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September 10 2012

The 2012 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Begins Now

By Mark Sisson
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If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, reduce stress, increase energy or just generally look and feel healthier you’ve come to the right place. Oh, and you can win lots of cool Primal gear, too. That’s right, it’s the annual Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge!

Before we get to all the details, let’s kick things off with a simple contest. Share this blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email by using one of the icons at the bottom of this post AND leave a comment in the comment board below that finishes this sentence: “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is…”. (Example: “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains from my diet, and to lose 5 lbs of body fat.”) That’s it! Help spread the word about this year’s challenge and publicly commit to achieving your own health goals, and you’ll be entered to win a $200 gift certificate to PrimalBlueprint.com.

This contest ends at midnight (PDT) tonight, Sep. 10. A winner will be selected at random and everyone around the world is eligible.

Now, on to the challenge details…

What Is the 21-Day Challenge and Who Is It For?

What’s the challenge? To get Primal, of course! I hold this 21-Day Challenge every year to encourage Primal beginners to give this way of eating, moving and living a try because I know it works, I know how empowering it is, and I know it changes lives.

I also do it to motivate those that have been dabbling with the Primal lifestyle for a while, but haven’t fully committed or still have some room for improvement (myself included!), to go all in and resolve to finally tackle whatever it is they want to address in their lives.

There’s something here for Primal veterans, too. It’s a good idea to revisit the basics from time to time. And hey, the chance to win free stuff isn’t half bad either.

The actual challenge itself is pretty straightforward. The details can be found in the image below. I recommend downloading the 21-Day Challenge flyer here, and clicking on the links to learn more about each of the topics. (And maybe print a few copies to hand out to friends!)

No sign-up required. Anyone can participate. Just commit to the challenge, and check back every day for motivation and guidance. Articles over the next two weeks will be about taking steps to align your lifestyle with the Primal Blueprint. The third and final week of the challenge will be entirely comprised of reader-created content. That’s right, MDA readers (you!) will be running the show. Stay tuned.

Above and beyond the challenge as outlined below, I encourage you to make your own personal challenges. Whether it’s eliminating or adding a certain food to your diet, losing weight, playing more often, getting better sleep, or anything else, customize your goals to fit your needs and commit to 21 days starting now.

Why 21 Days?

You may have noticed that this year’s challenge is a departure from the 30 day format of previous challenges. Why? After many years of training clients and interacting with hundreds of thousands of Mark’s Daily Apple readers, my team and I have found that 21 days is the sweet spot for eliminating old habits and replacing them with new ones. It’s long enough to make legitimate progress toward reversing years of adverse lifestyle habits, long enough for most people to get past the low carb flu (if you experience it at all), and long enough to give the Primal Blueprint a fair shake, but not so long as to be seen as a daunting undertaking. In other words, anyone, including you, can give this a go for three measly weeks, and in that time you are bound to see results. If you have weight to lose, it’s reasonable to expect a reduction of three to seven pounds of excess body fat during this period, and to continue at that rate safely until you reach your ideal body composition.

I’m confident that you can transform your life in just 21 days with the Primal Blueprint. So confident that I wrote an entire book about it…

The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation

This 21-day Challenge perfectly complements The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation. The Total Body Transformation is all about making Primal living easy – distilling the philosophy of The Primal Blueprint (detailed in the 2009 hardcover volume) into 8 Key Concepts, 5 Action Items, and a lively 21-Day Challenge of daily endeavors in the areas of Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle – with corresponding journal exercises. You’ll be shown exactly what to do and when to do it – eliminating any guesswork – to get and stay Primal for life.

If you can spare an hour a day for just 21 days, I guarantee that you will reprogram your genes and transform your life with this guidebook.

Order a copy today to enhance this year’s challenge, and for added guidance and direction.

The 21-Day Challenge Contests

The main challenge itself isn’t competitive, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some friendly contests along they way!

Over the course of the next three weeks Mark’s Daily Apple and sponsors will be giving away thousands of dollars in prizes.

Here are some rules and answers to FAQ:

  • There will be new contests every day for the first two weeks (through Sep. 23) of the 21-Day Challenge, so check back daily!
  • All contest prizes relate in some way to the Primal lifestyle. You won’t find any miracle weight loss pills, tummy crunching sling-a-ma-doo-dads, or whole wheat health blast jazzer snackers.
  • Some contests will require a bit of leg work while others will require something as simple as commenting on a blog post.
  • There is no limit to how many contests you can participate in.
  • The duration of any one contest depends on the nature of the contest. Some will last a couple weeks (to give you time to complete the contest task) while others will be as short as one day. All deadlines are Pacific Standard Time.
  • Contest prizes will be awarded either by a random drawing, by reader voting/polling or by an executive decision (who I think should win!).
  • Some prizes will only be available to United States residents. If you live outside the U.S. and win a prize that can’t be shipped internationally an alternate prize of equal value will be awarded.
  • I’m not being paid by any company for being featured in a 21-Day Challenge contest.

To track all the contests visit the 2012 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

New to the Primal Blueprint and Mark’s Daily Apple?

If you are new to the Primal Blueprint and Mark’s Daily Apple and don’t know where to begin, here are some resources to get you started:

1. Not sure what it means to “Go Primal”? Check out these articles for the basics:

2. The Primal Blueprint 101 Page

3. The Forum – I highly encourage you to use the forum during the challenge. In it you can start a “Primal Challenge Journal” to publicly state your goals and track your progress. Create a journal to receive positive feedback, advice and help along the way from the Mark’s Daily Apple community.

4. The Books

5. What to eat? – Primal Blueprint Recipes on MDA, The Primal Blueprint Cookbook and Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals

6. The Newsletter – Sign up on this page to get 6 free eBooks, a 7-day course on the fundamentals of lifelong health, and more.

7. Have a question? – Contact Me

Tell your friends and family about the challenge so they can get Primal too! And don’t forget. Click the icons below to share this post, and leave a comment telling the world what you are committing to do over the next 21 days, for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate to PrimalBlueprint.com.

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  1. My goal is to tighten up around my middle. I eat well, track my foods and exercise in some way each day, but I’m still not happy with the results. So this 21-day challenge will hopefully give me the tighter ab area that I’m looking for!

    1. I want to remove grains, remove added sugar, and move like Jagger – wait Grok.
      To much body swinging around to move like Jagger right now.

    2. My goal is to stop reading and listening to podcasts half the night, get more sleep and lose 13kg

      1. I stayed up late last night reading Primal Blueprint, so I’m conflicted about that. 😉

        My goal is to fully alter my desire towards primal foods while eliminating my desire for what I’m learning is poison.

    3. Taking this 21 day challenge too been primal but nt losing fat or wt let’s see…..

    4. My goal is to eliminate grains and sugar from my diet to feel better and have more energy.

  2. Perfectly timed. I was just thinking I needed a Primal kickstart!

    1. Don’t know if there is anything called Primal Motivation but here is my recommendation for those interested in completing the challenge.
      1. Recognize your personal Sabretooth (challenges)such as sugar, laziness, T.V.
      2. Put tools in place to slay them before you begin.

      For instance if you spend too much time on the computer, put your walking shoes in the chair where you sit. BEFORE you start the computer put on the shoes and get moving.
      Each persons bad habits have dozens of smaller components called ‘triggers’ find them, eliminate them and replace with good habits. You’ll be a lot more likely to complete the challenge if you plan strategically and create process goals along the way.

      Good Luck To Everyone.

      1. Thanks for the “Primal Motivation” – you hit the nail on the head! You rock!

      2. My goal is to release 7 lbs. of fat from my body, especially around the middle, and reduce sugar to almost zero. The only grain I eat is a small amount of sprouted quinoa. Thank you for this 21 day challenge – just what I needed

      3. Thanks for the tips on slaying the beasts.
        The computer is a big vortex for me, too easy to wander into the wilds of cyberspace. Especially, slippery since I have to use it for projects.

    2. Me too, getting a little soft around the middle these days – and lazy.
      My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate wheat from my diet (already greatly reduced), and to get off my lazy butt and move more. Loosing a few pounds of the beer gut would be a nice bonus.

  3. My goal is to track my food, eliminate any lingering processed food cravings, ban any fast food items, and drop a dress size.

  4. My goal is to quit dairy for 21 days and see if it changes anything, because I still have some skin issues and difficulty to lose weight, and do something outside at least an hour every day (doesn’t have to be stenuous exercice every time, but outside instead of computer time)

    1. I had to cut dairy out completely too and my skin is clearing up. Miss it but like clear skin more.

  5. My 21day challenge is to RELAX. Take it easy, don’t stress about my eating and/or exercise because i know i am on the right path.

  6. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get me past my plateau that im on by 1. stop drinking soda which has occasionally been creeping back in, 2. I.F. a few times a week. 3. Adhere to my lifting schedule i set for myself.

    1. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to do exactly as Zach just said! Now I’m feeling fit and at the right weight its time to get stronger in time for the beach next year!

      You’ve made us, your members, vain Mark!

  7. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to commit to the primal fitness program! Wall push-ups, here I come! We’ve been mostly primal in our house for about a month now. I want to continue improving and expanding my recipes repertoire!

  8. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose 15 more pounds (already down 40 since going Primal) and not have a blood sugar reading over 140 (I am type 1 Diabetic, and primal has helped a lot)

  9. My goal is to give up grains (for good this time!) and to get my hormones in check. Losing weight and gaining strength will just be bonuses 🙂

  10. My goal is to get off my butt and get the recommended exercise. After the first month (I began getting serious about it in August) the diet’s working well, but I need to walk more and lift heavy stuff.

  11. My 21 day goal is to lose 5 pounds of bloody belly body fat, to find more energy for my new job and to send my carb cravings on a permanent vacation. The weather is beautiful and I want to be outside playing with my 4 year old son. Perfect, perfect timing for a 21 day challenge!

  12. I’ve been using the primal blueprint as a basic guideline for over a year and have gotten great results. Lately I’ve been veering off a little bit and it’s been showing. This will be a great way to get back on it 100%!

  13. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to keep the muscle I’ve started to build but lose more fat thereby reducing my body fat percentage!

  14. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to quit eating sugar, force myself to sprint to exhaustion once a week and balance out my funky hormones.

    Thanks for the kick in the pants, hopefully it’ll be the start of great things to come 🙂

  15. My goal is to tighten up on processed foods and spend more time outdoors.

  16. My goal for the Primal Blueprint challenge is to eliminate grains from my diet, get out of the mental fog, become healthier and happier, and ride my bike faster!

  17. My 21 day challenge is to continue strong on the PB plan but kick red wine (and beer, sigh…) to the curb!

  18. My 21 day challenge is to become completely fat adapted, and to spend much more time outdoors, whether it’s exercising, walking to the grocery store, just relaxing, etc.

  19. More sun, more veggies! Funny, I sunned a LOT in the winter when it didn’t help as much, but once the leaves were out, our land is very, very shady. Too sorry to get where the sun is–

    I’ve been doing PB for a year now, and it’s been GREAT, but there’s always room for improvement.

  20. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to follow through with the 80/20 principle and completely eliminate grains and fast food from my diet!

      1. Not an alumni of WVU but a resident of WV. Love the logo also. MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI.

