Ah-may-ZING Chia Seed Giveaway

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HEY-LO!!!!

Wow two posts a day, two days in a row. It feels like the good old days. I told you that my blogging was much quicker now! Thank you Eric, techie genius. ;)

I feel literally ah-mayZING since I have started NOT multitasking and the Early Rising Challenge. I have an extra kick to my step. I can’t wait to see what I feel like in a few weeks if this has only been a few days. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, so that is what I am shooting for.

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Some of you have been asking me how I am getting up early so I thought I would talk about it a bit tonight and tell you what has worked for me so far.

Here are some of my Early Rising Challenge tips:

  1. GET WARM: If your place is like mine, it is freezing when you wake up. The walk from the bedroom to the bathroom is the most painful thing I experience all day. COLD. I have found that it is much easier to get out of bed if my fluffy robe and slippers are beside the bed. As soon as I get up the robe and slippers go on and I instantly feel a bit (bit) better about getting up. I also have a small space heater in our bathroom that I immediately turn on when I get up. I look forward to the warmth and I stand beside it for a few minutes while I brush my teeth. These little rewards add up in the early morning!
  2. WAKE UP NATURALLY WHEN POSSIBLE: I don’t use an alarm clock. I have this strange internal clock that I can ‘set’ before bed and I magically awake for that time. I prefer not using an alarm clock because it means that I am more likely to wake up at the end of a sleep cycle– and not being jolted awake in the middle of one! This method is not for everyone of course (i.e., my hubby). If you can’t go without your alarm clock, I suggest putting it across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off.
  3. CAFFEINE: I will bulldoze anything in my path to get to the kettle in the morning to make my Japanese Sencha. It has just enough caffeine to wake me up and energize me. While I don’t suggest consuming massive quantities of caffeine, I think a little bit is nice!
  4. GET YOUR ENDORPHINS: If you are going to the trouble of getting up early you might as well cross off your workout while you are at it! I feel ‘ok’ after 15 mins. of rising, but I feel especially AMAZING after an early morning workout. I will be honest though, the first 10 minutes of my workout are often brutal and I feel like I have no energy, however after 10 minutes I magically wake-up and it goes pretty well. When I workout in the early morning I have half a Glo Bar or a Run bar to tide my hunger over until breakfast, which is usually 1-1.5 hours later (after workout and showering).
  5. REWARD YOUR SUCCESS- TWICE! I want a morning reward and a weekly reward for my hard work! My morning reward is having more time for a relaxing, delicious breakfast. I also spend a bit more time reading fun blogs or reading my book. For my weekly treat, I was thinking giving myself ‘permission’ to buy a special item at the grocery store that I typically don’t buy. Nothing motivates me more than good food! ha!!! ;)
  6. BE FLEXIBLE: A reader named Ariel gave me this great tip. She says to be flexible with the goal time that you set for your early morning. So for example, if Ariel’s goal time is 5am, she won’t be hard on herself if she gets up at 5:30 on some mornings. We have to take into account the fact that some days we will just need more sleep than others and that is OK! Be flexible with yourself and you will be less stressed and happier (this applies to all areas of life too!).

I was asked if I have a ‘goal time’ for the Early Rising Challenge.

The answer is YES.

You know me, I need goals to strive for in everything that I do. I find they are so motivating. My goal is 4:45-5am wake-up time, and a more realistic goal is probably 5:30am, given Eric’s sleep schedule and the fact that I do need to spend quality time with him in the evening! :) I can’t see myself going to bed much earlier than 10pm, but maybe that will change with the earlier mornings. Baby steps…

All in all it is only day two of the challenge and I am already feeling so much more productive and overall much happier. That is in part thanks to my NOT multitasking too! My life is feeling more simplified with each passing day and I am really excited to keep at it and see what benefits I get from it.

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Would you like a chance to win a 2 pound bag of CHIA SEEDS from Chia Seeds Direct?

Just answer this simple question below:

  • What time do you get up in the morning during the weekdays and WHY!

