Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 17 with Flip Camera Giveaway and @FitBloggin Mentions! 19

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 17

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog featuring a Flip Camera Giveaway, The MILF Diet Book Giveaway Plus, My Struggle to Remain Coherent While Recording on Cold Medicine!

(Also, scroll below the video for my 2012 “Thank Yous”)

That's my cat T!

That’s my cat T!

You can enter to win this Flip camera but not the cat—sorry about that!


Happy New Year!!!

As I am setting up this post, it is New Year’s Eve and all I can think about is what happened in my life in 2012 (both good & bad) plus all of the wonderful things I am looking forward to doing, seeing and experiencing in 2013. Before I get to my list of what I am most thankful for this past year—I would like to start with my last Vlog post for 2012 which includes my newest giveaway (a Flip camera!), my current MILF Diet book giveaway plus my upcoming posts planned for the week.


My cats do not make an appearance this time but I am bit loopy on cold medicine so that is always fun to check out!



Got that? Okay here are the details of the Flip camera giveaway. All you need to do is post below and let me know what you would film for your Vlog posts and I will pick one winner at my discretion next Monday, January 7th at Noon eastern time.


The contest is open to residents of the Continental U.S. plus I am opening it up to the wild and wacky residents of the Great White North!! (Yes, that means YOU too can win my beautiful Canadian readers!)


Those who post to my Twitter feed will get extra consideration @BrooklynFitChik. Also—if you have not signed up for my You Tube channel (BrooklynFitChick1)—you might want to do that as well (hint, hint!)


Finally—I want to leave you today with all of the things I am grateful for from 2012:

  • Going “Paleo” and switching to a whole/non-packaged foods. I have a couple of friends who still can’t seem to understand why (even after all of my Blogging about the health benefits I have gained) I went on this supposedly “strict” program but in addition to losing almost 20 unwanted pounds since last December—I now have a new appreciation for food as a fuel source. This is no small thing people! (Yes—even a teacher can learn a new lesson from time to time!) Also, kudos and “merci” to Keri Olkjer at  for her extra encouragement and all of the information she offered without a bit of hesitation. Thanks Keri!
  • The amazing, wonderful, inspiring and unforgettable Fitbloggin conference in Baltimore this past year. Special thanks to everyone I met there including Roni Noone, Carla Birnberg, Steve Gray, Robby Lamb, Christine Assaf, Toni Church, Emmie Sandford, Jack Sh*t (unfortunately, I do not know his real last name!) Tara Martin, Meegan Dowe, Joise Maurer, Kelly Olexa, Brandi Koskie, Dr. Mary, Sheryl Yvette, Sue O’Lear, Susan Ito, Mark L. from The Biggest Loser and so many more than I can’t name in just one Blog posting.  I bought my tickets for this coming June in Portland and if I can afford it—you will see me there for sure!
  • My best friend in the world—Deborah Cota. Deb is a nonstop source of love and support for me and I just wanted to take the time to thank her for all that she does for me. If you want to find about Deb’s awesome books—check out her Blog The Kindred here:
  • My new friend Marrliee Wilson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who after only knowing me a few short weeks spent hours of her time trying to teach me how to record a podcast. (I will make it happen in 2013 Marrilee! Promise!) Thank you for being such a warm and wonderful source of advice and unconditional support. You are a true gem!
  • Jenn & Tish of Fit Bottomed Girls for (especially Jenn!) not only offering me the opportunity to be their New York City eyes and ears BUT ALSO for sending me virtual hugs and high fives when I need them. You are both exemplary.
  • Finally, I want to take the time to say how grateful I am to each and every one of you who take the time to read my Blog and watch my Vlog posts (especially you Missy Barnum, Toni Church and Jennifer Mitchell of the Fitness Bloggers group on Facebook who always give me their time and incredibly useful feedback. You are the best!) It means the world to me to know that there are people out there who are joining me on this journey to get healthy and feel good for the rest of my life. Let’s do this together gang!!


Well—that is it for today. Be sure to come back in 2013 for all of the health, fitness, food and pop culture you can handle in one blog. Big hugs and kisses to all of you. (“Mwah!”)

Ox Ox,


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Brooklyn Fit Chick Book Giveaway Time! “The MILF Diet” by Jessica Porter 3

“THE MILF DIET” Giveaway Time!!


By Jessica Porter


“Let the Power of Whole Foods Transform Your Body, Mind and Spirit Deliciously”


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Hello there and how is everyone today? Are you ready to enter a new book giveaway? Yes? Well then, let’s get to it shall we?

