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, May 12, 2017

Fighting the Heat and Temptations

First full week back at training after being sick in like a 
million years and I totally killed it at training.
Was treated out to a hair cut -- a shaving at the local barbershop.
There's one particular barber in Eastwood who I think is awesome at what he does and tonight I landed myself in his chair.  
I love going to the barbershop, seriously.  They always leave me with super clean lines
and I always score a sweet neck and shoulder massage in the process.
In attempt to keep my day going at full speed, I headed to Starbucks tonight to work on my business proposal.  I was already feeling mentally drained but then I got a whiff of temptation -- double chocolate cake.  
 I thought sitting myself across from who appeared to be quite the smartie pants would keep me focused but no such luck.  She ordered cheesecake.  Venting to my friend in Canada did nothing to help me either.  He sent me a picture of what he was eating -- cake!!!
 It seemed like everyone but me was indulging in cake.
I watched that couple pick at that cake for seriously a solid hour and then they left some of it there when they left Starbucks.  I was almost tempted to eat it... but then thankfully a worker came and took it away.

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