Day 1 | Adventurous Spirit

Day 1 | Adventurous Spirit

Let’s Get Going

“I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step!” 1 Corinthians 9:26

The Challenge is more than a self-help program.  This is a Challenge to recalibrate your life to the original intent of why God made you. To calibrate means to measure according to the standard of excellence.

With that in mind, how is your health?  Are you physically fit?  Do you have a regular exercise routine?  What one thing could you do today to better your health?

Let’s get moving.  Let’s recondition ourselves as if we are in training because we are.  We’re training to live the rest of our lives with purpose and on purpose, not wasting a single step.


  • Get a physical.
  • Define a healthy weight and body fat index.
  • Join a gym.
  • Hire a trainer.
  • Start P90X.
  • Set a challenge goal.


Set an appointment to get a physical, visit a gym, or order P90X.



  • Do you have any health or weight goals you wish to achieve?
  • What has been successful for you?
  • What hasn’t worked for you? Why?
  • Your voice counts. Please take a moment to LEAVE A REPLY below and share your stories and insight.


  1. Johnny 8 years ago

    Another great online resource is

  2. Neil Kennedy 8 years ago

    Guys, I started P90X today – tough! I didn’t want to do it – my body wanted to skip it – but now that I am finished I am so glad I did it – I am motivated!

  3. Ricky Herrera 8 years ago

    Day One I committed to running 3 miles this week and each week thereafter and working out with weights a minimum 2 days per week!!

  4. Scott 8 years ago

    commited myself to the gym, lifted weights yesterday. A bit sore but, am going today to run. feels good to get the body moving more.

  5. Darren Chappuies 8 years ago

    Today is the day. I have prayed to the Lord to guide me through the challenge. I am going to Knuckleup Fitness today and look into a training program.

  6. Frank 7 years ago

    Going to start with the hundredpushups link. Thanks Johnny! I am 52, bad back and very out of shape. This is going to be a step in the right direction for me.

  7. Dave Smith 7 years ago

    Got a membership at the local “Y”, not expensive at all and has everything you need). Set up an appointment with a trainer there to get focus on how to reach the goals I’ve set. Here we GO!!

  8. richard 7 years ago

    estoy en sobre peso pero me propuse bajar de peso y empesar a hacer ejercicios comensar una nueva forma de vivir.

  9. Neil Kennedy 7 years ago

    Great to hear what you guys are doing!

  10. Mike Z 7 years ago

    this is a great idea i cannot wait to see what else you got for us to better our manhood I am a member of my local rec center and i will now go every Monday thanks Neil

  11. Antoine McCoy 7 years ago

    Getting started on the 45 day challenge. I decided to do the 100 push up challenge. Thanks Johnny for the online resource. I think small and consistent progress will get a better result for me in this area. Let’s get it started!

    • Mike Z 7 years ago

      way to go Antoine this is awesome

  12. Mike Z 7 years ago

    I started over as of Monday April 25 so here i go again my friend couldn’t start till then so i went with him to start over we will go five days a week and miss weekends so this will take nine weeks I hope that is ok with you Neil and thanks again for this Manhood challenge

  13. David Elliott 7 years ago

    Action is when your desire to act over comes your comfort zone.

  14. Ross 7 years ago

    Thank you… I think this is what I needed!

  15. Robert 7 years ago

    I Love the 45 day Challenge. I picked my walking pace up.
    I now walk at least 30 minutes, sometimes more, 5 to 6 days a week.

  16. Donny 7 years ago

    OK, I’ve had the physical, everything is OK except my blood pressure, so I’m on medication. I am starting my exercise program to become physically fit, so I am ready for the adventure. This means that I will need to lose =>25 pounds.
    Let’s roll!

  17. Good stuff! I took on a personal challenge @the beginning of this year. Joined Gold’s Gym, lost 24 lbs. won 12 week
    challenge in my age group. It MAKES a difference to get into a routine of choice that will benefit your body. Feels great to be in shape, prepares us for the work ahead.

  18. Bryan Drake 7 years ago

    I’m ready for the challenge! A challenge it’ll be, I work a lot of hours and i’m always busy, but I will stick to the plan!

