I PROMISE

To myself that I’ll start using this again. Not only is it therapeutic but that also means I can find my recipes for shii I’ve made and that means that I remember exactly how I made things to my liking:)

OK SO LET’S SEE IF I ACTUALLY USE THIS.❤

Why is the term “mixed weight” even a thing?!

I posted this video today and the response has been pretty awesome so far. I want to say 99.99% of the feedback has been positive. Most people have never even heard of the term but everyone agrees that it’s stupid and shouldn’t even be a thing. Maybe we can just veto it like Regina George and just say “It’s NOT going to happen.”

Enjoy the video! I’m happy I was able to speak about this and hopefully the person who requested it will have some relief about the subject.

Crustless Quiche!

I posted a picture of my food yesterday on my more under the radar IG account where I mostly post food and my workouts and someone asked for the recipe! This is a mix of of a couple of recipes but it’s more or less the same prep. Here’s the link for reference. Now the ingredients that I used!

Ingredients:

5 eggs
3 cups of shredded cheese (I KNOW)
6 strips of bacon
1.5 cups of chopped broccoli
1 package of spinach
1 small yellow onion
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp low sodium salt
1/4-1/3 cup of 2% milk

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1. I put the bacon in the pan and let them cook until they were nice and crispy then put them aside. I left some of the bacon fat in because I’m a horrible person and just wanted to try it. (A woman at a bbq told me she used it for making gravy and for whatever reason that inspired me to do this? LOL)

2. While the bacon was cooking, I cut up the onion TINY cuz I hate chunks of big onion cuz that’s gross. I put the bacon fat on low heat because I like to take the time to cut up my veggies and still have something cooking while I’m doing it so it’s not just PREP PREP PREP then nothing’s going at the same time cuz it takes FOREVER… to me anyway lol!

3. I chopped the spinach because Ali hates “wet leaves” or things that feels like they’re slimy crawling down his throat. He came into the kitchen and chopped them finer because it wasn’t TINY ENOUGH APPARENTLY LOL. After that, I chopped the broccoli into little tiny pieces as well and tossed them all in the pan to let the spinach wilt down a little and soften the broccoli and cooked until most of the water was evaporated.

4. While all of that was going on, I mixed the cheese (I used a low sodium cheese but use whatever) eggs, salt, pepper, and milk into a bowl. The recipe I linked you to didn’t use bacon, broccoli or milk but I like it so yolo.

5. Once all of that was done, I added the bacon fat friends into the bowl and stirred around until everything was coated with the eggs to make sure nothing chunky was sticking out… mostly cuz I wanted it to look cute. Then I poured it into a dish.

6. The recipe said it should be done in 30 minutes but my dish was pretty small and a bit deeper than a normal pie pan so it took about 45 minutes for it to be golden on the top and not runny on the inside.

When it was all done this is what my nummy slice looked like:
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YOHHHZZZ!! If you decide to try this GO FOR IT!!! This was my first time trying to make something like this and I’m happy to say it was pretty yummy! I’m going to find ways to make it taste better and not use as much cheese next time cuz for the most it’s pretty healthy… minus the bacon fat and 8390248023lbs of cheese lol. Enjoy!!

I OFFICIALLY Live in the UK!

So much has happened in the last year and to be honest I’ve been very quiet about it for most of it. It feels incredibly amazing to say that I finally live in the UK with my husband. We’ve been going through this visa process for a while and it was such a long wait but I finally have it and we can move forward! I can take my life off of PAUSE and do what I want and need to do. Before anyone asks, I can’t give any advice on how to go about getting a visa. The best and *only* advice I can give is to speak to a lawyer. We live in Manchester and I absolutely love it here. I love how gloomy, rainy, stormy, and COLD it is! People from the UK always ask if I miss my California weather, but I DON’T. I LOOOOOVE California and it’s my home, but I hate the heat and where I grew up, we didn’t have an air conditioner so it made it worse. Boob sweat for days.

I posted a video about Ali having to leave to the UK without me 3 weeks ago.  Normally, I am pretty private but I posted the video because I couldn’t hold it in anymore and I really did want to share what was going on because:

1. I was hurting so much because I had absolutely no idea when I’d be able to see him again.
2. I thought my subbies deserve to know
3. I needed to vent

The amount of love and support we received from everyone was so AWESOME. It was good to know that we still had support from everyone even though I’ve been absent on YouTube for the most part over what feels like most of this year. The main purpose of this post is that I’m just excited to be back here and excited to be able to film and interact with everyone as much as possible. I have some fun ideas written out and hopefully after I conquer this jet lag I’ll be able to GIT TO WORK!! I’M SO EXCITED! YAY!!

“Paleo” Nachos

I put quotes around Paleo because the way we have it isn’t exactly 100% paleo. I’m no paleo expert but I did find this on a paleo website? (Say “crack” again….CRACK) LOL here’s how we make it:

Should be 3-4 servings

Ingredients
2 large sweet potatoes (or 3)
Package of lean ground turkey
Half of an onion (finely chopped)
Garlic (2 cloves)
Green onion chopped (1 sprig but if you like more then go for it. Ali doesn’t like too much so I just use one.)
Cilantro (garnish/to chop for the meat)
Tomato paste (1 tbs)
Worcestershire sauce (5 dashes)
Medium cheddar cheese (whatever cheese)
1 avocado
Tomato (chopped and seeded)
Cumin (dash)
Cayenne (half of a teaspoon)
Low sodium salt
Black pepper
One lime
Chili pepper flakes (if you like em)

We use coconut oil for the meat and this spray thang to put the sweet potatoes on in the oven. If you don’t have coconut oil then use olive oil or whatever oil you like, yolo.

