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Does 2015 Have Your Name on It? (plus 21-Day Challenge News and a Chance to Win)

“This is going to be my year!” It’s a common refrain as we change over the calendars every year. And I thoroughly believe each and every one of us should be thinking this exact thought today. As brazen a statement as it might seem, it encapsulates the full possibility and responsibility of owning this year for yourself. The fact is, this year does belong to you. The only requirement is being lucky enough to be alive today. That’s it. If you’re beginning the year in health far poorer than you’d hope, 2015 is just underway. No matter if you have weight to lose, strength to gain, eating habits to change, or stress to be conquered, 2015 is one day in. What could you be doing, feeling and seeing by next New Year’s?

What will you do with this one priceless year?

Let me propose something bold. (Do you expect anything less from me at this point – those of you who’ve been here before?) Today – this year – let’s go for broke….

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Finish Line: The 2013 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge

Whoever says you need months to see major transformation or create dramatic change in your life needs some Primal schooling. Folks, another year, another Challenge has officially crossed the finish line, and let me tell you – it never, ever gets old. Not that the rest of the year at MDA is chopped liver (who came up with disparaging saying anyway?), but the energy of the Challenge is something I look forward to every year. I’m blown away by the enthusiasm, the creativity and engagement I see come through on the boards, the Grok gatherings and the reader content. It’s nothing short of awesome. Thanks to everyone who took up the Challenge this year and all those who offered support along the way. In the midst of a head spinning 21 days, so much happens I love to sit back at the end and take a satisfied look-see at everything that came together in the MDA site and community.

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Contest Poll: The 2013 Grokfeast Challenge

I’d like to thank the seven groups who participated in the Grokfeast Challenge this year. Your level of creativity, commitment, and enthusiasm serves as a hallmark for Primal living at its best. It’s been an immense pleasure reading and publishing your experiences on Mark’s Daily Apple.

As good as they all were (seriously, again, great job, everyone), only one group can win the cow. One more shout out to US Wellness, who is donating all the grass-fed beef. If you ever want to take your beef eating to the next level, hit up their newsletter and join the grass-fed revolution.

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Contest Poll: 2013 Primal Blueprint Workout Videos

It?s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 21-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Workout Videos. And you responded with 9 top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top videos for this poll was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what made up a good fitness video. Was it fun and entertaining? Was the workout something we can see ourselves doing? Did it inspire and keep us watching? How well did it represent Primal Blueprint Fitness? On and on. In the end we held a blind vote and ended up with the following three picks. To everyone that didn?t make the cut, many, many thanks for taking the time to put together an amazing contribution to this year?s 21-Day Challenge. Honorable mentions go out to each and every one of you.

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Contest Entries: 2013 Primal Blueprint Workout Videos

Here we go again: more reader-created videos! A couple weeks back I asked you to make a Primal Blueprint Workout video for a chance to win a prize package that includes an Ultimate Sandbag, a Praxis, a 30 foot 1.5? manila undulation rope from Cal Ropes, two exercise mats from Square 36, three RadRollers, and a Platinum Package. And make workout videos you did. You sent in videos with zombies, the Flintstones, a talking tree, and more; even an ode to Breaking Bad, Primal-style. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a video for this contest.

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Contest Poll: 2013 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

It’s time for you to decide a winner! At the start of this 21-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos. MDA readers got right to work. As a result, YouTube has never seen better looking food.

As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the field. We lost nights of sleep, shed many tears and cursed our duty of having to eliminate so many great videos from the running. And in the end we held a blind vote. To everyone that didn’t make the cut, many thanks from myself and (yes, I’ll take the liberty) the MDA community for your contributions.

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Contest Entries: 2013 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

A couple weeks back I asked you to film and share your favorite Primal Blueprint recipes for a chance to win a prize package that includes a $1000 gift certificate to Tendergrass Farms. We’ve got some great entries this year, from meat jello and bone broth to pumpkin spice latte and Primal chocolate chip cookies. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a video. I hope you had as much fun making them as we have watching them.

Watch all the videos in the playlist above or by following the links below, and check back later today when you’ll get a chance to vote for your favorite recipe video from the finalists the Worker Bees and I have chosen.

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Contest: Bacon Bonanza

The Prize:

A Bacon Bonanza prize package from U.S. Wellness which is comprised of all this bacony goodness:

Beef Bacon
Sugar Free Beef Bacon
Beef Bacon Tips
Sugar Free Beef Bacon Tips
Sugar Free Pork Bacon
Sugar Free Pork Bacon Ends

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Contest: Prizes for Your Thoughts

The Prize:

Squatty Potty – You think Grok took a seat on a porcelain throne when nature called? Of course not! Toilets are modern inventions. Grok squatted, and so should you. Why? Well, squatting opens up the colon for fast and easy elimination, which is said to relieve constipation, straining issues, hemorrhoids, bloating and more. But what are we to do? Is it time for all-out bathroom renovations? No, there’s a simpler solution, and that’s where Squatty Potty comes to the rescue. Watch the video below to learn what a Squatty Potty is and win one today by participating in this contest!

The first 50 participants of this contest will get a free Squatty Ecco.

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Contest: Be Featured in the Upcoming Book The Primal Teen

When you guys ask, I certainly try my very best to deliver. Within the Primal community there’s been a growing demand for information about the differences between being a Primal man and woman, like the effects of fasting, battling cellulite, and dealing with menopause. As many of you know, my wife Carrie began her research on the topic and we are eagerly bringing you Primal Woman mid-next year.

However, is there another group of individuals I’ve left out? What about teenagers? I’m sure you all remember growing up and dealing with new hormones, peer pressure, and the opposite sex. Heck, if you can’t remember that far back, you probably have some youngsters of your own going through these issues as we speak.

If listening to mom tell them what to eat isn’t sticking, and The Primal Blueprint is too big of an undertaking at their age, you’ll be as excited as I am about our latest addition to Primal Blueprint Publishing, The Primal Teen: A Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle Survival Guide for the Modern Girl currently being written by Leslie Klenke. (Don’t worry; she will deliver a Primal Teen for boys next, but ladies first!)

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