As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

An Overdose of Fierce Females

My BoxHIIT ladies.  Coached them from 6pm-7pm.
And my rugby ladies.  Trained with them from 8pm-10pm.
...that's a whole lotta fierce females for one night, if you ask me.
Love it!

Jekylling Out... Thursday, October 18

Oh my gosh, the funniest thing happened tonight.  I had promised my BoxHIIT ladies that if they showed up I'd bring the preworkout supplements.  I had changed the original Tuesday evening sweat sesh to Thursday, tonight, because of the rain so I knew fewer would come but I thought sharing some of my supplements with them would be a nice "treat".


I don't usually take preworkout but when I do it's for weight training only, not boxing.  It makes me have to go pee pretty much every hour, on the hour, but it also makes me very easily agitated and annoyed.  I don't care to walk into the boxing club as such, sporting such negative energy, but I really don't mind walking into the fitness gym like that.  No one really acknowledges me beyond a couple of trainers who say hi so I'm not the fan of the gym in the first place and really have nothing to lose because I'm not attached to it.  

I gave the ladies tonight half a serving each of Dr. Jekyll NitroX and no sooner did they drink it up but they started to feel it.  First they noticed their lips tingled a bit; my elbows and hands usually tingle.  Next, they then had to pee.  It has the same effect on me too.  By the end of the workout they said they didn't feel the tingles anymore but they had most definitely sweated more and had more energy.  It was a cool little "experiment", if you want to call it that.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Not Sexy, Just Exhausted

I posted this picture on Instagram today with the following caption, "When the reality you're creating is better than your dreams at night... all your sacrifices become totally worth it."
And what I really meant was I was exhausted and feeling a bit burnt out by juggling all I'm doing to make my dream my reality that when I do sleep, what little sleep I get, I crash.

Beyond Just Coaching... Wednesday, October 17

At this point in the game, to bring on a new business partner to work alongside me would just add more confusion to the organised ciaos and it'd be one more thing for me to have to manage.  So, on that note, I'm not going that route.  

I've hired a new manufacturing team to take care of my clothing line, Slay, but with them having a big fashion show launch next week, I'm having to wait for them to produce my samples.  I'm not too concerned but my anticipation and excitement over it all is growing by the day.  I sent them the designs for my first item, a She-Slay hoodie and He-Slay hoodie -- a hoodie that has a female version and a male version.  It's a sleeveless black hoodie and the female version is rather badass, if I do say so myself.  It's a semi-mesh hoodie with a large pocket on the front and the first line of the Empowered Manifesto written on the side of it.  There are more details, of course, but I'll wait till they produce the sample till I share that publicly.

I have a side manufacturing team, a one-woman team actually, that is going to be working on some tank tops for me to personally wear.  I don't think they'll ever go into production for sale but I do need some new tops to train in and to further get my name out there so I figure why not make some tops.  I can't really find tank tops that I like here, ones that have a good stretch and keep it, and tops that don't have such a low neckline, so that's also another reason why I decided to make my own.  The fact that it's comparable in price, buying vs making my own, was what sealed the deal though.  I had a mad hookup here in BGC with "The Original Boss Babe", as I like to call her, and she'll be my go-to woman for making my personal tank tops. Tomorrow I have a meeting with her.

I have one manufacturing team here in the Philippines working on my Slay line.
I have another manufacturing team working on my personal tank tops.
I have another manufacturing team in Pakistan working on my Slay Gear.
I have another manufacturing team who produces my Lil' Sista Project fundraising items.

Four manufacturing teams.

And to think coaching is where I make my money right now.

So why the clothing line and gear?!  That's easy to answer.  I needed clothes that could take me from a business meeting to coaching to boxing -- clothes that were fashionable and true to my brand's image but that were also functional.  And as for making my own gear, I simply got frustrated with clients buying bad, overpriced gear that shouldn't have been sold to them in the first place, gear that they didn't know how to properly pick out, and so I figured it was easier for me to make a gear line then educate them one-by-one.  Plus, there's of course the fact that I go through a lot of gear and so it made it financially possible for me to continue training at the level I am without breaking my own wallet.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Boxing Connections Outside of the Ring

Headed off to Makati to step into this beauty of a gym to train my first client of the day.
There were a few of us trainers doing boxing actually and a conversation between one of them and me sparked.  He recognized me from social media, turns out he's very familiar with Team Insider and the coaches there.  Also turns out he's a pro fighter too, very cool, 
so of course we had to snap a picture together.
 Taking a picture with my fierce female boxing bud here means I always look so huge and so gym nasty in comparison to her.  I had to take a picture though, I mean, look at her hat!!!
 And viola, the man of the hour today... my new boxing manager!!!

