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.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The Road to my Heart... Wednesday, January 4

Food is the way to my heart, it's no secret.

I had a guy at the gym once approach me and most randomly give me a package of food because even he had tapped into the fact that food was the way to get to me.  

Tonight I was treated to a special home cooked meal but what made it so extra special was the fact that it was a home cooked Filipino meal and it was cooked at my home.  

Wow.... am feeling pretty spoiled right about now.

Food coma kicked in and then I realized I then had to get up and go train.

I think I ate my body weight in chicken and seasoned-to-perfection cauliflower. 

Bouncing around in the gym while I threw my combos and pounded away at that heavy bag during training was a bit rough and I felt a bit heavier and weighed down because of my meal.

...but did I care?!  At first yes but then no.

Food is fuel and that was some high end, top of the line fuel, let me tell you that!!!

If tonight's meal was any indication of what I'll be eating while in the Philippines... dang.  I just might never come back at this rate!

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