Product Review- Tide Sport with Febreeze

It’s no secret that I work out.  A lot.  I brag about that here all the time.  What I don’t usually throw out there is that I SWEAT.  And I’m not talking normal person at the gym sweat.  We’re talking I usually look like I went swimming by the time I’m done with my workout sweat.

About a month ago I realized that my usual laundry tricks just weren’t cutting it for getting the stank out of my gym clothes.  Especially my socks and any moisture-wicking fabric (like what all of my capris, sports bras and most of my tanks are made out of) were really holding odors.  I used to swear by white vinegar or Oxyclean, but they just weren’t touching it anymore.

I went in search of something that might help, and was thrilled to find an option at my local supermarket.  Tide Sport with Febreeze!

Genius in a bottle!
Genius in a bottle!

The verdict?  This is GOOD STUFF.  To begin, it costs the same as other versions of Tide, which is a nice difference from some of the specialty detergents I had seen online.  I didn’t want to have to spend twice as much to wash my gym socks.

Additionally, the product smells great.  It has a fresh scent without being florally or overwhelming.

And finally, it works great on the funk.  I’ll throw it out there that it doesn’t have any whitening properties, so on socks and whatnot you’ll want to use Oxyclean or bleach (whichever you prefer) for brightening.  But as far as odor elimination goes, I’ve found this product to be 100% effective.  Even on my super stinky workouts (say bike rides outside in 100 degree heat), or extra stinky circumstances (soaking wet gym clothes that sat in my bag in my 100+ degree car ALL DAY) the odors were eliminated.

So this former fat kid gives Tide Sport five stars.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

And feel free to recommend your fabric fixes as well!  I’m always looking for ways to de-funk!

**Please note- this is just my two cents.  It’s not a product endorsement.  I didn’t get paid to do this, I just know I have stinky friends who might benefit too!**

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Little Victories

I’ve lost some weight kittens.  I mean, I’ve been pretty transparent about that, but now that I’m over the 25 lbs mark I’m really starting to see some differences.

Granted, the past few weeks the number on the scale has slowed its descent, but my clothes are continuing to feel looser, and hubs CAN NOT SHUT UP about my ass, so these are all good things.

Today, while switching the clothes from the washer to the dryer I realized that I put EVERYTHING in the dryer.  Like everything.  Even the things that two months ago I would have hung up because if they shrunk even a millimeter there was no way I was cramming my thunder thighs into them.

Now not only do I dry them, but I NEED to, because they’re getting too big.

It’s always nice to appreciate the little things.

What little victories have you had lately?  Share share share!

Who needs sleep? I have porn.

insomnia

Insomnia is a real bummer.  As a true insomniac, I understand the frustration of lying awake in bed when you know you should be sleeping and worrying about how tired you will be during the next day.

My solution?  Don’t lay around.  Do something with yourself.  Below is my short and not even remotely comprehensive list of the grand things I accomplish while unable to sleep.

Things to do when insomnia doesn’t care how exhausted you are at 3 a.m.:

 Laundry.  Especially the weird stuff.

You know those rags you use to wash your car?  Or the pillowcases and sheets in the guest bedroom that no one has ever slept in?  Well they need to be washed too, right?  Right.  After two or three nights of insomnia all the normal laundry is probably done, so capitalize on this opportunity to get everything squeaky and fluffy in case great Aunt Irma decides to stop over for a visit.

Read scary zombie books or watch scary zombie movies

Remember that moment when you decided, “no, I won’t read this book/watch this tv show right before bed because I want to be able to sleep tonight?”  This is your subconscious minds way of playing a cruel joke on you.  Punish it by subjecting yourself to the scariest most face eating shit you can find.  It’s not like you’re going to fall back to sleep anyway.

 Scrub the tile floors

You’re always too exhausted to do it after you’ve cleaned the whole house, so it goes a few weeks (or ok, months) between good thorough down on your hands and knees with the bucket of bleach water scrubbing.  Since you have more energy at 3 a.m. than you ever dreamed possible, might as well get it out of the way!

Paint your nails, and toenails… and heck, the dog/cats nails while you’re at it

Waiting for polish to dry is a pain the ass during busy day to day life.  But hey, it’s 3 a.m.!  Outside of your 24 hour Wal-Mart there is literally no other place on earth that you even could be, much less anywhere than you would need to be.  And really, Wal-Mart at 3 a.m. is even scarier than during the day.  Don’t do it.  Trust me.

Watch porn.  And do whatever it is you do while watching porn

I’m not proud.  When all else fails, an orgasm is a kind of sure fire way to get you relaxed enough that there might be hope that you will fall back to sleep.  If that doesn’t work, well, at least you were productive.