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.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Feeling Incredibly Grateful But Totally Full of Food

 As if the ladies at my gym aren't sweet enough, today one of them baked this amazingly delish Arabic dessert.  It had coconut and almonds in it and it we shared it with everyone at the gym.
 Visited the Captain today and he surprised me with a sweet tooth treat -- some popcorn he brought back from his business trip.  An early afternoon espresso and some popcorn, nice.
 On route to the library today, a Starbucks worker stopped to hand me some free samples.  I can't really stomach the sweetness of Starbucks mixed drinks and desserts nor do I care to take on the sugar and calorie overdose of them but this sample was perfect size.
As for the blizzard, well, it is Wednesday and on Wednesday I often indulge in a weekly cheat meal.
 Today there seemed to be an excess amount of food coming my way but don't worry, I worked it off with some late night boxing and weight training.  See these two awesome men, one is my pastor and the other is Skittles, they both made sure I trained hard tonight.  Worked off those devilish sweets tonight plus some, seriously!

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