  21. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to cut out the sugar – including chocolate and wine… wish me luck 🙂

  22. My goal is to get off diabetes medication, lose 75 more pounds in addition to the 25 I’ve already lost, and to figure out what to do about my food cravings at night.

  23. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to give up grains completely — 100%. Well, 80%. 😉 But really 100%. I turn 30 on September 19, I started the primal lifestyle a year ago, and I’ve lost so much weight, and I was feeling so good. And I have derailed due to work factors that I have let “get” to me.

    So, today starts the 21-day challenge, and to get back on the horse. The rails? Mixed metaphors are hilarious.

  24. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to “stay Primal” in my diet while exploring more variety within the Primal foods, reach level 4 in each of the 4 basic fitness exercises, and find at least the first TWO abs of my six-pack that have been M.I.A. for a few years! 🙂 Thanks for this great Challenge, Mark!!!

  25. i vow to do morning quick jogs / sprints (10 minutes babies), and when i need a refresher, and to be more honest with my parents, my primal buddies :p

  26. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to REMAIN Primal on day 22, 23, 24… 😀 and lose 50 pounds!

  27. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lower my sugar intake and to get that six-pack of hard earned abs (almost there)! This is going to be a new start for me as I have been cheating quite a lot the last few weeks.

  28. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to give up grains on the weekend. I’ve been grain-free Monday through Friday for almost two years, but no matter how gross I make myself feel every Sunday, I still can’t seem to kick the “cheat day” habit. I’d also like to focus on appropriate portion sizes, especially when it comes to snacks like nuts and fruit.

  29. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to increase my frequent moving slowly to 4 hours per week and get more and better sleep.

    1. My 21 day challenge is to get myself back on track (it’s been a summer of inconsistency!) and show my 16 year old daughter what a difference this way of living can make. I need to lead by example as she has health issues that would be vastly improved by eating primal but she strongly resists the idea of giving up unhealthy carbs. I will not purchase one single non-primal item. I may not be able to control what she eats away from home but I can certainly choose not to spend my money on anything but healthy, nutritious, primal foods for her to choose from while she is at home. I am also finally going to start one of the 30 day journals I bought a couple months ago and have yet to begin. :::blush:::

      1. My 21 day challenge is to start the pb and stick to it. My whole family is doing the program(my husband and my 13 year son). I will keep and food journal and walk. I will not buy anything that is not primal.

  30. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go 100% grain/sugar/starch free. No more little cheats!

    1. Going starch free is amazing! I am doing a similarly hard core challenge! Good luck to you- your gut will thank you:)

  31. My goal is to get back on track with my workouts! I stopped going to the gym over the summer and will start on my 3-day a week weight training routine again.

    1. My challenge is to listen to my body. I’ve been primal for a month but I still get hung-up over ‘mealtimes’. I’d like to adopt a ‘eat when I’m hungry, stop when I’m full’ mentality and maybe try fasting without getting freaked out.

  32. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is about really implementing that little more discipline. 21 days without alcohol and making those few extra steps of improvement! I cant wait! Bring it on!

  33. My goal is to commit to a regular exercising routine and drop 5 pounds. I’ve been doing the diet for a month with great results, but now it’s time to take it up a notch.

  34. In order to improve my health and happiness, my primal blueprint 21-day challenge is to be 100% compliant for the entire challenge. Because I really need to get rid of my sugar cravings, I will not be allowing myself dark chocolate or fruit. I am pretty good at moving slowly, so I’m also going to challenge myself to get in a weekly sprinting session and two weekly lifting sessions.

  35. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to not have my occasional cheats be soda or anything else with HFCS.

  36. My goal is to re-eliminate grains and be more moderate in my use of dairy and alcohol. My 34 pound weight loss has now stalled out–guess I’ve gotten sloppy. Plan to tighten the screws and kick start the loss over this 21 days!

  37. I’m committed to sticking with a PB lifestyle. The main things I need to focus on are 3-5 hr slow movement (30 min daily walk) and sleep (shooting for 8 hr instead of 7). Good luck to all!

  38. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains and sugar and to add-in more vegetables and lifting heavy things 2x week. Your timing is perfect for me — I had decided last night to begin a 21 day challenge for myself, now I have the Primal Community for support!

  39. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is… to give up alcohol AND stay under 50 grams of carbs per day!

  40. My challenge is to finally give up grains and get control over my asthma, walk everyday and lift heavy things.

  41. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains and sugar AND dairy and to hit between 50-75 grams of carbs a day. I’d also like to dial in the sleep….snoring by 10.

  42. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to finally let go of grains and get back into a regular fitness routine.

  43. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to make my health my number one priority! I tend to slip when I start putting others wants and needs above mine (happy hour? sure! Chinese takeout? Ok, why not!) I’m committing to do what I need and want to do for myself for 21 days (and beyond!)

  44. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to become familiar with lifting heavy things. I’m starting week 2 of the StrongLifts progression this week and I want to stick with the program and really work on good deadlift/press/squat form! Gotta build that muscle 🙂

  45. I’ll bite! I’ve been primal with increasing seriousness for the last 3 months and change… Radically better eating approach than I once thought necessary to shed body fat. My Big challenge for the next 3 weeks is to completely avoid added sugar and grains. The knowledge that just a little won’t kill me has held me back… Let’s clean it up!

  46. I’ve been on a roller coster ride with my weight. When I was 25 I was able to loose 60 pounds and keep most of it off, but it’s been an uphill battle. I’ve been reading Mark’s Daily Apple for the last month and I finally feel that I’ve reached that ah-ha moment. This 21 day challenge is the perfect opportunity for me to do what I should have started doing from the beginning. For me it’s not just about looking good, but I want to feel good too!

  47. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains from my diet.

  48. By the way, I’d love to figure out that improve sleep thing, but I already turn off the computer by 7 most nights, don’t watch TV, don’t drink caffeine after noon, read a bit, drink Sleepytime tea, take melatonin and valerian, so if anybody has any more ideas, I’m all ears!

    1. KAte, I’d skip the melatonin and try taking magnesium (Natural Calm) as a nightcap. When I was in my early 40s (I’m 51 now), I also had trouble sleeping. I had my hormones checked and my progesterone was rock bottom, so my doctor prescribed it for me (bioidentical, of course!) and I’ve slept like a spanked baby ever since. Lost weight and put on muscle too, without trying. Apparently the better sleep raised my HGH.

    2. My husband did the same routine as you with varied results. 5HTP has helped the most. Costco carries it.

    3. Make sure there’s no light where you sleep, especially artificial light. It may even be beneficial for you to sleep with a mask.

  49. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get under 200 lbs (about 10 lbs to lose).

  50. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains from my diet and lift heavy things twice a week.

  51. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose 3lbs (2%) body fat. Yup, I’m a shortie!

  52. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue my progress. I’m going to eliminate high sugar fruits and all dairy (other than my heavy whipping cream in my coffee, of course!!)

  53. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is.. to completely eliminate grains & the sugar addicition that keeps holding me back from my primal goals. Bring on more energy, more clarity, more determination, and more fat loss!

  54. Contest or no, this challenge is a great opportunity to refocus and improve on my base. So… My Primal 21 day Challenge is to incorporate the “Lift heavy things component twice a week AND the sprinting bit which I’ve completely avoided for the past year. Cheers and thanks!

  55. My goal for the 21 day challenge is to eliminate break and grains from my diet, starting with a meal a day for the first week, then 2 for the 2nd week, then 3 on the last week, and to get better and more restfull sleep.

  56. I was just thinking to myself, I would like to start the 21 day challenge immediately instead of waiting till next week. And then I saw this post. Sympatico!

    My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate grains from my diet, and to lose 6 lbs of body fat.

  57. My goal is to eat more meat and eliminate the foods I have a seriously unhealthy relationship with.

  58. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate grains (again!) and sugar (the harder part!) from my diet. No cheats!!

  59. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to re-engage with the Primal Blueprint after slipping this summer. I will cut out sugars (again) and lose 5 pounds.

  60. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get rid of processed foods and “white stuff”.

    1. My goal for the Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to follow my conscience and to not be as stringently strict as I have been in the past (which inevitably results in caving in and binging on unhealthy things). I will reintroduce nuts and fruit, but nothing else in the “moderation” category. Otherwise, pretty strict paleo. Once I get the nutrition pinned down, the rest will fall where it should. I’m going to college this fall and don’t want to put more pressure on myself.

      1. That is a great goal! I find that I only struggle when I look at this lifestyle in black/white terms. Grok on!

  61. Exactly what I needed. Time to stop procrastinating. Goal: finally make primal stick. If 21 days is what you need to change a habit. I can’t wait for day 22!

  62. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue my transformation by focusing on better/more quality sleep and finding time to relax.

  63. Challenge accepted. We are going to the bahamas in 3 weeks anyways, so hopefully I will look a bit better in my swimsuit!

  64. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to cut back on my only source of gluten – beer!

  65. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to feel stronger, stand taller and take pride in my accomplishments!

  66. My 21 day challenge is to eliminate grains and added sugar to my diet, increase my energy level and gain muscle.

  67. Ok, this is really strange. When I woke up this morning I thought, “Oh, it’s the 10th. I should do a 21 day Primal Blueprint challenge.” And, what do you know? Here it is! My goals: to completely eliminate grains (no weekend cheats); be aware of my portion sizes; stick to my weight-training schedule; move a minimum of 5 hours per week; sprint once a week.

  68. My Primal Blueprint 21 day challenge is to improve consistency in practicing primal lifestyle so that I can improve my body composistion.

  69. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to add 15 minutes of mobility work into my mornings and evenings

  70. My goal is to give up sugar – once and for all. I’ve given it up before but if I have one setback I go back to eating it with a vengeance. Also planning to spend more time outdoors(now that Fall is here!) and make more bone broths for health.

  71. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose the last 10 pounds using primal eating and IF.

  72. My Primal Blueprint challenge is to cut down on the fake-primal foods (gluten free crackers) and alcohol that I cheat with on the weekends. I also need to step up my fitness routine and lift heavy things more than once a week.

  73. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to do the one part of the fitness plan I haven’t done yet: Lift Heavy Things. I plan to do push-ups, chin-ups, squats, walking lunges, and planks. I’m meeting with my Dad (70 years old and in great shape) this weekend so he can show me his barbell routine!

  74. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to resist temptation and stay away from baked goods!

  75. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to bring Primal Blueprint to my household and specifically to my inflamed, pre-diabetic mother to obtain the highest quality of life.

  76. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate alcohol and get 8 hours of sleep per night.

  77. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to stop cheating and get back on track.

  78. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to spend an hour Saturday and Sunday getting some sun and throwing some frees bee.”

  79. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to remain consistent in eliminating grains/sugar/legumes/dairy and to really commit to getting 8 hours of restful sleep each night.

  80. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to become a fat burning beast.

  81. My Primal Blue Print 21 day challenge is no cheating on any grains and to start lifting heavy.

  82. My goal is to play daily, get my exercise on track, and improve my body composition.

  83. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stop drinking energy drinks at work (0 calories is not an excuse, they have to be bad for you) and to add 15 lbs to my bench.

  84. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose 3-5 pounds of body fat.

