The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs
The introduction and first three chapters of The One Day Way were enough for me to make this a worthwhile book to read. If you are in need of internal motivation to get or keep on your weight loss, fitness or healthy eating regimen these chapters will greatly help with that.
As a weight loss coach myself I found we had some similar ideas in those first few chapters. She focuses on changing your thinking habits, just like I do. She focuses on progress instead of doing things perfectly, just like I do. I really appreciated her views here.
There were two new ideas that I really enjoyed in those first few chapters as well. One was to focus only on today (hence, the name of the book—The One Day Way). I liked that idea because it fit right in with focusing on the now, which is the only place that God is (since God is, not God was, or God will be).
The other idea that I liked was to celebrate small successes every day. I already had the idea to do this, but much less often. I think doing it every day is a great idea!
The rest of the book was about the specifics of what to eat and how to exercise. I found those chapters much less inspiring and I disagreed with several small points here and there, but they weren’t major enough problems to specifically mention here.
Even though I didn’t like the last chapters as much as the beginning chapters there were still several noteworthy elements. There were helpful tips on smart snacking, several full meal plans included, and several excellent “commandments” for eating and exercising, such as, “Never skip breakfast.”, “Drink lots of water.” , and “Intensity matters.”.
What I would have liked to see more of was a little more detailed plan to change your thinking habits, such as a worksheet of some kind. But that’s where a wellness coach would really come in handy, like me!
I was also a little disappointed in her explanation and application of “faith” in her system. It was not Christian and talked about God in the broadest of terms. I liked the fact that she recommended fasting one meal per week but she did not recommend spending that time in prayer or Bible reading. If you were looking for more of a Christian-based book, this was not it. If you are of a different faith, then this book would not be offensive to you in that area.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: The One-Day Way: Today Is All the Time You Need to Lose All the Weight You Want
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