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, November 23, 2018

I've Got Wicked Good News!!!... Friday, November 23

Good news... I'm officially sponsored by the Six Pack Chef!!!

Yes, it's true.

Yes, it's so super cool.

For the past two weeks they were sponsoring me temporarily, to see if I fit them and to see if I fit them.  Honestly, I did really enjoy their food.  Their portion sizes definitely made me question if all the other food companies were actually measuring their meals or being super cheap and skimming us costumers.  They're not all about the processed foods and instead they're all about throwing in as many veggies as they can and that in itself was so refreshing and so incredibly revealing. 

I was having a rough day at boxing because of my wrist injury that continues to hinder my training and stopping me from really hitting the pads and heavy bag like I'm use to.  So there I was, sitting on the floor in the boxing club, embracing the suck, when I decided to write a letter to the Six Pack Chef.  I wanted to tell them thank you for temporarily sponsoring me, to give them my input about their service and meals, and to ask them if this was where we'd be parting ways or working together more.

I fully expected them to say goodbye to me. 

I know I'm not this sexy girl who plays up the sex appeal and shows skin.  I know so many companies have come to expect that because that's what sells.  Sex sells.  My focus isn't whether or not I'm sexy though.  My focus is my sport -- improving my skills as an athlete and bettering my abilities.  My definition of what is sexy doesn't fit that of most people either and it doesn't fit social media.  To me, to be sexy means to be confident in who you are.  It has nothing to do with revealing skin.  It's about being confident in your skin, sure, but not in feeling obligated to show it to the world.

I thought they'd say good bye to me because I'm not a "sexy athlete" by social media's standards.  I don't have a million followers on Instagram, I just barely have 2000.  My followers are super interactive with me, it's very cool, but the general public and companies monitoring my page don't know that.

No sooner had I arrived home from boxing but they had written back.  

They said they wanted to continue to sponsor me.  I was so happy I could have cried.

It really means a lot to me that they've decided to continue their sponsorship of me because I do work really hard and it feels good to somewhat justify my hard efforts with this added support.  I've tried several food delivery companies but they all came up short.  Six Pack Chef has been the most legit and their meals seriously are so delish.  They sent me shrimp for dinner tonight, holy high class.  I felt so fancy eating it.  What I really appreciate about the Six Pack Chef the most though is that they're not making their living off feeding off of people's ignorance.  They mark all their meals with the caloric breakdown and even note the macro breakdown, something that almost all other food delivery companies don't do.  I have no complaints about the food they've sent me and I feel like my energy has been consistent ever since I started eating their meals.

So ya, I almost sound like I'm trying to sell them to you, I'm not, but then again I do love their service.  And now, to be sponsored by them, I'm head over heels so super happy.  

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