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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Never a Dull Day Here

Trying to simply enjoy my breakfast with my beautiful boy Balboa at the local Sunday market.
 However, what went down was nothing simple when a girl put down a bag at the next table.

 On a totally different note, I'm thinking about changing my hair.  My hair cut already makes me stand out here but the response I get from onlookers is positive.  I'm different here but different here sparks curiosity.  In Korea different was wrong and it sparked dirty looks.  The Philippines surely isn't Korea and God bless it for that.  Having said that, I feel more free to get adventurous and really ramp up my looks.
Today is my Rest Day, my one day off ANY and ALL training so while you see this picture and see the beauty in it, I see three reasons why Rest Day is so stressful...
1. My condo pool... I want to do laps!!!
2. My condo gym... I want to weight train!!!
3. My boxing gym (the building behind)... I want to box!!!

No training for me today, boo to Rest Day, so I stared at the pool, sat by the fitness gym, messaged my boxing friends, thought about training all day, and signed up with a local running club... frustrations 101.

...the struggle to NOT train was real!

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