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.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Full Force into a New Week... Monday, November 6

Nothing wakes me up faster than my coach texting me, telling me I'm going to spar with him today.

He texted me at 9:54am, 6 minutes before I usually arrive for training.

I had woken up late today and consequently had decided to head into training for 11am.

That gave me exactly one house and six minutes to digest and process what was about to go down.

I haven't had sparring for about 3 weeks now on account to Charlie, the amoeba I picked up here in the Philippines, the one that poked it's nasty head up and sent me running to the bathroom, puking my brains out on everything, including my hair.

Last week I really kicked my training up and went full force into it.  Part of me was kind of making up for lost time because of being sick and another part of me was simply trying to not skip a beat, continue right where I left off.  My body definitely knows when it's Friday and this week was no different except for the fact that I felt Friday on Thursday night.  I had pushed my body to such extremes with training this past week and although it was mentally very satisfying, my body was kind of hating me for having done this.  Saturday was suppose to be my day off but when what was expected to be a short run turned into a long, dragged out, "lost-in-the-city" run, that was a no go.  Yesterday I actually took the day off training.  I didn't even so much as go swimming.  I watched the live fights with the guys and then did some errands at Greenbelt and then worked on Empowered.

With my calves still burning though and that blister on my foot from Saturday's run still super sensitive, it made for a bit of a rough morning today.  Through in the fact Coach Bogs texted me, telling me he had scheduled me for sparring, and ya, nothing like jumping all in to a Monday like today.

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