Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs

I typically do not enjoy reading nonfiction books, but as someone who has struggled with my weight for several years, I found The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs to be a very inspiring read. It is very refreshing to hear advice from someone who has been there and has lost the weight herself vs those who have never known what it is to be overweight but think they have all the answers for fixing your problems. During the course of the book, Hobbs reveals pieces of her own story to allow readers to connect with her. Stories of feeling defeated and dwelling on mistakes made in the past are definitely things that I can relate to! Hobbs encourages the reader to forget about mistakes that have been made in the past (that oops from yesterday) and focus on what you can do today and then celebrate your accomplishment. Maybe you only walked for 5 minutes today, but if that's 5 minutes more than you walked yesterday, that's an accomplishment. Celebrate it. Then do it again tomorrow. The main point Hobbs makes sounds too simple to be true, but it really stuck with me. All you have to do is tell yourself that you'll make a simple change for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. Then the next day you have to get up and do it again for another 24 hours. I also really enjoyed that Hobbs made a point to tell readers to celebrate each and every accomplishment, no matter how small. Overall, if you are someone who has struggled with finding the motivation to lost weight and keep it off, I would highly recommend this book. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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