Contest open to Canadian and US residents only please. Runs until Friday Jan 15th at 8am.

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See you tomorrow AM for Pumpkin Pie Baked Breakfast Cake.

I’m off to do Whittle My Middle 2 with Eric, then make some din dins. Ta-ta!

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1 zestycook January 13, 2010

I am up between 6 and 6:30 everyday of the week to start my day. I have no choice… the kiddies are raring to go.

zest

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2 Maria January 13, 2010

I wake up between 4:30 and 4:45 during the work week because if I don’t make it to the gym early, I will find a million excuses to not go after work! It gives me time to wake up and helps me to feel energized to start my day :)

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3 Laura January 13, 2010

I get up at 6 a.m. I’ve had an internal alarm clock since I was a teenager and I always wake up then. It used to be for figure skating practice in the winter, and farm work in the summer. Now I use my internal alarm clock as motivation to get to the gym before work.

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4 Katie January 13, 2010

7:00 on weekdays – because of work. I have a very difficult time going to bed early because of my boyfriend’s schedule! I would love to get on an earlier to bed/earlier up schedule… might have to discuss that… :)

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5 Julie January 13, 2010

During the week I wake up by 6-7 am! this is usually for class, and even on my later days my body naturally gets up then! bummer !

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6 Amanda January 13, 2010

My internal alarm clock goes off at 4am, but I usually get up around 5am. Mornings are my “me” time. Of course, because I’m in grad school right now, this can vary depending on how late I am up writing my thesis. :) But, I usually have 8am office hours for my assistantship, so I am usually out of my house by 7am regardless.

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7 Sarah January 14, 2010

I get up between 8:30 and 9:30… since I’m unemployed now and have night classes, it’s not necessary to get up SO early, but I find that if I don’t push my tuckus out of bed before 9:30, I’m in serious danger of revisiting my high school ability to sleep til noon!

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8 Sarah January 14, 2010

It took me a really long time to actually get used to waking up early. I have always been a night owl, and would change my schedule a while for school or work – but would eventually fall back into old patterns the minute I had a chance to sleep in. Now, I wake up at 545a or 6a almost everyday (sometimes earlier if I have to be to work super early – like 5a). I usually do not have to be to work until 8a, but I like to have time in the morning to drink my coffee and catch up on things and just relax. Sort of the cam before the storm. I still cannot exercise in the mornings – my body just will not have it – but I do love my quiet time in the morning :)

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9 Christie January 14, 2010

Hi Angela!!! I try to get up at 6:00 to spend some QT time with the hubby before he heads to work. He works super late, so I typically don’t get to see him in the evening:(

I’ve been reading your website for a few months(this is my first comment…took my awhile to muster the courage!!) and love it! Thank you for all your inspiration!

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10 Julie Boyer January 14, 2010

Hi Angela! I have also been on an early wake up starting this week. I used to get up at 7:30 am. Now I am getting up between 6:30 – 6:45. I like the extra time and I get to spend it with my hubby and help him get a healthy breakfast and lunch ready. Julie B.

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11 lainey January 14, 2010

Wow, there are a lot of early risers here! I don’t get up til 7:30 or 8:00 when the kids get up.

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12 Ryane January 14, 2010

I am NOT a morning person! But then again, I don’t work typical office hours. I wake up anytime between 7-10. I set my alarm for 11:30 which is the absolute latest I can sleep and still have time to get ready for the day and leave for work but I’m usually up before it. If I do sleep in til 10, I just see it as my body needing sleep… I also don’t go to bed until after 11 most nights either…. Your 4:45 AM wake up sounds CRAZY to my ears, haha.

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13 Mandy January 14, 2010

I get up at 4:45 to do the yoga workout “Inhale” on television at 5:00!

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14 Jenna January 14, 2010

I wake up between 7 and 7:30, sometimes 8. Definitely not super early, but I LOVE waking up early and getting so much accomplished and then seeing that it’s only 9am and I still have the whole day ahead of me :)

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15 Jennifer January 14, 2010

I get up @ 6:30 to enjoy “my time” before I wake up my daughter and get her going for school. Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve been wondering where to get these!!