  85. I am learning to move my body without pain. I know this will help me keep on track. Committing to 4 hours a week of easy movement as well as time in the sun and play.

  86. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to give up corn. I’ve been able to stick to all things primal, except for giving up corn. Corn tortillas and tortilla chips keep sneaking into my diet. Once I’m able to wean them out, I can officially say that I am grain free 🙂

  87. My 21 day challenges are to eliminate cheat days and get to sleep earlier!

  88. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to to get more regular training habits, stay away from sugar and lose some more weight 😀

  89. I always start out with a great 80/20 ration of primal to on-primal food. Then it slips to 75-25, then 70-30, then 50-50. My goal this time is to stay at 80/20 for the entire 21 day period. My starting weight is 286.00 lbs. Lets see what happens.

  90. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely integrate into the Primal lifestyle by carving the difficult components (avoiding hidden sugars, reducing fruit, avoiding all dairy and adding IF). I also want to introduce the Primal Lifestyle to two new people and get them active in the challenge.

  91. Firm up that “lose skin” in the belly by shrinking the fat cells that remain from losing 102 lbs already 🙂

  92. My goal is to tighten up my primal eating habits while being a good role model with said habits.

  93. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to break my post-thyroid removal surgery stall — to get my eating clean again and to start losing weight again. I had lost almost 50 pounds since June of 2011, but had thyroid cancer last winter and gained 15 pounds back after my thyroid was removed. The Challenge is going to get me going back in the right direction!

  94. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stay away from grains completely.

  95. This is great! I eat Primal already, but this is definitely a chance to tighten things up, cut out treats for a bit, and get to working on adding sprints and walking.
    Mu challenge is to eat WHEN and just enough. Go to bed by 10 and add a sprints day. Let’s do this!

  96. I already posted one thing, but it was flippant and without much thought. My true Primal challenge is to move towards eating seasonally and locally, incorporating as much wild food as I can. AND doing dialing in my sleep and eschewing sugar, dairy, and all grains.

  97. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to increase the variety of workouts I’m completing and to go grain-free, not just gluten free.

  98. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to not carb binge once, and to feel much more secure and stable with my eating habits.

  99. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to rid my dependence on grains an suger and to fully commit to a Primal lifestyle!

  100. My PB 21 Day Challenge is to STOP making delicious almond flour treats:) I want to eliminate all sweeteners, even honey, for the 21 days. I want to have only moderate amounts of fruit, zero alcohol, and zero sugar (even d-choc). I am so, so guilty of using the system to cheat the idea of what primal is supposed to be all about- almond flour treats, hunks of d-choc consumed w/ reckless abandon, wine in excess- time to lose the last 15 lb! And no more perusing ‘paleo’ blogs that are all ice cream and cookies and cakes! My pet peeve and biggest fault;)

  101. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is…to completely drop grains and added sugar. Also, reduce stress and get more sleep!

  102. 21-day Challenge – break my addiction to Rockstar Energy drink. I don’t think I even enjoy it anymore. But I’m having a really hard time not drinking them. While I’m at it, no sweet drinks of any kind. And more play, too!!

  103. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to incorporate more play. The hot Texas summer is about over and it’s time to enjoy the nice fall weather outside with some play!

  104. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to prioritize sleep/rest and stress reduction.

  105. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Chalkenge: to lose as much weight as I can in that amount of time but to focus on overall well being such as proper and optimal nutrient intake, playing more, and sleeping more!

  106. My 21 day challenge will be to transition from 70/30 to 90/10 (or better), trim off 4 more pounds of fat(currently at 106)and hopefully unbury that elusive nice ab area!

  107. My 21 day challenge is to be 100% grain and sugar free, to increase my veggie intake and to start strength training. Goodbye bad habits!

  108. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to fully ditch the grains and start walking to work, not just from it. My mum will be joining me in the grain-goodbye too.

  109. What perfect timing! It’s become very apparent that I really need to commit to living the grain/sugar free lifestyle. No more half-ass attempts. My challenge to myself is to commit to actually walking the walk instead of just talking the talk. No more grains, no more sugar, and hopefully no more joint pain. Here’s to a happier, healthier me!

  110. I turn 35 tomorrow and begin to work towards a 35lb weight loss goal. My 21 day goal is to eliminate wheat and sugar from my diet.

  111. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back off all the excess sugar! 🙂 This came at the perfect time for me to reevaluate. I’ve been 8 weeks grain free and starting to slip on the other things.

  112. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to make the workouts part of my daily routine

  113. My challenge will be to cut down the cheating and go from 70/30 to 90/10. cut down on cheese and wine and hopefully find my abs before the holidays!
    Grok on!

  114. I’m primal for 7 months now, but i think i allow myself too much cheating – i still have nice progress(lost 37 pounds) but i can improve a lot more 🙂

  115. I’m in…I’m incorporating Lee Haywards 12 week workout…gonna be a fun 12 weeks…

  116. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to reduce my sugar intake and to add more variety to my food. Also to exercise more!

  117. And My 21 day challenge will be to finish my 1st post before posting 😀 My challenge is to get stronger, faster and ripped 🙂 And cleaning more my diet

  118. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose two pounds of fat (I’ve already lost 57!!) and to spread the word!! I’ve already converted 8 people but I’d like to round that up to 10! 🙂 good luck everybody.

  119. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to cover up my clocks every night during the 21 days to see if I can eliminate that middle of the night wakeful period that’s been bothering me.

  120. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eat well, sleep well and play well. And win a fabulous prize.

  121. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to regain control of my diet and fuel my body it needs vs what it wants! Also, fitting in more ‘play’ into my schedule can’t hurt.

  122. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get into the habit of doing my new HeavyHands aerobics program 3-5 times per week!

  123. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to loose 10 pounds and to establish a new exercise routine with my wife as we BOTH become more healthy . . . exercise and diet . . . lifestyle!

  124. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to finally eliminate all non-primal foods from my diet.

  125. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to
    1. Completely eliminate grains…well at least 80%. It’s just not tailgating or fishing without a couple beers. There are only two home games during this challenge so my goal is 6 or less beers in 21 days. That’s 3 beers per home game….ouch. ?
    2. To be able to do at least 2 unassisted pull-ups. My 5 year old can do it.

  126. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is… give up grain, eat better for me and the unborn human life I’m currently supporting, and stress less.

  127. I’ve got the diet thing down pat ( I love it and feel great). Committing to weekly sprints and taking my sleep more seriously.

  128. Ok, so this is kind of long, but it’s my first comment after doing the Primal Blueprint/lurking on MDA for 5 months. I am going to be doing a 21 day challenge, to tweak some things after some great initial successes. I have lost 25 pounds (!!!) in 5 months of doing the Primal Blueprint (about 90%), having given up grains and processed foods completely, doing lots of long/gentle cardio and once or twice a week strength training (just recently added sprint/interval days). People are now commenting not only on my weight loss but also how healthy I look (!!). True story: an acquaintance who hadn’t seen me in a while even thought I’d had some “work done” based on how smooth my skin now looks/how much younger I look! Hah!! I talk about this amazing way of LIFE — not just eating — with anyone who’ll listen. The next 21 days I will be focusing on sleeping more/better, cutting out the few not-so-healthy things that have started to creep back into my eating habit (O Potato Chips! how you tempt me!)and adding some more sprint/high intensity interval workouts to up my fat burning. Thank you Mark, thank you, all of you Primal Blueprint-ers out there. I am so grateful for everything on this site, the information, the inspiration, the fascinating science behind all of this, and the wonderful supportive community. This has been an incredible transformation for me, and meant the end of my despair over my weight, a new, saner relationship with food, and feeling that not only have I regained my health at the age of 51 (!) but that I am in the best shape of my life right now — and still only improvement ahead, both the next 21 days — and the next 21 YEARS!

    1. This is very cool. This is exactly how I felt after I starting this process in 2007 (the day after I bought Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories and stayed up all night reading it). So grateful for that book and all of the information on this site.

  129. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stay as primal as possible, eat regularly instead of my current chaotic habits, and lose at least 5 lbs.

  130. My 21 day Primal Blueprint Challenge is to incorporate the primal fitness plan into my daily routine and add lots more play to my life!

  131. My 21-day goal is to read The Primal Blueprint and talk to my husband about making the switch.

  132. My primal challenge is to walk 4-5 times per week and sprint once per week. It has been a breeze to eat primally. Now I need the fitness piece of the puzzle to break through my plateau. Thanks for everything Mark and especially for this challenge. Good luck to all groks and grokettes in achieving your goals!

  133. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to add 15 minutes of FUN exercise into my day…not just picking up my toddler & baby and carrying them up and down 2 flights of stairs 20 times a day, doesn’t count anymore!

  134. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to start following Primal Fitness–slowing down on the chronic cardio, start lifting heavy things and loose 10 more pounds! I have been following the Primal plan in my diet for the last 2 months and have lost 15 pounds, it is time to start following the fitness plan!

  135. My goal is to kick my cravings for breads, sweets, and processed food so that I’m the one in control, and to get back on the wagon in my weight loss journey. (60 pounds down, but work and too much rewarding/relaxing have gotten me off the path.)

  136. My 21-day challenge is to get back on the wagon that I’ve long fallen off of, eliminating grains and added sugars, and listening to my body’s signals.

  137. Talk about perfect timing! I started back to my journal after taking something like a year off!!
    My goal is to lose seven pounds of fat while sticking with Primal for 21 days.

  138. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to elminate dairy and see if anything changes.

  139. My Primal Blueprint 21 -Day Challenge is to go grain free and alcohol free for 21 days and lose 10 lbs of icky feeling fat.

  140. My goal is to move more thoughtfully this month and without shoes!

  141. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to give up sugars, cut drastically back on grains and learn more about the Primal lifestyle. And losing some weight would be great too.

  142. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to start living the way I want to live.

  143. 21-day challenge is completely eliminating sugar/starches/grains/excessive alcohol, getting more sleep, and learning how to relax and chill out.

  144. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to ramp up how closely I follow the primal fitness guidelines. My diet has gotten more and more primal for the past 8 months or so, but I only just started with strength training and sprinting.

  145. I didn’t know I was Primal until I found this website, but it’s been helping me become the best me for a couple of years now. I still have some things to work out hormonally (I have PCOS and still suffer from the acne associated with it), but for this 21 day challenge I’m really going to focus on being positive about my life changes. I want to not hate myself for not losing the body fat I want to lose, but let that come as a byproduct of my diet and workouts. I want to be in amazing shape for my birthday which is 20 days from now!

  146. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to focus more on the fitness plan. I’ve been eating primal now for almost 6 months with no problem, but have stopped and started on the fitness part.

  147. My PB 21-day challenge is to get more sleep every night. Seems like I’m always getting by on 5 or 6 hours even though I know I would feel so much better with 7 or 8.

  148. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to buckle down. No grains, no sugar, no dairy, no alcohol. No more using the weekend as an excuse to go crazy and eat and drink whatever I want. I will IF once or twice weekly. I will sprint weekly. I will do body weight exercises several times per week. I’ve gotten lazy this year and my weight is creeping back up. It’s time to get serious again.

