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.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Upping My Training... Friday, January 20

In a little over a month I'll be moving to the Philippines for boxing training and it's anticipated that it's going to royally kick my butt (and I'm going to love, love, LOVE it).  I told my business mentor that my hope is that on my first day of training I come home and cry because I'm so exhausted from just how hardcore it is.  I'm not traveling to the other side of the globe for good weather and for the fun of it.  I'm going there to up my game, prep myself for the next chapter in my life, and I'm going to come back jacked and ready to take on the world and launch my Second Dream.  Having said all this, I'm feeling like I need to up my training here so I don't get totally manicured and killed in the Philippines.

My Proposed Training Schedule...

EVENING:  Team Training (boxing)

MORNING:  Running 
EVENING:  Weight training 

MORNING:  Sparring
EVENING:  Weight training

MORNING:  Running
EVENING:  Boxing and Weight training

EVENING:   Fight Club (sparring) 
LATE EVENING:  Weight training

MORNING:  Running 
AFTERNOON:  Weight training 

AFTERNOON:  Boxing and weight training... OR OPTIONAL DAY OFF.

Mondays and Sundays are the only two days where I'll only be training once that day but Monday's Team Training is an intense 2 hour session that's late in the evening, after an extra early start to the day and long day of personal training.  Also, I put Sunday as an optional day off.  On Sundays I go to church and then enjoy brunch out.  Church ends around 1:30pm, brunch around 2:30/3pm and the gym is closed at 7pm.  I'd like to have one day where I don't feel so rushed and pushed for time because of my schedule and on Sundays when I do go to the gym I definitely feel the push.  

I've been talking with Coach Madman and now that my schedule has lightened up somewhat because I'm not working at the female-only gym downtown and I'm done training Team Blue, I want to get back to getting him to train me in running.  The plan is to train with him for 2 of my 3 weekly runs, up in High Park, and then make my third run a long one by myself.

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