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16 Leilani January 14, 2010

Angela,
I wake up at 8:00am everyday to see my husband before he goes to work and be alone with him & before my 3 year old opens her beautiful eyes.

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17 Elizabeth January 14, 2010

I’m up at 5:45 to shower and get ready for work before my son wakes up (or gets woken up) at 6:30. That gives us enough time to get him ready, a little snack, a little play time and out the door by 7:00. I have always been a morning person. Even in college, I would be at the library by 7:00 AM and out by 7:00 PM at the absolute latest. I love my evenings free.

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18 Abbey January 14, 2010

I love that you are so excited about getting up early!
Before the last week or two, I would get up at 8 to leave at 8:30 am.
This was SO frustrating and I’d leave EVERY day feeling rushed and frumpy and awful.

My boyfriend and I have been starting the “early rising sleep challenge” as well, and we’ve gotten down to getting up at 6:30 am (this morning was a sleep in a little later day though).

My goal is 5:30am-6am.
:)

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19 Farah January 14, 2010

I get up at 7 to get my daughter ready for AM kindergarten and then take her to school. It is hard for both of us-she’s a sleeper like me. But I know most adults get up earlier than that, especially adults that have small kids.

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20 edith January 14, 2010

7am for class!

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21 Amanda January 14, 2010

I want to take the Early-Morning Challenge with you! With my kids now in school, my only hope of a regular workout is to start getting up at what I previously would have considered an absolutely un-Godly hour of the morning. I’m shooting to be on my treadmill by 5:30am. I could definitely use some Chia Seeds to give me the energy to stick by this goal!! Thank you for the opportunity and keep up the great work!

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22 Karin January 14, 2010

I definitely need to implement some wake-upchanges. I am up by 6:30AM usually so I can start working/get the kids going but on weekends sleep in until 7 or 7:30! I am so impressed with your challenges you set for yourself, love your blog!

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23 Steven January 14, 2010

I get up between 3:45 and 4:00. My wife gets up with me and we do 15 minutes of core exercises and then I get ready for work. I am usually out of the house and on my one hour commute by 4:30. I need to use an alarm clock but many many times, my eyes fly open one minute before the alarm buzzes me into reality.

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24 Janet January 14, 2010

I wake up at 4:40 so I can get in a workout before saying good morning to my kiddos and heading out the door to teach 22 first graders. My family thinks I am nuts but I find the peace very energizing. Not that a treadmill is quiet but you know what I mean. I come up with some of my best lesson plans during that time! BTW, my class had been having a hard time accepting the food choices of others so I told them about the Green Monster. They wanted to know why it was called that so I told that it was green and “monserously” good for the brain. They are now requesting a recipe which I will be e-mailing out in my next class newsletter!

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25 Laura January 14, 2010

I’m currently rising at 7:00 am, but I’d like to start getting to bed earlier to see if I can lower that – I feel way too rushed some mornings and it doesn’t set a good tone for the rest of the day.

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26 Tina January 15, 2010

My hubby and I are up at 4:55 am on weekdays. I pack our healthy lunches and b’fasts. He takes care of the dogs. We load up the car with our clothes and head to the Y all by 5:30 am. We both get in our workouts, shower and head into work!

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27 Tammy January 15, 2010

I am up at 6am almost everyday. With a 5 yr old and a 17 month old.

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28 Deborah January 15, 2010

I am up at 5:30am. It’s quiet, I have a routine, and it generally prepares me mentally for the rough days ahead. (No work day is less than 15 hours).
I hit the treadmill three evenings a week, and the personal trainer 2 days a week to loosen up from work!
My time is the morning, even though I would not call myself a ‘morning person’.

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29 Annie January 13, 2010

I’m in graduate school so my schedule varies every day. I’d say I get up between 7-830 during the week and try to sleep in on Fridays as much as possible ;-). I am so not a morning person but have gotten much more used to it since starting graduate school… still doesn’t mean I enjoy it!

