Sunday, January 11, 2009

Book Review and Giveaway!

It is time for my first book review and giveaway of 2009. I cannot believe how quickly time is passing me by. It seems fitting to begin the new year with this particular book. Since many of us make New Year's Resolutions and many times those resolutions have to do with losing weight what a perfect book for me to read and share with you.

After years of failed diet attempts, Chantel Hobbs discovered the missing ingredient to permanent weight loss: to change your life, you first have to change the way you think.
She developed a balanced plan for exercise and nutrition and lost two hundred pounds. Now, through writing, speaking, and her work as a personal trainer, she inspires others to achieve far more than they thought possible.

I wasn't so sure I was going to enjoy 'another' diet book however, this one is different. This is not just a book about what foods to eat and how to exercise. This book offers real answers to some of my most frustrating questions like: Why can't I keep the weight off once I lose it?

Chantel bears her soul and opens her life to us as she takes us on her journey, not just to weight loss, but to total health, mind, body and soul.

One of the things I realized while reading this book was that we live in a microwave, instant gratification society. We say YES to the pizza because it makes us feel good now instead of saying NO to the pizza and feeling great a few weeks, months or years down the road when we have lost the weight, kept it off, and feel fantastic. I know that realization will stick with me for years to come.

Chantel helps us to make 5 brain changes that will ultimately allow us to shed pounds forever. You have to change your mind before you can change your life.

This book is accompanied by the companion Personal Fitness Trainer. With scriptures and personal insight Chantel encourages us to get in shape in a 16 week scheule that will help us see food as a tool for health, exercise as something we enjoy and each day to be lived to the fullest.

If you have allowed those extra pounds to trap you in a body you are not comfortable with, I encourage you to purchase this set of books here.

Better yet, leave a comment and on Friday, January 16th I will hold a random drawing and you could win both books.


Considering It All Joy,
Cindy

26 comments:

  1. WOW, that's amazing, 200 lbs. It always seems so easy until I get out of bed. :)

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  2. I would love this book. I need it!

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  3. What a great review. This would be sooo good for me.

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  4. WOW!! I could really use this. I am trying to lose weight since we are trying to conceive!

    kayceewilliams AT gmail DOT COM

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  5. sounds like a great book...thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. This sounds like an interesting read. Thank you for the chance to win. This 'blogging world' has turned out to be more fun and beneficial than I'd ever imagined.

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  7. Count me in,I would love to share this with my sister.

    Tammy

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  8. Knowledge is power so count me in as I struggle with everyone else in this area. Blessings to you...

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  9. sounds sensational thanks for the opportunity to win this

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  10. I really need these great books. My weight loss goal is 40lbs by the end of February..I have 31 lbs to go.

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  11. Intriguing. Weight issues are so much more than diet. I'd love to read these books.

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  12. I'd love to win, weight is my worst problem.

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  13. Sounds like she obviously knows her stuff huh...200 pounds worth. I lost about 15-20 when I went through tragic spot in my life summer of 2007. However, I slowly gained it back the beginning of 2008. I so want to get back down. I felt so good about myself and my looks.

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  14. Cindy!

    I bet this book is wonderful. Can't wait to see who wins! There is so much more to weight loss and weight maintenance than that horrible word "diet".

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  15. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  16. Wow count me in I would love to win this!!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I'm a sucker for a good weightloss book!

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  18. It seems everyone is in agreement on the name for the baby! Thanks for your vote!

    Not allowed to "diet" yet, but I'm sure it will come in handy this summer after she arrives!

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful book...

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  20. I hope to remember to leave a comment Friday. I could use this book. My life would be so much healthier and better if I could lose 80 to 100 lbs.

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  21. I need to makeover my total health, mind, body and soul and weight loos too

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Perfect for this time of year :) I would love to check these out :)

    anastasia[at]mediamafia[dot]org

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  24. You are to be congratulated and your weight loss accomplishment. i do not have 200 lbs to lose but I would love your book in my effort.

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  25. oooh! did you hold your random drawing yet?
    I def. need to change the way I think on this one! I BEAT myself UP!!!!
    I will be back to say hi when it is not -gasp- 11 pm!!!
    Darlene

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Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy