks to each and every one of the sponsors for donating an item to this giveaway and celebrating the one-year anniversary of Paleo Girl in style! We’re an awesome community working for the same things, and getting together to celebrate is what makes living this lifestyle such a blast.
So, last but not least, check out the goods and start sharing for your chance to win big! (Follow @LeslieKlenke on Instagram first for the complete list of these sponsor’s Instagram accounts.)
P.S. For those of you that don’t want to enter the contest, Paleo Girl is on sale this week only for $14.95—that’s 25% off retail price—and I’ll sign each and every copy that goes out! In addition to the discount, you will also receive the One-Year Anniversary issue of Paleo Girl Magazine with your order.
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