Big News... Tuesday, October 16

Big news... I have a new boxing manager!!!

[Add my happy dance here, for sure!]

I usually don't go boxing on Tuesdays but one of my client's had switched days this week so I knew I'd be in the area so I brought my gear and went training.  And it was a good thing I did too, a really good thing.  I walked in and one of the owners of Team Insider Boxing Club asked me, "When is your next fight?"  

A good question... a very good but a very frustrating question.

I responded by telling him I had four fights lined up but all four fights got cancelled.  "It depends on when these female fighters stop cancelling", was my response to his question.  And just like that, a conversation was sparked with him and one thing led to another... and I have a manager.  He made some promises to me and talked very optimistically about getting me a fight and dealing with my boxing license, and I'd like to believe him but I'll believe it when I see it.  Until then though, I'll stay optimistic and excited but not put too much hope or expectations into it.  Having said that though, I know a female boxer he used to manage, before she moved to Australia, and she was very successfully managed by him so that's definitely a true testimony to what he's about and that surely puts weight to his name.

Next step is to step on the scale tomorrow to see how much I weigh and then start cutting weight.

I haven't step on a scale since my last opponent bailed on our fight so it's been months.  My guess, I think I'm about 120lbs.  I fight at 105lbs and 108lbs but I'm thinking for this next fight I'll drop down to 108lbs first and then line up a 105lbs fight.  

Monday, October 15, 2018

At Home But Not Alone

Working from home got so much more distracting with these two cuties.
It's interesting having Cassius with us now.  I view Balboa so differently and it's 
been pretty cool to see him adjust as the big brother.
I know he loves Cassius but he also loves it when Cassius passes out.
 And man does this little dude ever pass out!!!

Busy Bere at Home... Monday, October 15

No clients and no boxing today, just work from home and lots of work to do.

  • Contact my clients regarding their training.
  • Work on the next order for Empowered.
  • Contact my manufacturer in Pakistan.
  • Follow up with all the Lil' Sista fundraiser packs sent out.
  • Update the Empowered Clubhouse online store.
  • Write up a quick draft of the Empowered chant.
  • Finalize the outline for the Lil' Sistas Pow Class.
  • Update the Empowered finances.
  • Plan clients' training sessions for the week.
  • Design a couple of sample tops for Slay.
  • Plan the BoxHIIT Camp Week 3 session.

Two things I did today that I regretted I had done...
1.  I worked out at home.
2.  I enquired about divorce proceedings.

Working out at home, epic fail.  With two puppies running around in a studio condo and me trying to do squats and push-ups, it was inevitable that they were going to jump on me and try to attack.  And that's exactly what they did plus I almost sat on Cassius.  I'm cool with training in non traditional spaces but not in my actual condo.  I don't really care to sweat where I eat, work and relax.  That's gross.  It'd be different if I had a bigger place or a separate room but basically my who life at home is in one big room.

Enquiring about divorce proceedings,... proved to be just as frustrating as my earlier attempts.  I was recommended to go to Korea to do this but I had promised my former boxing coach and a good friend in Toronto that I'd never go there without backup.  My biggest fear is that I won't be able to get divorced because of this very fact -- it being unsafe for me to go there but me having to go there.  I used to think the legal fees would be the stopper for me but now it seems to be the need for me to go there that's really the deal breaker.  Honestly, I can't afford to go there, not only financially but also emotionally and mentally.  I've created this whole new life for me, one that's filled with a lot of love and happiness, dreams and goals, and I really don't want to throw in a needed trip to Korea to kill all that I've already created for myself. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday is Funday

 Today I started learning how to play rugby,... I'm serious.
 Much thanks to my new gal pals here for letting me join their team.  These girls ooze of awesomeness.
Sunday caffeinating at The Refined.  I didn't work there today on my business like I usually do on Sundays, instead I just dropped by for a quick coffee in between rugby and church.
I haven't been to church in a couple of weeks so it was nice to see Pastor Paulo again.
It's a cozy church with a small crowd but that's what I like about it.  It's not flashy and showy like some of the churches here that feel more like a production and less like a place of learning and growing.
This greeted me tonight as I walked home, a beautiful rainbow.

