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.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Eating and Training Like a Champ

Breakfast out at Wildflour.
It's funny because bread is my absolute kryptonite and Wildflour is notorious for it's amazing baked goods but I have yet to cave in and buy one of them.  I had a piece of their cake the other week, when a friend was visiting from Canada, but it was his piece, I shared a little bit of it and it wasn't a pastry.  It wasn't bread.  It didn't count.

On Thursdays I get treated out to breakfast and for a moment I don't feel like the starving athlete, broke entrepreneur that I am.
They know when I put my bandana on it's about to go down and they know when that banana is wet, before I even put it on, look out.... partly because that means I forgot to wash it so I quickly rinsed it in the boxing club sink but it still smells like high Heaven. I'm not here to be pretty. I'm here to protect the pretty and get pretty sweaty, so if that includes getting pretty smelly and nasty, then so be it. I'm here to train. I'm an athlete, not a model.
That moment when you realize your "good idea" was really a bad idea... and a painful one. 

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