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April 1, 2010

Back to work-a-day world

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

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“That might change next week when the alarm goes off at 4:30 in the morning,” she added with a laugh.

With the results she’s seen thus far from her sessions with Anytime Fitness personal trainer Rob Land, Hampton said she is almost back to her pre-pregnancy weight. Though she said she’s still about one clothing size above where she was when she left work, her progress means she’ll only need a few transition pieces for her closet rather than a whole new wardrobe.

She’s hoping the return to work will help her drop those last few pounds, since she’ll be more active at school than she is in a normal day at home.

With as much time as Hampton will spend away from home once she returns to work, she will also need a nutrition plan to get her through the day. She said she got a healthy chili recipe from her mother and plans to make a large batch that she can portion out ahead of time and take with her each day along with an apple for a simple snack.

However, with the return to work, Hampton knows she’ll have to deal with added temptations.

“I don’t have cake and brownies and cookies at home, but everybody brings that stuff in that they don’t want at home,” she said. “I’ll probably stay out of the teacher’s lounge so I can avoid some of those temptations. ... But that’s something I wouldn’t have thought twice about before.”

Like Hampton, Charity Rossiter said she expects to have some temptations to face soon when her family gets together for the Easter holiday.

Though she’s upped the intensity of her workouts to break through a recent plateau, Rossiter said she wants to focus on eating healthy this weekend so she can continue her progress.

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