I'm a Rugby Player Now?!... Sunday, October 14

"What are you doing November to January/February?" I was asked today.

The question was posed to me after I had just spent the previous two hours trying to learn how to play rugby and mingling with the players.  I had been asked by a girl on Instagram to join her for rugby so today I did.  I didn't know anything about the sport and hadn't even watched a game in my life but there I was, on a Sunday morning, out in the sun, learning.  

This girl wasn't just any girl though.  

A few months ago I was approached by a company about hiring influencers to help further my brand and strengthen my company name.  She was one of five influencers suggested but she was really the only one that came close to what I'd want to associate my brand with.  She wasn't this tall, skinny Filipina but instead was this fierce little shorty, only about 5feet, and she had these amazingly thick thighs that screamed she squatted and was strong.  She looked badass and so I started to follow her on Instagram.  Today I joined her for rugby.

Her legs, holy #thighgoals...!!!

I was a bit nervous with joining them because I knew just the other day their all-female team totally kicked butt and won the championship and here I was a girl that's never in her life even so much as touched a rugby ball.  It was good though and the girls was so super sweet in guiding me; I really appreciated that.  Last night they had their victory party so many of the girls were out today for practice so they said we'd be practicing with the guys.  Talk about extra intimidation.  There was this one guy trying to help me out.  He was like three times my size but only 17 years old!!!  So much for Filipinos being small.  I think the biggest Filipinos in the land were out playing rugby today and I had the task of going against them, great.

I had a lot of fun though I can't vouch for whether I was good or not.  I tried.

As for what I'm doing November to January/February, I guess I'm practicing rugby 2x a week, cool.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lil' Sistas Pow Class

 Headed out of the main part of the city to the community where the Lil' Sistas live.
Hosted my Lil' Pow (boxing) class with them this afternoon.
As part of the class, we have a self love reflection time.  
I had asked them to fill in the blank, "I Am..." and this was one of their answers.
The girls have such awesome energy and they're so responsive to any game I propose.
I was worried that this game would get too rowdy but they had a lot of fun and it was okay.
Today I had the honour of coaching 23 Lil' Sistas.  I went there for an hour and stayed two.
I love teaching green boxers (beginner boxers) but this is next level awesomeness.  
They're just so sweet and I love the energy they bring.

Encouraging Self Love... Saturday, October 13

Am I doing enough?  Am I really using my skills, my potential, and really making a difference?

As I sat on the floor with the Lil' Sistas I thought about this as they did the self love reflection activity with me.  Earlier on today I sat in my apartment, picking my brain about what I could do to really make this Lil' Pow Class have an impact.  I mean, sure I'm teaching them boxing and with that comes building their confidence and self esteem, improving their social skills and team spirit, but how more can I use this time to really empower them.

Whenever I coach a personal training client, small team or a BoxHIIT Camp, I always have a specific outline I follow according to what type of training session it is.  But for my Lil' Pow Class, I hadn't yet made up an outline.  I was more or less just going in and throwing activities at them, seeing what sticks and winging it.  The girls are always so hyper when I arrive so I usually just jump into the games and drills but there's no real plan or outline.  

Today I created an outline, a flow for our session to follow, and it started with circle time.

Honestly, it was so nice to start off on a kind of mellow note, with them sitting around me in a circle, and then to go into a self love reflection activity I had created.  I had asked them to sit quietly and, in their head, finish my sentence, "I am...".  I then showed them my book where I had written it down on three different pages and asked for three volunteers to write their answer.  I definitely felt there was a more impactful effect having the girls write their answers down in my book.  I then flipped the page and showed them what I had written, "She is..."  Again, I got three volunteers to write in their answers about their friends and then we discussed their answers.  It was super cute how the friends of these girls responded to their answers.  I'm sure it was flattering but it was surely one of those feel-good moments that some of them needed.  At the end of the class, I asked the girls to join me in a circle once again.  We then went around the circle and every girl gave their answer to my initial statement, "I am..."

