I must admit that I did not read every word, but I read most of it and hopped around all of it. The message is great and full of motivation and great encouragement. The philosophy behind the eating plan and exercise suggestions is solid. Some of the things that stood out to me from the book is her suggestion to have a once a week meal fast as well as a once a week indulgent meal. She talks about doing a daily hunger check and to view food as a fuel not a friend. She also includes many personal stories from people who have followed her One Day Way plan and had huge success.
Last year some of my friends who have done blog tours posted reviews of a book called Never Say Diet by Chantel Hobbs. It intrigued me. So I bought a copy along with the journal that went with it & I tried her methods. And I got results. Sadly I stopped following her methods. But when I was given the chance to read her newest book - The One Day Way - I knew I had to try it.Chantel covers some of the same things that she did in her first book but the overwhelming theme to me in her newest book was - "Just take it one day at a time. Don't let your past define your present. Don't let your future derail your present. Focus only on what you can change TODAY."Honestly, isn't that great advice for life?? She doesn't say to not have goals but don't let them become so overwhelming that you sabotage what you are doing and attempting. If your goal is to exercise five days a week for two months & you miss two days, should you consider yourself a failure? Of course not, because just remember all the other times you DID exercise! Celebrate those victories and every day is new.
"Today is all the time you need to lose all the weight you want," the author, Chantel Hobbs, believes. She herself lost 200 pounds and became a life coach, personal trainer, and marathon runner because she decided to change her lifestyle. The key to changing your lifestyle is to change your way of thinking. She offers a simple and encouraging concept: taking it one day at a time. It reminds me of "Baby Steps" from the movie, What About Bob? Hobbs tries to help readers not to feel overwhelmed or fearful or discouraged about losing weight. She emphasizes one bite-size success that will lead to more victories. In this book, you will find samples of personal success stories, practical guidelines, insights regarding food, faith, & fitness, meal-plan examples, 31 strength-training excercises using one ball and one band, and more. In my opinion, it all boils down to your determination, self-control, and commitment. Without these three things on your side, no books/weight loss programs will be able to help you.
Here it is a new year with new resolutions. How many of us made one or all of the following resolutions: lose weight, eat healthier, start an exercise program. . . Do you have a plan to keep these resolutions? The One-Day Way is a great resource to keep you on track and keep those resolutions. Chantel Hobbs helps you stay focused and presents practical tips to keep you on track for weight loss. She focuses on 24 hours at a time and not beating yourself up over getting off track yesterday. This book includes lots of positive reinforcement, sample menus, strength-training workouts, and lots of success stories of those who have been successful with The One-Day Way . Focus on today and today only, taking small steps is the key to moving forward and bringing about lasting change. Stay focused and choose to be healthy each day.Happy New Year!
The first two-thirds of this author's third book is all about getting the reader to think differently about weight loss success and healthy living. Hobbs' focus is not on the big, long-range goals like "Lose 60 lbs." Instead she coaches the individual on developing her own healthy eating, weight loss and exercise strategy based on her own personal goals. Small steps and small successes build on themselves over time, and this book is all about living your new, re-built life one day at a time. With a healthy measure of encouragement as well as faith, Hobbs then rounds out her book by outlining a dietary plan and an exercise regimen. Two weeks of specific meals are included--one for weight loss and another for weight management. Thirty-one specific strength training exercises utilizing only a resistance band and a weight ball are also included.Overall, I have been motivated and encouraged to take some small initial steps toward my own goals as a result of reading Hobbs' newest book. Although herself a Christian believer, Hobbs has written her book broadly enough that someone of any theological belief could still effectively utilize her weight loss strategies. Perhaps a bit too broadly, however, and some chapters did not correspond well to my own theological beliefs. Due to personal food allergy issues as well as the fact that I am still lactating, her personal dietary suggestions would need some modifications in my case. However, due to the reliance on simple packaged food items and easily prepared meals Hobbs' food rules and diet section would prove useful for most.This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.