Stop The Stink With Downy Unstopables

Downy Unstopables Giveaway #giveaway #downy #fitness www.shrinkingjeans.netHave you noticed the fitness craze with moms? It’s all around us, and I’ve been watching it bloom over the past few years. Zumba, Crossfit, bootcamp, running……You know, since I was interested in fitness and started this site back in 2008. Maybe the craze was there all along and I just chose to blissfully ignore it because I didn’t want to sweat or, God forbid, stink.

I LOVE to sweat now. There’s no better feeling than accomplishing a tough workout that makes you drip in sweat, and having that endorphin high for the rest of the day. That high is what gets me through all the crazy things I have to do as a mother. If I don’t workout, it’s harder to stay motivated in all the areas of my life.

According to the Wall Street Journal, 2012 is the year of the Fit Mom.

A Fit Mom is a stay-at-home mom who juggles her family’s various daily activities while simultaneously making her personal exercise routine and fitness a priority too. It doesn’t matter if you are a mom to be or a mother of three, moms everywhere are making moves.

But, with all that dripping sweat and running around, a lot of times I’m stuck wearing OMG stinky workout clothes while I run errands. Gross.

Recently I was contacted by the fine people at Downy about a new product. It’s called Unstopables, and I’m pretty sure they named it after moms.

Luckily Downy Unstopables, an in-wash scent booster, keeps performance fabrics amazingly fresh and smelling great after a long, hard day of being a Fit Mom, without reducing their performance capabilities.  The scent of Unstopables lasts up to twelve weeks, so Fit Moms can also use it on their supply of gym towels and they’ll be fresh no matter when she grabs them from the closet.

I have tried out Downy Unstopables on my workout gear this week, and so far so good. My workout clothes are so fresh smelling, even after a workout! Be sure if you use it, not to use too much because it’s potent! It comes in a bead type form, and I’ve been using about 20 ‘beads’ for my small loads of workout gear, which I was on cold and hang to dry. Even workout clothes that have previously been retired because I couldn’t get rid of the stink have been resurrected thanks to Unstopables!

Unstopables comes in three versions – Fresh, a cool, crisp scent, Lush, a soothing, lavender scent and the NEW Shimmer, a sweet floral scent – and we are giving away 10 full-size bottles to 10 of our lucky readers!

For a chance to win, please leave a comment telling us about your stinkiest workout!

Giveaway end on Friday, August 31. Ten winners will be chosen at random and listed on this post next Saturday. We will also attempt to notify the winners via email or social media, so make sure you leave us you scent ;)

Be sure to like Down Unstopables on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/downy

Disclosure: I received a full-size sample of Downy Unstopables. I agreed to write this review and host this giveaway, and have not been compensated monetarily. Thankfully my gym clothes are smelling pretty fresh, which is payment enough.

 

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  • Ashley B.

    Forget about sweat after a workout! I work 12 hr shifts at an aluminum plant!! Boy does it get hot in there! Every fan we have turns into a furnace in these 90+ degree days. Running around in this heat doing a physical job, now that’s stinky!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/theresa.p.smith Theresa Peele Smith

    I love this stuff!!!

  • kimmiepcft

    I wore my lucky skirtsports tee to do 2 mud runs. (It literally says lucky on it lol). I washed it twice but is still smells musty and disgusty. I hung onto it, because I love it so much, but I can’t wear it!

  • http://twitter.com/runsteelsprings Steel Springs

    My stinkiest workout was a 17 mile treadmill run in an indoor gym (in the summer) without air conditioning. I was a sweaty mess. The thing that made it even stinkier was that I was re-wearing my workout clothes. I would have felt bad about the stink, but the gym was almost empty.

    • shrinkingjeans

      Hi!!
      You are a winner! Please reply to me with your mailing address and which scent (fresh, lush or shimmer) you’d like!

      Best,
      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelly-Gilmore-Taylor/1286598607 Kelly Gilmore-Taylor

    Stinkiest workout….well, I worked in the garden all day, walked to the gym and in the middle of my circuit at curves discovered what I forgot from my morning routine…my deodorant!!! I was mortified but finished and showered immediately when I got home LOL…I keep a stick in my gym bag now!

    • shrinkingjeans

      Hi Kelly,
      You are a winner! Please reply to me with your mailing address and which scent (fresh, lush or shimmer) you’d like!

      Best,

      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

  • Rachel

    I did a 15k race recently and boy was I stinky! To make it worse, I had to go to a going-away party right afterwards, because I knew if I went home, there was no way I’d make not out again. Luckily, we were on a patio so I didn’t gross out all the other guests :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/danielle.mcghee.14 Danielle McGhee

    Working long shifts as a nurse daily with substance abuse and mental health patients that may not have the best hygiene skills leaves me stinky enough that we leave my scrubs in the garage until wash day. I also participate in a lot of running/obstacle events that always leave my favorite workout clothes smelling like dirt and sweat..a hard combo to get out. I still hold onto my workout clothes because I just cant seem to part with them in hopes that I will eventually be able to find something to fade out the smell. I hope to win to see if this may be that product.

    • shrinkingjeans

      Hi Danielle,
      You are a winner! Please reply to me with your mailing address and which scent (fresh, lush or shimmer) you’d like!

      Best,
      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

  • Joana

    Everyday life seems to be a stinky workout in itself. With 2 kids ages 3 and 5 I am constantly on the go chasing them all around up and down stairs. Between laundry, (which I have TONS!!! Being why winning this would be perfect!) and cooking and finally working out I look & sometimes smell like a hot sweaty mess. Downey unstoppables would not only help kick the funk but help this crazy mom feel unstoppable as well! Thanks

  • Meagan

    My stinkiest workouts are always hot yoga!! Nothing beats getting your body and mind right in 100+ degree temps! Have to hang my stinky clothes up to dry before throwing them in the dirty clothes basket!

  • Meagan

    Have the winners of the
    Giveaway been announced?

    • shrinkingjeans

      Thanks for the reminder! Sorry about that :)

      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

      • Meagan

        And the winners are???