It was interesting to hear their answers and see how they weren't as shy with volunteering their answers as they were at the start.  One little girl responded with "I am awesome" and I loved that.  I had explained to them earlier the name of my company and what it meant but it caught me off guard when one girl responded with "I am empowered" to my activity.  I clapped and smiled and everyone else clapped too.  It was a good activity.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Stepping In to Step it Up

 Today I stepped into the ring with a new opponent, Coach Marcelo.
I can honestly say that he's the first sparring opponent I've ever been nervous about getting hurt.  I've watched him spar on plenty of occasions and often he doesn't hold back.  His opponent gets hurt, he gets hurt, and as much as it is a part of the sport, getting hurt is also discouraging.  I don't want to be discouraged.
It got rough and tough pretty fast.
I landed some clean, solid shots but so did he, of course. 
In between rounds though, I got an unexpected visitor, my "Little Hero" showed up and in between the rounds he patted my glove as if to give me some extra motivation and positive vibes.  Thanks buddy.
Thanks to my coach, Coach Marcelo, for pushing me around the ring today 
and giving me the hard challenge of taking him on in the ring.
And of course thanks to my Little Hero for being my littlest but biggest cheerleader today.

"You" is Me... Friday, October 12

I'm a firm believer that things don't "just" happen; things happen because you make them happen.  Whether it be because of your conscious effort or a reaction or a consequence to an action you did, you put into motion what has come to pass so you can put into motion what you want to come in the future.  Ultimately, it comes down to you and your decisions and, consequently, because I believe this, I've never been one to sit around and wait for things to happen, people to get back to me, or whatnot.

I was already "embracing the suck" today with this week not panning out as I had hoped and with it being Friday.  And while most people love Fridays, I don't.  Fridays remind me of all the things I didn't do that I had hoped to do and they remind me of all the business calls, business dealings and business meetings that won't go down because most people shut off on the weekend.  

I had filled up my to-do list of things I wanted to accomplish today and it totalled 15 -- that's how I usually spend my Fridays.  Loading up on things that I didn't get done during the week and going strong into the weekend because I want to stay focused.

After I finished my morning coaching, before I headed off to boxing, I ducked into a little coffee shop to caffeinate myself; to check myself.  I needed to refocus and drop the suck.  It's hard being an entrepreneur, most people have no idea what it means to be one.  Sure I work for myself and by myself but not really.  My grind and hustle can only take me so far and do so much for my business because I'm still dependent on others, like a real estate broker that won't give me exact details, a supplier who is late on their shipment, and an investor who is on the fence.  All these "forced delays" really got to me today and it started to really cloud my thinking and bring me down.  I figured a jolt of caffiene would perk me up and I'd be good to go for boxing.

I had told Coach Marcelo earlier in the week that I might spar on Friday.  I had said "might" because when I said it to him my week was already experiencing hick-ups.  Honestly, I wanted nothing more than to ditch boxing today, not spar, and instead go home, curl up on the bed with my two little four-legged boys, and shut out the rest of the world.

I didn't though.  Before hitting the boxing club, I sat in that coffee shop and made some important phone calls, sent some business emails and texted, and pretty much forced some forward movement regarding Empowered.  I can't wait on others involved to make things happen.  Things happen because you make them happen but "you" is argumentative.  "You" can be both singular and plural, as in you guys or you, Amy.  Today "you" was definitely singular as so it should be more times than not if I really want to propel Empowered forward and keep this ball rolling.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Cutie, Coffee and Boyfriend Jeans

Working from home today meant working on avoiding distractions, like this little cutie.
I don't even know what he's doing here -- legs spread out, bowl from the kitchen.
 Caffeinating during the day but the answer to every question I have is coffee... okay, maybe not EVERY question but it definitely keeps me fuelled and fresh to attack the day and stay in boss babe mode.
Here they are, my DOUBLE X LARGE jeans… my boyfriend jeans that aren’t 
from a boyfriend but instead are just simply my jeans.

I'm a Size What?!... Thursday, October 11

What’s size anyways, right?!

I wrote about this on Facebook, the first part of the story that is, but then I went back to the sales lady so here’s the full story...

