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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Back at Full Speed... Wednesday, October 25

Enter Alicia Keys belting out her song "This Girl is on Fire" right here because stepping out of the boxing club that's exactly how I felt, on fire.  Today my body felt right on par with where I left it, post amoeba sick days, and I was all too excited and happy about that.  I felt strong, I felt fast, I felt I could keep on going and going at boxing.  

Today was the first day in awhile that I felt unstoppable at training.  

I am 100% recovered from that silly amoeba, "Charlie", and feeling awesome.  

Am back to training and back to training hard.

It was only appropriate that I picked today to break in my new training gear, sent to me from my boxing club in Korea, Hulk's.  They sent me new hand wraps, gloves, target pads, and head gear.  In my excitement over new gear I put the head gear on in the house and walked around for a bit.  It was nice to wrap up my hands and look down to see my club's name on it but at the same time it also made me sad.  I do miss my club so much, I miss my members and I miss my two dogs that still live there.  I miss them every day, all of it, but I know better than to venture back there.  Seeing the Hulk name on my hand wraps, wrapped around my wrists are as close as I dare to return.  As for the gloves, they're small, only 8oz, not my preference of size but they're good for hitting the bag and boy did my punches fly in them, woozers.  Coach Bogs broke in my new target pads with me during padwork and that was a lot of fun.  They're thinner pads but I love the small target on them and boy do they make quite the slapping noise when hit dead on.  I never did get to break in my head gear, I'll do that next week with sparring, but a handful of the coaches at Elite all had fun passing it around and trying it on.

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