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.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Approaching the Start Line... Sunday, April 1

Things are about to possibly get intense with my training so today I took it upon myself to head into boxing for a sweat sess alone.  No coach.  Training camp starts Monday despite not really knowing if I can sort out the legalities involved with this potential fight. 

Tomorrow morning I have my first pre-fight weigh-in.  I haven't weighed myself for months now which has been a big refreshing break from the weekly weigh-in's I had for years in Korea with my sponsors.  

I'm guessing I'll weigh in around 125lbs.

The fight is for 108lbs.

No problem.

I like the challenge.  I live for the challenge but sometimes I think I like the challenge more than the actual fight.  The fight excites and scares me all in the same breath.  It's like a roller coaster.  You know it's going to turn your stomach and that it'll scare you, so much so that you'll grip that seat bar as tight as you can, but you find enjoyment in the scare.  And theme parks know this, we all this twisted attraction towards testing ourselves so every year they build a rollercoaster bigger and scarier than the last one.  And we line up for it.  We wait the long wait for those few minutes of screaming and thrill. 

I wonder if my opponent is feeling this scared thrill, like me.

2 comments:

Mrs. Kim said...

Actually, not everyone enjoys the cortisol rush of roller coasters/horror movies/punches to the head. And it's certainly not great for your body.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever won a championship belt?