As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply do a year, then leave. Years later and I’m still here. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, group leader for my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness. And now I run my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club!!!
Life on the flipside is nothing like I ever thought it would be…!!!
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Energy is contagious, both negative energy and positive energy, and today I met a most wonderful young lady – a supplement company rep. I’ve met with her company before but with a different rep from it and actually that rep was super fabulous too. Maybe you have to be oozing with fabulocity to work for that particular company, I don’t know. Anyways, my various meetings with the first rep had me thinking about their supplement product line but in a different fashion, more as a means of how can I share it with others as a means of helping them get healthier, stronger, and ultimately more in control with their fitness and health. But this particular rep, she reached out to me some time ago and today we finally met. She’s a young gal, about my age, and when I walked into Starbucks today for our meeting she turned and called out my name. I approached her and we hugged; I thought that was super sweet. We grabbed a side table and for the next hour and a bit we shared stories, talked about each other’s goals and experiences, and then she pulled out a bag of “goodies” – products.
She shared with me how each product could help me, help me reach my fitness goals and enhance my training. Not to discredit the first rep because she was super awesome too but her approach was much different. It was simple and to the point – how these products are going to benefit me specifically as a professional athlete. As she pulled out each new item from her bag she explained them to me and then she told me all that she brought was actually for me. I was shocked. Even the bag in which she carried the items in was for me. I’m a starving athlete so you best believe I was absolutely thrilled.
I’ve been approached by numerous product companies, even a company in France reached out and mailed me stuff and, like I mentioned, I’ve been approached twice by her particular company. I’ve familiarized myself with the product line her company produces so I know it’s very good, I’m impressed, but it was a sensory overload with how it was first presented to me. I’m a boxer but I’m also an entrepreneur. Keep things simple because my time is limited and I don’t want to have to pick and choose what info is important to me not to mention you’ll lose me with all the filler. Tell me what I need to know, no more and no less.
Tomorrow I’ll be intergrading the products I got today into my training regime. Going to give them a solid test drive.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The only drug I’ve ever touched in my entire life is that of ephedrine and that was originally because of my training. I still to this date have never touched so much as a joint and somehow in my conversation at the end of my workout tonight this came up, the whole “behind-the-scene” gym hookups. I was chatting with a new friend of mine, a Korean guy (go figure, right), and as we walked out of the club together, I asked him if he could hook me up. “What do you want?” he asked. “Some of your mom’s mul [water] kimchi”, I said. He had a good giggle at that and responded by telling me that if he invited me over for some of his mom’s mul kimchi that’d mean we’d be considered almost married. We both stood there laughing and I interrupted by telling him I didn’t want that label but perhaps he could smuggle me a bowl of it from his fridge.
Gym hook ups. Some do it for juice, apparently I do it for Korean side dishes. Nice.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
I loved working with the females and I loved working with the younger fighters too.
But when I made my own company, Flipside Fitness, that's when I really found my niche.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
It's called earning my shower... being gym nasty happy... also known as training hard.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
12pm -- 2pm
- 5 sprints/laps on the indoor trac
- 10 rounds on the heavy bag
- 2 rounds on pads with me
- 25 pikes or knee tucks
- 25 Russian twists
- 25 push throughs
- 25 roll-ups
- 2 sets of the above ab exercises
My Own Personal Training
2pm -- 4:30pm
- 10mins of skipping
- 4 rounds of shadow boxing
- 8 rounds of heavy bag work
- WEIGHT TRAINING
- 3x20 weighted walking lunges
- 4x12 single leg calf raises
- 4x10 frog jumps
- 4x12 leg extensions
- 4x12 weighted sumo squats
- 4x12 weighted Bulgarian split squats
- 4x12 weighted narrow squats with kickbacks
- 4x10 weighted side step lunges