Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 57 Talking About Guilty Pleasures, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders “Making the Team” (CMT) & Jaybird Wireless Earbuds

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 57

Featuring: Finding a New Guilty Pleasure and Introducing My Super-Groovy Jaybird Wireless Ear Buds Giveaway

You can win these!

You can win these!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am on a bit of a time crunch this week so I am keeping my post short and sweet this week. However, what I am lacking in verbiage I am more than making up for with a fantastic giveaway for one of you lucky readers. Best news of all—this giveaway is open to residents of both United States and Canada—whoo hoo!!

So let me dive into my one big topic I want to discuss today (guilty pleasures) and then I will offer the details for the Jaybird Freedom Sprint Secure Fit Wireless Buds that retail for $129.

It’s been quite the week in news I must say. First we had a fit blogger/trainer who was accused of being a bully by posing with her three young boys and saying “What’s Your Excuse?” in her photo.

THEN Kate Middleton showed off her lean frame three months after giving  birth by swatting around a volleyball (that’s what it is called, right?) in high wedge heels. Honestly, what the hell kind of pressure are we putting on ourselves when images like this keep showing up in the media!

I am sensitive to how women are portrayed in the media and am so grateful for all of my fellow bloggers who write about living healthy lives and not obsessing about thinness or good looks. Which leads me to my guilty pleasure…

“What Makes for a Guilty Pleasure?”

Generally my attitude is whatever makes you happy (and doesn’t hurt anyone else) enjoy it thoroughly and do not worry about what others think. Life is too short! However, we all have a “thing” we like and enjoy but know we probably shouldn’t. That even though it may be harmless—it doesn’t make our life better and we most likely would be much better off without it.

This past week one of my secret favorite shows, The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (DCC) aired an episode that filled me with sadness and made me finally “break up” with them.

Background: The DCC has been on the air for a few seasons now and basically it is a reality show that follows a group of young women who try out to make the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders team. The stakes are pretty high for these gals. If you make the team you are considered a rock star in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (and to a world of football-loving dudes) and get to travel the world making appearances. But you MUST fit in the uniform. And buy fit—I mean you BETTER be tall and skinny. (Sorry—the DCC coaches say “toned” instead of skinny but we know what they mean.)

I have never been a cheerleader and would always rather be participating in the game than watching on the sidelines.  But I really admire the tenacity of these women to show up for an audition against hundreds of able competitors and dance their hearts out to make it.

This past week focused on a contestant named Vivian who was petite and gorgeous. She could dance like a disco diva and had a smile that can light up a room.  Vivian was also a  fan favorite who was voted into training camp by a legion of online Dallas cowboys devotees even though the overseers of the DCC training camp labeled Vivian as “stumpy” and felt she should lose 8 pounds before being able to properly don the uniform. Honestly folks—I do not get it. This is Vivian (in the center):


How gorgeous is she? I work out every day and I do not have a flat tummy like that! I know the world isn’t fair and the standards for the DCC are very strict but watching Vivian get cut from the squad broke my heart. I think I am going to have to stop following this show.

Sooooo, now I am in need of a new guilty pleasure. What do you watch to make your eye-holes happy and your brain just bubble with delightful non-activity? Send those suggestions my way! (Please!)

And Now My Super-Duper Jaybird Wireless Ear Buds Giveaway:

So are you NOW ready to win some ear buds? This week’s giveaway is a pair of headphones from Jaybird and the contest starts from Sunday, October 20, 2013 and will end Monday, October 28, 2013 at NOON eastern time.

Note—I am NOT being paid by Jaybird to host this contest. This is my gift to you my loyal readers and You Tube audience—you’re welcome!



Here are the details about the winning item:

  • Freedom Sprint is tuned with emphasis on sub-bass, while reducing the listener fatigue ranges of mids and extreme treble. The result, warm thumpy beats that let you crank up the music without experiencing listener fatigue common in extended headphone use during lengthy workout sessions at higher volume levels. Keep your music motivating you, not distracting you. Eliminate listener fatigue.
  • On-ear controls offer quick, confident commands so you can focus and get the most from your workout. Get in – get out.
  • Freedom Sprint offers an enhanced microphone and microphone chamber design for clearer calls.

