Monday, January 12, 2009

Tour & Giveaway: Never Say Diet Book & Fitness Trainer by Chantel Hobbs

About these books:

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.

In Never Say Diet, now available in trade paperback, Chantel provides everything readers need to lose weight for good, including:

-Simple, step-by-step workout routines that fit into a normal weekday schedule
-A realistic approach to nutrition that helps people break their bondage to food
-Strategies for staying motivated when life takes unexpected turns
-Keys to dealing with discouragement by relying on God’s strength
-The secret to moving beyond past failures and getting over old excuses

Chantel helps readers make the five commitments that are necessary for changing their lives. Her high-energy, no-nonsense approach inspires readers to achieve results that last in body, mind, and spirit.

Personal Trainer: Her newest book, The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Coach, now allows readers to have Chantel show up each week to inspire, encourage, and energize them on the journey to a healthy life that centers on body, mind, and spirit.

This fitness guide helps readers set new weight-loss goals and create an exercise schedule that works in the midst of life’s constant demands. Readers will be inspired with Scripture, and they will welcome Chantel’s healthy eating plan with simple, energy-and-nutrition-packed recipes. Weekly checklists and personal evaluations direct readers in reaching their goals. Plus, Chantel’s personal and entertaining stories provide the motivation needed to get through even the most frustrating days.

With Never Say Diet and The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Coach readers will establish new fitness habits that burn off excess weight, increase strength, and establish a new, healthy way of living.

About Chantel Hobbs:

Chantel Hobbs is a personal trainer, certified spinning instructor, and motivational speaker whose no-excuses approach to fitness has won her a grateful following across the country. The author of Never Say Diet, Chantel hosts a weekly fitness program on Reach FM radio and is a regular guest on Way FM. Her “Ditch the Diet, Do the Weekend” bootcamp takes place several times a year in a variety of locations. She has presented her unique approach to lasting fitness in People magazine and on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, The 700 Club, Living the Life, and Paula White Today. Chantel enjoys life with her husband and their four children in South Florida.

My thoughts:

It's the beginning of a new year and I need to get back on the wagon. After I had my second daughter in July of 2006, instead of keeping off the baby weight I lost when I had her, I let my weight creep back up to my 9 month pregnancy weight. I know many of you have been there. Last summer I half-heartedly decided that I was going to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight (or lower). I started watching my calories and such, and have thankfully lost 16 of those 23 pounds and have successfully kept them off for almost 6 months. But as this new year starts, I need a jump start - and after having read Chantel's book, I realize I need to change the way I think. I can't be satisfied with "almost" making it back to my pre-pregnancy weight. This is the year I get it done - and keep it off for good.

What I really like about Chantel's book is that from the very beginning it's not about what you shouldn't do, it's more about what you should do. It starts out with "move your body", then gradually leads you through to the realization that you should eat to fuel your body, and you don't want your body running on junk. One other thing that I think is a big plus - the personal trainer log. So many times I'd read a health/diet/fitness book and it 'tells' you what do - this fitness log (which is handy by being small enough to stick in a gym bag or purse) guides you step by step along the way.

So are you ready to make a change?

One individual (US residents only please) will win a set of these books - to be in the running, all you have to do is leave a comment with your contact info (you at yoohoo dot com) by Sunday, January 18th, at midnight central time. I'll contact the winner on Monday.


ReadingRobin said...

I so need this book, I am the same weight as I was when I gave birth to my DD.
cmrobin at bellsouth net

lisa said...

Sigh, I need to read this!! I can't imagine looking as good as the lady on the cover of that book, though!!

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

cpullum said...

Wow I am ready to make that change count me in!