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, October 17, 2016

Working Out the Stress

The Captain said, "When stressed, disco it out", as he leaned back on his chair and pointed to some random disco ball hanging above his office desk. 
Sat down with fellow pro fighter today, voiced my stress, and he offered to buy me lunch so that I could eat away my stress.  I had just come from brunch out so I opted out on the free meal... ended up eating some of his killer salad though.  Holy delish.
I always thought hugging it out worked best though and tonight I met a new little four legged friend in need of some hugs -- Pablo.  He's been given up by his owner and Clancy's manager is fostering him until he finds a permanent home.  He's a rolly polly little guy but so huggable!!!
Another option, when stressed punch it out.
Team Blue training tonight at the club, always a fabulous way to kick off a new week. 
Apparently two of my fighters liked that option, to punch it out. 
I, on the other hand, had my own way of incorporating a new boxing exercise with getting out my stress -- emoticon balls.
I brought a ball for each of my fighters, for their homework.
Yes, they get homework but that's not my point here.
I decided tonight that whenever I thought they were slacking off during training, that whipping one of the balls at them would smarten them up.  It definitely did but oh did it help to totally distract me from my stress.  Too funny.
 And, if all else fails and discoing it out, eating it out, hugging it out, punching it out, and even throwing plastic balls at each other doesn't help to get the stress out, you can always smile it out with a friend.  
Here's me with Left Hook, Team Red's coach and one of my close friends from back in the day, back in my Bloor West Village days.  Awesome guy.

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