As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. 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 returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am 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, July 28, 2017

Injuries Aren't a New Thing but They're a Pain... Friday, July 28

Training injured.  The struggle is real.

On Wednesday I did an overhead press squat, maxed out with the reps and ended up falling onto the gym floor.  CRASH, down I went.  I woke up on Thursday not really being able to lift my right arm above my shoulder.  No problem, I thought.  I'll just take it a bit easy on the weights tonight and train a different muscle group that doesn't put so much stress on my shoulders.

Today I woke up and my right shoulder was perfectly fine.

My right shoulder was fine but the right side of my neck was super stiff.

I tried to massage it out before boxing and even trained through the pain at the club but when I got to doing speed bag work I ran into difficulty.

The speed bag is attached to a wooden frame that stands much higher than I am tall so I have to stand on a wooden box to reach it.  However, with my arms up above my head and my face pointed upward, the strain on my neck was,... well... pretty brutal.  

Did three rounds on the sand bag and boy did those feel like some super long rounds!!!

Plan is to get a massage, rub some Muscle Care on it, and then hope it's better for Monday boxing. 

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