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1. Slice the potatoes about 1/4 of an inch thick (unless you like them thinner to be more like chips then go for it!)
2. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes (375 F) flipping halfway through. You’ll need at least 2 baking trays LOL. Don’t worry about overlapping some of them since they shrink when cooked anyway.

3. While the potatoes are baking, chop the garlic and onions finely then sauté them for about 3 minutes.
4. Put the meat in and break it apart (obvi) and let that cook on medium heat.
5. While the meat is cooking chop up cilantro, tomato and green onion. Chop the cilantro finely and add to meat. Keep the green onion for serving
6. Add seasoning (little by little and to taste) and the tomato paste. Mix around blah blah you know how to cook. Cumin is hella strong so be sure to add that little by little.
7. Squeeze one half of the lime

8. Mash the avocado then add the other half of the lime, some salt and pepper.

Once everything is done, I like to layer everything starting with the meat. Then the potatoes, meat, cheese and some green onion. Then repeat! Save the avocado and the rest of the cilantro for the top.

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Here are pictures that I posted on my Instagram. I add black beans sometimes and jalapenos most times if I don’t forget. We don’t use sour cream anymore but bought greek yogurt instead. This recipe is very yummy and filling and I LOVE IT. Obviously make it however you would want it. I tend to like things hella spicy so I like to make ours extra spicy… Ali sometimes needs a glass of milk LOL oops!! ENJOY Y’ALL!!

Happy New Year!! My Knee & GloriasGoals

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!

I’m such a fail… in the last two months I’ve posted twice. It’s mostly because of Christmas and…………………………………… playing Guild Wars 2. OMG. But that’s besides the point. I felt the urge to write today because of my knee. Early last year I hurt myself doing cardio kickboxing (which I loved) and have basically been unable to walk comfortably. Going up and down flights of stairs was VERY hard, going DOWN stairs was worse. Even on our wedding day my knee was in pain and that was about 3 months after it happened. I think the alcohol helped a lot with the dancing hahaha! So, as the months have gone I’ve noticed that my knee has slowly been getting better. As weird as this sounds I feel like my knee actually needed to REST and not put any strain on it by working out. Last year I REALLY wanted to work out, and even after I hurt my knee I still continued to do walks (and play Just Dance) but eventually had to stop altogether. Both because the wedding was getting closer and because even walking on the slightest of inclines was painful.

Here’s a better timeline before I go on:

March 2014 – I hurt my knee
March 2014 – I still pushed myself by going on walks(WRONG)
End of March – Tried doing Hot Hula Fitness with a hurt-ass-knee
June 2014 – Got married to my lo0o0o0o0ve

SO AFTER ALL OF THAT, it took me up until about November/December to start getting used to walking up stairs and hills again. I still hate hills. Will always hate hills.

I remember doing Hot Hula back in March and even the simplest of dance moves hurt to the point where I eventually got frustrated that I gave up. I felt so damn defeated and useless and emotional ugly things and all I wanted to do was follow a freakin Hula workout DVD. I learned briefly years back how to do hula by a friend and joined her group for a couple of months until I couldn’t afford it anymore hahaha!

Almost a year later, I’m working a lot harder, but also have big (awesome) distractions like Guild Wars 2, watching shows on Netflix. I’ve mentioned on my gloriasgoals instagram that I’d be starting to workout at the gym and doing weights with Ali, but that won’t start for a few more days. I’m eating much cleaner and have for most of January now and I’ve got a lot of people inspiring me and I don’t want to let them down either. Of course I’m doing this for myself, but it’s always an added bonus to have inspiration and know I can do the same for some. This morning I thought to myself “Hi, you’ve been watching Dollhouse when you could be working out instead of binge watching while you clean… get off your butt.”

After breakfast I decided that I would do at least one part of the Beginners DVD of Hot Hula again. I was nervous because I absolutely did NOT want to feel my knee crunching from under me and working up a sweat because I was in pain and not actually doing some cardio. When I tried it, I was only in pain because my thighs were feeling the burn. YIHHH!!! VICTORY!! It feels so good knowing that I can do what I consider fun workouts again. I plan to do at least 20-30 minutes of the DVD at least 2-3 times a week and go with Ali to the gym another 2-3 times a week. I refuse to go 5-6 days like he does. I will overdo it and hurt myself again. I am so excited and looking forward to seeing some progress in 2015. I’ve kept most of my weight off, and lost some of the stupid holiday “I love food give me all of it because I have no self control” weight and now it’s time to eat cleaner and push myself (just a little bit) harder with exercise. If you’d like to follow my food journey, please check out my gloriasgoals instagram where I post what yummy foods I’ve been eating and when I fail to do so LOL.