I've been feeling so non-energetic and braindead lately that I can barely finish my classes, let alone do something just for my own benefit :(
yeah, I know there are *plenty* of times - especially in past years when things were OMG so awful for me, but they absolutely still happen on a regular basis - where if I was the only one who had to eat, no way was I doing anything good for myself if it took even a tiny bit of energy.
Nonetheless - even if you can't find a way to get yourself to do it today, or tomorrow, or next month, occasionally remembering a list of "easy ways to eat at home that don't take all afternoon to make, and which don't burn the apartment down" is still knowledge you can file away for future reference. Some day you may feel up to trying something off the list for the first time.
grab a a pair of free weights (dumbbells? idk what the proper word is, and I don't care, I geuss) and do some bicep curls/triceps work/whatever.
Do 16oz curls count?
Hell, clenching your hands into fists and raising your arms above your head and holding them there for 10sec counts!
Finished with 10sec? Do it again! :D
Seriously. Just that small amount of physical exertion makes a difference to your body, if you're extremely sedentary.
With all the talk of Alton Brown going on, I like to suggest watching the series yourself! If you want to learn to cook, it's an excellent place to start.
Look up Good Eats. As described by Alton Brown himself, it's Julia Child meets Mr. Wizard meets Monty Python.
If Alton Brown doesn't do it for you, look for other cooking show hosts, and find one who keeps you watching. Whether it's because they're really funny, or because what they make, specifically, really gets you interested... or because you think they're so hot you can't stop watching marathons of their shows... I don't care what the reason is.
If you can get excited about *watching* cooking, you'll *learn* something about how to cook. And then eventually, it'll get you interested to actually make *one* thing. And then maybe you'll eventually make another thing. And eventually, before you know it, you'll be learning how to cook :)