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30 Gabriela January 13, 2010

I wake up anywhere from 7:30-9:30, depending on my bedtime. In high school, I LOVED waking up early, but I found that in going to bed early in college is close to impossible! So true about the warmth thing, though…I’ve found I can never convince myself to leave a warm bed if the room is freezing!

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31 emily January 13, 2010

I don’t have to physically get out of bed until 6:40 or so, but…i’m weird…and i like to set my alarm for about 5:57, so I can wake up and say “YES! I have almost an hour left to sleep!”. Is this logical? no? Should I just set my alarm for 6:40, and work in the extra few minutes I spend turning off the alarm, repeating above statement, and hitting the pillow once again? Most definitely…but I don’t, and i fear I probably never will. But, what can ya do?!?! Everyone has their quirks, right?!?!?

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32 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5 a.m. This is the latest possible time that I can get up in order to eat breakfast, exercise, shower, and make it to work on time.

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33 Kelly January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5:50 so i can get ready for work without rushing. I like to make sure I have plenty of time to eat and mess around on the computer before work. I have to leave my apartment at 7:10 and it only actually takes me about an hour to get ready so that leaves me with 20 minutes of “Me time”!

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34 Joy (A Little Bit Fit) January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:45 in the morning to go to my favorite kickboxing class! It kicks my butt and is a great way to start my day.

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35 Jen C. January 13, 2010

On the weekdays, it depends on whether I’m working or going to class that day. I tend to get up at 6:00-6:30 a.m., but now that it’s been FRIGID outside, I curl up in my bed until I absolutely have to leave for work or class.

On the weekends, I get up around 7:30-8:00. I love sleeping in, but who wants to waste a weekend in bed? I’ve got miles to run or bike!

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36 Lauren @ Reading and Running January 13, 2010

Unfortunately my schedule varies every day. I try to be up at 7ish most days to get my day going and I would love to wake up earlier. But it seems like I’m still tired even though I’m going to sleep at 11 and waking up at 7. Some nights I don’t even get home from work until 10:45! Yikes.

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37 Marianne January 13, 2010

During the week I’m either up at 5:30 am or 6:30 am, depending on the day. M/W/F it’s 5:30 am, as I have a class at 8 am, while T/Th it’s 6:30 am so I can make my 9:30 am class. I am NOT a morning person, and would not get up until at least after 7am if I had any choice.

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38 jewels January 13, 2010

i get up at 515 to workout because as hard as it is, its harder when i get home from work

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39 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 13, 2010

I get up at 4:45 am to work out!

I have to say – the whole internal alarm clock thing baffles me! Mine is the same way. I am almost freaked out by it. If I say I’m waking up at 6 instead of 4:45,’ I’m up at 5:59!! So crazy!!

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40 Candi January 14, 2010

I get up at 6 o’clock every morning so that I can have 30-45 mintues of me-time to read blogs and watch the AM news before I start showering, etc. I’ve never been one to jump straight in the shower!

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41 Molly @thevegandorm January 13, 2010

I get up at 6:40 because I have class or work at 9 a.m. and I like to get in a nice and easy morning run, with time to recover before my practice in mid-afternoon!

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42 Coloradotrigirl January 13, 2010

I’m so inspired to try something earlier but right now we all get up about 7:45! Yikes I think sometimes, wow up at 5 imagine the run I can get in by 7:45!!

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43 Judy @ Rawsierra January 13, 2010

hi Angela! Well currently I get my achy joints out of bed at 6:30 am to get the kiddos up and ready for school. I SOOOO agree that being warm really helps with early rising. With my Rheumatoid Arthritis it is so important for me to stay warm! I only have to tell the kids to get up about a zillion times!

I think what might help me get up even earlier is the smell of one of your yummy breakfast cakes baking in the oven! I have yet to try them but I cannot wait!

