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.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Doesn't Have Carbs... Saturday, December 24

Keto has officially left the building.  Actually, I think I left Keto back in Canada.

The plan was to bench keto tomorrow and just enjoy the holidays without any restrictions or any awareness given towards what I'm eating (or NOT eating) but I did already get my sticky little Polish hands on some carbs.  It's harder than I thought and not because I'm on vacation but because I'm on vacation with 11 other people, one of which is an amazing baker and who has brought his notoriously talked-about sticky rice dessert.  His dessert alone is reason enough for me to take a commercial break and splurge.

I've always, always, ALWAYS have lost weight while on vacation but I sense this will be the first one in which I don't.  [Add face palm here!!!]

Tomorrow I'll be going to the Magic Kingdom for Christmas and then the next day I'll be going to ihop.  Definitely not going to be keto for Ihop.  Ihop stands for International House of Pancakes. Pancakes are my absolute favourite of favourite cheat foods and, well, you can't go to Ihop and just eat eggs and bacon.  That's just silly talk.  That's ridiculous and that's pointless.

Okay, so I'll be benching keto tomorrow for Christmas and then Boxing Day for breakfast.  

Christmas carbs don't count... or so I tell myself.


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