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Mommy Makeover

April 1, 2010

Back to work-a-day world

Mommy Makeover contestant forms strategy to balance job, family, fitness

Rebecca Hampton expects next week to be a challenge — probably one of the biggest she’s faced so far during Mommy Makeover.

<div align="center"><a href=" http://www.anytimefitness.com/en-us/clubs/1495/Kokomo-IN-health-club"><img src="http://static.cnhi.zope.net/flashpromo/kokomotribune/flashpromo/support/MommyMakeover.jpg"></a></div> For the first time since giving birth to her son, Miles, Hampton will return to work Monday. As every working mother knows, balancing a job and family can be difficult even without the pressures of trying to lose weight. But Hampton already has a plan in place that she hopes will ensure her continued success, not just for the remaining weeks of the competition but for the long term.

“I’m a little nervous about going back to work next week,” she said. “It could be a little tricky. I’ve been home since November and I’ve been working out every morning at 9. Next week I’ll start working out at 5 in the morning, so that means I’ll have to get up at 4:30. I think that will be a challenge for sure. I think it would be a challenge for anybody, let alone someone who just had a baby.

“But I’ll survive. There’s just three weeks left and I can do anything for three more weeks.”

Hampton, who works as an elementary school music teacher, has an hour-long commute every day to the school in Zionsville. She said she’s hoping to use the time in the car after her daily workout to “wake myself up a little more and get motivated for the day.”

But when it comes to the competition, Hampton said her results have so far provided enough motivation to keep her going as the weeks have gone on and the workouts have gotten harder.

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