A Challenge

A short time ago we posted a picture with Nathan doing a pushup with Abigail on his back during a time when he was responding to a “pushup challenge.” A comment we received on that post asked if the Maxwell men would challenge others because the mom writing wanted to see her sons getting involved in some beneficial physical activity. So that’s the background.

Our family has embraced physical fitness in varying degrees as a way of being good stewards of our health. “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things” (1 Timothy 4:8a). An aspect very important to us is that exercise is kept in balance with the pursuit of godliness.

In discussing this, praying and seeking counsel, we felt we would see if others would like to be challenged to improve their fitness and health in a family-friendly, spiritually beneficial way.  Through the years our family has sought to do things together as a family and this might be something others would appreciate.

The plan is to begin on February 1st with a push-up challenge for anyone in your family who wants to improve fitness at home. It would be great if it was the whole family, but it might be Dad and his sons, Dad and Mom, just the children, or one only. It isn’t a competition, but everyone “wins” who is willing to work at it. No one is being compared to others, but the goal is for each one to improve from their current level of fitness.

We envision this as something families could really enjoy doing together. So with that introduction, let us know what you think. If there is sufficient interest then we will post again with more information. Comment below if you are interested.

God bless,
Steve and Nathan

“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things” (1 Timothy 4:8a)

62 thoughts on “A Challenge”

  1. We are interested. Two boys and maybe my husband in a few weeks (recovering from hernia surgery). We had been trying to work on pushups with the boys. My 16 year old daughter beats the 14 year old boy in arm wrestling. I’ll be looking forward to the details
    God Bless.

  2. Hi,Thanks for this opportunity for my family to bond on a different level. My family is in…..that includes myself, my son(9), daughter(5), daughter(3), and maybe,i’m hoping, my husband.
    Thanks again and looking forward to your next post!

  3. We’re interested in your physical fitness program. Will be looking forward to your next post concerning this! Thanks for the challenge to help us keep in shape!

    Dean T.

  4. Thanks for this challenge, this is a great way of teaching the need to take care of our temples without the focus the world gives for pursuing fitness.

  5. Our boys would love to participate. My husband would like to, but a prior neck injury keeps him from it. Thanks!

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