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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

I'm a Size What?!... Thursday, October 11

What’s size anyways, right?!

I wrote about this on Facebook, the first part of the story that is, but then I went back to the sales lady so here’s the full story...

I was having a good day until in between coaching and meetings I ran into a store and randomly bought jeans.

"You're a large", the store lady said, "yes, definitely a large." ...so I bought a medium. 

In Canada I’m a small or an extra small, in Korea I’m a “free size” or a medium, but how could I go from that to being a large?! I’ve never been a large in my life.

Turns out she was right... (what, are these children sizes?!)

I was so annoyed that she had suggested a large and how she had thrown in the words “yes, definitely” into the mix. I mean, what did she think I was?! I workout.

The fact that I was so annoyed got me curious though. What is size anyways and why do we become so fixated on it? The size of your jeans really isn’t a reflection or indicator of how healthy you are or aren’t. It’s just your body size.

Later tonight I returned and that sales lady greeted me with a I-knew-you’d-be-back kind of smile. "I told you you’d be a large!”, she said, “they are boyfriend style”, she added.  Convinced that I wasn’t going to let this get me annoyed like it had before and realizing that size really is just nothing more than a number, or in my case a word, I decided to make light of the situation. The sales lady really didn’t care what size I was, she was only trying to give me a size that fit me right. Only I cared. 

“Oh, then if that’s the case, if they’re boyfriend style, I’ll take an extra large… I don’t like small guys, I like the big boys!” …so I bought an extra large.

Turns out I actually bought an extra, extra large!!!

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