"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway (Closed): The One-Day Way


I am soooo excited for this giveaway!! I recently received the book The One-Day Way by Chantel Hobbs from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group to read and review. I jumped at the chance to review a dieting book so that I can meet one of my goals for this year, to lose 40-45 pounds!

Here's the media summary I received that got me excited to read this book:

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.

The author is a Christian and occasionally brings God into the picture, but I wouldn't by any means call this a "Christian Book" and can actually be a little confusing at some points about faith. Anyone could read this, Christian or non Christian, but the author does mention God and drawing on His help to accomplish your goals.

This book is a little on the self-centered side, but I really liked a lot of her suggestions and ideas. I appreciate the idea of only taking things one day at a time. Forget about the past, don't worry about the future, but change you life ONE DAY at a time! I'm still struggling with a lot of these very things, but the author is very encouraging and even includes quite a bit of food and exercise information. If you're looking for a very encouraging book for weight loss and overall life change, I would recommend this book.

Now for the giveaway! I have one copy to give away to my readers! To enter the giveaway you can do any of the following, leaving a separate comment for each:
  1. Leave me a comment telling me some of your weight loss goals for this year
  2. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.
  3. Become a follower or tell me if you already do!
  4. Become a subscriber or tell me if you already do!
  5. Follow me on twitter or tell me if you already do!
That's 5 chances to win. The giveaway is open from now until Friday January 15th at 11PM EST when I will randomly pick a winner. I will email the winner (so make sure you leave a way for me to email you!) and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If they don't, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!!

34 comments:

The Manic Mommy on January 6, 2010 at 4:47 PM said...

Fun giveaway! My weight loss goals this year are to drop 20lbs and make the tummy region "tight" again! I am currently doing my first round of P90x and you can check out my Fitness blog Here:
http://www.icommit2befit.blogspot.com

So far so good! I'm a week into it and I dropped 3.4lbs! Whoo!

justanothermanicmommy @ gmail.com

The Manic Mommy on January 6, 2010 at 4:49 PM said...

Following on Twitter: ManicMommyMeg

The Manic Mommy on January 6, 2010 at 4:50 PM said...

Following you Via Google! :)

justanothermanicmommy @ gmail.com

Charity on January 7, 2010 at 5:21 PM said...

My weight loss goals are to tighten my abs and drop about 25 pounds. I am really trying to exercise portion control and to pop in my exercise DVD every day:) Please enter me. Would love to win this. Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity on January 7, 2010 at 5:21 PM said...

And I am already a follower as Charity:)

Charity on January 7, 2010 at 5:22 PM said...

Also a follower on Twitter as kingsdaughter24

Charity on January 7, 2010 at 5:23 PM said...

I am also an email subscriber:D

Anonymous said...

My goal is to work out at leat 4 days a week.
trishbazin@yahoo.com

Michelle on January 7, 2010 at 9:04 PM said...

I'm only looking to lose 10 or so pounds; my biggest goal is to tighten and be a lot firmer!

Linda Kish on January 9, 2010 at 12:01 AM said...

My goal is to lose 20 pounds


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Daiquiri said...

My goal is to lose up to 45-50 lbs, I'm a mother who at the moment is breastfeeding a 4 month old. I need to lose this weight slowly but for good because I also have a 2 yr and 5 yr old. Me and my mother are trying to lose weight together instead of gaining. I follow your tweets under wilddac, thanks have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Marie on January 9, 2010 at 1:55 PM said...

I would love to lose 15lbs and to try to have a flat stomach by the summer.
mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Amanda on January 9, 2010 at 3:54 PM said...

I would like to lose 15 lbs this year. After having four c-sections, I really need to tighten my abs and just firm up in general.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Amanda on January 9, 2010 at 3:55 PM said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Amanda on January 9, 2010 at 3:55 PM said...

I follow on Google friend connect.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Amanda on January 9, 2010 at 3:56 PM said...

I follow on twitter as
frugalmomto4.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

maureen73 on January 9, 2010 at 10:21 PM said...

I had three babies in less than 3 years and have 40 lbs to lose to be at my ideal weight. I want to be a healthy role model for my children but it is not working on my own so this book would be a blessing.
Thanks for the opportunity!
maureenruble@yahoo.com

maureen73 on January 9, 2010 at 10:22 PM said...

I am an email subscriber! Yay!
Thanks,
J. Leigh Designz Reader

maureen73 on January 9, 2010 at 10:23 PM said...

I follow your blog..thanks!
J. Leigh Designz Reader

*Mirage* on January 10, 2010 at 2:30 AM said...

I would like to get pregnant again but I'm over 200 pounds... alot... so I would just like to lose some weight before getting pregnant. Then when I'm pregnant I would like to not gain anything, because I'm already so overweight and with my last child my midwife told me that I shouldn't gain anything. I would like to eat healthy and exercise for the baby.
Then after I have the baby I would like to start working toward getting back under 200 pounds. That would be a really encouraging step for me if I could just get under the 200 mark again!
Thanks for the giveaway!
mamamirage at yahoo dot com

Neatha on January 10, 2010 at 5:13 PM said...

My weight loss goal is to lose 10lbs so I am back to my prepregnancy weight.

zboggs0002 @ kctcs.edu

Julie D on January 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM said...

I turned 40 last year, and my goal was to make it to under 150 pounds. Instead, I ended the year at my heaviest ever (almost 300 pounds.) So my goal is to find something I can live and lose with.
juliesweeps at hotmail.com

Julie D on January 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM said...

Following your blog

Julie D on January 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM said...

Following on twitter (Mom2Ways)

April on January 10, 2010 at 8:56 PM said...

Great giveaway! My weight loss goal is 45 lbs-then I will be back to a healthy weight. My short term goals are 2 lbs a week.

April on January 10, 2010 at 9:02 PM said...

I am following you via google blogger!

Heather on January 12, 2010 at 10:18 AM said...

My weight loss goals are more about inches, because while I want to lose the rest of the baby weight I'm not sure exactly how much that is. I'd like to lose 30 pounds so that I'm back to what I weighed in college. But I'd really be happy with losing 20 or even 10 pounds, as long as I meet my REAL goal: to be in a size 8 by my sister's wedding in May and a size 6 by the end of the year.

augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kara said...

My weight loss goal is more about fitting into jeans, rather than pounds lost. I am hoping to lose about 45 pounds this year, but really about 4 pants sizes.

k_wachtler (at) yahoo (dot) com

Shannon on January 12, 2010 at 6:51 PM said...

Wow! My goal is to finally lose the 70+ pregnancy pounds I've been holding on to for 9 years now ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I hope to exercise regularly and lose about 30 lbs to be at a healthy BMI:)

Darrell
miamichickens at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I gained 12 pounds last year (aargh!), so my goal is to take it off in 2010. I've heard good things about this book, and I could really use it. Thanks!
bkittie@hotmail.com

Cheri on January 13, 2010 at 12:05 PM said...

I'd love to lose 15 pounds.
-cheri

Smart Cents Mom on January 13, 2010 at 9:09 PM said...

Great giveaway! I would love to lose 30 pounds this year. I really need some motivation. Thanks for the chance to win!
skstigger@hotmail.com

Smart Cents Mom on January 13, 2010 at 9:09 PM said...

I follow on Google Friends.
skstigger@hotmail.com

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