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44 Jocelyn January 13, 2010

I am up between 4:30 and 5 every weekday…have to be at work at 6:30. It sounds bad, and some days it is, but it is nice to get off work earlier!

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45 Stacy January 13, 2010

On Mon,Wed, Fri I’m up at 5:00 a.m. b/c I go to an early morning bootcamp class. On Tues/Thurs. I get up @ 6:00 b/c that’s when the hubby gets up to get ready for work.

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46 Molly January 13, 2010

Japan has put my sleep schedule out of whack!…but I have to wake up at 5:20a.m. to walk 45 minutes to the train station…in the snowy/blustery/nasty mornings- all after spending each night at the gym from 8:30-11pm. No sleep, no sanity and I hate it. But, I do feel great after a long workout!!! However, Japan should invest in some decent membership plans so I can go earlier in the day without it costing a fortune! And maybe the trains should run later than 9:30p.m. so I can sleep in my own bed and not on a friends couch in another city…ok that’s my rant- haha. I sure would love those chia seeds :) And 8 hrs of sleep. Dream big, right?!

I love your blog Angela- truly an inspiration!!! Keep it up!

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47 Molly January 13, 2010

p.s. I know you said available to U.S. Residents- AND I AM!!! :) So, if I do win, I’ll be home in the U.S. to graciously accept it!!!! haha

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48 lindsay January 13, 2010

I get up between 5:30AM and 6AM every morning even on the weekends!

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49 Lea January 13, 2010

I get up around 7-also using my “internal alarm clock”. I get up at this time every day, even when I don’t have anything scheduled, because I like to maintain my sleep schedule!

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50 Annabananabomb January 13, 2010

Hi Angela,

I have a green tea question for you. I’ve been making a green tea first thing in the morning with one tea bag. During the day I top up my cup with cold water instead of drinking the water plain.

I use the same tea bag all day and the brew obviously gets weaker and weaker but I still enjoy the taste!

Do you think this is ok to do? I’m just thinking that drinking green tea all day might be too much tea/caffeine, but if it’s the same bag does it negate the over caffeination factor?

I drink probably two litres of green tea (same tea bag all day) and one to two litres of plain water per day.

Thoughts?

ABB

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51 John January 13, 2010

My workdays which are Mon,Wed,Fri and Sat I have 4 alarms going off at different times.So I’ll rarely wake up with the first one at 5:55am but usually after the 3rd one at 6:45am :-) The other 3 days I wake up whenever the heck I feel like it…much better days :-)

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52 Brianne January 13, 2010

I wake up anywhere between 6-8. I work twice a week so I wake up at 6 those days and I`m home with my two year old the other days- when she decides to get we get up! I`d like to aim for 6 every day though.

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53 Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 13, 2010

I’m really glad you are continuing this and telling us how awesome you feel. I’m kind of having a crappy day, and I tried the no multitasking and it didn’t work and now I’m just giving up on everything (ie homework) and watching a movie

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54 Tiffany S. January 13, 2010

Alarm goes off at 6:20 – hubby brings me coffee at 6:40. That’s the only way we canget out the door by 8:15!

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55 Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) January 13, 2010

I set my alarm for 5:43 on weekdays and am out the door at 6:10 to catch the 6:16 bus to the gym across the street from my office downtown. I shower and get ready at the gym every morning. It’s annoying to lug all of my stuff including business formal attire to work everyday but it’s worth it when I get to go right home after work!

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56 Fit Lizzio January 13, 2010

i wake up every day at 5:30am so i can be at the gym by 6:30-7. I don’t need to be up this early, but I LOVE having the whole day and i have SO much energy in the morning.

i have always said chia seeds are nature’s red bull. I would LOVE some, as my stash is pretty much gone at the moment.

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57 Allie January 13, 2010

I am up at 6 so I can hit the gym before I hit the schoolbooks all day! What can I say, my life is a par-tayyyyyy.

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58 Morgan January 13, 2010

I get up around 7 when my hubby gets up, have breakfast, workout then job hunt. bleh!

