Sunday, October 2, 2011

Walk Strong, Look Up by Chantel Hobbs ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800720490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800720490

Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the book:

One day Chantel Hobbs had had enough. She vowed to lose weight and keep it off for good. And that's exactly what she did. Nearly 200 pounds lost and years later, she shares with readers the power of the world's most natural exercise--walking. Almost anyone can do it, it rarely causes injury, it costs very little to get started, and it can be done anywhere at any time. Better yet, it affords exercisers the opportunity to connect with their Creator.

Complete with workout routines, tips on proper shoes and nutrition, recipes for power shakes, and even a free download of a thirty-minute walking workout that includes music and Chantel's coaching, Walk Strong, Look Up is the whole package. Chantel also reveals how walking and praying at the same time both intensifies the workout and adds a spiritual component to exercising that helps readers maintain their energy and enthusiasm. Anyone who desires a stronger body and a deeper connection with God will love this book.

My take on this book:
"Walk Strong, Look Up" is a book about using walking to become healthier while allowing God to become  your workout buddy. A motivational book that not only encourages you to use walking as a way to get fit physically but to use the time spent walking to get fit spiritually.
Broken down into four sections the why, the how, the weight and the win. Written in such a conversational way that you feel as if your listening to the author speak about such things as buying the correct type of shoes, to figuring out your B.M.I. The question and answer section in each chapter actually gives you enough space to jot down your answers or ideas. There are also some great tips about the types of food we should be eating along with a few great recipes that are simple and cost efficient to make. I have actually already tried a few of the shake recipes and found them delicious.
Having really never heard of Chantel Hobbs before I wasn't sure what her book might have for me, but I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information that I gleaned from reading it. Basically a four week walking program that is motivational and encouraging. I will certainly be looking for more books by Chantel Hobbs.

**Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**

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