Losing Weight Outside the Cocoon

Increasing weight loss by a small percentage adds up! You don’t have to be a recluse to do it either.

Tip of the day: move that unused treadmill to the room where you are in the most!

If this is the bathroom, reconsider the second most used room….

If you require privacy, then you need to dedicate one area for YOU, however…

Let’s get back to the first option!

Treadmills: we usually transform these things into clothes racks in the end. STOP THAT. Build yourself a simple shelf if you need to – buy a rolling closet – but DO NOT use the treadmill as a replacement for your unorganized items!

Keep in mind, there a billion and one ways to get a light workout. You don’t have to associate losing weight automatically with this machine. But let’s stay focused on this one, single workout tool first before we get into the other billion…

 

The reason I say move it to the room you are in the most (let’s just call this the living room), is because in your main room, you reside the most and fail the most.

Fail the most?

Yes! This is the room that you sit down and watch T.V. This is the room where you get on your phone. This is the room where you kick back and say, “we’ll do it later.” When it is relax time, then it is relax time! Although, if this room keeps holding you back, we call that failing. Call it for what it is! Don’t sugarcoat it: sugar is how we got here!

Let me say this, a treadmill isn’t pretty. It won’t add to your living room’s feng shui at all!

But neither does your heavy breathing going to the mailbox. That’s not a putdown whatsoever, and I would never fault anybody for trying or simply having weight.

This is YOUR life and YOU are very important. You have so many potential to help others and do great things for you and your family. If you don’t like the way your weight looks, if you don’t like how it feels, if you are suffering from the side effects of weight on your joints and blood related levels: this is one step in working on just that.

I want this workout tool to be unsightly! I want you to be able to get rid of it one day. One day, you’ll be walking down the street and feel comfortable in your clothes and in your own God-given skin!

One day, you’ll be selling that workout tool online or giving it to someone else who is facing your same challenges.

One day, you’ll be able to keep up with your kids and all that beautiful, hidden potential will shine like a candelabra amongst tea lights!

Bless you on your journey towards a healthier you. We here at Cody Homesteader are here for you and selling you absolutely nothing. There is no powdered supplement that replaces willpower. If you have any questions, please ask! Use an anonymous name if you want – We don’t care about names, shapes, or colors – we care about YOU.

We do ask that you visit our page as often as possible, and if you can check out our YouTube page, (which includes podcasts turned into video format) that would really help!

https://youtu.be/TpA9gZjC_Cs

We talk about Gardening for healthier eating, safety, light politics, history, and general psychology. Thanks so much for your time!

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Tip for the New Year

Easy tip for the year.

Whilst doing battle in the blind war of Weight Loss, sometimes we become disoriented in what direction to attack first or next.

Carbs or fats?

Workout or diet?

How many gallons of water??

Water weight or pant size?

Stop….

Just hold up a minute. Carbs or fats?

A lot of people run into the battlefield armed with only this mindset…

Eat nothing, run, eat like a rabbit, no sleep because I gotta work out more, jog, pushups, skip breakfast…

 

That’s T-total crap.

I’m going to give a quick stroke over the keys to help explain, but this could be a lifesaving tip and comparison that will save you so much time and worry.

Compare Fats to gasoline – Compare Carbs to coal.

Fats are essential and should never be totally thrown out. They are an awesome source of quick energy – much like gasoline. Quick-burning, strong, very needed, important, and will get you through your morning routine.

Carbs are just as essential. Plenty of studies have shown people falling into real depression without carbs. No, I don’t mean that somebody got upset without their Panera bread fix. I’m saying, without the proper amounts of certain basic nutrients in your body, you will become sick without them.

Carbs are like coal; in so much as they don’t spark right up like the fumes from a puddle of gasoline, but require plenty of heat to grant ignition. Coals burn longer and stronger than gasoline.

Carbs will provide the best source of energy for longevity. You just have to be able to justify them…

 

That’s the best way to explain it. Justify your food. Does your work routine require a donut to complete this task?

Are you a lumberjack? Cuz ya kinda just ate seven pancakes, a stick of butter, and a cup of syrup.

Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t eat a donut just because you sit in an office using your brain more than your feet. It just means that you may have to hold off later on your triple-cheese-bacon-mayo-ketchup-quad bun burger…of doom… plus five… and fries.

You may want to settle for a grilled chicken salad with regular dressing and leave off the crackers if you ate two donuts (I’m not into the whole 0fat thing, I donno what they are replacing the fat with and if you’re not satisfied with the taste, then you’ll drop the healthy eating).

 

Here’s a tip: Go to the gym with a friend just ONE time. I’m not sending you there to perhaps become a member – I just want you to use their treadmill. Walk for ten minutes at 2.5 mph on a regular incline/grade.

Now, document the calories it claims you burned off.

Now, Google that donut you ate earlier and get a general idea of how many calories were involved in that fried goodness.

Wow, right?! You barely nicked that donut! What, did you burn of 23 calories?

Hey, here’s the thing:

  • I’m proud of you for getting on the treadmill
  • I’m proud of you for actually documenting your calories
  • I’m proud of you for reading this far without pictures…(seriously, I would’ve left by now lol)

Hardcore diets equal hardcore failures 90% of the time. Let’s not start that this year. I’m going to be posting to help you 100% of the way.

I’m selling you NOTHING. There’s no powder supplement that can replace willpower. That’s all on you. And here at Cody Homesteader – if you can listen to the podcasts, if you can read the blog posts, I will do my best to help you without costing you a cent.

No matter while side of the aisle you’re on – you race – your religion – your coffee type…

We love you, and we want more for you.

Write yal soon.

