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, May 16, 2018

I Thought Some Thoughts... Wednesday, May 16

Two things I did today that at initial thought I thought they were great ideas but then, upon going through with them, I realized they weren't.

Thought #1:  Eating a sugary pastry and then ice candy.

I had left my condo just short of 10am.  I had a client to train at 11am and then was expecting to box right after.  Well, the client showed up a bit late, I ran into someone after coaching, I started boxing late, and then I sat and talked to some of the coaches before leaving.  I had breakfast at 8:30am but with the dragged out day, I arrived home much later than expected.  I arrived home around 4:30pm.  No midday snack, no lunch and not even so much as a protein shake to hold me over.  So when Coach Adamson offered me a pastry, I jumped on it like it was the last piece of edible food I'd ever get.  It was super sugary but I was starving.  I was still hungry though but had no money on me beyond the loose change in my bag.  I ended up buying an ice candy on the route home.  Later this evening my tummy started to groan a bit.  I knew I had eaten way too much sugar for my liking and my tummy was hating me right then and there.

Thought #2:  Taking the stairs after doing legs at weight training.

I trained legs hard but, well, you know how it is.  You kill a workout and that only emphasises and heightens those already ready-to-burst feel good endorphins.  I was on a workout high like non other and so I decided to put them to good use and stretch them out over numerous flights of stairs.  My condo gym is on the second floor, I live just short of the penthouse floor, so there's a solid 35+ flights of stairs.  At one point I seriously questioned what I was doing, pushing myself so hard after already pushing it on legs, inhaling all that nasty stale air in the stairwell, and going so hardcore.  I tried to distract myself by turning on my cellphone music and continuing on.  Arrived on my floor completely soaked in sweat.  So much so, actually, that I slipped and almost fell down a few stairs.  Like I needed more stairs to tackle, like seriously.  I may or may not be able to walk tomorrow.

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