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, February 01, 2017

One Good Apple... Wednesday, February 1

I've ditched keto.

The rice in the Philippines is going to make blow up like a balloon.

Whoever thought getting ready for the Philippines would mean changing up my eating habits?!  It's a necessary though, for the sake of my waistline.

I ate an apple today.  It wasn't the first fruit I've eaten since going keto but I haven't eaten an apple since a former coworker of mine at the gym downtown showed up with apples for me.  Today I ate an apple though, after the older man at the corner Rabba store blurted out "an apple a day.." to which I finished his sentence by saying "keeps someone away but I'm not too sure who yet."  And on that note I bought the apple and ate it as I rushed to Union Station for the shuttle bus to my personal training client's condo across town.  

I haven't eaten an apple since the end of November, over 2.5 months ago.  

A lot has happened in those 2.5 months -- I was adopted by a beautiful family who then took me to Florida for Christmas, launched my Second Dream to the next phase, picked up several personal training clients, moved out of Cabbagetown, and in less than a month I'm moving to the Philippines for training.  

How do you like them apples?! Exactly.  

I don't think an apple a day keeps the doctor away or anyone away for that matter and I don't really care to keep anyone away actually.  Let them stick around and see what I'm making of myself.  I'm moving forward every single day and they're still exactly where I left them.  I'm the kind of person who takes things to heart and is sensitive but I'm also someone who uses the negativity of others to build myself up, build myself stronger.  I'm also one of those people who in making myself stronger wants those who tried to push me down see just how much better I'm doing. I don't think they deserve any kind credit, that's not the point, I would have found my way to where I am now regardless of their input or not, but it's like when you leave someone to karma and karma comes along while you're there to see.  Karma for me is going to be sending certain select individuals a personal invite to my grand opening.  I can't say there's a lot of people I'd love to see their jaw drop with shock because I feel exceptionally supported and really don't have any haters.  There are really only two people and, ironically enough, they both work together.

So ya,... totally ventured away from talking about ditching keto, oops.

I've stopped doing keto and started eating apples, apparently.  

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