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, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea with Flipside Fitness on my brain, Hulk's in my heart, boxing in my bag, and my four-legged friend Balboa Button by my side.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cooking Up some Strong, Clean Fuel

Did some batch cooking of chicken, rice and broccoli today.
First up was preparing the chicken -- spicy chicken and garlic herb, lemon zest chicken.
I popped them in the oven.
Laugh as you may but when I put them in the oven I couldn't help but stare and smile.  I only had one or two friends in Korea who actually had a full size oven so now I feel spoiled.  I hope I never forget Korea in that I am so blessed with what I have here.
Viola, my prepared food.  Truthfully though, this excessive amount of chicken and whatnot will probably be gone in two days.  I may train like a machine but I eat like a beast.  Food is fuel for the body, don't forget that!
Fueling up before tonight's training.
I had updated my Facebook status, noting that I was having a rough day and Ginger Spice stepped up to cheer me up.  She's pretty awesome like that.  Love that lady.
Side note:  No, I didn't frisbee any weight tonight at any meathead... hahaha.
But I did kill that heavy bag.  It was my victim and I let out all my stress on it tonight.
Punching is my therapy.
The long commute home is also therapy for me too.
I live about 30mins from both Systems and Hardknocks Boxing but almost an hour from Clancy's Boxing.  The commute to training lets me get my head in the game, organize my thoughts with what I'll be focusing in on at training and the ride home lets me unwind and think over what went down at training.

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