I was having a good day until in between coaching and meetings I ran into a store and randomly bought jeans.

"You're a large", the store lady said, "yes, definitely a large." I bought a medium. 

In Canada I’m a small or an extra small, in Korea I’m a “free size” or a medium, but how could I go from that to being a large?! I’ve never been a large in my life.

Turns out she was right... (what, are these children sizes?!)

I was so annoyed that she had suggested a large and how she had thrown in the words “yes, definitely” into the mix. I mean, what did she think I was?! I workout.

The fact that I was so annoyed got me curious though. What is size anyways and why do we become so fixated on it? The size of your jeans really isn’t a reflection or indicator of how healthy you are or aren’t. It’s just your body size.

Later tonight I returned and that sales lady greeted me with a I-knew-you’d-be-back kind of smile. "I told you you’d be a large!”, she said, “they are boyfriend style”, she added.  Convinced that I wasn’t going to let this get me annoyed like it had before and realizing that size really is just nothing more than a number, or in my case a word, I decided to make light of the situation. The sales lady really didn’t care what size I was, she was only trying to give me a size that fit me right. Only I cared. 

“Oh, then if that’s the case, if they’re boyfriend style, I’ll take an extra large… I don’t like small guys, I like the big boys!” …so I bought an extra large.

Turns out I actually bought an extra, extra large!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

One Sweaty Day

Trained one of my clients here today, a badass, cool condo gym nestled in the middle of some towers and townhouses, totally unseen by those on the street below.
Am pretty proud of this client, of ALL my clients actually, but this one really stepped up her game today when we decided to get a bit competitive with another trainer who was doing boxing with their client.
Dropped by Ayala Triangle today and had a very surreal moment.
 This time last year I was coaching clients for free, now I'm making good money and telling people I'm not accepting new clients.  I wonder where I'll be in a year from now.
A year ago, I was coaching for free and training like a beast.  My coaching situation has changed a lot but my training has and it hasn't.  I train harder now, with a different coach and at a different club, but I'm still fighting to fight.

A Bit Overwhelmed... Wednesday, October 10

I had coaching in the morning and then boxing in the afternoon.

I walked there, I walked here, I walked everywhere, and then I arrived home and realized I had sunstroke.  I laid down at 5pm, woke up at 7pm, and then it was lights out for me at 9:30pm, till the morning.  Honestly, I don't know if it's sunstroke or sunstroke mixed with being overwhelmed with all the work I'm doing.

I'm juggling...
...working on my own clothing line designs, Slay
...hiring a new manufacturer for Slay
...locking down investors
...trying to secure the location for my private boxing studio
...working on the design of the private studio
...the next phase of the Lil' Sistas Project
...setting up speaking engagements for Empowered
...following up with various corporate group class proposals 
...various collaborations with others in the health and fitness industry for future moves
...finishing the final draft of my proposal for the 100-person presentation I have to give my clients
...boxing and getting in my weight training
...trying to get signed for a fight... possibly here, possibly out-of-country

And that's just the business boss babe part of me, my business life.  As for my social life, well, it's pretty much nonexistent and all that I'm juggling with it is laundry and training my new puppy.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Today's Proud Moments

Proud entrepreneur moment when I walked home from my morning coaching 
and looked over and saw The Refined.
Proud coach moment when I finished boxing with my BGC crew.
They're hilarious but don't get me wrong, they're super badass too.

Rambling... Tuesday, October 9

Skittles has been out in Canada for almost a week now and it's been difficult without him.  I have no one to really bounce my ideas around with, no one to vent to, no one to motivate me, and no one to tell me to go to sleep when I'm working way too late and have to get up early.  I'm always working late these days and always waking up super early.

I woke up at 4am today to Cassius having an asthma attack.

I had just gone to bed about 2.5 hours earlier.

I scooped that little dude from his cage where he was sleeping beside Balboa, and just cradled him.  He always looks so scared when he has an attack and most of the times he spreads his little arms and legs out, like he's on ice or something, and he huffs and he puffs.

It was hard to go to sleep after that so I put both Balboa and him in my bed.  

No sooner had I gone back to sleep but it was time for me to wake up again.

Alarm went off at 5:45am and by 5:50am I was already downstairs and out the door with the two boys, taking them on their morning walk.

