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, April 18, 2018

Mid Week Randomness... Wednesday, April 18

Yesterday I had sparring and tomorrow I have sparring, so today I just had regular boxing.  Nothing really regular about it though because it's always intense and I always feel like I'm being pushed to my limits and sweating my brains out.  Today one of the boxers showed me this great exercise with the medicine ball for building up your power for your hooks.  I definitely appreciated that.

I'm really liking training at Team Insider and definitely feel like that they've really taken me in.  I've only been training there a week now but already I know so many of them, many of them fist bump me when they see me, and many of them have added me on social media.  They've got great energy at the club and as hard as we all train, we also have a lot of fun and share a lot of laughs and giggles.  

I had a lot of business emails to deal with and people to contact regarding switching over my Korean boxing license.  It still boggles me how something so simple has become so painfully annoying and dragged out.  I "just" need that letter signed.  The frustrations are real and are many... wow.

Someone on Facebook, a friend, reached out to me and offered to lend me her bicycle.  She heard about the mileage I'm trekking for my boxing and wanted to help.  How super sweet is that?!  So sweet.  Unfortunately though I don't know if I'll be able to use her bike.  For starters, I wouldn't know where to park it at my condo and at the boxing club, and the route there isn't exactly "bike-friendly" because of it's broken sidewalks and the overpass bridge.  I'll try it though, see how it goes.  For now I've been walking and, well, the blisters forming on my feet are many and are big.  Nasty.

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