I've also been riding my exercise bike quite a bit. I usually work out right when I get up, and this past week I've been doing Pilates. But I keep getting a burst of energy at 10 or 11 at night and feeling the need to ride the bike! I'm weird. I was checking out 24 Hour Fitness because sometimes I'd really like to go to the gym in the middle of the night, but I haven't decided if it's worth the cost to me or not when I can get a good workout at home.
I bought some McDougall's soups at Ralphs the other day because they were on a pretty nice sale. I don't eat pre-made soups very often because I always feel guilty when I eat something pre-made. But that's stupid! I have this feeling like if I can do it myself, I should. So I feel reluctant to buy soup or hummus or veggie burgers when I think, "Hey, I can do that." Except sometimes it feels nice to have someone else do the work!
I tried out the low-sodium vegetable soup:
And I added a couple tablespoons of TVP. My Whole Foods just started carrying TVP in the bulk section - it's so cheap!
I just threw it in, mixed it up, and nuked it. Easy peasy.
I liked it! A couple days later I tried the lentil soup, which was also good. But to be honest, it looked like a brick of shit so I didn't take a picture of it.
Are you a member of a gym? Do you think it's worth it when it's so easy to work out at home or outside? I think this goes right along with the do-it-yourself mentality. So...
Do you feel the need to do things yourself? Or are you happy with eating pre-made soups, veggie burgers, etc.? I totally get the convenience of eating out or eating ready-made meals, but I have a weird obsession with self-reliance. I've mentioned before that I usually handwash and air-dry my clothes, too. And I made my own website (for my acting career). I cut my own bangs and dye my own hair (I've had every hair color, but I keep it natural now - gotta match my headshots). I do my own manicures and pedicures, even though I am terrible at painting my nails. I just have an issue with paying others to do what I can do myself. It's funny, I actually hadn't thought about this topic before writing this post! And now I think I might be bonkers. Maybe I can be my own therapist... heehee =)