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My 9-Step Weight Loss Program: Step #4

Posted Under: Cal's Weight Loss Program,Hypnosis Blog

Who says weight loss needs to be boring!? So far I am having a great time, and I’ve lost 10 pounds already.

Today I am going to expand a bit on what I have written already about my 9-Step Weight Loss Plan including hypnosis. Here is what I have written about Step #4 so far…

Step #4: Exercising Every Day – Exercising every day will be an important part of my healthy weight loss plan. But because I could overdo it, or do too little to get the kind of results that I want, I will vary my exercise program, with some days having light exercise and other days having more vigorous exercise. I will be walking, riding my recumbent trike and my new TRIKKE (a really weird but fun contraption).

From what I have read and from my experience, I have learned that exercise alone is a poor way to lose weight (unless you are a teenager or 20-something with boundless energy and lots of time on your hands). However, it is a very important part of any weight loss plan for those who are able to exercise. An active lifestyle that includes moderate intensity exercise can improve weight loss about 40%! So that is what I am going to do.

Some things that I wanted to keep in mind are that I want my exercise time to be something that I look forward to. That is why I am planning the following…

(Click the button in the center to start the video)

First, as you watch the video that goes with this blog entry you will see that I am very excited about my new TRIKKE, model T8. I have already put in a few miles on it, going for some rides over an hour long. It is fun, low impact and portable (i.e. it folds and fits into the trunk of my car). Check it out and if you want to learn more about it, or even get one of your own, go to the link on this site.

Another fun way for me to exercise is my recumbent trike which I showed you in a previous blog entry (Step #2). It is also a fun way to exercise. You can travel a lot of ground pretty quickly and it kind of looks like a dragster! I’m thinking of doing a “Century” (a one hundred mile bike ride) on it later this year! I’ll let you know more about that as the date approaches.

And finally, I am going to do some walking. Walking will be one of the things that I do on my less active days. To keep it fun and interesting, I am planning on listening to music and other audio programs on my Pocket PC Phone.

Well that is it for this entry. I hope you enjoyed the video. Sorry about the vertical line running up and down through some of the video. It is being caused by the glare of the sun off the metal of the bike where the handlebars connect with the rest of the trike.

I hope you will continue to post your comments and leave suggestions! I am really enjoying your input and actually it is really helpful. 🙂

View the video on YouTube

6 Reader Comments to My 9-Step Weight Loss Program: Step #4

  1. Michael Anthony January 9, 2007 at 7:08 PM

    Congratulations Cal It’s nice to see that you are fully committed to reaching your ideal weight.Unless I missed something it appearsthat you will be doing mostly aerobic exercises to get your body in shape. THis could wind up being not as beneficial as you would like.

    Muscle burns calories even at rest so if you incorparate an anarobic component to your programyou will derive a greater benefit for your efforts. I would concentrate on my major muscle groups. ex. Chest, back and legs. I sent a modified resistence program when you first mentioned that you were going to start training. If you want I will make up another program which doesn’t necessitate joining a gym and will not take up too much of your time.

    Love & peace,
    Michael Anthony

  2. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, FNGH January 9, 2007 at 7:19 PM

    Hi Michael Anthony,

    It was great to hear from you! You are right I forgot to mention the resistance part of my program. That was probably because right now I don’t have my equipment. When we moved from Minnesota a few months ago I sold all of my fitness gear. I will be getting some new stuff in just a bit, and then I will ad resistance training to my program. (I need to get on that right away because you are absolutely right about calories burning up calories, how could I have forgotten!?!)

    Right now, I am considering getting a Bowflex® Home Gym. I like the idea of that kind of set up because I won’t need a spotter when I work out and it will not take up much space in my place, if you know what I mean.

    Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

    Keep in touch,

  3. Carole Thorpe January 9, 2007 at 9:36 PM

    Holy CAL!

    You crack me up. You’re just a great big kid aren’t you?…boys and their toys! Keep on keeping on! I wish you success on your quest to be slim, trim, healthy and fit.
    All my best.

    Carole Thorpe

  4. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, FNGH January 10, 2007 at 9:00 AM

    Hi Carole,

    I think that you have me figured out completely, I am a big kid at heart! I love my toys, be it my new Trikke T8, or my old Harley, they all help to keep me active and happy when I am not doing my hypnosis gig.

    Keep those comments coming. And, thank you for your well wishes.

    Info. On Hypnosis Training

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  6. George Guarino January 27, 2007 at 10:20 PM

    Cal – You’re too much! A great inspiration as well as a fine instructor. You make me smile… and I feel the weight coming off with every grin… mine and yours… Any more tips, tricks or comments about drinking plenty of water? I love water but the extra bathroom time does become problematic.

    Also… being a bass player myself (with a 10 year old son who’s getting into playing guitar), somehow I ran across your MeetUp Jam request. How’s that going?… how ’bout incorporating that into your weight loss program? Or is that tip number 7 and I spoiled the surprise? Jamming out, working up a good sweat has got to be good… and what a fine time to drink lots of extra H2O… above and beyond.

    Just checking in and sharing in your energy. So far it’s been a fantastic year for me and hypnosis. Finally my practice is getting traction. Lots more to come… Be well… George Guarino, CH

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