Friday, January 29, 2010

REVIEW: "The One Day Way" by Chantel Hobbs

Based around the principles of Kaizen, or “continuous improvement“ (though the book never specifically says so), Chantel’s plan encourages you to forget about yesterday, not worry about tomorrow, and just focus on TODAY.

Chantel walks you through the process, first encouraging you to change your mindset and demolish the bad habits. Then she helps you to renew your thinking which will help create new, healthier habits.

There are two weeks’ worth of sample menu plans included, as well as some strengthening exercises featuring a medicine ball and resistance band.

A lot of the book includes a repetition of what was already said, but I think that’s just Chantel’s way of making sure that you fully understand the concepts being presented. I love how absolutely uplifting and positive she is!

I liked how simple this program seems to be. While I’m not a fan of specific meal plans and exercise routines (I really prefer to follow my own “plan”), I do think that the idea of just focusing on today is a good one. So, as always, I plan to “take what I loved, and leave the rest“.

Overall, this is a great book, with an awesome premise, and you would not find yourself sorry to have read it.

Rated: B+

Thank you to Staci Carmichael at Waterbrook/Multnomah publishers for sending me a copy of this book for review!

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