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 â€œpushup challenge.â€ 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 thatâ€™s the background.
Our family has embraced physical fitness in varying degrees as a way of being good stewards of our health. â€œFor bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all thingsâ€ (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. Â 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 isnâ€™t a competition, but everyone â€œwinsâ€ 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.
Steve and Nathan
â€œFor bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all thingsâ€ (1 Timothy 4:8a)