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You snooze/You lose. October 12, 2010

Filed under: exercise,self-improvement,Uncategorized — slova @ 3:26 pm

This morning I awoke at 6am. My alarm went off. It’s a bell-chimey ring. Nothing amazing. I hit snooze. Like I do. Exactly like I DIDN’T WANT TO DO. I went to sleep at 11 PM. Plenty of sleep.

I can’t turn the lights on immediately because I don’t want to wake the BF. He works late and wakes up later than I do.

I plan on sitting straight up tomorrow morning and drinking a glass of water immediately.  The adventure of trying to wake up earlier continues…

Do you have a favorite morning song to get you up and at ’em?

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Wake up. October 11, 2010

Filed under: exercise,self-improvement — slova @ 3:10 pm

I want this Rusko shirt.

The morning has always been a struggle for me. Although I have had jobs that require me to be in by 7 am before, there is nothing I hate more than waking up to an alarm clock. My eyes are heavy. All I want to do is snuggle into my pillow and pull the blankets over my head. “Just five more minutes.” The snooze button becomes my guardian angel at 6:30am. It is the only thing saving me from the cruel reality of waking up.

It’s unfortunate that I was diagnosed with mild narcolepsy at the age of 11. From then on I was completely justified. I was given a license to sleep. In all truth, I can fall asleep anywhere… anytime. (As I’ve gotten older, I wonder if that diagnoses still holds. Probably time for another sleep study.) Sleep disorders aside, the reason I don’t want to wake up in the morning evades me. I love walking my dog, I don’t hate my job, and I squeal with excitement upon scratching any to-do item off my list… With the extra hour or two in the morning, I could be exercising, reading, and preparing for my day instead of waking up after slamming my index finger into the snooze button for an hour.

No excuses. Not putting it off any more. I know the Greeks say that Tuesday is an unlucky day to begin any undertaking, but I am just going to have to defy the Greeks here.

It’s you and me, 6 AM Tuesday morning! I’m comin’ for ya…

Post-script: I’m going to use this helpful tips list, but let me know if you know something I should know about getting up early. Are you an early riser? How do you do it?