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.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

One Super Wet Day -- Sweaty and Rained on

My crew of Empowered Sisters for today's Empowered boot camp went from 5 to 3, then 3 to 2.
It makes it hard for the planning process of it and I'll admit it's discouraging too but once the camp starts, to tell you the truth, those that are there training hard with me are all I'm focused on and nothing else matters.  I always have an awesome time coaching them.
"It's your day off boxing", he said, "no boxing and no weight training"... so I went running.
This picture totally captures who I am -- an athlete and an entrepreneur.
Sporting my training gear and Empowered Coach Amy sweater on, I may be training but I totally have business on the brain.  Always planning my next move, my next step, and slaying my goals.
A street festival totally sidetracked me.  It was a TLC event and Boddy from the TV show "Cake Boss" was there.  Turns out this event totally derailed me off my running route too and got me lost.
I've been craving cupcakes for two days now and walking into the boxing club to see this didn't help.
Balboa joined me on my visit and he got to meet all the coaches and many of the fighters.
My kind of guys at my kind of club on a Saturday night -- Coach Bogs, Balboa, and the boxing club. And no, I didn't box or weight train tonight. I may have cheated by running and have had a longer-than-expected run (because I got lost) but I didn't box or hit the weights. Just chilling like villains here... and fighting the urge not to indulge in Coach Jasper's birthday cake!!!
Balboa was the star of the night, with many people wanting to pick him up and say hi.
Here's Trainer Alvin taking him through a little obstacle course.
So cute.  I swear, Balboa is definitely a smile generator.  The amount of people who look at him and smile at first glance is pretty cool.  There's something about that little boy that makes people happy.

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