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Sunday, January 10, 2010

The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs (Review)



Title: The One Day Way
Author: Chantel Hobbs

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

First sentence: Since we all are creatures of habit, is the person who habitually fails doomed to keep on failing?


I’ve got great news for you: You are about to feel better and look better beginning today! Today is truly a new opportunity for you to reach your weight loss goals. No, you won’t fit into your “skinny jeans” today, but I’m going to show you how each day will get you closer to that goal.

Yesterday’s mistakes are gone so let them go. You can’t control tomorrow, so stop worrying about it. Today is your opportunity to lose weight, get strong, and look great. It won’t happen overnight, but you can build a new life by changing your actions immediately and I’m here to show you how to make the changes that will create the new lifestyle you dream of: body, mind, and spirit. Best of all, you will start celebrating right away!

Come on, my friend. Let’s get started! By opening this book, I’ll show you how to unlock every tool you need to lose weight and get fit —and stay that way for the rest of your life. Success can be yours, what are you waiting for?

-Chantel


My thoughts: On one hand, I liked this book because it did not say "work out this much every day, do these exercises, eat this food, etc, etc, etc" (But on the other hand - sometimes that is what I need personally.) I am not saying that she doesn't give you some exercises and some recipes - but I believe the focus of this book is changing the way we view weight loss and the way we approach it. This is a great book to use as a source of encouragement - and not just for losing weight. She talks about breaking things down into smaller bites - something achievable. Not that you shouldn't have larger goals, but don't make them so big as to be defeated before you even start.

Chantel also has a great approach to each day. You must treat each day separately. Forget about yesterday. If you ate that 3 course meal and had a double dessert - that was yesterday - don't let it affect today. Also, don't worry about what you are going to do this weekend because your in-laws are coming to town and they are going to expect to eat and drink. Today, deal with today.

You need to start to develop new ways of thinking and incorporating these in your life (see how it applies to more than just food?) I love the chapter where she talks about food being fuel and not your friend. How many times have I turned to that chocolate bar because I was angry or upset? More than I can tell you!

So, if you are looking for a weight loss "coach" - then definitely give this book a try.

~This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.~

(Don't forget to visit my giveaway for this book!)

Buy The One Day Way
Publisher/Publication Date: Waterbrook Press, Oct 2009
ISBN: 978-0-307-45878-0
224 pages

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