  19. Larry 7 years ago

    I’ve had P90X for over a year, gathering dust on the shelf. I’m going to dust it off and get started today.

  20. BuggsDaniel 7 years ago

    great motivation for men. I love this is Gospel!!! keep up the great work for the kingdom of God.

  21. Andre 7 years ago

    I have been able to lose weight with the use of an elliptical that I have at home, the challenge is staying committed to it.

  22. Brian Ridgeway 6 years ago

    Have an elliptical and exercise videos to get in shape just never committed fully to staying with it. Today is the day that changes. Day 1 here I come. Praise the Lord!

  23. Eric 6 years ago

    Ok…I’m starting the 100 pushups. About 10-15 lbs over-weight, sit too much, need to drop some pounds and get back to my “fighting trim” so to speak.

  24. Ed Stir 6 years ago

    Thanks for the encouragement! I cant afford the gym but there is plenty I can do here to get into my “fighting weight”. I plan to prepare for the AFPT, and increase my pushups and sit up/crunches, and walking more depending on my little truck to get me to places, and parking further away from the front door of the store and walking the further distance,

  25. Ed Stier 6 years ago

    OK….so only 8 pushups, APFT requires 30. But still higher than the 5 for level one…yea!

  26. leroy williams 6 years ago

    I am 57 year old and iwork out to time a week i am at my weight i am 5-6 and am 155 to 162

  27. Chris Ellis 6 years ago

    Today is Father’s Day and I stummbled across this website, an answer to prayer. I am in my 30’s and a father of 2. Reading through the replies, I know this is the kind of challenge I NEED to be apart of, even recruited some friends. Praying for perseverance and consistency to learn what God has intended for me. Thank you for this opportunity!

  28. Farley P 6 years ago

    Started my 45 day challange. Already loved going to gym, but now I have put specific goals to achieve in my diet and work out programs.

  29. Sanford Ashley 6 years ago

    Hi Men! Finally received the book and 45 day gift as a birthday gift from my wife. I wanted to know if the 45 day challenge is done as you are reading the book,or do you read the book first and then do the challenge.I did peek at the 45 day challenge and used 1 tip that worked for me today!Neil Kennedy…you are the man.

  30. Rudy LOPEZ 6 years ago

    I just went running for about 2 miles it was hard but my goal was to not stop and I didnt. I will run every day.

  31. Jason Torres 6 years ago

    I started my first work out in what seems like ages. It wasn’t so bad. It was 30 minutes of cardio. At first I did not want to do it but I actually enjoyed the results and energy I got from it. Today I put all my excuses aside and will commit to at least 30 minutes of work out every day. Thanks Neil!

    • Neil Kennedy 6 years ago

      You guys are starting the Challenge and you will be better men for it! Keep it up!

  32. Kraig Menard 6 years ago

    Already did HEARTWISE screening. The results…baby asprin a day, start moving and lose 20 lbs. (Already lost 5)…time to keep on keepin on!

  33. Stephen Jakubowski 6 years ago

    Another great idea is to join a Crossfit gym. That was a great challenge that I think all men should do in their life at least once.

  34. Bill D 6 years ago

    Step one will be just to begin a walking program, working my up on distance.

  35. Brent Haeseker 6 years ago

    Getting ready to start my 45 day challenge now. I want to build muscle mass. Retain better cardio conditioning. Be competitive in mountain bike racing again. Complete a century ride on road bike.

  36. Blake Mcinnis 6 years ago

    Started the challenge today and I ordered P90x.

  37. Ray Wilson 6 years ago

    I will start my challenge today with a half hour workout reintroducing water into my diet! I feel my best when I’m working out and drinking more h20. No excuses accepted!

  38. Loranzy 6 years ago

    I am military,being physical is easy,it’s a part of my every morning routine. It’s being older,that makes it challenging. I just do what I feel I can handle.That is the challenge.

  39. Neil Kennedy 6 years ago

  40. Ryan Nakielny 6 years ago

    I’ve been hitting the gym sporadically for the past year, but just recently committed to going at least 4 times a week and starting my workout with running a mile. This first challenge fits perfectly with my commitment to stick with this recent change in my routine. Thanks!

