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, February 16, 2017

Work All Day but Play all Night

I had sparring right at the crack of dawn today.
Okay, so it was only at 7am but in my world that's super early.
Got in 7 solid rounds of sparring but before the start of the seventh round Queen Spar said, "why don't we do a cool down for this last round -- only body shots."  Only body shots for a cool down?!  I said okay but then I spent the rest of today feeling that "cool down".
I trained in the morning but didn't train in the evening.  Instead I took the night off because I was treated to a belated Valentine's Day celebration -- a gift and dinner.
I'm no longer keto but I can definitely appreciate and find the humour in my gift 
being wrapped in wrapping paper that looked like bacon.
 Headed out to a great little Filipino restaurant called Lamesa, on Queen Street.
 Dinner at Lamesa is always a for sure delish feast and the ultra sweet staff that prepare it and serve it only amplify the awesomeness of it.  Definitely a must go-to place for anyone liking Filipino food!!!

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