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Fit Blogger We Love: Yum Yucky

Written on March 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm , by

The sassy style of Yum Yucky‘s musings keep us giggling and coming back for more food reviews (seriously, it’s taste test central!), family tales and fitness challenges. Josie, the mastermind behind the blog that “finds balance between fitness and your greedy side,” told us about her exercise goals and explained why she never feels guilty when enjoying a slice of cake.
We never tire of Josie's amusing photos!

We never tire of Josie's amusing photos!

On my fit life list: I’m envious of the chicks who can hold those extremely advanced yoga poses. I’m still in the basic stages of yoga, but I’ve already experienced big time improvements in my balance and flexibility. My plan is to continue practicing yoga consistently and work my way up to the most advanced poses.

Most embarrassing song I’ll admit I work out to: This is one embarrassment that I wear like a badge of honor. It’s the song, “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time.” Check it out on YouTube. I put it on to dance with my kids to fit in some family cardio. Ohhh, the happy shame!

My fave fit snack: Call me the strange one, but broccoli is my favorite snack. I steam it early in the morning, and then chill it in the fridge for a mid-morning or afternoon snack. Yes, I eat it cold! I love the taste, but I’m also compelled to keep chewing broccoli because of its anti-cancer benefits.

My biggest indulgence: Mmmm. Cake! I can serve my food trap extra large cake slices with zero guilt. Why? Although I take my cake eating very seriously, I reserve it for special occasions only a few times per year, so why not indulge?

Olympic sport I’d love to try: Since competitive cake eating will never be an Olympic sport, I’ll settle for gymnastics. As a child, I always wanted to be a gymnast, but never had the opportunity to train. It’s amazing what the human body can do. I’m not ruling out that back handspring I’ve always wanted to do!

Do you have a favorite fit blogger you want us to highlight? Leave a comment below or email blog@fitnessmagazine.com.

  • Robin

    I love Fitzness.com and the blog Fitzness.com/blog. It’s fun and Fitz always gives me the clearest, most motivating advice, recipes and workout on the planet. I love her!

  • http://www.truth2beingfit.com Jody – Fit at 53

    Got to love Josie! She is fun & inspirational all wrapped up in one package!

  • http://www.runningwithmascara.com Allison

    You have to check out Janetha from Meals & Moves! Her blog is fantastic!

    Other awesome bloggers include:
    Peanut Butter Fingers
    Teri: A Foodie Stays Fit
    Carrie: MovesnMunchies

  • chris

    Check out runninglovingliving.com her blog is awesome!

  • http://dailyupsandpounds.wordpress.com Tess

    I love reading other fit blogs! They help keep me motivated. I write my own at: http://dailyupsandpounds.wordpress.com. Check it out. :)

  • http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/journal/ hayes3dbd

    Love her site!

  • http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/ Paulissa

    I love the Gracious Pantry’s recipes for nutritious, inspired meals. Each recipe is introduced with a story, the recipes use common ingredients and are filling and healthy.

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  • Judy

    A fabulous clean eating blog is http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/ Tiffany is awesome and a real inspiration. She is the guru I go to for delicious recipes, tips and facts for healthy living.She’s even motivated me to prepare for a “Run for Cancer” marathon in 2012 in my city. I’ll be running with my daughter & hopefully niece & sister in law! Tiffany is currently training for a 5k marathon she’ll be running this year. A blog that MUST be visited!

  • http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/ Bethany

    Love the Gracious Pantry – makes it so much easier to eat clean. Common foods that she will clean up & with common ingredients. Makes it easy to be a healty version of me!

  • http://kjoslyn78.blogspot.com/ ~Kris

    I recently discovered the gracious pantry, and really loving it!

  • Kimberly Dolin

    Thegraciouspantry.com is the best!!

  • Lynn

    I also really like the Gracious Pantry.

  • Angela Conn

    The gracious pantry has some awesome clean eating recipes..and a very relatable blog. Check out her chicken and dumpling clean eating recipe! Nice to read about her own struggles and accomplishments in the exercise arena. We are NOT alone.

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  • http://adventureofsuperspice.com Evelyn

    One of my favorite sites to read is http://www.thegraciouspantry.com. Tiffany is not only a very down to earth personto relate to, but inspiring in the arena of clean-eating and the challenges there are. Definitely worth the looksy!

