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.

Friday, October 26, 2018

More Than I Expected... Friday, October 26

Coaching in the morning, a seminar in the afternoon, and struggling to get home in the evening.

How ironic, I got stuck in Makati.

They opened a Tim Horton's coffee shop on my old street, after I left.  Nice.  I had a struggle and a half getting to Makati on time for coaching in the morning and then went through hell trying to get out of that city in the evening.  

I was done work stuff by 5pm.  I didn't get home till close to 9pm.

That's Manila traffic for you.

In other news, I've been reaching out to a few collabs that I'm interested in bringing onto the Empowered team and today I met another potential -- a health coach that makes the world's most delish carb energy gel.  Do you know what Cliff Shots are?  They're carb energy packs that long distance runners usually eat along their runs.  I sometimes eat something similar to them during my boxing but haven't lately because I ran out of my supply from Canada and they're too expensive here.  But today, oh wow, I met this lady who makes them along with other fabulous plant based foods.  Today she made these plant based burgers that were totally meat free but so full of amazing flavor.  I was very impressed.  In addition to her foods, something she more or less does on the side actually, she's also a pilates coach.  Can you say perfect for the Empowered Clubhouse? Oh yeah!!!

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