Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 111: Fit Bottomed Pets, The BMI of The Rock & “Motivational Blaster” Giveaway

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes Vlog 111

“Book vs Movie” Podcast News (Forrest Gump!)

“Healthy People Food for Pets”

The BMI (Totally BS) Calculator

Louisville Kids Rocking Out to Ozzy

Plus: Enter to Win a “Motivational Blaster” (And Learn About an Amazing Charity)


Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Another week has just flown by and we are now looking at new month around the corner—May. 2015 is now almost five months old which is almost half a year people—how is it going so far for you? I know that for me this winter was dragging out so long that at times my workouts and eating habits reflected a depressed frat boy. I would work myself really hard and then think I could eat pizza and ice cream with no reflection on my weight or skin (not true!)

However, recently I have been finding my mojo coming back reminding me that a healthy body indeed creates a happy mind and that I am the only person responsible for my own welfare. I have been making it a point to get a full night’s rest, eat better foods and checking off my “to-do” list each day. I have been my own Superhero. I tell myself ‘Margo, stop fooling around and get back to work” and it has been working!

Today I want to give back to the universe and send one of you lucky readers a “Motivational Blaster” from the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. What is that you ask? Well you need to check out the Vlog below to find out but I guarantee you will want one! (Sorry—but once again my contest is only open to the residents of the U.S. I love all of my Canadian readers and promise to come up something fun for you exclusively soon!)

First let’s get to my quick news & notes. It will be super quick I promise!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes/Vlog 111:

Book Vs Movie Podcast News: Margo Porras of Shes Nacho Mama’s Blog co-host the “Book Vs. Movie” podcast (which you can subscribe via iTunes at this link) and we just posted our Forrest Gump epsidoe and the embedded player to listen is below.  Our next episode will be all things The Stepford Wives so be sure to check out our new website ( “like” us on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie.

Which “Book Vs Movie” episode would you like to see us create next? Let me know in the comments below!


Healthy “People” Food for Pets: I am lucky enough to be able to call myself an official Fit Bottomed Girl and this past week the popular health & fitness Blog focused on all things related to healthy pets. Being a huge supporter of furry creatures (and the proud cat momma to Sweet Sarah & Tennessee) it gave me the inspiration to write this feature The Healthiest “People” Food for Pets which includes my favorite photo of my girls.

Do you have pets? What is their favorite “people food?”

And Speaking of Fit Bottomed Girls… I am currently working on a feature for them about deep tissue massages and need experts. If you know anyone who can talk about what to expect from your first deep tissue massage—please send them my way! (brooklynfitchick @ gmail dot com)

“The Rock” is Technically Obese! I am NOT a fan of the BMI (Body-Mass Index) which seems to deem the most unlikely people as “obese” including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson  whose height & weight register him at 34.3  (out of 100) Even  Vin Diesel “overweight” according to this methodology which is frankly, absurd. Yet it is used with incredible frequency in the media when trying to explain the obesity epidemic.

Do you trust the BMI method of measuring health & wellness? If not, how should it be measured?

Kids Musical Group Covers Crazy Train! Anyone who knows me that even more than a “fit chick” I am a total “rock chick.” Really loved this clip of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists who covered Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne. Did I mention they are kids in a non-profit after school program rocking their tails off?

New Vlog & Giveaway:

Now, speaking of amazing non-profits that help creative kids—I want to introduce you to 826NYC which is based in my neighborhood and inspired me to give away a rather unusual prize this week.

About 826NYC:

According to their website: “826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.”

There are several “826s” located across the country and as part of their fundraising they have a store in Park Slope (Brooklyn Superhero Supply, Co.) that sells “Superhero” gear. We are talking capes, masks, “vapor blasters,” “thunder inducers” and more (you can check them out online here!) which is convenient for me because so many of my friends and family members behave as if they are heroes so now I know where to get their Christmas gifts!

Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Instagram

Check out my Vlog below to see how you can win something special from Brooklyn Superhero Supply, Co.:


If you want to be in consideration for the Motivational Blaster giveaway you must do the following (Continental United States only, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested. (Watch the video to know what to write about there!)
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win the “Motivational Blaster” from @brooklynfitchik”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick one winner at random on Monday, May 4, 2015 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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