  41. Caleb 5 years ago

    I’m excited to have found this website and to be able to participate in this challenge! At the beginning of this year I weighed 247 lbs. and I stand 6′ tall. WAY too heavy! So my wife and I have been working to restore our health to what it should be. To date, I have lost 22 lbs. but I still have a ways to go. And to have this resource for encouragement will be great!

  42. Carl McIlvain 5 years ago

    I was directed to this website by my brother,I hope it will be the motivation i need to change the direction my life has taken. About two years ago my health took a turn for the worse, in 2011 i had two back operations along with a total knee replacement in 2008,and now have cardio myopathy. At the same time my wife developed health problems which has brought both of us to be on permanent disability.The daily struggles with motivation and to remain positive have been difficult.I think this program will give me the push to strengthen my faith and be more positive about life.I look forward to sharing the journey with others on fivestarman.

  43. James Bauers 5 years ago

    Shalom, I was so delighted to find this invitation for this 45 Day plan in my inbox! I’ve been trying hard to get into shape in all ways and this looks like a great resource to obtain my goals!

  44. Skeeter 5 years ago

    Picking my fitness back up! Working on my eating habits, too. That’s tougher than I thought but I am pushing through. Would appreciate the prayers.

  45. Jay 5 years ago

    I workout on a regular but I now have a new purpose of it!

  46. John 5 years ago

    First day was yesterday. I got sick in the middle of my workout and just felt and heard the whisper just give up now. And that’s how I know this is something that I must do! I know that because Satan wouldn’t oppose something isn’t revolutionary. This movement is great and thank you for this challenge.

  47. Shelby 5 years ago

    First day of the 45day challenge. I’m pumped up to grow in all areas of my life. Its been a month since my last workout but today its back to the grind. Im setting the goal to be up at 5:00 everyday and get a workout in.

  48. Scott B. 4 years ago

    I am going to start P90X today along with some running/jogging. Totally psyched!!!

  49. Russ P 4 years ago

    Walked outside through 2014, till the time changed and it got cold. Joined a new Planet Fitness just down the street and started going today, walking on the treadmill. Lost 150 pounds this year so far; need to lose another 65, which is my goal I set on day 1 of the challenge. For the 45 day challenge, I intend to lose 20 at least pounds. Also challenged by God to seek more discipline in areas of finance, communication with wife, and reading the Word. Looking the 100 pushups challenge, too.

  50. Douglas S. 4 years ago

    I committed to 100 pushups first, next pullups, and get a physical exam for baseline is good since I only go when injured. Ready for the next 44 days! Thank you Neil and Charles. I’ll give this to others.

  51. Mike 4 years ago

    Doctor visit is coming up in about 3 weeks. I hate them but day one of the 45 day challenge encouraged me!

  52. Ed 3 years ago

    During my lunch hour, I toured a gym and became a member. This is getting real very quickly!

  53. Derrick 2 years ago

    I have committed to running 8 miles a week till Christmas and working harder on my ketosis diet.

  54. Dustin 2 years ago

    I’m setting a weight goal of 199 lbs. I haven’t been under 200 since I was deployed in Iraq in 2003. I really need to control my eating. I was down to 205 once since then, with lots of exercise, but I continued to eat too much. I am going to train for a marathon again but this time controlling my diet as well.

  55. Pedro Padilla 1 year ago

    I will be working back up to running once my doc clears me… back issues but healing. In the meantime I plan on riding a stationary bike and using the elliptical machine daily.

  56. Wayne 1 year ago

    Starting back at the gym today. I am going to try and lose about 35 lbs over the next 5 months.

  57. Eric Gulledge 1 year ago

    I have worked out regularly 18 out of the last 23 years. I was pumped to see the challenge for the first day was something I enjoy a great deal. During my 5 year layoff got seriously out of shape got up to 260lbs back to 220 and going to shoot for 205 without losing muscle mass. Gave up powerlifting and focus on cardio, body weight exercises, and lifting but only with weight I can do 10 reps. I also try doing manual labor projects anytime I can great workout. My blood pressure is back in check and honestly even though I’m 49 I have as much energy and stamina as a lot of 20 year olds. Thanks for a great idea and program.

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