  149. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to incorporate the PB fitness plan, and sleep (at least more power naps with my 7 week old baby!) and play more! We’ve already incorporated the eating plan and getting adequate sunlight parts for the last 1.5 years and have never felt better, so looking forward to even more improvements 🙂

  150. to get back on track. I followed the grain free living for 10 weeks straight and saw amazing results, but then fell off the wagon for no reason. That was 10 weeks ago and it is time to get back to work. And by work, i mean the effortless weight loss and toning that comes with the primal lifestyle!

  151. I really would like to lose a few pounds. I seemed to have stalled so this should be a good jump start.

  152. My Primal Blueprint 21-day Challenge is going completely dairy & sugar free.

  153. I’ve been on a very similar diet for the last 6 months and after having been sick for 20 years, my body is healing and I’m feeling wonderful again. I started reading up on primal diet after my brother mentioned that he had gone primal and am finding it fits the guidelines I need to stay healthy. My goal over the next 21 days is to eliminate dairy and absolutely no cheating. It’s fabulous to feel good again!

  154. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate sugar from my diet. Not even dark chocoloate for 21 days! Sweets are still my nemesis and I will finally conquer them!

  155. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is lose 6 lbs by doing the following:
    1) Stop eating peanut butter and other carby nonsense
    2) Stop drinking Milk
    3) Go to the gym Monday through Friday
    4) Lift heavy things twice a week
    5) Swim once a week minimum
    6) Get 4 hours of low level aerobic activity
    7) Sprint on Tuesdays

  156. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose 10 lbs by completely cutting out all grains, legumes and sugar from my diet. And as a bonus, I will “play” 4 days a week!

  157. After a serious setback from illness and death of a family member, I’m ready to recommit. I loved how I was feeling and looking, so I am inspired. At the same time, though, I am going to take seriously my responsibilities as a parent. So my 21 day challenge is to be a better model for my kids. We already walk a lot, but I am going to try to improve the quality of food I serve them, and just spend more time having fun and relaxing. It helps everyone in the family and makes life so much more fun!

  158. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to remove my weekly ice cream habit from my routine and get back to 95% adherence to the Primal Blueprint.

  159. I just finished my first 21 day challenge and was planning to start another one so this is perfect timing!

    I’ve been primal since June, I’m already fat adapted. I eat grains once every two weeks via one cheat meal (pizza!). I am losing one pound per week on average. For this challenge I’d like to lose a bit more quickly, maybe a pound and a half a week. I’m going to focus on lifting heavy things and slow movement. I have an ankle injury so I can’t sprint etc, I’m not sure how to incorporate that portion. Any suggestions for that?

    1. Water aerobics! I sprint like crazy in the pool, while the other “bounce=’n’splash” ladies are doing some gentle jogging!

  160. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go all in. I’ve been reading about it and flirting with it long enough. I get restless in the fall – time for action.

  161. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go grain-free, grain alcohol free (beer and bourban), to hopefully get off this plateau I have hit in the last 2 months. At the end of this challenge I want to lose 8 pounds.

  162. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go 100% sugar free and also to do a 21 day dairy elimination test. I started going Primal about a month ago and am already fully grain free.

    I need to see how it feels to be totally dairy free and then decide if I will stay that way or allow a bit of fermented dairy back into my diet.

  163. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate all known grains/added sugars (besides the wine), walk and lift more, and to fit into my jeans!! (6lbs hoped for!)

  164. My 21 Day Challenge is to follow the 80/20 rule and eliminate alcohol from my diet

  165. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get the last pesky 10lbs off, and get back to feeling as good as I did from May – August when I WAS FOCUSED!!

  166. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to follow a Whole30-style eating plan (continued from August) and get back to working out regularly

  167. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to keep eating primally, keep up with lifting, moving and sprinting and to work on getting 8+ hours of sleep each night (the sleep is my biggest challenge!).

  168. My primal blueprint 21 day challenge is to cut out all grains and dairy.

    We can do this!!

  169. My primal challenge is to eliminate non-vegetable sweets, starchy vegetables, and grains. I’ve been good, but the desserts that come with restaurant meals have been a challenge.
    It is also to more reliably include weight lifting and sprinting, as I’m only doing the low-level exercise now.
    My hope: to get my fasting blood sugar reliably below 110 before my first meeting with the endocrinologist for my newly-diagnosed diabetes on October 15th.
    30 years old, BMI 30.

  170. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go from newb to committed novice in 21 days.

  171. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose 6 pounds and eliminate all grains. I am usually pretty good about not eating grains, but sometimes I eat oats. No grains including oats for 21 days!

  172. Hi Guys,

    I’ve been primal since the beginning of July and lost 25 lbs so far. My goal for the challenge is to continue the awesomeness of losing and toning and getting stronger every single day. I also want to try and control some of the flabbiness that’s happening around my mid section due to the weight loss. So this month, lots of crunches, up my walking time from half hour a day to an hour a day, and lift heavier than I have been.

    Good luck with all of your goals!

  173. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to do 2 kettlebell workout sessions AND 2 biking sessions per week, while remaining strict Primal (and no more ice cream!)!

  174. It been Primal for about 6 months. I’m down about 40lbs. What I’m having trouble with is that I’ve hit a plateau. My body fat is down, but it varies widely. As much as the equivalent of 9-10lbs of body fat over a couple of days. Clearly the impedience measurements leave a lot to be desired. What is the best reasonable way to measure body fat? My goal is get off the plateau, gain some muscle, and drop below 20%. ( I started out much higher.)

  175. My primal blueprint challenge is no sugar for 21 days! everything has has been a breeze but can’t stop cheating with sugar!

  176. My goal is to give up that bowl of ice cream I crave every day. This one cheat seems to be keeping me from realizing my goal of less belly fat.

  177. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to dial in my sleep and get back to Crossfit. After an interstate move I’ve allowed “I need to settle in first” be an excuse for to long to slack on the things I know I need for my health.

  178. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue eating primal as I have been for over a year now, enjoy each day and to really focus on getting adequate sleep.

  179. My goal is to strengthen my resolve to not eat processed food and to find time in a very busy schedule to relax and enjoy life.

  180. Maybe I am a little odd, but I actually enjoy Spam. The meat. I think if Grok were introduced to it, he would also. Especially if he were very hungry. And it was the middle of the winter. And he lived on frozen tundra. And I made it for him with eggs and Tabasco.

  181. Oh, and my goal is to reduce my BF% and overall bodyweight. I’d like to drop 15 pounds by Oct 1

  182. My 21 day challenge will be to get in the mindset and get rid of corn! I eat grain free and (almost) sugar free most of the time, but my go-to snack is still popped corn because it’s “not too bad.” I’m giving up corn and adding weight lifting back to my week.

  183. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is…
    to actually start the transformation and see what happens.

  184. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to be completely grain free and lose 3 pounds of body fat.

  185. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to read Mark’s daily apple every day for the next 21 days and lose 5 lbs of body fat.

  186. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back on track an ditch the grains and sugar. Also I want to work on relaxing and doing more things I enjoy!

  187. This challenge came at the perfect time. I just got my 21-Day Total Body Transformation book. I’ve been primal (80/20) for 3 months, I’ve lost 12 lbs but just can’t seem to shake the last 5 still want to lose. I’m ready to go 100%. Thank’s Mark!

  188. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to remain primal and take off those last 10 pounds while eating my bacon and eggs!

  189. Well, I started it a few days ago, but I’ll jump on. Intense exercise is my challenge.

  190. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to overcome my resistance to exercise – no excuses!

  191. Hmm, I already do everything on the list there. No weight loss has happened in a very long time. I guess the only thing left to try is to do less exercise. I am starting to believe that the PB recommendations are actually too much exercise, too much stress on the body.

  192. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to reinforce my Primalness and get rid of the last bit of extra fat on the belly. I want to have a six-pack at least once in my life!! LOL

  193. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to give up coffee, soda, sugar and get away from TV more often.

  194. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate all dairy except heavy cream (in morning coffee). Sticking with my no grains, no legumes, no sugar, no starch, no alcohol policy. Hope to add another 10 lbs to my 70 lb weight loss so far!

  195. My goal for the Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to make my health a priority again. I want to lose 5 lbs. in the 21 days and re-commit to eating grain-free and low-sugar.

  196. HELP! At the beginning of the blog, Mark says to Share this blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email by using one of the icons at the bottom of this post. I don’t see any icons at the bottom of the post. Can anyone help me out?

  197. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate grains, improve body composition, get more sleep, and sprint! (Can never seem to keep up the last one)

  198. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get my diet back on the Primal track and lose 5-10 pounds”.

  199. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to actually STICK to the challenge. I have undertaken my own personal “clean weeks” when I would strive for the best but would end up faltering and not getting the results I was hoping for. How can I expect my body to change if I continually make the same mistakes? I’ve been eating mostly primal/paleo for about 9 months now, but have never reached that “amazing stage” that people talk about…I’m ready to be a fat-burning beast!

  200. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to clean-up my act! I’ve gotten sloppy since my vacation in July. I’m going to reduce overall sugars (including primal sources) and drop a couple percentage points on my body fat!

  201. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lift more heavy things regularly.

  202. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to start sprinting and introduce IF before workouts.

  203. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to remove grains and legumes from my diet completely and drastically reduce my intake of added sugar. I also want to lose a minimum of 5 pounds in body fat.

  204. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate grains from my diet, lose 6 lbs and walk at least 30 mins every day! I’m pumped!!

  205. My 21 day challenge is to return to Primal eating… I definitely feel better eating that way.

  206. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to try and control my sugar craving and to do more strength training. I HEART PALEO!

  207. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back on track after falling off the wagon for the last few weeks/months!

  208. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to do a better job with the “disconnect and unwind” part – and stop checking my work e-mail at home! And turn off the damn TV and get to bed by 10pm.

  209. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to reach out and inspire the people I care about to join in and live life in their best possible form by having them go Primal!!

  210. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to jump in the dang’ed deep end of the pool and quit just dipping my toe in to see if it is cold. A 504 hour, beginning now, commitment.

  211. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is 1) to go full-on Primal (instead of just dabbling), 2) lose at least 5 pounds, and 3) to refrain from drinking any alcohol.

  212. My challenge is to try to stop the small indulgences like 2 peices of dark chocolate instead of one.Also try to get a regular exercise program going..I walk alot and sprint a bit but not enough to get off the plateau ive been stuck on for months.Looking for a fresh start

  213. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to start lifting those heavy things and get enough sleep!!
    Awoo!!

  214. My Primal Blueprint 21-day Challenge is to eliminate added sugar and grains completely. I have been eating primal since June but have not given it 100%, there is no better time than now.

  215. Perfect timing. Before I read MDA today, my husband and I decided to take the 21 day challenge. We eaten primally before and loved it. Now we want to live the 80/20 rule.

  216. My primal blueprint 21 day challenge is
    1. Stay primal in food.
    2. Apply IFasting 24 hours mon-fri
    3. Go to gym 4 times a week
    4. Get my weight UNDER 200 lb.

  217. My Primal challenge is to completely eliminate grains and dairy and increase my vegetable intake.
    I just recovered from an ulcer so my diet has been terrible (couldn’t eat meat or vegetables because it increased stomach acid). I still give in to pork buns, rice and Milk in my coffee/tea if I have the chance. That ends now!
    I will also lose the last few pounds around my waist and get it down to 30″ finally finishing my long term weight loss, where I started a waist of over 50″.

