After reading Hobbs’ eating and fitness plans it can be easy to feel like you need to get on board with the entire program right away to be a success. That however, would be missing the point of Hobbs’ philosophy - a day at a time, keep moving forward with small goals. So if the thought of jumping into a lower calorie way of life and establishing a big fitness plan all at once seem overwhelming, never fear – she’s not asking that of you. On the other hand, this isn’t a pie-in-the-sky weight loss plan, and she consistently maintains that it’s up to you, and will take work.
So – is this a “Christian” weight loss book? Yes and no. WaterBrook, Random House’s Christian publishing imprint, publishes it and Hobbs herself is a believer. She speaks of faith in general terms that aren’t specific to belief in God, but does encourage readers to turn to their Creator as a source of strength for their lives, and speaks to the way our bodies are designed to work. On the other hand, her approach is low-key, and all readers can benefit from her first-hand wisdom gleaned from the weight loss trenches.
I was so excited upon reading The One Day Way; not only does it carry within it’s pages simple insights that are absolutely transformational, but these ways of thinking can be transferred to areas outside of weight loss. For those of us who are easily overwhelmed by long-term goals of any sort, applying The One Day Way to all areas of life results in better focus, and more productivity (it has for me, in any case). I’m now looking forward to a never-ending journey towards growing into a better person day-by-day for the rest of my life.