Monday, January 04, 2010

Serials and Scenarios ~ The One-Day Way Chantel Hobbs

Book Summary:

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:

Common sense and helpful advice for anybody who is ready to make life changes.

In her follow-up to Never Say Diet, Chantel Hobbs makes her plan even easier to follow. With very few rules, some unconventional, she manages to make her plan an easy to follow life change.

Hobbs is part expert, as she has lost and kept over 200 pounds, and part cheerleader. Her rules are so simple they could be easily summed up in a magazine article, really. But without the helps, encouragement, examples and stories that are included in the book, it would just be the same old, same old common sense guidelines. Included, also, are 31 exercises and some basic nutritional guidelines/suggestions. The exercise pictures are small and black and white and there are no recipes, so if you're looking for big glossy pictures and/or recipes or weekly diet plans with recipes you won't find them here.

Her plan is basically making small choices, one choice at a time. And that's magical when they are all added up and result in big changes. But as in all things regarding life changes, the proof is in the pudding....or maybe I should say organic yogurt.

The bottom line on this book - if you are looking for magic wands, this isn't it. But if you like the idea of one small step toward health becoming one giant step toward the body you want, well, then here you go.

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