Life Change, One Day at a Time…
As I found myself, last year, entering into the “no longer in my 30’s” club I discovered that the growing lack of energy and stamina accompanied with a change in my metabolism resulted in a little extra weight around my mid-drift. After a while of observation I determined this was not going away on its own. I came to the conclusion after great internal debate that I would need to do something about it. That “something” proved to be harder to find, start and maintain than I ever thought it would be.
I’ve observed (usually at a distance) various exercise programs and weight loss plans over the years but never found one, outside of the mandatory physical training during my 6 years in the Army that seemed to suit me and I was never to keen on that one either. However, I happen to have been blessed with one of those metabolisms that seem to take care of the majority of the junk I put in my body. That is until the last few years. A growing unhealthy eating pattern and lacking fitness regimen seem to have finally caught up with me. I’m not too far out of shape that I can’t get a handle on it however I have spent the large part of the last forty years feeling like I didn’t need to be concerned about any of this. Therefore, I feel I need a lifestyle change rather than a “plan” that may get me back on track but leave me with these same unhealthy habits when the plan is finished.
I got a copy of “The One Day Way” by Chantel Hobbs out of shear curiosity. What I discovered was an amazing resource and guidance that is applicable to much more than health and fitness. The book and program are certainly geared around changing bad habits but the method of small, bite sized, achievable, realistic goals really rocked my thought process. I’ve always looked at life as “play big or go home” which has caused me over the years to avoid things that I felt I could not accomplish in a big way. The One Day Way can still help you accomplish the ultimate goal of finishing well but it helps you to establish these short term goals that are a lot more attainable but if you do not succeed it doesn’t equal the “end of the world” or the demise of the over-all program.
Also, the “Failure is not an option” approach leads to a big crash and “game over” when we slip up. We feel we have wasted our time, we feel like a big loser and we scrap the whole thing. But as Chantel says “there’s always tomorrow”.
I have observed others struggle with weight and fitness issues. I have explored different options with some of them over the years and I feel “The One Day Way” is the first program that breaks it all down and simplifies it into an achievable, maintainable lifestyle.
I have started applying what I have learned in the book and have already begun experiencing differences. I look forward to moving forward with this program as well as sharing it with others around me. Thank you, Chantel, for your dedication and commitment.
FTC DISCLAIMER: “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.