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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Needing an Energy Fix... Thursday, November 10

Today's Schedule:
8:30am                Phone meeting with supplier in Pakistan
9am                     Breakfast meeting with Body by Dex
10am                   Coffee with Skittles
12pm-8pm          Work at the women-only gym downtown
9:30pm-11pm     Boxing and weight training

After a long day of working, working it and working on it, I then had to go and workout. I was tired by the time I arrived at System for late night training but had downed a "5 hour shot" right before stepping into the gym. The other day I was as equally tired but Skittles had given me a drink similar to Red Bull. It was a pick-me-upper, an energizer, but to my virgin-to-energy-drink body it was like a kick to the head with an overdose of energy much bigger than myself. I was wired, absolutely and totally wired from it, but then I crashed on route home afterward.

I opted for the 5 hour shot today, an equally jolt of energy compared to the Red Bull wanna-be. A fellow boxer buddy of mine had ranted and raved about it in an email to me. He claimed it to be the "end all and do all of energy drinks". Honestly, I think it was more hype than anything but it did give me a good pick up so that I could get to the gym, pound out 12 rounds of boxing and then get in a solid workout on the weights.

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