  218. I started primal two weeks ago today, all going well.
    My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge (starting today) is to have FUN and PLAY in my life every single day. That is the hardest part for me! Food is fine, sleep is there already, sunshine check, have a dog walk daily, check there too….but I forget to play, relax, waste time and GOOF-OFF.

  219. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to end “Body for Life” and go 100% Primal.

  220. My 21 Day challenge is to completely cut grains from my diet, including things derived from grains (BEER)! No more barley sandwiches…

  221. I’ve been following MDA and the Primal Blueprint pretty closely for several months now and reaped very strong benefits but there is still further to go! I will be using this challenge to really make sure I get in my strength training and sun!

  222. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains from my diet, and to lose 5 lbs of body fat.” Yeah…that!

  223. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is…” to learn the system and incorporate it into my everyday life!

  224. I am signing up to the 21 day challenge to try and loose weight and become and feel more energetic. I would like to loose 3.5kgs. I am currently 63.5kgs.

    Our family stopped eating grains, sugar at Easter this year and we are so much better for it. But my weight is like a yo yo and am quite frustrated by it. So when I saw this coming I knew this was it….to do Primal properly. 🙂

  225. My primal blueprint 21 Day challenge is to mediate everyday…disconnect from my phone/computer for 10 minutes a day and focus on breathing and clearing my mind. 10 MINUTES A DAY! NO EXCUSES!

  226. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to keep consistent with the Fitness Plan and to PLAY! My eating has been pretty good, but I really need to put it all together! Oh, and to lose 5-8lbs of fat. Yeah baby!

  227. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to take hour-long walks five days a week and do at LEAST two weightlifting sessions per week. I’m also planning on getting more sun now that the Texas heat is finally dying down. My goal is to trim my thighs and see that teeny pouch of tummy flatten out for good!

  228. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to really move more and to tone up my body. To break through my plateau. To lower my sugar intake. Summer fruits are my weekness.

  229. My goal for the primal blueprint challenge is to give up beer and cheese and really get serious about chin-ups. I just invested in one of those rubberband things to progress beyond the stepstool assist.

  230. My goal is to increase my exercise level. With my dog, I get the 3-5 hours slow walking, but the sprints and lifting…gotta work on them. Since I have to travel the last week of the challenge, that week I will also be working on eating primarily when traveling…

  231. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get and stay regular with my workouts [which means getting to bed on time >.<].

  232. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is beginning today after a week long “warm-up” lap. Here’s to killing these last 20lbs.

  233. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate added sugar. Sugar is the stupid boat anchor wrapped around my foot slowing me down in my otherwise fantastic, amazing, excellent Primal journey … well, no more. 21 days should be enough to kick it for good, and good riddance to its poisonous self.

  234. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to make working out a habit and get more sleep!

  235. My goals are to increase my veggie intake, exercise more and feel better!

  236. My Primal Blueprint challenge is to go 100% Primal and get more sleep & exercise.

  237. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to quit waiting for the perfect time, when all the stars are aligned and I’m not dealing with health issues, and as Nike says “Just Do It!” My goal is to increase my activity to include some form of exercise every single day and to take my “almost” Paleo diet to the next level.

  238. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to try and give up that one last tsp of sugar in my morning coffee.

  239. I plan to continue my primal eating and continue to commit to primal eating practices!

  240. On my 21 day challenge I will remain grain and refind sugar free. I will walk to the mail box an back every day(1/2 mile). I will be heathy on my 49th birthday.

  241. Since last year’s primal challenge I’ve elimated processed foods, grains and sugar from my diet and have incorporated 4-6 hours of low level activity per week and LHT 2X per week. My goals for this challenge are to sprint 1X per week and to eat more veggies!

  242. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to cut out all grains and have more energy for my family.

  243. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go 100% Primal for the first time. How fortuitous that this challenge started the day my own personal Primal journey did!

  244. I plan to be as healthy as I can for the next 21 days and also focus on portion size.

  245. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to force myself out of my comfort zone of pasta and cheese! My roommate and I are doing the challenge together.

  246. My primal blueprint challenge goals are to use those kettlebells three times a week and to master a new Primal friendly recipe every week! Time for another push to expand my personal cookbook!

  247. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate non optimal habits. I drink too much coffee so I’m going to abstain for the whole 21 days.

  248. My Primal Blueprint 21-day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains, eat more protein, incorporate IF into my lifestyle and get better sleep.

  249. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to avoid sugar and dairy. I also need to work on my slow movement. CrossFit takes care of the heavy things and sprinting, but I tend to be a couch potato between workouts.

  250. I would love to get 15 minutes of sunlight each day, but being a field worker I must be covered in thick clothing against sunlight and pesticides…

  251. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eat grain, legume, dairy free as well as not aim for perfection but for long term success. And also incorporate more PB minded movement into my life on a daily basis! Yay!

  252. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose 5 lbs of body fat and reduce some lingering fruit cravings.

  253. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to finally eliminate grains and sugar from my diet. Also want to add in some play time beyond daily dose of iron in my basement.

  254. My goal is to eliminate grains and dairy, get off my butt and get moving and hopefully see improvement in my sleep, a reduction in rashes and overall mood improvement!

  255. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to do a better job incorporating more of the exercise aspect into my daily life – specifically, lift heavy things.

  256. I’m using this 21 day challenge to break my fast food addiction. I’m good with eating primally at home but once I leave the house mcdonalds and sonic are my biggest downfalls

  257. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eat primal 100% and stay within the ‘Sweet Spot’ of carb consumption – 50-100gm for effortless weight loss

  258. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back onto the right eating choices after a long weekend of totally unhealthy consumption (which has co-opted my sane brain) and to recommit to lifting heavy things and sprinting. The timing of this challenge is just what I need.

  259. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate Coke Zero from my diet and lose 5 pounds 🙂

  260. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back to the heart of the program. No more 80% for me! It really is easy to stay on the straight and narrow if you have your mind engaged.

  261. My Primal Blueprint 21 day Challenge is to dive in totally! Get rid of all junk and bring down my body fat percentage to 15%.

  262. Hi, can you please clarify where adding honey comes in? Sometimes I like to add a tablespoon or so of honey when cooking. Is this out? What about coconut and almond flour? Also, how would crossfit workouts fit into this?

  263. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lift heavy things twice a week and lose the “granny flab” on my arms.

  264. My 21 day challenge is to not cheat anymore. Going whole hog Primal on this. Sweets are my weakness and cutting back on dried fruits and dark chocolate every night will be good and will help me to shed that extra fat that’s just hanging on!

  265. My Primal Blueprint 21-day Challenge is to get back on track with eating right and exercising. I feel wonderful in every way when I stick to a primal lifestyle. I’ve been preoccupied with my daughters wedding for the last few months and am ready to be mindful again. Good Luck to all.

  266. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to sleep at least 8 hours per night and to get my slow movement in. I have been in a funk and neither one has been happening!

  267. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to achieve an 8 hour sleep window. I need to get up by 6 a.m. so the goal is to get to bed by 10 p.m. (not as easy as it sounds as I have two young kids). NO exceptions. AND that means NO screen time past 8 p.m.

  268. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is… getting back to eating the way I know that makes me feel so much better, and not stray back to the familiar even though it makes me feel horrible. Thanks for the challenge. Just what I need right now.

  269. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to cut out alcohol completely (the hard cider has been creeping up on me), get to bed by 10:00 on weeknights (this wasn’t a challenge before Guild Wars 2 released…), and add in sprints one day each week.

  270. Was introduced to primal living in May of 2012. Since then I have lost 15lbs by primarily cutting out grains. My goal is to eat primal at least 90% of the time for the next 21 days, sleep 8 hours per night, perform physical activity daily and log results in Primal Blueprint Journal.

  271. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to truly eat those foods in the “in moderation” column in moderation only!

  272. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to get rid of this “fat tire” around my middle. Good Luck everyone!

  273. My goals are: 1. Lose about 5 lbs, and a pants size. 2. Do more lifting. 3. Get my kids, ages 7, 10 and 12 to do lifting with me. 4. To still be able to do more pull ups (or push ups) than my kids can do at the end of the 21 days.

  274. My goal is to completely eliminate refined sugar (I’ve had so much lately) and limit my fruit & dark chocolate intake. My sweet tooth is vicious!!

    Veggies…. I will add many many more to my diet. My portions of veggies have been too small and its time to get crazy with them!!

    I got this!! Thanks for the challenge – I really needed a kick in the butt!!

  275. My Primal Blueprint 21-day Challenge will consist on remaining strict on my eating while incorporating more of the fitness, move, and play elements. I hope to continue dabbling with IF and to keep sugar/carb cravings away. I do need to be a lot more consistent about spending my day away from my computer, desk, and couch.

  276. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to revisit the Primal Blueprint

  277. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to finally commit to going primal 100% for 21 days. I’ve been dabbling for the last 3-4 months. This is the perfect opportunity to just take the plunge!

  278. My goal is to squeeze out that last bit of baby weight. Since I’m breastfeeding (and raising my baby by myself until my soldier comes home) I can’t really afford the “low carb flu” so to reach my goal, I will walk and play with my daughter every day and eliminate sodas and processed foods from my diet. 🙂

  279. My PB-21 Challenge for this year is to erase “Akrasia” from my vocabulary (i.e. “Be it. Now.”) and have more play as part of my day.

  280. My goal is to live the primal lifestyle in all it’s entirety, I already eat and train well but am going to work on playing more. The most important reason we are here is it not. Otherwise the balance goes out of whack and we end up with dis ease. I certainly don’t want that. A sense of balance and wellness is my goal.

  281. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eat 100% primally and drop a dress size.

  282. My PB 21-Day Callenge is to completely eliminate legumes from my diet, reduce my consumption of dairy, and increase my physical activity

  283. 219lbs. 5’11” 56 19.9% body fat (water tank results) Day 1.
    Pretty active person. HIIT workouts, and cycling.

  284. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to follow the Primal eating philosophy 100% (although grass-fed guarantee is almost impossible to find in Norway) and sleep on average 8h during weekdays!

  285. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to completely eliminate grains, sugar, and processed food products, and moderate my dairy and starch intake to a minimum. It’s funny my friends and I were all talking yesterday when we were dove hunting about starting a 30-day PB challenge today then this post shows up this morning! 😀

  286. My Primal goal is to be able to tighen my belt one more knotch by eating better and to do sprinting weekly by way of races with my 6 and 9 year old.

  287. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to follow the primal lifestyle as fully as possible so that it is second nature to me by the end of the challenge. And to make day 22 the continuation of a lifestyle instead of a celebration of the end of the challenge!

  288. My goal is to add some light weight exercises and start to move more. My boyfriend and I have been doing primal for 6 months. He’s lost 22 pounds but my weight loss has slowed. I think a little more movement should do the trick!

  289. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to adhere to the right half of the flyer: Fitness Plan and Sun and Play. My kids and I are starting our third week in a 30-day strict paleo challenge (Whole30) and I will continue that throughout the next 21 days. I feel so good after the first week, the Eating Plan becomes second nature to me. I also already get good, solid sleep most nights. But paleo fitness is really where I fall short. I am making a commitment to the Primal Blueprint Fitness Plan and to getting outside to play every day, even though it seems winter is upon is here in Alaska!

