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New Year’s Resolutions January 12, 2010

Filed under: Book reviews — erikaivory @ 2:10 am
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I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions b/c I am the kind of crazy cat that makes resolutions toward change all throughout the year.  I start this, change that, begin again and struggle to keep on.  Of course I always feel the need to renew my commitment to eating better and exercising once January hits.  January 1st usually marks the end of 45-60 days  of sluggish behavior and horrid overeating.  So when I was sent this nice little book, The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs< I thought I should at least give it a read.

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.

I enjoyed it and picked up some great tips.  Below you will find a summary and bio info as well as a link where you can buy the book for yourself.  This would be a great way to jumpstart your healthy new year!

Book: The One-Day Way

Author: Chantel Hobbs


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.

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

You can purchase the book here:


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