With the start of a new year most of us have our minds set on our waist lines and our treadmills. Even if, like me you refused not to make a resolution, you know you're thinking about it.
When WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group offered Chantel Hobbs' "The One Day Way" for review, I was skeptical. I've seen Hobbs' books on the shelves in Christian bookstores before. Something bothered me about a skiny-busty blond selling health and wellness books in a supposedly Christ-centered bookstore.
Perhaps, for some reason I've always disassociated my health goals and my spirituality. I am not saying that "The One Day Way" is boasting Christianity. It's not. But I have never quite been able to grasp the idea that it's okay to feel great about my body and still be a good Christian.
Anyway, when I opened up to the introduction, I nearly (nearly) cried a little. I needed to read this book. Hobbs is totally relate-able. And, my favorite part, is that she is all about putting our perfectionist demons to rest by taking one day at a time, one goal at a time. This isn't a diet book. This is a pep talk in a book -- a motivational coach.
I especially enjoy the personal weight loss stories, the exercise guide and the meal plan. All three are really great resources.
I really am not being paid to say this is a book I will read again!
From the back cover:
"Lose All the Weight You Want, One Meal, One Pound, One Day At a Time!
I've got great news for you: You are about to feel better and look better beginning today! Today is truly a new opportunity for you to reach your weight loss goals. No, you won't fit into your "skinny jeans" today, but I'm going to show you how each day will get you closer to that goal.
Yesterday's mistakes are gone so let them go. You can't control tomorrow, so stop worrying about it. Today is your opportunity to lose weight, get strong, and look great. It won't happen overnight, but you can build a new life by changing your actions immediately and I'm here to show you how to make the changes that will create the new lifestyle you dream of: body, mind, and spirit. Best of all, you will start celebrating right away!
Come on, my friend. Let's get started! By opening this book, I'll show you how to unlock every tool you need to lose weight and get fit —and stay that way for the rest of your life. Success can be yours, what are you waiting for?
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P.S. Now that the holidays are over I hope to get back to my regular posting. :)
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
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