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.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Day After... Thursday, December 1

It’s the day after the big event – Agency Wars Alumni Thunder – and I’m still very much running off the high from it all. It was a bittersweet moment, realizing the months upon months of coaching were over.  I woke up today to my cellphone having had been bombarded with text messages from friends commenting about the event and inquiring, and my social media messages were in the triple figures.  The flowers I had received last night after the event were the first reminder i saw regarding last night.. They sat in a vase on my night table, right beside the sweet card that had accompanied them. At the female-only gym today numerous members eagerly asked me about the outcome of the event and repetitively I found myself getting all hyped up and excited talking about it.  "So what what next?" many asked me.

Good question.

Agency Wars isn't totally done yet for me however.  I have to follow up with my Team Blue fighters to make sure they're okay from the fight -- no eye damage, headaches, or whatnot to worry about.  And let's not forget the big team meal out together.  Looking forward to that!

So what is next for me, after it's totally done... it's back to training for me, prepping for my move out of Cabbagetown, getting ready for my temporary move to the Philippines, and prepping for my fight in Asia.  And then of course telling my family all of this.

Tomorrow is going to mark my first official no-coaching free day – the first day I won’t have to go to Clancy’s to train Team Blue. I thought I’d stay home and then jump start my return to intense training on Monday but I have since decided to return to the Fight Club at Cabbagetown Boxing – the female-only sparring club.

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