  290. My goal is to continue eating primal and to focus on the fitness portion of this experience. I want to challenge my body and lose 5 lbs of body fat, gain muscle, and lose inches.

  291. I just started trying to going primal about 5days ago. Now I’m really going all in.

  292. I did this challenge in the beginning of the year and it totally worked! I felt great and looked a lot better. The thing is I did everything I could to do everything involved with the challenge (with in my location constraints)…even the things I doubted ended up working out (like a stand up work station).

    I am gaining back some of my weight from this challenge (yes only now after not following it for several months)…I think I may be up for it again soon…may even challenge my wife to it!

  293. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue the Primal journey I began last month, lose another 6 lbs towards my goal, and exercise at least three times each week.

  294. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stop lying to myself and my husband about my cheating (to much nuts). Be better on following the primal path, which I know makes me feel so much better.

  295. Well were giving it a shot!! Just so happens today was the day we were starting and you have the 21 day challenge going on! Perfect timing!

  296. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to achieve an adequate amount of sleep each night and to lose 5 lbs of fat.

  297. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue my 30-day challenge…and loose another 3 inches off my mid section.

  298. Just finished a Whole30 on August 30, so my goal is to go totally primal for the next 21 days. That gave me a great jump on the eating part (and weight loss and energy increase), but I will do the fitness, sleep, sun, and play primal plans and introduce moderate amounts of dairy and alcohol along with that.

  299. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue the primal/”paleo” challenge I started last week before I knew about this one, and to take advantage of my new CrossFit membership four days on, three days off, which, with cycling there and back, should hopefully take care of the exercise component of this challenge.

  300. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to spend less time in front of a screen, and more time exercising outdoors. My food is already pretty dialed in, but I am going to work on reducing/eliminating snacking also. I would like to lose about 10 lbs of body fat, but don’t expect that to happen in just 21 days.

  301. My 21-Day Challenge is to finish the Primal Blueprint, decrease alcohol consumption, increase meat eating, and solidify my journey towards being primal. Also to get ready/prepared for a roller derby filled weekend in Colorado the last weekend of the 21 day challenge. Traveling and challenging, I can do it!

  302. 21day challenge – 5 pounds of body fat!! I’ve been holding on to it too long and it needs to go!

  303. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to make sleep and sun a priority, to increase my exercise consistency each week, and to continue my current 100% (not 80/20 right now) primal eating plan!

  304. My goal for the 21 day challenge is to stop trying to convince myself that my 80 / 20 is just that. It’s probably more like 40/60, yikes! I’m going to get my butt of the couch and stop drinking alchohol.

  305. My Challenge is to lift heavy things again. My CrossFit box closed 🙁 I have just been lazy about improvising at home. I have about 15 lbs to lose (already took off 60 with Primal Blueprint) so in this 21 days, I hope to kickstart that.

  306. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to try this post again because it apparently didn’t go through the first time! I’m closely following a primal/paleo diet and have a new membership in a gym that advocates primal eating.

  307. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to figure out a way to eat organ meats, at least once per week. And to find a new way to play!

  308. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to play outside with my kids everyday, (even if it is just for 15 minutes), switch to organic whole milk dairy products and use only in moderation, do a low bar back squat lifting 100 lbs, and FINALLY do a double under!!!

  309. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to expand my PB fitness beyond walking the dog…will lift heavy things twice and sprint once each week.

  310. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get “it” back. I committed once to this lifestyle, and it treated me very well. I learned so much about my body and my life…a great experience.

    The problem for me is that, once I achieved my goals, I lost my balance and started allowing the little cheats and workarounds, instead of sticking to things, and just maintaining.

    So, after a few months, after the cheats, I am right back where I was, even engaging in unhealthy binges, etc.

    I know what it takes, but I also know how hard it is to do something that second time, and do it right. Here’s to committing and trying!

    Good luck to everyone in achieving their goals.

  311. I’m in and my goal is to incorporate more and regular exercise into my life.

  312. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to work on my fitness and level up all my four essential movements.

  313. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stop chowing down on grains (even when they look really tasty) and get at least 15 minutes of non-work related movement in every day with a goal of being able to fit into the cute Patagonia linen pants I bought last year.

    Long term, my goals are to get down to between 125-150 pounds (depending on what my body decides is best) and to be able to participate in all of the amazing activities living in Colorado has to afford – without feeling like I’m going to die every second of said participation.

    Also, I am going to be more faithful at tracking in my primal journal in the forum – because I need to. Writing feeds my soul.

  314. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate grains and all other processed foods completely from my diet for the purpose of improving my athletic performance.

  315. My goal is to begin lifting heavy again. I’ve been swimming and going to Title Boxing workouts but need to get into weight lifting once more.

  316. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stop consuming grains, all highly processed foods and live Primally forever.

  317. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is simply delicious!

  318. My 21 Day Challenge is to reduce my caffeine intake to a single mug in the morning and to reduce added sugar throughout my day.

  319. Very excited to participate with the 21-Day Transformation Challenge! Have been eating primal mostly but have not fully embraced the entire program. Looking forward to the journey and where I will be in 21 days!

    My challenge is to change fully to a fat burning body, begin the exercise part of the program, and watch in awe as my body loses weight.

  320. My challenge is to get 8 hours sleep per night by kicking the reality TV! Also, to follow the PB fitness routine. Have been eating primally for a month and feel great.

  321. My Primal Blueprint 21 day Challenge is to enjoy life, get rid of my acne, and learn to be comfortable and confident in my body.

  322. It helped me lose 20 lbs in the last year…without even going quite starch free…just less

  323. I’m doing this to get refocused and to get my mid-section tighter. I’ve done well with the legs, bottom, and upper body, but that mid section is one STUBBORN area!

  324. My 21 day goals are:

    1) To remove all sugar (it crept in here and there in small doses)

    2) Consistently follow the PB Fitness schedule

    3) Lights out & trying to sleep 8 hours before U have to get up

    All basic PB rules that have been stretched and half-accomplished recently. Time to get back on track! Consistently!

    (And, yes, I shared this challenge).

  325. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue eating and living primal, as I have been attempting since mid-July, and to get under 175 for the first time in 7 years. Even without the weight loss, the primal diet has drastically reduced my daily mood swings, brain fogs, and afternoon lethargy.

    (BTW, FB would not let me share this blog post using the FB button at the bottom of the page.)

  326. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to incorporate the weight/resistance training portion of PB fitness. I’m getting a handle on the nutrition and the slow movement parts, but haven’t “gotten around” to strength training. Here’s to the next 21 days!

  327. Oh I’m so in!

    I need to get my sleep back on track, and I seriously want to start building my muscle and strength back up! Eating is pretty clean, but I can certainly do better.

  328. I have been professing this way of life for about 4 months at about 90%. My 21 day challenge is to get on this plan 100%, become a fat burner and once and for all eliminate grains and sugars from my diet.

  329. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to not give myself a “treat day” as I sometimes do on weekends, and to STAY AWAY from honey and nut butters, which are IMPOSSIBLE for me to eat just one serving of!

  330. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is for my husband and I to cook all of our meals at home instead of eating out. It’s so much easier to control what your eating when you’re the one cooking it.

  331. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to work more of the basic movements into my fitness routine. I only pick up heavy things and move a lot. I need to concentrate on pushups and try pullups.

  332. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue on the primal path, keep getting outside for exercise, even though the weather is getting colder and STAY MOTIVATED!

  333. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge/goal is to become a fat burner–not a sugar burner anymore! I will be grain free and lose my excess fat.

  334. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to feel great after 21 days of gut re-setting with fantastic WoDs. Grain, legume, dairy and added-sugar free shalom!

  335. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to play more, sprint more, and lift heavy things more! Sharing this all over. 🙂

  336. shared via FB

    My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back to basics of clean eating – eliminate the borderline “extras”

  337. My 21 day challenge is to kick start my Primal Blueprint 90-Day Journal I got a couple weeks ago, eat way more vegetables, and three weeks from now feel healthier!

  338. Perfect timing! Just this weekend I decided to give up grains, and 3 weeks will be a good test period. I’m generally good about staying away from processed food but breakfast cereal and rice are my biggest weaknesses.

  339. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to commit to the primal fitness program and get enough adequate sleep each night! Also, play a little more 😉

  340. My coal is to stop eating gain and do follow the blueprint workoutplan including walks from work.

  341. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is no more grain/legume cheats and in bed at 10!

  342. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to incorporate far more Play into my schedule, and to add sprinting to my Primal Fitness routine which I’ve been resisting for no real reason in particular.

  343. I was just starting a month long Primal challenge to lead up to my Tough Mudder. Perfect Timing!

  344. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue to eat a primal diet while traveling for two out-of-town weddings this month. I’m sure there will be a lot of temptations!

  345. Been making the transition to grain free for about a week now. Struggling with IBS for a year and have become completely fed up with doctors just shoving pills in my hand. Going Primal is gonna help me fight back, not pills.

  346. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is…to find the sweet-spot for protein in-take in order to avoid conversion to carb/sugar (including protein in one sitting vs at multiple feeds throughout the day.)”

  347. My goal is to kick sugar to the curb. It’s the monkey on my back and it’s doing me no good.

  348. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge to myself is after 2 years of following PB 60% of the time to commit 100% of the time by eliminating grains completely and adding in lift heavy things 2 times a week.

  349. My Primal Blueprint 21-day Challenge is to lose more weight than my husband does in his challenge!

  350. My goal is to cut out the dairy and see if it has any effect on fat loss

  351. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge goal is to drop another 5lbs of fat and to have no cheat meals or drinks. No grains or additional sugars outside of fruits.

  352. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eschew dabbling and experiment with full commitment: 50g grain-and-sugar-free carbs daily with enough protein, plenty of fat and laying off the dark chocolate and nuts for a while to see what happens.

  353. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to make lifting heavy things a regular part of my week, and to lose at least another 5 lbs of body fat.

  354. My Prinal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate all dairy from my diet to determine if it is the source of my constant stuffy nose, gluten and sugar are already gone.

  355. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue to be completely primal, but also avoid chocolate and dairy. (I’ve been primal for over two years now and I have no regrets!)

  356. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to boost my already Primal Lifestyle to loose an additional 5lbs in that 21-Day Challenge”.
    I have already lost 36 lbs. since March 2012.
    I have 20lbs. still to loose and they have been hard dropping off this body. 🙂

  357. my 21 day primal challenge will be performance orientated: goal 225 lbs squat!

  358. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go 100% grain/sugar/starch free and take as many people as I can with me!!! LET’S GET IT!!!!!

  359. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to continue my three year journey trying to achieve Primal awesomeness. Dropping under 15% body fat would be nice, too.

  360. My goal for the 21 day challenge is to eliminate cheese and nuts and see if that makes me feel better.

    Thanks for doing this Mark! It is always a lot of fun.

  361. Perfect timing! My challenge is to really commit to heavy lifting, it’s not familiar territory for me and I know I will see results when I make this a priority. I’m also dropping the sparkling wine, one glass leads to another for me so I’m not bring any home. No self sabotage. Also to help my family and friends who are going primal.