Today I am offering one copy of a gorgeous new book from Jessica Porter titled THE MILF DIET: Let the Power of Whole Foods Transform Your Body, Mind and Spirit Deliciously from Atria books. Whoo hoo! This past year I have discovered how important it is to eat whole (meaning—real) foods and how it can affect not only your weight but also your mood and energy levels. If you want to learn more about eating this way—enter today to win this fabulous book by Jessica Porter.

Here is more information about THE MILF DIET:

The MILF Diet

Let the Power of Whole Foods Transform Your Body, Mind, and Spirit . . . Deliciously!

By Jessica Porter

MILF has become a popular slang term for sexually attractive older women. But Jessica Porter wants women to own the term and reunite sexuality with the special gifts of womanhood. One of the quickest routes to becoming a MILF is by eating whole, natural foods and letting go of the processed stuff. As a result, the female body finds its peaceful home again. A MILF feels energized, yet relaxed and clear headed.
The MILF Diet (on sale January 1, 2013) is a practical cookbook for women who want to achieve optimal health and happiness. It includes not only seventy-five photographs and recipes but tips for keeping a MILF-y kitchen and food plan, and MILF weight loss. Despite being centered around whole grains, organic seasonal vegetables, sea vegetables, natural sweeteners, and mostly plant-based proteins—while suggesting giving up dairy, white sugar, processed foods, and meat—the diet can be followed by non-vegetarians, vegetarians, and vegans alike.
By eating the whole, natural, and delicious foods of The MILF Diet, a MILF-to-be will not only turn back the clock, gain a spicier sex life and find her inner goddess, she will also strengthen her immune system, experience a newfound energy and reduce her risk of disease. Your DILF won’t know what hit him.
Jessica Porter is the author of The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics. Formerly a private whole foods chef and the manager of The Way to Health Program at the Kushi Institute in Becket, Massachusetts, Jessica is also a certified hypnotherapist, specializing in hypnosis for childbirth.

So how can you win a copy of this amazing book?  If you are interested—please take the time to post below on my Blog and then reach out to me via Twitter @BrooklynFitChik (Continental U.S. only please!)

I will randomly pick the lucky winners next Friday, January, 4, 2013 at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck! Thanks so much for reading my Blog today!

Ox Ox,


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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag Emily VanCamp on the Cover! #FitFluential 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: January/February 2013


 (Photograph of Emily VanCamp by Jeff Lipsky)


Women’s Health Cover Star for January/February 2013: 

TV’s Emily VanCamp (Revenge) is on the cover of Women’s Health and um…  I read and reread this interview several times and just can’t pull anything out of it that feels noteworthy. Sorry gang, but sometimes I read just too many of these damn things and they all start to sound the same. (Emily does look great if that is helpful to any of you?)

Let’s just move on, shall we?



So what else is in the January/February issue of Women’s Health


“Shop Your Shape–Fitness Looks”

I don’t know about you but Santa gave me lots of new pieces to wear to the gym. (Yay Santa!) If you are still looking to add to your fitness wardrobe, check out the ideas in Women’s Health’s fashion pages.


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15-Minute Workout”  

A simple “timing tweak” can help you burn more calories in less time. So, be sure to check out how to do just that with this workout from David Jack of Actv8 Phoenix of Acton, Massachusetts.

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“Your Fittest Year Starts Here!”

Whether you are a busy mom—an overworked businesswoman or you are just looking to undo the damage of this past holiday—the editors of Women’s Health have ideas to get you in your best shape yet no matter what your time constraints might be.

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“Tone Every Inch”

In order to get into your best shape you must identify where your weakness lies. This feature helps you overcome your physical barriers.

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“The Healthiest Cities for Women”

So do you happen to live in one of these super-healthy cities? Women’s Health partnered with Men’s Health and judged American cities as to their healthiness based on nutrition, cost of living and cancer rates.

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Salt Lake City. UT
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Boise, ID
  5. Burlington, VT
  6. Minneapolis, MN
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Austin, TX
  9. St. Paul, MN
  10. Portland, ME

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “9 Ways to Live Your Best Life” Women’s Health shows how just making one lifestyle change can make a big difference in the quality of your life after just one month!
  • “Melanoma” Please stop using tanning beds, people! (Confession time—I use them from time to time and know that I need to stop. Someone out there—please make stop tanning!?)
  • “Sleep Before You’re Dead” A good night’s sleep in essential to good health. Here are some tips to make you get in some zzzz’s.
  • “Be a Fitness Warrior” Women’s Health talked to actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson on how she gets in shape for her rather sexy show (Spartacus.)


Overall Grade:

B+ I really enjoyed the articles and features in this issue (just wasn’t too jazzed about the cover interview.) Otherwise, good work Women’s Health!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well:

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