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PINE-SOL® – “When Life Gets Tough, Women Rise Above It!” #RiseAboveIt

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Three years ago I had just had my second child and after going through a lot in my personal life I finally decided that enough was enough. After a year of inactivity I decided I would start running, and I did. It was slow at first and after some time and a lot of hard work  I lost 60 pounds!

I’ve written a lot about my weight loss and how my journey has help mold who I am now but I’ve realized now more than ever how tough and empowering it has been. Knowing that with every step and every breath I can and will live a healthier lifestyle. Knowing that I can shape my body and help heal my mind and heart. When life gets toughest I turn to exercise.

Some of the women who inspire my most are women in fitness. My friend Sarah is a marathon runner who is not only incredibly beautiful, graceful and kind but she’s also powerful and strong. She’s the fastest runner I know and helps encourage me. It’s women like Sarah who inspire me to keep pushing forward and reaching my goals.


Wakefield Research conducted a survey among women across the U.S. with the help from the makers of Pine-Sol® Products.

  • According to the results, 86% of women ages 35 plus, say their biggest female role model is someone they know personally, not a celebrity or political figure.  Additionally, women see the best female role models in their family (60%) and their communities (24%), according to a Pine-Sol® survey and 65% feel they are currently a role model to someone in their life.
  • Pine-Sol® awarded a $25,000 donation to Women Empowered, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that connects, educates and supports women of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring them to give back to their communities.

Right now with Pine-Sol® they want to encourage women everywhere with the “Women Rise Above It” Sweepstakes. Pine-Sol® will award one lucky weekly winner a token of appreciation for 12 weeks with first prize and a grand prize winner!

Connect with @pinesol and learn more about the Pine-Sol “When Life Gets Tough, Women Rise Above it” campaign.  

What women in your life inspires you? 

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Pine-Sol blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C. 18 years and older.  Ends 1/31/14 at 11:59 a.m. PT.  To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions, visit www.womenriseaboveit.com. Void where prohibited.


  1. Vera M. on December 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

    My grandmother who is 100 years old is my role model. She is strong, she loves her entire family, she is spiritual and a positive thinker, she also bakes the best sweet potatoe pie.

  2. Mer on November 29, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    My grandmother’s my role model. She’s a strong women, who takes whatever life throws at her with a sense of humor. It’s great to see that so many of us consider loved ones our role models!

  3. Janet W. on November 28, 2013 at 5:20 am

    My mom inspired me! She was such a hard worker, yet always found time for her family and was so kind. I’ve always tried to be half the woman she was!

  4. Tammy S on November 25, 2013 at 8:28 am

    The one woman that inspires me the most would be my sister. She has taken our mom in to live with her and her family. She has taken on a big chunk of being the primary caregiver for mom. she has a great attitude and doesn’t let anything get her down.