Saturday, January 9, 2010

The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs (Review and Giveaway)

***Leave a comment on this post before January 16 at midnight to be entered to win a copy.***

The One-Day Way produces lasting results by taking you back to basics. No more complicated weight-loss strategies. No more expensive diet plans that achieve only temporary results. Instead, you will lose weight and get fit with Chantel Hobbs’s simple, high-energy meal plans and her at-home program for cardio exercise and strength training. She will teach you how to change the way you think, which leads to new actions. Before you know it you will be strong, fit, and healthy. All it takes is doing things differently for twenty-four hours—and then repeating it.

The One-Day Way gives you everything you need to lose weight and get fit in body, mind, and spirit:
Break free from past dieting defeats
Learn a realistic, life-changing way to measure success
Change the way you think so you can change your life
Translate your dreams into goals, and your goals into lasting achievements
Get strong with thirty-one simple exercises, no fancy equipment required
Take advantage of ten ways to eat better while you lose weight

By focusing on food, faith, and fitness, Chantel shows you not only how to lose weight, but how to build the new life you were designed to live. You don’t have to wait any longer. The One-Day Way gives you all the tools for success, starting right now.

Author Bio:
The author of Never Say Diet and The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Trainer, Chantel Hobbs is a motivational speaker, life coach, personal trainer, marathon runner, wife, and mother of four whose story has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, the 700 Club, and the covers of People and First magazines. She appears weekly on two fitness-themed radio programs and promotes her One-Day Way Learning System on television. Visit Chantel at for fitness updates and coaching tips.

My Review:
I thought this was interesting way to approach weight loss and could be applied to other things in life as well. And she says that it is not a new diet but rather a new way of thinking and living. The main point that I took away from the whole book is to live in today not the past or future. What you can control is choosing the best actions today. If you have a set back or feel like you failed leave it there and know that tomorrow is a new day. You have to decide right now that you are in this to make a permanent change and change your mind set. Progress is not made in huge steps but achieved in bite size successes according to the author. She also says that perpetual progress is what moves you toward permanent accomplishments.

There are three main levels which include faith, food, and fitness. The first part of the book focuses on making the change and setting the foundation. Then there are chapters dealing with the three main levels. She makes a big deal of how faith is not religion for this. It is the firm belief in something that has not been proven beyond all doubt. She also refers to it as the electricity that powers the work you are doing on yourself. You can't see it but can feel its effects.

I really liked this book and will be passing it on to my family members. Even if you do not use it for weight loss there are some great ideas in it for life. Recommended.

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


Karen said...

Brittanie, your new blog design is so pretty!

You did a great job reviewing this book. (I'm doing a giveaway for it on my blog -- I should send everyone over here to read your review, it's much better than what I came up with!) You're right these are good ideas for life in general.

Bookfool said...

I love your new background!!! So pretty!

I enjoyed Chantel Hobbs' Never Say Diet, although I thought the exercises with a big old ball were kind of not workable for me -- I don't have anyplace to store a huge ball! Does she use the ball in this book? I'd love to read it, whether she does or not, so go ahead and sign me up.

Were you as thrilled as I was that the ice storm didn't materialize? I was so happy. We need to get a generator *and* get our fireplace fixed. I was so nervous that we'd freeze our patooties if we had an ice storm and lost power, now that our fireplace is cracked and we can't use it.

Lady Araujo said...

Your review was great. I'd like to be entered in your drawing.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Carolynn W. said...

This book sounds like something that would help me keep my New Years resolution of losing a few pounds. :)
Thanks for the chance to win!
carolynnwald [at] hotmail[dot] com

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