As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Asia February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d 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, 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 left. I returned to Toronto, Canada 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. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I'm at 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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hardwork Fills my Day

I may not come to training looking super happy nor do I smile during it but I leave feeling super pumped that I kicked my own butt.  Nothing like the endorphins running through you after an intense workout.  Sparred four rounds with Coach Perez today.
Am convinced in this new life I have in Canada, the only real man I need is that of my coach.  Sure I need my dad but hey I'm a boxer and this is a boxer's life I now lead.  Any additional men in my life would have to be Coach Rico and my male team mates at team training.  Today they all rallied around me to encourage me and show concern.  I appreciated that.  I appreciate all them.
Coach Perez on the speed bag.  I'm not as fast or as coordinated as him but I'm getting there.  
Patience my friend.  Patience and determination.

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