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.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Rambling... Tuesday, October 9

Skittles has been out in Canada for almost a week now and it's been difficult without him.  I have no one to really bounce my ideas around with, no one to vent to, no one to motivate me, and no one to tell me to go to sleep when I'm working way too late and have to get up early.  I'm always working late these days and always waking up super early.

I woke up at 4am today to Cassius having an asthma attack.

I had just gone to bed about 2.5 hours earlier.

I scooped that little dude from his cage where he was sleeping beside Balboa, and just cradled him.  He always looks so scared when he has an attack and most of the times he spreads his little arms and legs out, like he's on ice or something, and he huffs and he puffs.

It was hard to go to sleep after that so I put both Balboa and him in my bed.  

No sooner had I gone back to sleep but it was time for me to wake up again.

Alarm went off at 5:45am and by 5:50am I was already downstairs and out the door with the two boys, taking them on their morning walk.

Today I only had a morning client to coach and an evening small team to train, but in between them I had about a billion and one things to do... of course, always.  

I hit the gym in the afternoon for an upper body workout.  I had talked to some of my friends back in Canada, about a common friend we all just recently lost, so today we trained in his memory.  The plan was to up the weight in our exercises and then train to exhaustion on the last sets.  I got a bit emotional at the gym, thinking about my last conversation I had had with this particular friend.  He died at age 26, that's crazy.  I've already had 12 years more of life than him.  

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