Friday, January 8, 2010

Blogging for Books

When The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs was offered by Blogging for Books, I was tempted to pass on it, thinking it was just another diet book. But it was November and I figured by the time the book arrived in the mail, I would probably be ready for something new, in light of my annual resolution to get my act together and lose some weight.

The mechanics of Hobbs' diet plan is what we all know. It's a matter of what you eat and how much you burn off. What makes this book different is her approach to dieting, mainly by taking it one day at a time. It's refreshingly simple and reminds me of the question, "How do you eat an elephant?" The answer is "one bite at a time." You choose to be successful by focusing on daily successes and small steps.

She's no nonsense when she insists that you follow the three components for success: Food, Fitness and Faith. The faith component is not necessarily religious faith, but the idea of believing in something and living it. This is where she gets into your head, which is where the problem lies for most of us.

I like that her fitness routines are things you can do right at home The success stories that are highlighted throughout the book are inspirational.

I have an extra copy of this book to give away. If you're interested, leave me a comment or send me an e-mail at the address in my profile by Monday, January 11 at 6:00 mountain time.

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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 ChantelHobbs.com for fitness updates and coaching tips.

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

7 comments:

RIZZI said...

HI KAREN,
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT BOOK.
I HOPE IT BRINGS YOU SUCCESS, DIETING IS NOT EASY, TAKING ONE DAY AT A TIME SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD THING. IN FACT I DON'T LIKE THE WORD DIET. I DON'T USE IT ANYMORE. I SAY HEALTHY EATING. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, AND GOOD LUCK. LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Joanne said...

I like her faith aspect, believing in something, and living it! It would seem that when we're immersed in a cherished activity in life, incorporating it into our days and living it, the room for mis-eating lessens. A nice effect of living a choice life!

Becky said...

I'm certainly interested. That eating an elephant thing is one of my favorite sayings!

You know who I am :) and you know how to reach me :)

Have a great weekend.

Bugs and Sunshine said...

hey karen! oooh, that book sounds great. it makes so much sense doesn't it?! nice to meet you :).

Jientje said...

One day at a time and believe in what you're doing. That's exactly how I feel about most things in life.

diana said...

sounds good because of it's simplicity. i think diets are too complicated and that's just one reason why we fall off of them.

thanks for sharing.

Tristi said...

I'm going to have to look into this book - diets are overwhelming. :)