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.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Fight Club Continues... Friday, December 2

It's been months since I've step into the ring for Fight Club at Cabbagetown Boxing -- a female-only sparring club.  Tonight I returned.  I walked into Cabbagetown Boxing and was greeted with huge smiles and hugs from the female fighters gearing up for training, a big hello from the head coach and one male boxer even came over and kicked me.  Yup, lots of love.  Okay, so he kicked my foot when I was down on the ground doing push-ups but none the less it was a kick and none the less it was a lot of tough love and long-time-no-see love.

It felt great to be back. 

As for getting punched in the head, round after round, can't say that felt so great but then again when you've got so much adrenaline pumping through your veins you don't feel anything.  All I felt was my body getting exhausted from it all.

There were four of us at Fight Club tonight and one was a female fighter I hadn't met until tonight.  One of the usual female fighters present has a fight this Sunday so she pushed her around at training a little bit harder and more than normal.  Only four of us but it was a solid crew.  I haven't been at the Fight Club in months.  All my Friday nights had been consumed by Agency Wars, prepping and coaching Team Blue, but now that's over and down with.  Now I have my Friday nights back so now I'm back to Friday Night Fight Club.  

Ended my Friday night off with a special dinner out at Joey's downtown -- steak with asparagus.  I'm still doing keto though so with keto being high fat, moderate carbs and low protein, this protein-high steak was balanced out with a garlic butter and brie cheese sauce.  Oh, and some butter on my asparagus too.  Still trying to wrap my head around the whole high fat notion of keto but I'm loving the fact I can eat cheese.

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