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 11 years ago

    Another great online resource is

  2. Neil Kennedy 11 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!

    • Corey Ginn 4 years ago

      I have just finished watching the day one video. It just so happens that I just recently got a physical. So I’m off to a great start. I need the Lord to help me fit in an exercise program because my work schedule is so hectic. But I’m motivated.

    • Frank Bradley 4 years ago

      Thank you for being at Griffin First. Your teaching has really motivated me to change my way of thinking. I am starting the Daniel diet. Vegetables and wate. I starting a goal of 10,000 steps a day. Thanks

  3. Ricky Herrera 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 years ago

    Great to hear what you guys are doing!

  10. Mike Z 11 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 11 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 11 years ago

      way to go Antoine this is awesome

  12. Mike Z 11 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 11 years ago

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

  14. Ross 11 years ago

    Thank you… I think this is what I needed!

  15. Robert 11 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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

  21. Andre 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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

  26. leroy williams 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 9 years ago

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

  32. Kraig Menard 10 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 9 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 9 years ago

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

  35. Brent Haeseker 9 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 9 years ago

    Started the challenge today and I ordered P90x.

  37. Ray Wilson 9 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 9 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. Ryan Nakielny 9 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!

  40. Caleb 9 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!

  41. Carl McIlvain 9 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.

  42. James Bauers 9 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!

  43. Skeeter 9 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.

  44. Jay 9 years ago

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

  45. John 9 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.

  46. Shelby 9 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.

  47. Scott B. 8 years ago

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

  48. Russ P 7 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.

  49. Douglas S. 7 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.

  50. Mike 7 years ago

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

  51. Ed 7 years ago

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

  52. Derrick 5 years ago

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

  53. Dustin 5 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.

  54. Pedro Padilla 5 years 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.

  55. Wayne 5 years ago

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

  56. Eric Gulledge 5 years 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.

  57. Justin 5 years ago

    I committed to go to the gym 3 days a week and lift weights and to walk 5k three time a week.

  58. Michael 4 years ago

    My biggest problem is that I work on the road. It is almost impossible to be able to hit up a gym regularly. Over the last 1 to 2 years my workout habits have almost disappeared resulting in loss of strength and weight gain. I’ve started up over the last couple weeks doing small routines in my room and some cardio at the hotel. I plan on keeping this routine up until I am able to get back to a regular gym. I’m looking forward to this challenge and what it has in store!

  59. Chris Rodgers, DC 4 years ago

    Downloaded Trybe on the iPhone, and will start following Competitors Training on there. Starting 2018 off right, 2018 is going to be a BIG YEAR

  60. Bruce 4 years ago

    This is a great place to start. I am already in a workout routine daily with weight training. I am coming off Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for my Meniscus and will start running again very soon. Until then, I am doing some light elliptical training. Goal to lose 25 lbs by April 1. I do have a goal as well to see an eye Dr. very soon as I am starting to struggle reading fine print and spreadsheets at work. I like your approach and happened to stumble across your program online. I enjoy the daily the FiveStarMan program.

  61. Coty 4 years ago

    I tore my rotator cuff so exercise is difficult right now.. I’m gonna commit to taking a daily 2 mile walk, does that count?

  62. Bill Edwards 4 years ago

    I’m excited to get started. I’m physically disabled with partial paralysis from chest down. I can walk with a cane. I visit a doctor regularly so I know where I stand. A gym generally doesn’t work. Does anyone have a thought or two on modifying this day one approach?

  63. Jaco Booysen 4 years ago

    Day one here we go. I have already start training and will lose 20kg. I am from South Africa where men mist become man again. Keep up and be blessed by Jesus Christ and God our father and filled with the Spirit

  64. Heath Gammill 4 years ago

    I am happy to have you all and the 45 Day Challenge! Today is my first day! I am committing to get my weight down to 194lbs.

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