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.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Smiling and Sweating it Out

Arrived at boxing today and told Coach Bogs he had to say congrats to me.  He didn't understand why but he responded with an over-the-top congratulations and I laughed.
I laughed and looked Asian... wow, that moment when you see what so many other people see, that was that moment right there... hahaha.
 Lots of smiles and giggles at the boxing club is, though I must admit there always is.  It's ironic that a place that is all about punching and pushing yourself to the limit is so full of laughter and positive vibes.  I caught this picture of Coach Jun Jun in pure bliss as he finished off a round of padwork with Coach Bogs.  He turned and just looked so completely and honestly happy.
Me on the other hand, I never really look happy when working the pads.  Padwork is brutal but it's one of those things that is so good it's bad, so bad it's good.  I love padwork.
 Couple goals 101 right here -- a boyfriend squatting his girlfriend.
I caught glimpse of this at my condo gym tonight and just had to capture it.  I was impressed.  The boyfriend must have done at least 15-20 solid squats with his girlfriend on his back.

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