the challenge is there's no deadline for this stuff. I've had this rowing machine for years and periodically said to myself "ok, I've got to use this"...but then I'd always say I'll start tomorrow, or after this weekend, or when this busy work project ends, or when we get back from vacation, or...and then it never happen.
I've ballooned right out. I've gone from a Medium/Small to a Large, easily put four inches on my waistline but seemingly nowhere else. I didn't expect us to be in lockdown for so long, or multiple times, or to be made redundant and stuck at home watching how much I spend. If I had I would have made a proper effort to do Youtube workouts and so on. I had a fortnight there where I was doing a dance workout every morning but it gets really boring really quickly doesn't it? My goal for after lockdown is to only socialise with people bigger than me so I look small by comparison.
Before lockdown I couldn't and wouldn't cook much. I lived off ready meals, pasta and pizza, takeaways and tins. There are loads of reasons for why I had developed such an unsophisticated palette, mostly that I didn't want to make the time to cook properly and lose it from elsewhere in my life, and also just general fear of failure, "this isn't for me" nonsense. But I figured at the start of lockdown that if I was going to be in the house looking for ways to kill time and I was going to be Boredom Eating then I might as well embrace learning some stuff about food. The problem is that all my recipe books I've accumulated are designed for hearty meals and group situations, a meal for four in a book easily becomes a meal for two with a plate of leftovers when you're serving it.
Yeah it definitely gets boring. There's no Joe wicks or yoga with adtienne in lockdown 3.
Cooking for 1 is always a bit of a pain, i can never be arsed to go to the trouble if it's just me, and i don't wanna be eating the same thing more than 2 days in a row cos it emphasises my alone routine.
I have just made my own breakfast (2 slices of bacon, fried bread and egg, tomatoes, onions, chilli, ketchup) but that's different.
Those kenji videos might do it for you but you could go the way I've gone with them where you are watching them knowing that you are highly unlikely to actually do any of the cooking.
The pandemic year has been hard for many, with all the sickness, death, layoffs, confinement, and isolation. But for a socially anxious and solitude-loving crew, it has been a sort of strange blessing.