As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply 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, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea 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.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Full Day of Gym Nasty Sweet Sweat

Love, love, LOVE this boxing club -- Elorde!
I know it's the Philippines but I'm wearing a sweater.  It's not that I was cold here but instead I wore the sweater because I had just finished boxing and didn't think the Uber driver would appreciate my soaked-to-the-core body sitting in his car.  I figured the sweater would conceal it somewhat.
Exhausted from boxing but totally pumped and ready for more weeks of hard training to come.
Bloody knuckles and a very sore pulled groin didn't stop me from hitting the weights tonight.
I'm here to train, that's my only focus here so training continues, regardless of any injury.
After a hard day of intense training, I then lounged with my little man.
Balboa, that little boy loves me regardless of how stinky or sore I get.  He's my biggest fan. Correction, he's my biggest littlest fan!

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