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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Gym Nasty at Elite... Monday, June 12

Day two of boxing at Elite.
Day two of feeling a bit nauseous in the final rounds.
... I love it.

I forgot just how hot it is in the Philippines, how completely humid it gets, and then I'm reminded when I come to boxing.  I sweat like a beast at training, wow.  Coach Bogs asked me if I wanted to be stretched out after training and I responded with "are you kidding me?!  I don't even want to touch my own body after training... I'm nasty".  And I am nasty -- gym nasty!

Coach Bogs has started to teach me Tagalog (Filipino) when training me.

"one"
"double"
"four"
"Go forward"
"Go backward"
"Do it again"

Those are the six we worked on today.  Honestly, I can't remember them to say them but when he yells them out at me during pad work I know what he's saying and how to respond.

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