Issue #63


by Juan Carlos Lope

20 Questions with Cover Model Melissa Marx

Video Interview with IFBB Bodybuilding Pro Colette Nelson

Kim's Kounseling Korner
by Kimberly Martin

Video Interview with Amateur Australian Competitor Sara Picken

Melissa Marx, Genevieve Brodeur, Ginette Delhaes, Cecilia Benjaminson & Helene Ahlson

Introducing Michelle Ould MMA Fighter
by Michelle Ould

Video Interview with Fitness Model Monica Goe



Kim Kounseling Korner by Kimberly Martin

Dear Kim,

I have gained a lot of weight after being pregnant and have no idea how
to get it off. I try to workout and do cardio but it just don't come off
and I have no motivation! Do you have any tips that could help me? I
know you are a mom and you are in amazing shape!

Alana, NY

Hi and thanks for your question! Being a mom of two I know how frustrating it can be to lose 'baby weight'. I'm not a certified personal trainer or nutritionist, but I can tell you what has worked for me.

First of all, I suggest you focus on your diet... nutrition is 75% of your fitness goal. Lean meats, green veggies and complex carbs (oatmeal, brown rice, etc...) are what your meals should consist of. Try to consume only protein and vegetables after 3pm.
When you perform cardio, do so in the morning on an empty stomach.
As far as motivation is concerned, that will come naturally once you begin seeing results after tightening up on your diet...keep a daily record of what you eat and if your progress slows, look back over your journal to determine what caused your plateau.
Hope this helps Alana...good luck!


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About the Author...

My name is Kimberly Aline Martin, but I go by the name Kim. I was born in Decatur, GA on November 1st, 1969. I've lived in Georgia my whole life and can't imagine living anywhere else. Well, maybe Hawaii...

I've been married to my best friend for over 13 years and we have two wonderful children, both boys, ages 5 and 12.
We now reside north of Atlanta and I am currently a stay at home mom.

Three things I live by:
I truly believe 'what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger'....every obstacle in life that is overcome makes you a stronger individual.
I also believe that everyone makes mistakes and those mistakes shouldn't be regretted, but embraced because they make you the person you become.
Lastly, be consistent-about everything in your life-and surround yourself with people that do the same.

If you need some advice please email me at:


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