  362. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to loose 10lbs, commit to all the learning I have learned the last year, and to feel motivated by having to be accountable with this post!

  363. Time to beat these female hormones and weight gain with a Primal Challenge. Challenge is just what I needed.

  364. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to reincorporate fitness back into my life while after a month-long hiatus. Starting slow (BW workouts like in Primal Fitness) to avoid burnout!

  365. My goal is to improve my sleep quality and to add in the 3-5 hours per week of moving slowly. Time to start feeling human again after cancer treatment! Here we go!

  366. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back on track! And to add some play into my day.

  367. My 21 day PB Challenge is to go grain free for three weeks with no cheat days.

  368. My Primal blueprint 21-day challenge is to go 21 days straight without any cheat days. After every cheat day I struggle to get back to paleo and then feel bad about that, which just triggers my disordered eating issues.
    So by breaking this cycle I’ll also hopefully get a handle on my borderline orthorexia, too.

  369. To completely eliminate added sugars from my diet, as I am a candy addict, and to move slowly more often.

  370. My 21-Day Primal Blueprint Challenge is to continue on my Paleo journey started 30 days ago and lose more body fat!

  371. My primal blueprint 21 day challenge is to go complete primal for the next 21 days. No cheating, no excuses, no fear. I’ve been living it on and off and for the next 21 days I’m in it to win it.

  372. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to clean up the diet and stop diet soft drinks.

  373. I’m in!!!

    My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to turbo-charge my total transformation into Primal Living Animal!

  374. My Primal Blue-Print 21 day challenge is to incorporate HIT/all out sprints into my weekly workout and commit to cutting out all added/non-fruit obtained sugars from my diet. Also aiming to get my brother on board the paleo transformation before the end of these 21 days.

    GROKMAKESSENSE

  375. My Primal Blueprint 21 day challenge is to follow the protocol in the 21 day Total Body Transformation and lose 15 lbs.

  376. My Primal Blueprint 21 day challenge is to eliminate sugar and grains from my diet. I am just starting out so I feel that the first target to attack is nutrition. And my willpower is known to falter.

  377. MY Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go 100% grain/dairy/sugar free.

  378. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to: simply walk everyday, outside. To follow the basic exercise plan on heavy lifting, and sprinting to maintain fitness and to find an alternative to cereal for breakfast (being pregnant, it is the only thing I can eat right in the morning… :/)

  379. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to eliminate grains and refined sugar from my diet. Any pounds lost will be bonus.

  380. In the past few weeks, I saw important improvements in my body composition and my overall energy, following a slight increase in walking longer distances and trying out new body weight exercises! I really like the way my body and my genes responded so I would like to keep it up! A very clean primal diet has got me to where I am now, but because I never actually exercised I was reluctant to start… Don’t be afraid to lift some heavy things, but don’t force yourself either, I feel like my body signaled me that I was ready to begin training harder, and so it was fun and effortless right off the start ( I’m doing some tuff stuff but it is psychologically effortless)!
    My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to keep up the body weight exercise and the walking, and maybe to be able to do full pushups at the end of the 21 days!

  381. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to avoid grains and added sugar, limit fruit, get plenty of rest, and add two days of strength training a week. This is well-timed, because I just finished a Whole30 at the end of August. I have far fewer sugar/starch cravings now, but I was already allowing grains and sugar back into my diet.

  382. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to implement two weekly strength training workouts and one weekly sprint workout into my normal fitness routine, and lose two inches around my waist.

    I have already been eating primal for a couple years, but haven’t been doing strength training for a while.

  383. I’ve toyed with the idea of going primal for some time now. Time to get it nailed!

  384. … to completely eliminate grains and refined sugar from my diet.

  385. My Primal Blueprint 21 day challenge is to be able to complete 10 proper press ups and 1 proper pull up!

  386. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to fully implement a fitness plan and increase my standing time per day.

  387. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lift heavy things and start sprinting once a week. Also not let myself cheat on food , which has been happening way to much lately 🙂

  388. Continue my Paleo journey I started 30 days ago and lose a bit more body fat

  389. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose some of the excess “baggage” that is existent on all parts of my body, and get grains and processed CRAP out of my life! It’s only 21 days, I CAN do this!!!!

  390. I didn’t actually list my goals in my last post:

    1) Have more Green Veggies and less Startchies in my meals. Eat 3 meals a day most days and avoid fasting for the 21 days.

    2) Reduce my running and increase walking.

    3) Add another Heavy Lifting to my week.

    4) Get better sleep each night by turning off the Kindle no matter what at 10:30pm and work on waking up naturally at 7:00am.

  391. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to recommit myself to eating Primal at least 90% of the time and to lift heavy things.

  392. My Primal Blueprint 21 day challenge goal is to be able to do 10 proper press ups and 1 pull up!

  393. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to finally go primal and stay primal for the long haul. I have tried many times and always fail but this time I am sticking with it by using the 21-day challenge.

  394. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stay in the Carb Weight-Loss Sweet Spot, and to further change my body composition.

  395. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go 100% grain,sugar,starch and soda free. I do not need a cheat day!

  396. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to play more, at least once every day 🙂

  397. My Primal Blueprint 21- Day Challenge is to get 8 hours of sleep a night.

  398. my goal is to improve sleep and lose weight safely by eating primal approved foods

  399. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get moving more outside with my kids! And get to sleep earlier!

  400. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to completely eliminate sugar from my diet.

  401. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to completely eliminate sugar from my diet.

  402. My 21 day challenge is to eliminate added sugar to my diet, increase my energy level and gain muscle.

  403. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to add two new VERY HEAVY things to my lifting routine, and add a 15 min SPRINT session weekly for the next three weeks. Also, I will go to bed an hour earlier each night.

  404. My primal blueprint 21 day challenge is to make as many meals from the cook book as possible. Already I have made cauliflower “rice” and pumpkin muffins. Bye bye grains, sugar, and fat pounds.

  405. My challenge is to kick the bread, sugar and pasta habit. This is going to be killer because I love everything about baking, from eating the final product to baking itself.

  406. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to be grain free, prepare more meals, shop at Whole Foods, and lose about 5 pounds of fat!”

  407. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stop cheating at weekends!

  408. My PB 21-Day Challenge: GET OUTSIDE and enjoy the late summer/early fall weather more (I did a GREAT hike yesterday), get my Vitamin D and incorporate the 100 push-ups that my boyfriend challenged me to into each day! Grok on!!

  409. My 21-Day Challenge is to “Just Do It”. Oh, and to keep the bloodsugars in single figures, and to forgo the red wine (but only for the 21 Days!!!)

  410. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is….NO MORE EXCUSES. I KNOW this works and is a lifestyle I can live with! No more grains. I will spend my exercise time in my garden where I can benefit from the sun too (before summer is gone). I will write daily in my primal journal.

    I posted on my pinterest page!

  411. Perfect timing. I had just decided to get strict with my diet again. Insidious grains! And to start getting more exercise for me and my 4 month old puppy.

  412. “My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get rid of the underarm flab.

  413. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is…to actually complete the entire 21 days!

  414. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to remove all of the added sugars lurking in my diet and break free of the nasty sugar cycle!

  415. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get rid of unnecessary starch/grain/sugar and feel even more amazing. Be nice to lean up a bit more too.

  416. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stop cheating on comfort foods like popcorn and peanut butter.

  417. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to use and create more recipes that are pure paleo. Be creative with Paleo ingredients and stick with it. Go Primal!

  418. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to drop a dress size, exercise at least for 30 minutes each day, and avoid all grains from my diet..

  419. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to revisit the basics to get out of the’slump’ I’ve been in and this WILL kickstart my exercising again. I’ve been primal for 15 months, lost weight, felt great, hit a slump, now crawling my way back up again.

  420. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to put on muscle, play more, and sleep more!

  421. My goal is to do strict paleo for 21 full days and kick start some weight loss!!

  422. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is eliminate grains from my diet and improve my sleeping pattern

  423. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to trim down my middle by eliminating grains and sugar. I have the Dirty Girl Mud Run on Sept 22nd in Denver and the Paleo Conference in Estes Park, CO on Sept 29th. September is my month to GO PRIMAL…plus 21 is my lucky number so there’s that 😉

  424. I need to get back on track with my eating. So far today I have had two sugary sodas, just because I have been depressed. I felt so much better when I was eating primal, but it can be easy to go off the rails and get back into old habits. Here’s to starting fresh!

  425. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is learn some new recipes from the Primal Blueprint so I don’t get bored with eating primal.

  426. it’s really a new start, this time it’s for real : I’m 37 years old and I don’t want to loose any time now

    My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to kick my ass and get the body I want … cause it’s time, now, to achieve my goal … no more excuses !

  427. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to cut out dairy for 21 days, and see how I feel! Grains and legumes were easy. This is going to be tough, but worth it!

  428. My first challenge is to eliminate sugar.
    My second is combining my love of knitting (which makes me somewhat sedentary) and walking every day hopefully at the same time 🙂

  429. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back in the habit of exercise and to lose the 10 pounds that somehow crept back on this spring.

  430. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to get closer to 100% than my current 80% or less!

  431. My 21-Day Challenge is to be more active,lift heavy things and follow the PB to the best of my ability.

  432. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lover the grains and sugar intake, lose weight and gain strength 🙂

  433. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate sugars and bread carvings.

  434. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate processed foods and sugar from my diet.

  435. Perfect timing!! My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to eat cleanly for 21 days and move slowly 4 hours a week.

  436. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to cut out bread and high carb foods, eliminate my sugar cravings as well.

  437. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get more consistent with my workouts/easy moving and also try for better and longer sleep.

  438. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to keep my carbs within the sweet-spot range for weight-loss and to add in some type of movement daily.

  439. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to follow the Primal Fitness regimen I have been too lazy to officially begin in the past and my goal is to get to 20 push-ups by next month.

  440. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is no more cheat “days” that seem to turn into 2-3 days. 100% grain and sugar free is where it’s at!

  441. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to sleep more (min. 8 hour) and start lift heavy things.

  442. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to drink less beer, exercise more, and live just a bit more Primally than I already am. I’m doing pretty darn good as it is, but I can do better and have fun doing it.

  443. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to get my stress under control and get better sleep.

  444. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get enough sleep and watch less tv. I’ve got my eating where I’m comfortable and I’m active, but I still find myself watching TV for 1.5-2 hrs each day.

  445. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to add in “Lift Heavy Things” and lose 1% of my BMI.

  446. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get more sleep, add more walking, keep up the lifting heavy things, and to do a better job of eating primal (and just avoid restaurants that don’t work!).

  447. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get more quality sleep for 8 hours a night. This is the area I have trouble with.

  448. My 21 day challenge is to just keep doing what I’ve been doing since March, eat more veggies, and do weekly sprints. I still can’t believe I’ve lost 25 lbs and 25 inches since March!! Thanks so much!!

  449. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate sugar from my diet, 10 pounds of body fat.

  450. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to keep on track for a long enough time to make primal eating and staying in motion an unbreakable habit.

