If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I absolutely love my Enell sports bra and have blogged about it here and here. And if you follow me on twitter, you know I give them shout outs all the time because they are just an awesome brand and they deliver a great product.
But what I love the most about Enell is what they stand for- "Enell, Inc. is dedicated to providing women C cup or above with the opportunity to fully participate in an active lifestyle by offering state of the art, high quality performance sports bras."
For the last three years, I've been a runner. Before that, I was anything but. My entire life I struggled with physical activity for one reason or another. When I found Enell, my life changed. Completely.
I want to share my Enell Ambassador essay with you all so you can understand how thrilled I am to be officially representing this amazing brand. Fair warning- this essay gets a little deep and it's a little long, but I think you'll understand a little more about my story and why I'm so pumped after reading it:
Why I want to be an Enell Ambassador
An ENELL bra changed my life. I know that sounds silly- how could a bra change your whole life? But truly, it did. And because ENELL has changed my life for the better, I want to be an ENELL Ambassador to help other women realize how something as simple as a sports bra can be positively life-changing.
Like any story, we need to start at the beginning. As a kid, I was always a little overweight. But I loved to ride my bike, run, play- basically do all the fun kid things kids like to do. Then puberty happened and that little bit of extra weight started to fill out in places I wasn't used to. I started wearing a bra- out of necessity- in the fifth grade; I had passed the “training bra” phase and went straight for the underwires. By sixth grade I was wearing a DD cup. I was uncomfortable with my body- especially in gym class. I wore two or three sports bras but it was still painful to move around. Couple that with the stares from the other kids- I was mortified.
I distinctly remember a time when we had to jump rope in class. I asked the teacher if I could please turn around and face the wall so the other kids wouldn't see the uncomfortable movement of my chest from an unsupportive bra. Later, some of my classmates would tease me about “poking an eye out” when I was jump roping. I laughed along with them but inside, I was embarrassed. My days of being physically active were over. From sixth grade on, I avoided gym class as often as possible.
Unfortunately, this set up a pattern of thinking for me- I told myself that I wasn't athletic. I couldn't run or jump. My breasts got in the way and it was so painful to even try that I resigned myself to a lifetime of watching from the sidelines.
Fast forward to June of 2011. I was about to run my very first 5k. I’d been inspired by watching my boyfriend complete a half marathon and I wanted to try this running thing again. I was layering up the sports bras again- this time with 3 or 4. I wandered into a running store for shoes- a suggestion of my boyfriend. The salesperson and I struck up a conversation that somehow led to sports bras. She asked me if I’d ever heard of ENELL. I hadn't. The next thing you know, I’m walking out of the store with more than a bra and a pair of shoes- I had hope. From the minute I’d tried it on, I knew this was different. I knew that this bra was a game-changer.
The first time I ran in the ENELL bra, I cried. I called my boyfriend; elated to tell him how different I felt running with the new bra. He didn't really get it but was happy for me nonetheless J Putting on the ENELL bra and running was simply amazing. It didn't move! It didn't chafe! I didn't feel embarrassed running down the street! Everything was in its place and stayed there throughout my run! And better yet, there wasn't any pain. I was able to run and move and jump pain-free for the first time since I was a child. And it was glorious.
Since then, anytime I put on an ENELL bra I feel unstoppable. Fearless. Confident. This has led to some new thoughts- I am an athlete. I am a runner. I am strong. And these new thoughts have led to some amazing and positive changes in my life. With new confidence comes new opportunities, new strength, and new ways of living. It may be hard to believe, but finding ENELL really has made my life better.
This bra has allowed me to do things I never thought I could do. And doing those things has brought a sense of pride and accomplishment I never thought possible. It just goes to show you- give a girl the right bra and she can change the world.
Because my life has been changed for the better, I want to help other women find ENELL. I know there are others like me that feel limited by their size, by pain- I know that an ENELL bra is part of their solution. Being an ENELL Ambassador would be a dream come true for me- I love this product and happily endorse it wherever I can.
I am confident that I can effectively represent ENELL as an Ambassador because I believe in it. I believe in this brand, I believe in what it can do for women, and I believe in the power of a good bra J
So there you have it. My love story about a sports bra. But really, it is SO much more than a bra. And I can't wait to share more about this wonderful product and company with you.
QOTD: If you could represent one of your favorite products/services, what would it be and why?