It took a lot of thought introspection, but I contacted the company that I had signed on to be a spokesperson for, and I quit. When I took the job in June I was really excited from a professional standpoint–this is a legit modelling/commercial/print campaign. But, it was for a product I didn’t necessarily believe in. And promoting it goes against everything I preach to myself, and on my blog (which is mostly me preaching to myself), and in my professional writing. Total conflict of interests.
Still, I told myself from a career standpoint it was a chance I was willing to take.
Well, I don’t think that’s true any more. I think because I’ve always tried to live a relatively healthy and active lifestyle the changes the company asked me to make didn’t really have the kind of effects they were hoping for, and in time I was cutting more and more out of my diet and exercising more and more. I just didn’t feel right about promoting this product anymore, so I called them today and told them I was bowing out. Luckily for me (considering I signed a contract), they were really great about it.
Back to normal eating and normal exercising for me. Eating and exercise shouldn’t be a source of anxiety, they are some of life’s simplest pleasures–now I’m off to remember that.
Here’s what I ate today:
Whole Grain O’s, strawberries, almond milk
Chocolate covered pretzel with toffee
Started off with a little wine
A friend and I shared edemame and vegetable tempura
Followed by a California roll and salmon-avocado roll