  • http://www.thegraciouspantry.com Tanisha

    The best clean eating site I’ve come across is The Gracious Pantry. Lots of GREAT recipes, useful tips and advise on your clean eating journey. Tiffany is wonderful and very down to earth, I’d be lost without her site and look forward to reading her blog daily!! You should definitely take a look and jump on the Gracious Pantry bandwagon!!

  • http://www.thegraciouspantry.com. Cindy

    The Gracious Pantry – http://www.thegraciouspantry.com.
    Tiffany is amazing!!!

  • http://www.thegraciouspantry.com DeeAnna

    Tiffany is a super cute girl with crazy good ideas and always keeping it clean!

  • http://www.thegraciouspantry.com DeeAnna

    Oh and her website…www.thegraciouspantry.com

  • Jill

    Tiffany at the Gracious Pantry is awesome! She cleans up recipes and makes them healthy and nutritious with loads of yummy flavour!! :-) Her directions for each recipe are straight forward as well for the newbies! ;-)

  • Cristina

    The Gracious pantry has been a HUGE inspiration to myself and my family! Tiffany has made so easy to eat clean and stay motivated!

  • Jaren

    http://Www.thegraciouspantry.com for great clean eating ideas!

  • Kirsta

    http://www.thegraciouspantry.com is my fave for recipe ideas, inspiration, great nutrition facts, and positive energy!

  • Robin Guerin

    I absolutely love Tiffany’s blog at http://www.thegraciouspantry.com for Clean Eating Recipes! She can turn just about any regular recipe into a Clean Eating approved recipe…got to love that! She posts interesting articles related to nutrition and fitness. I find her posts very motivating and inspirational. She asked her followers questions and people respond to those questions. It is very helpful to share challenges, concerns, questions, comments, etc. with others that are going through the same thing as you (following Clean Eating, exercising, etc.). She does a great job! I would highly recommend her site to anyone that is interested in eating healthier and getting fit. I have already recommended her site to several friends!

  • http://www.mysul.blogspot.com jackie

    I love TheGraciousPantry.com. Tiffany is inspirational and her clean eating recipes so yummy.

  • Rose Melia

    The Gracious Pantry is awesome! Great site, detailed, easy, flavorful recipes, and Tiffany is inspiring and motivating!

  • Anna

    I absolutely love Tiffany’s blog at http://www.thegraciouspantry.com for Clean Eating Recipes. She just about has every recipe in clean eating. Her sight is the best i have seen. Very friendly easy to use sight, easy to follow recipes, and there flavorful. and Tiffany is inspiring and motivating!

  • Richie G

    Hands down – Tiffany and her blog @ http://www.thegraciouspantry.com.

  • http://fitfabulousforever.com Gale Compton

    Tiffany of http://thegraciouspantry.com has this amazing talent for creating clean eating recipes that are both beautiful to look at and outrageously delicious!! I love reading her blogs which are the opening for each recipe. The blogs leave you feeling as if you’re a member of the family…that warm & cozy kind of feeling. Without a doubt, she’s got my vote!

  • Melani Matthews

    I enjoy The Gracious Pantry – it’s an enjoyable blog to follow, and is always full with great ideas and ways to eat clean!!

  • Michelle

    I agree with Alison! Janetha’s blog, Meals and Moves, is THE BEST!

  • Marisa

    Meals and Moves is awesome! Lots of recipes, reviews, information while keeping it real and fun!

  • http://www.thegraciouspantry.com Jolene Chan

    It’s my favourite blog/site to find recipes or that much needed motivation to keep going with clean eating or in getting myself to the gym. Tiffany is great with her inspiring story and her amazing recipes.

  • http://meals&moves sally

    love this one meals & moves with Janetha she is great

  • Emily

    Josie ROCKS. I love bloggers who can turn chatting about their daily food intake into so much more. Janetha of meals and moves has a delightful voice, not to mention great recipes and fitness tips. It’s a one-stop shop!

  • http://TheGraciousPantry Patti

    Tiffany’s blog is funny and inspiring. She responds to questions and shares her information. I don’t know how she has time to do it all!

  • Zicela

    Hello, I Love Tiffany’s blog: “Thegraciuospantry” Tiffany answers to your questions,she updates everyday, she is funny and down to earth, and shares her awesome recipes with us, and even the ones that do not turn out so well. I truly enjoy reading her blog, I always have a smile on my face, I wish she was my next door neighbor!! please pick her!

  • http://www.nutritionnutontherun.com Hillary

    The e.mail address above (blog@fitnessmagazine.com) doesn’t work =/