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.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Back to Basics... Tuesday, April 4

Was indecisive about whether or not to grow out my hair -- the shaved part of my head.  At first I wanted to grow it out, to change it up, but the in between stage was starting to agitate me and my natural colour coming out was such a contrast from the other side of my head that's bleached blonde.  So I shaved it. 

Was out of town today, location scouting, so being out of the condo meant eating out.

What I ate today:
Oatmeal banana pancake (cooked and ate at home)
Green smoothie
Coronado coffee and banana bread
Chicago popcorn
Burger with mushrooms
Protein shake (after tonight's training)

I've come to the conclusion that my results with my training here really has nothing to do with my training but everything to do with my eating.  With the exception of the Chicago popcorn and the French fries I stole off of someone's plate, I ate fairly healthy considering I'm in the Philippines, traveling around with a Filipino.  Filipinos seem to be all about the fried this, fried that and downing it with Coke.  There's always either rice or noodles that accompanies it too.

I'm training like a beast -- 6 days a week, twice a day -- but I don't think my eating it on par with my training.  I don't think I'm eating enough.  It's hot here and I tend to under eat.  I'm drinking water like it's nobody's business, averaging 3Ls a day, and that leaves me already feeling bloated and full so it's somewhat counterproductive.  

Plan is to go back to basics -- use MyFitnessPlan to work out my calorie count stuff with my eating.  

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