Chantel Hobbs weighed over 300 pounds. She began her struggle with weight, dieting, not dieting and self-loathing at eleven years old. Then one day she chucked dieting. She stopped making excuses and began her journey to thin. In the One-Day Way, Chantel shares her success story, the successes of some of her friends, and the necessary strategies anyone can use to become healthy and fit. Chatel presents The One-Day Way in four parts. In the first part, she teaches us to level the way we measure success. To take charge of our bodies, we need to first take charge of our minds. No more excuses. In part two, we learn how to lay your own personal foundation for success. In part three, Chantel leads us to the realization of inner resources many of us may never have known to tap. In part four, Chantel outlines the necessary steps to maintaining our weight - but she is no longer talking about struggle, because by the time we reach level four, living healthy will have become a habit. This book impressed me more than I can say. I am committing myself to The One-Day Way. I have already begun. I would like to offer my thanks to the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing me with a free copy of this book for my review. I fully plan to allow what I have gained from reading this book to influence the rest of my life.
The One-Day Way has inspired me. It's just want I needed. This book is a wonderful source of inspiration as well as information. Hobbs shares her heart with the reader in this book. I just don't know where to beginning. My doctor has been after me to lose a few pounds and I know I'd feel better if I did. So Hobbs is my inspiration here at the beginning of this new year. I've already programed myself to think one day at a time. In order to build a new life the author tells us we need to change our thinking. So, I'm trying to do just that. Discipline is needed in this new one-day way as well as commitment. "Yesterday is irrelevant. Tomorrow is unimportant. Today is what matters" Today and today only is what one needs to focus on. Tomorrow is a new day, another chance. Bite-by-bite the pounds can be taken off. This is not a diet it's a new way of thinking and a new lifestyle. Success is measured one good decision at a time, one pound at a time and one day at a time as we meet one bite size goal at a time says Hobbs. A 'maverick attitude' is what is needed in this new life changing adventure.Hobbs book gives you the foundation materials needed to build a quality lifestyle. This book is the foundation and framework. This book will help you change the way you look at: * faith: skepticism won't work * food: learn to control it * fitness: your body was made to move. So move! * * Some things you'll find in the chapters of this book: * simple ways to make exercise fun * detailed meal plans * fitness tools needed to be fit for life * strength training workout - how to get maximum results using simple equipment * a contract * 2 - sets of 10 commandments: One for weight loss & One for getting fit * and more
I just read THE ONE DAY WAY and I amazed. I also took the time to read the other reviews.Not only was this book the best weight loss book I have ever read, I'm ready to love exercise because of this woman. I mean if she could go from 350 pounds to a marathoner...my 40 pounds shouldn't hold me back! I really enjoyed the endorcement from Mike Huckabee. And on a final note. There is no question, Chantel submits to Jesus and desires others to do the same. IN fact, another reviewer here took Chantel's comment about no matter what religion you are, you can cry out to God...completetly out of context and I must clear it up! In fact, it touched me so much, here it is. "No matter what religion you are, and even if you've never beleived in a higher being, today can be the day you choose to allow the God of the universe to take over and be your everything! If you've been running your own life based on your own wisdom and strength, you can continue doing that. But if there comes a day when you are so desperate for strength and help that you cry out to God, He will comfort you and give you peace. GO to a quiet place, and humble yourself before Him. Get down on your knees, low to the ground, and just cry out. I promise, He will hear every word, He will catch every tear, and He will show you more compassion, mercy, and love than you have ever known." Then Chantel quotes John 3:16- "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever beleives in him shall not perish, but have eternal life".....I'm not sure about you, but I think CHANTEL makes it pretty clear who GOD is and who he isn't!She seems to be a woman called to share her story to help others.
Equal parts philosophy, inspiration, and practical weight loss plan, the simplicity of Chantel Hobbs The One Day Way may well prove to revolutionize the way many women approach weight loss. Hobbs encourages women to make changes for a healthy lifestyle one day at a take, focusing only upon the present in order to avoid depression over slip-ups and feeling entitled by consistent progress..Hobbs maintains that a simple, no-nonsense, energy-in energy-out, approach for weight loss is called for in most cases. A sample eating plan and menu that provides between 1400 and 1600 calories (generally low fat and low sugar, balanced proteins, carbs, and fats) is provided, as well as a strength training routine that uses a medicine ball and resistance band.After reading Hobbs eating and fitness plans it can be easy to feel like you need to get on board with the entire program right away to be a success. That however, would be missing the point of Hobbs philosophy a day at a time, keep moving forward with small goals. So if the thought of jumping into a lower calorie way of life and establishing a big fitness plan all at once seem overwhelming, never fear shes not asking that of you. On the other hand, this isnt a pie-in-the-sky weight loss plan, and she consistently maintains that its up to you, and will take work.I was so excited upon reading The One Day Way; not only does it carry within its pages simple insights that are absolutely transformational, but these ways of thinking can be transferred to areas outside of weight loss. For those of us who are easily overwhelmed by long-term goals of any sort, applying The One Day Way to all areas of life results in better focus, and more productivity (it has for me, in any case). Im now looking forward to a never-ending journey towards growing into a better person day-by-day for the rest of my life.
Before this book made its way into my hands, I had never read a book on dieting in my life. But, like everyone, I know of many people who have tried diets that have not worked for them. Hopes are high as they start, but when the results do not seem to match their efforts, they easily get discouraged and often give up. There's nothing like a success story to provide a boost of encouragement though. Through dedication and perseverence, author Chantel Hobbs shed 250 pounds and has kept it off. In one of her books on the topic, The One Day Way, she shares some practical methods for losing weight. Taking the tone of a friend who has been there and wants to come along side the reader, she makes weight loss seem entirely possible. But she does not promise that it will be easy. She reminds us that the goal is progress (not perfection) and encourages a day-by-day approach. She repeatedly drives her point home: living one day at a time and celebrating little successes along the way is much more effective than setting lofty goals that feel impossible to achieve. Hobbs weaves together teaching, testimonials, questions and answers, sample menus, exercising tips, and encouragement into one well-planned book. She empahsizes the importance of faith as well as chosing the right foods and excerises. She maintains that determination is key, and gently reminds readers that every time we fall, we must get back up...one success at a time. I have found that the principles of this book can apply to many different life challenges, (not just trying to lose weight and get in shape). We would be wise to break any life goal into "bite-sized pieces" and give ourselves grace along the way as we persevere. I have learned many good life-principles from this book. I highly recommend it to anyone who would like some encouragement and/or a plan for losing weight.