Today I only had a morning client to coach and an evening small team to train, but in between them I had about a billion and one things to do... of course, always.  

I hit the gym in the afternoon for an upper body workout.  I had talked to some of my friends back in Canada, about a common friend we all just recently lost, so today we trained in his memory.  The plan was to up the weight in our exercises and then train to exhaustion on the last sets.  I got a bit emotional at the gym, thinking about my last conversation I had had with this particular friend.  He died at age 26, that's crazy.  I've already had 12 years more of life than him.  

Monday, October 08, 2018

Going Hard and Going Long

I've started with a new food delivery company today and the amount of food they sent me was crazy cool.  Day One with Plan:Eat and I'm already so impressed.  It was all super delish!
Pumped about my new food plan and a coffee already in my belly, I headed off to back-to-back coaching out in Makati and then hit Poblacion for my own training -- boxing.
 Arrived to see Coach Marcelo step into the ring for sparring.  Nice gloves there tough guy!
Knocked out?!  Never.  Just taking a break in between slaying it at sparring and killing us with training.  The energy level of Coach Marcelo never fails to impress me beyond words.
I, on the other hand, felt like I hit the wall during my ab training after boxing.
After coaching and after training, it was back to working on building my business.
Late night work called for late night cuddles with these two gorgeous guys.

MonSLAY... Monday, October 8

My Mondays are always crazy but I'm still that girl that, come Monday night, I have a bit of a mini panic attack at the notion that the first day of the week already is finishing and was I productive enough?!

I'm really trying to work smarter and not just harder, so multitasking and lining up my things-to-do appropriately has been key.  Today, I as went from coaching my last client to heading into the boxing club for my own training, I thought I'd down my preworkout and slip into the bank for a quick errand.

Wrong thing to do!

Note to self, limit your people-interaction to just those at training when you have preworkout.

Preworkout kicked in a bit too early, I think it's because I was a bit dehydrated, so then I suddenly became super antsy and fidgety at the bank.  Wrong thing to be when it's a massive bank branch office like this and apparently the only other clients sitting with you are big time bankers.  I sat there for about 10 minutes with only 2 others in front of me but then the preworkout kicked in.  I managed to survive another minute and a half before I was up, out of my seat, and looking for the manager or someone to complain to.

"Hi, you've got about 11 tellers, 3 clients, and about 10 minutes of my time wasted waiting for someone to help us.  How can you help me?"  And just like that, I was helped the man I approached.

Wow, I was pretty aggressive.  And as the words came out of my mouth I was shocked but not surprised.  These would have been words that I just throw around in my head but when that preworkout kicks in there goes my strainer.  It just flies out and the ears of others are what catch it.

Coming home from boxing, that was another story though.  My preworkout had obviously died out and now it was just the endorphines from having had such a good workout that got me home.  But I didn't go straight home.  I thought I'd pop into the immigration office first to get my passport back because it was on my way home.  I thought it was a smart idea.  Smart, sure, but not the most polite thing to do considering I was drenched in sweat and was pretty much carrying my body weight in wet gym gear in my equally wet bag.  Trying to stay clear of anyone catching my stench failed epically when I got stuck in a packed elevator in the immigration tower.  It seemed to stop at every single floor.  I tried to stay as still as I could, as if moving my arms or legs would release more smell.  Some people coughed while one man gave an obvious choke sound.  They nor him looked at me but I think that's only because they feared their eyes burning at the sight of my gym nastiness.  It was bad enough that they already had me violating their noses and making them gag.  They didn't want to lose their sight too.

Note to self, shower first before you go into public.  You don't want to be known as "the smelly white girl" because it's not like there are so many of us around here.  They will remember you!

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Team Conner vs Me (and him), Team Khabib

Many of my teammates from Team Insider showed up to watch the much anticipated Conner vs Khabib UFC fight today but I was pretty much only 1 of 2 in the packed crowd that cheering for Khabib.

I try not to train on Sundays because my Mondays are nonstop and they start at 5:30am with back-to-back coaching but going all that way to Poblacion to watch the fight, and then having my fighter win the fight... well, I was pumped up instantly for training.
Sweaty, exhausted, and sitting ringside with one of my most 
favourite of favourite coaches, Coach Marcelo.