January 5, 2010

GIVEAWAY: The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs

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

I've never read a dieting/excercise/healthy living book before, but I was interested in reading this one as it didn't seem like Hobbs had any hook (i.e. you have to buy MY food/exercise products for this to work) and I was interested in getting more motivation to get healthy.

In The One-Day Way Hobbs doesn't outline a particular weight-loss program, but merely puts forth one main idea: if you're going to meet your weight loss goal, you have to do it a day at a time.

Basically, she wants us to forget about past mistakes and the pressure of keeping up past successes as well as the long-term and out-of-reach goals. Instead, focus on making the right choices today.

I greatly appreciate this approach to getting healthy. It's individualized...what I need to do today is not what you need to do today. It focuses on the individual choices that we make all the time: what to eat, what to do, etc. Instead of aiming to work out 20 times this month (umm, which I'm not), I should aim to workout today (which I SHOULD...).

The battle is always won or lost in the moment. THAT's where my focus should be.

My only problem with this book is that as a believer (which I believe she is) Hobbs does not take it to gospel as she could have. She comes close, but falls short.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fresh start in the new year. To help you out with that, I have one copy of this book to giveaway.

This contest is open to anyone in the US or Canada. To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post (if you don't leave a way for me to contact you, you are obviously disqualified). Giveaway will be open until January 15th, 4 PM Eastern.


  1. I'd love to win this. I need to be reminded of the step by step battle all the time.

  2. Looks like a great book.

  3. I love the idea of this book. One day at a time is exactly how I need to look at it and the only way to win the battle. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I would like to read this book.


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