Cody Homesteader

Safety – House Fires

The cold and chilly season is in full-effect!

Honestly, I can’t stand it. I’ve never been the biggest fan of slipper roads or four layers of anything other than cheese and bacon.

Sadly, one of the first stories that you’ll hear from your local news network in the mornings is: how many people have recently experience/suffered a house fire while attempting to warm their house.

That’s terrible! I mean, the concept of warming your house with what little you may have at the time and BAM – you’re out in the very thing that you were trying to keep away or worse!

Hey – we’re not talking about that 1% that are sitting in the corner around a homebrewed garbage fire not expecting anything bad to happen. No.

The people in most cases simply haven’t had their chimneys cleaned. Even if they have, something recently has blocked up their flue. Birds can sometimes be a killer nuisance.

Equipment failure, due to improper upkeep or installation, can hit at any time, and when put under the pressures of having to keep an entire household or even a small space heated all of the sudden, can fail right when you are taking a nap or laying down for the night.

Regular fireplaces must be taken SERIOUSLY. Even with proper wood types, sparks can decide to jump out and make that beautiful $2,500 Egyptian rug into a $75,000 room repair.

 

Wall heaters

Make sure nothing is placed against them. Every day that people come in and out for dinner, things gets misplaced.

Example: A chair with an oil based jacket hanging on the back that is within the range or ‘danger zone’ of those wall heaters, can quickly lead to setting the entire room ablaze if left alone.

We’ve heard about plenty of people in our families having been burnt by these things – what’s to have stopped something else from burning up or getting singed? You – Basic common sense.

But common sense isn’t so common 24/7. Nobody is perfect and I’m the ‘perfect’ example.

Taking simple and small steps every day to make sure that the next time Ol’ man Winter knocks, you will be prepared to kick his butt – safely.

We want to know….

Homesteading covers a broad range of subjects that we want to discuss with you.

  • Family
  • History
  • DIY
  • Gardening
  • Water Storage
  • General Psychology
  • Awareness
  • Finances and saving money

You control what comes in and out of your home.

You are responsible for protecting your land, rights, and that home you call yours.

You can change how you spend money and time in a more effective way.

We can help!

We can also grow together. Nobody is the queen or king of knowledge in these subjects – if they were, they’d probably be teaching it somewhere for way too much money! Hah.

So, let’s share ideas that’ll help save money and time. Let’s find more ways to keep positive in an at times, dreary landscape. Let’s be the best we can with what little time we have here.

What we are asking YOU is what do YOU want to hear a podcast or video over?

Please let us know. We have a YouTube page https://youtu.be/TpA9gZjC_Cs

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And please leave us a comment on here!

Thank you very much.

Cody Homesteader

Winter Garden Box

No idea what a Gardener can do during Winter? Click and listen, watch, and read!

Today on the Cody Homesteader show, we wanted to talk to you about Garden Boxes!

We’ve compiled at least four Podcast/videos to help with your Winter Boredom. Think that there’s absolutely nothing you can do to improve your gardening experience? We have some super projects that may change your mind.

Garden Boxes have plenty of benefits.

  • Contains only the dirt and nutrients you put in
  • Less erosion
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easy to harvest
  • Easy to water
  • Easy to alter
  • Easy to secure

If that sounds like something you could get into, then DON’T wait to Winter to subside. Start kicking butt now. Get out there and make your garden NOW!

Here’s the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TpA9gZjC_Cs

Here it is on Buzzsprout: Listening to “EPS 9 Winter Garden Box” at  https://www.buzzsprout.com/74692/459159-eps-9-winter-garden-box

 

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Music is my own. It’s free for whoever can extract it. It’s just a keyboard and a 12 str Johnson an 6 chords. There.

Garden Prep p1 composting and your garden box

Winter’s clutch has you – do something about it!

As promised, the first out of at least 4 episodes about Winter Garden Prep is here!

Building your garden boxes or preparing your land is the first step to designing an awesome and winning new year!

If you feel the clutches of Winter destroying your creativity and garden-love, then this is the show for you!

Thanks for following and please stay tuned.

Podcast located at iTunes

and Buzzsprout

Glitch in YouTube Monetization

So this is a subject that doesn’t have much to do with my usual channel and Homesteading. However, it actually needs to be on the net for anyone that uses YouTube Creator Studio(YCS).

Sometimes, YCS is notorious for giving you false readings: for example

-you look at your earnings and it says 0.00!

This is after you have

-already applied for and have been accepted for Google Adsense

-You are NOT looking at your Adsense page(it won’t show you earnings like it should…)

-Just the day before you showed… let’s say $5.00 for the past 28 days, and now 0.00

It is a glitch! If you’ve went to your Channel settings on your Desktop version of YouTube and you have no hits against you on copyright or other policies, then don’t worry. This is just a glitch!

Let the sigh of relief come like mine did when I refreshed and refreshed my page on my Android version of Creator Studio and all was fixed.

First it returned to the norm after I refreshed my Desktop version and then I did the same to my phone app and Bam! There is was – all fixed.

So, it’s more of just a waiting game for the team at YouTube to fix such problems. It happens. But don’t start going around and changing all your settings.

Maybe a warning from YCS would be appropriate. I know a lot of people would instantly come to the defense in an offensive way and say, “they give you money for talking to camera – shut up! Gaw!”

However, WE share our earnings with them, and I expect good service for us all sharing our monies! I’m not harshly knocking the wonderful creation that I’ve been lucky enough to tap into in the recent year – no, not at all!

I just don’t want anyone to become as mistaken as I was the morning I woke and became frightened that I, Cody Homesteader, had actually broken a rule! Not this guy, hah.

Have an awesome day.

Cody Homesteader