  451. My primal goal is to eat primally and get away from the dreaded suger!!! Grrrrrrrrrr 🙂

  452. I’ve been reading Mark’s Daily Apple for months. It is go time!! I’m tired of feeling sluggish and bloated and weak! I know grains and sugars are the problem. So I am going to follow the 21 Day Total Body Transformation, eliminate grains, get my kitchen and my cooking primal, eliminate those bad sugars, move and sleep! It is going to be a rough week but so worth it. Carb flu, here I come!!! My clothes ARE going to fit again!!

  453. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate all grains from my diet, improve my sleep, and lose 10lbs of body fat!

  454. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back on track after going on a cruise!

  455. My primal blueprint 21 day challenge is to fully live by the primal tenets for the full 3 weeks and lose 8 lbs of body fat.

  456. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get back to an 80/20 ratio and to spend more time outdoors as fall approaches!

  457. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is…to commit 3 days a week to crossfit, keep a better eye on those darn sugar filled condiments I love so much.

  458. My goal is to start on the workouts now and finish clearing the grains out and go to a fully primal after my next paycheck and lose 5-10 pounds.

  459. My goal is to eliminate grains and do TRX suspension training 4 days a week. I have never done primal type eating or exercise and I’m excited to see what will happen in 21 days.

  460. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to follow through with my exercise goals of 2 bodyweight strength training exercises each week and also to get back to moderate servings of fruit instead of the Fruit Fest I’ve been having!

  461. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is to get through these 21 days (and more!) being completely honest with myself without making excuses for “accidents” (Whoops! Ice cream fell in my mouth!).

  462. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eat healthier meats, kick the diet sodas, and consistently get enough sleep.

  463. Hi! My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge to continue doing what I’ve been doing, eating primal & going to the gym 3 times a week. The gym has been the issue for me as I have osteoarthritis in both knees & right hip, which keeps me from getting a good nights sleep!

  464. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate grains and get off my butt and exercise more! Ultimately to lose weight and tone up … my reward for sticking to it for 21 days … a shiny new pair of Vibrams for me and my daughter … I’ve been dying for them!

  465. I eat well, and with 2 young border collies, I move every day. I have to get serious on the lifting weights regularly, and doing the full-on sprint while out walking the boys. And getting to bed by 10:30… those would be my top 3 improvements to the program. Good timing, our fitness center just added a weight-training for women class. Should help the motivation issues! And it gets dark earlier every night, easier to head to bed… Thanks Mark!

  466. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to meet the sun and fitness goals!

  467. My 21-Day Challenge is to get back into the gym and do that rock climbing and lifting heavy things. I’ve been doing great with the grain free life otherwise! Love this blog.

  468. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate grains and see if it has any effect on my autoimmune symptoms.

  469. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is too get into a good and primal workout “routine”

  470. My 21 Day Challenge is to:
    1. stick with it for 21 days! 😉
    2. Eliminate processed foods, sugar and most carbs/gluten from my diet
    3. Move everyday

    I’m a newbie who was flirting around…just finished reading the book, sooooooo how is THAT for timing!??

  471. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to give up grains, beans, legumes and sugar. I started the primal plan on the 1st of September and now I start to be over my low carb flu. (I hope.)
    I have made my almond milk, I made cashew cheese, flax no grain bread…
    My workout program is simlar to the primal plan, but no sprints. So my challange is about to have 1 sprint every week. (Sorry for my English.)

  472. Fantastic. I will relax once a day, be it through meditation, conscious breathing or some other means.

  473. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lift weights 4X a week and to commit to being ‘totally’ grain free.

  474. Your 21 Day Challenge got me started last year – While I haven’t been able to stay on for the entire year, the time I have been eating clean I’ve felt so good and been so happy. Here’s to kicking off another year living the primal life!

  475. My Primal Blueprint 21 – Day Challenge is to give up ALL of the junk food and make fresh meals that I like and are cheaper for my budget.

  476. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to commit to giving PB a consistent (planned) effort. I did it for a week the first time I tried it, but due to poor planning on my part, I gave up when the rest of life got in the way. This time around, I am challenging myself to plan out each day until this lifestyle becomes a habit.

  477. My 21 day Primal Blueprint challenge is to get more sleep and to cut out the occasional added sugar that still hangs around in my diet!

  478. My primal 21 day challenge as a Noob is to start the primal diet and exercise program and begin living my life primally Grrrrrrrr 🙂

  479. My Primal Blueprint 21 Day Challenge is, in the next 21 days, to get my brother and father to give the Primal Life an honest shot. (sent them the link, maybe they will see this!). I’ll start with getting them to read the book, which I sent them a few months ago.

    As for me, I want to lose the last bit of belly fat – so will cut out nuts, fruit, all dairy, and chocolate and stick to only meats, lots of veggies, coconut, etc. At least until it is gone 🙂

  480. This couldn’t have come at a better time, as I’ve been having a really hard time staying on track lately. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to *focus on the positives* – increase the amount of veggies and low GI fruits in my diet, exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and to find a buddy to do the 21-Day Challenge with me for extra support!

  481. My 21-Day Challenge is to lose 7 lbs of body fat, get 20 minutes of direct sunlight each day and walk/run at least 20 minutes each day.

  482. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to remain Primal during the Jewish High Holy Days. Should be interesting – no (or at least minimal) challah. May try to rework my honey cake recipe – not sure about that, though!

  483. For my 21-day challenge, I am committing to moving more and getting enough sleep. These are two areas where I really find myself struggling.

  484. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to ride my bike to work 4-5 days/week, whatever the weather happens to be. I also would like to IF for 1 entire day/week.

    I’ll be sharing this on my blog as well as with pinterest and punkrockdomestics to keep me on track!

  485. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to increase my easy moving to 6 hours per week and increase my sleep time from 6 to 8 hours per night.

  486. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains and excess sugar from my diet, and to lose 7 lbs of body fat.

  487. I’m in! I’m committing to a focus on eating well and working on strength more in the gym. I run and bike, and I’m excited to get started lifting again.

  488. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to abide by the 80/20 principle and increase exercise.

  489. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose at least 5 lbs and get moving every day.

  490. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose 7 lbs eliminate grains.

  491. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is:
    1. Stop drinking “diet” sodas
    2. Increase intense sessions of exercise to 2-3/week (body weight exercises and sprint days)
    3. Get down to 15% body fat (Currently around 18%).

  492. My pb challenge is to stick with it for the full 21 days and lose 8 lbs of bodyfat.

  493. My primal blueprint 21 day challenge is to get back on the wagon food wise. Have lost a lot of weight going primal over the last year but got derailed for the last 3 months. Need to get back on track.

  494. My 21 day challenge is to keep on doing what I’ve been doing since March, eat more veggies, and do once a week sprints. 25 lbs and 25 inches since March!! I am under what I thought was my “reasonable” goal weight!!

  495. My Primal Blueprint 21 day Challenge is to put into action all the beautiful info I’ve been thus far only mentally processing. I love the idea of PB but have found it difficult to really stick with the plan. I do l get such a kick out of reading everyone’s comments and will use them to keep motivated!

  496. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to cut the junk out once and for all. I want to make and keep a commitment to myself, no excuses, no justifications, no bs. I would like to cut out all grains, especially the crap, and I would like to lose 8 lbs, though I would be happy with simply keeping this promise to myself. I want to cut the late night snacking out and be sure to have more fun 🙂

  497. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to decrease grains and processed junk and increase exercise.

  498. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to drop a lot of fat and get ready for the Tough Mudder in Austin in 4 weeks!

  499. I’ve been primal/paleo for a couple years now, and just completed my 3rd Whole30, so my Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to focus on something other than my diet – sleep and exercise! I’m going to stick to my lifting/running routine and get at least 7 hours of sleep every night!

  500. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to increase my daily activity levels and lose as much of my “mini-gut” as I can in 21 days. 🙂

  501. My Primal Blueprint 21-day challenge is to give up beer. I eat clean, work out, but let myself indulge in a tasty microbrew 3-4 times a week. I’m participating in a 30 day paleo challenge at my crossift gym so it’ll go beyond the 21 days.

  502. HI, Mark. I do want to participate in this challenge / contest but I do not have Twitter or Facebook. I’m just an old grandma who has lost 38 lbs. on Primal and want to brag about it! My goal for this 21 days is to cook more Primal foods to share with our son to try and convince him he should go Primal!

  503. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is… to get at a comfortable weight so that I dont have to worry about ROTC weigh ins!

  504. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to improve on my “waffling” Primal habits and lost 5 lbs of body fat.

  505. My goal is to quit letting my scale tell me how I’m going to feel that day. I’m so focused on the pounds that I don’t enjoy the actual inches I’ve lost or the muscle tone I’ve gained. I also want to lose my last few pounds of fat.

  506. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to remove grains from my diet and lose six pounds.

  507. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to embrace the Paleo way of eating and stop craving for that toasted roll and butter (etc) and to tighten up my tummy lose 7 lbs of body fat.

  508. My 21 day challenge is to curb my carb cravings for good, and to cut back on the fruit!

  509. My primal blueprint challenge is to quit grains for 21 days. No slips, especially corn which sneaks in on occasions!

  510. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to completely eliminate grains, and gain the energy I’ve been lacking to study after working all day!

    P.S. How do they know if I shared via email?

  511. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is an additional 30 minutes of moving every day!

  512. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to go back to primal eating — cutting out grains and processed foods. I’ve been letting myself slide since I still get exercise in, but I’m so much more productive in my workouts when I eat better. So, win/win situation!

  513. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to commit to eliminating grains 100% from my diet. I have a hard time walking away from such innocent appearing grains like rice but I really want to make a permanent change and get rid of them for good!

  514. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to conquer my biggest vice (diet soda) and hopefully not pick up any new ones 🙂

  515. What a perfectly-timed event! I just started my own renewed effort today and this coincides well.

    My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to get at least eight hours of sleep per night, kick my recently-developed weekend major binges (including sugar!), and lose the five lbs. of body fat that I re-gained. I’d also like to keep my room clean.

  516. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to stay primal during my vacation

  517. My challenge is to keep on doing what I’ve been doing since March, eat more veggies, and sprint once a week.

  518. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to feel fitter and more energetic!

  519. My goal is to cut out the added sugars and grains. Take fountain drinks completely out. No more “Whole Grain Wheat” bread with breakfast and dinner. I’m going to dive in and try to lose at least 5 lbs by end of the challenge.

  520. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to lose weight and be healthy. I am also starting strength training at 51 years. Almost 52 🙂 So excited!

  521. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to eliminate grains and get 8 hours of sleep each night.

  522. My PB21-day Challenge is to eliminate all sugar and grains. I’ve never gone completely primal and I think now is a good time to start.

  523. My Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is to give up excuses and use the Awesome Filter!

    I have a laundry list of reasons why I’ve been eating grains and added sugars, letting subpar food choices slide, skipping out on my prescribed physical therapy exercises, and overall just not being as awesome as I could me. The Awesome Filter is something I learned from a friend… every time I go to do (or not do) something, I must pass it through the Awesome Filter:

    Will doing this (or not doing this) make me more awesome?

    If it will make me more awesome, I proceed. If not, make another choice. Repeat until awesome.

    I’ll be perfectly honest… I was munching on microwaved popcorn (one of my mom’s staple snacks) when this email hit my inbox. I threw away the rest, because popcorn definitely does not make me awesome.