Got that? Now, in order to win a (United States & Canada only!) you must do the following:

  1. Post a comment below (on this particular blog post).
  2. Tweet out your interest by saying “I want to stay fit with @JayBirdSport Freedom Sprint headphones from @BrooklynFitChik”
  3. Use the hashtag “POWERYOURPASSION”
  4. Subscribe to my You Tube channel here (let me know if you are already subscribed!)

Enter as many times as you like! I will pick the winner next Monday, October 28th at NOON eastern time and contact them directly. Good luck!



Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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28 thoughts on “Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 57 Talking About Guilty Pleasures, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders “Making the Team” (CMT) & Jaybird Wireless Earbuds

  1. I totally listen to food podcasts while at the gym! I also love reality tv too – Rock of Love is one of my all-time favorites!

  2. OH MARGO – my Wednesday post is all about women in the media & advertising & more. I was going to post last Friday but my thoughts got jumbled so instead I left it for this week & posted my other one last Friday.. I am really tired of this prejudice against any women that is not pretty & thin & yes, taller a lot of times! Yes to guilty pleasures anyway!!!

    I have heard a lot of great things about those earbuds!

  3. I would love to win these 🙂 i tweeted and already follow you on youtube!!!! My guilty pleasures are reese cups. The shows i watch are Sleepy Hollow on Monday night, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Comp (or) Dance Moms on Tuesday night, Heartland on Wednesday, Revenge and Witches if Eastend on Sunday nights since my True Blood is currently off season 🙂 i watch allot lol

  4. Yes, there is a lot of pressure on the way all of us look and the way we dress and so on. I think it would help us a lot to understand that we need to stay healthy first, then to look a certain way. In my opinion, the standard model does not look healthy at all.

  5. I watch Making the Team too and I think I’m going to give it up as well. I think her body is rockin’! And apparently the fans felt the same way. It was really stupid to let her go. She will never be able to lose those legs because they are all muscle. And she shouldn’t want to! So many women would kill for those legs! I know I would. And I’m short so I hate that they feel she can’t be sexy because of her body type. She is definitely sexy. I think more so than the stick thin ones. But that’s just my opinion. I was also very pissed off (excuse my french) about them telling Chelsea she had gained weight. I was like ummm NO. She looks exactly the same. If you want to kick her off the team because she has been partying on the weekends, then do that but don’t make it about weight issues she doesn’t have. I also thought the other veterans they called out looked great. No problems there. I really just can’t stand that organization anymore. grrrr!

    Anyway, sorry for writing such a long winded comment! Also, I’ve been wanting to try those jaybird earbuds forever!

  6. Amanda–yes yes yes! I think they were just tired of Chelsea and wanted her gone. It made me so mad!

    I hate to think of the young girls watching the show and thinking they were subpar because they were under 5′ 7″. Makes me SO mad!

  7. I’m constantly listening to podcasts – usually knitting or health related topics… so these would be awesome for me! thanks for the great offer. I tweeted and subbed to YouTube (coulda sworn I already was!).

  8. I’ve been saving for a set of Jaybirds! Winning would sure speed up the process. Time to free my workouts… And thanks for the great posts.

  9. Love your enthusiasm, can’t wait to check out your YouTube channel. I’d love to enter your contest but I don’t know how to Tweet…. keep up the inspiration and I agree BOOOOO DCC!!

  10. My new guilty pleasure is The Originals…spin-off of the Vampire Diaries but way better! These earbuds look awesome! I would love to win! Tweeted and subscribed 🙂

  11. Guilty pleasures: cake/donuts/cookies and the Kardashians! 🙂 Tweeted and subscribed! 🙂 Kelliechio 🙂 Thanks and have a great week! Super cute earbuds!

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