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59 Lauren January 13, 2010

6:00 to make it to work by 8:00!

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60 sarah January 13, 2010

I get up @ 7:30 – I sleep until the last possible minute!

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61 Chelsea January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5:30 so that I can go to the gym before my 15 month old daughter wakes up. Don’t worry, her Daddy is home with her. We are out the door by 7:20 to get to daycare. My mornings are a bit rushed =D

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62 Sarah January 13, 2010

I am up by 6:30 to get milk in a cup for my son! I can’t go into his room without it and I hate trying to pour it while he’s crying…so sad.

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63 Karla January 13, 2010

I try to keep a regular schedule. On weekdays, I wake up before 7am (usually about 6:30) and on weekends before 8:00am

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64 Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker January 13, 2010

Congrats on your progress with getting up earlier each morning. It’s SUPER hard. I used to get up at 5:30 during the summer to get in a run before the temps went into the mid-80s. Now that it’s dark and winter, I tend to get up more around 6:30. But you’ve inspired me to try for earlier starting tomorrow. I go to bed at a reasonable time each night, so I feel like I’m wasting at least an hour of productive time I could use for — well — blogging or even shifting my runs to the mornings (despite the frigid temps).

<3

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65 Diana January 13, 2010

I like to get up at 5:55 to hit the gym before work. If I’m being lazy though I will stay in bed until 6:30, have a leisurely morning before work and then exercise after work.

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66 Anna January 13, 2010

I am lucky enough to be able to set my own schedule in the mornings; I’ve lately randomly set my alarm at 7:40 but I’m most productive and happy with my day if I get up at 6:30. Guess I’ll have to get to bed a bit earlier!!!

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67 Annalisa January 13, 2010

I’m up at 5:15 (in bed by 9!) to walk my dog, make my breakfast/lunch, and go to to work. I love being in bed early with the heating pad and a good book!

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68 Rachel January 13, 2010

I wake up btw 5:45-6:15 each day in effort to start my commute to work 45min later. I too wake up sans alarm. I really think waking up to a buzzing electric alarm clock is quite easily the most jarring disruptive way to start your mind and body for the day.

Sweet dreams all!

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69 Jessica January 13, 2010

I wake up at 6:30 so I have a few minutes to myself before I have to get the kiddos out of bed at 7. I am trying to whittle that back to 6:00 but am going in baby steps :)

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70 Alexandra January 13, 2010

My goal is 4:45-5:00 AM every day. I like to get to gym when it opens (5AM) because not only is it way less crowded, but I get to make my workout my first priority of the day!

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71 Steph January 13, 2010

I’m a super early 4:30am riser. That’s the only time I can force myself to workout, and that’s when I have to get up to get to work on time!

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72 Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc January 13, 2010

I get up a little before 6 AM so that I can exercise, shower and be at work by 730 AM. I like to get to work early and then get to leave at 430 PM…so that I can get back into my kitchen and cook away :)

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73 Kristie January 13, 2010

I’m not in a good schedule right now (job searching), but ideally I would be up at 6am and in bed by 10 :)

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74 Eva January 13, 2010

Typically between 5 and 5:30 so that I can go to the gym before work! It’s especially difficult when it’s dark, as in the winter, but always worth it!

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75 Jackie January 13, 2010

I get up at 6:50 for work now but I would love to get up at 6 and workout first thing.

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76 Carmen January 13, 2010

I like to get up at 6 so I can get in a run before heading to class. It wakes me up and makes my oatmeal taste SO much better. I love eating something warm after a run in the cool winter weather. I’ve always bounced out of bed though, I love to see the sunrises!

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77 Erin January 13, 2010

I have been getting up at 7, but that is because I am unemployed. I really prefer to get up earlier!

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78 Lex @ sweettoothlex January 13, 2010

I get up and out of bed at 8am on weekdays.

Why? Because I stay up too darned late!!

Ideally I’d be up around 6ish and getting a nice sweat session in before work!

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79 Rebecca January 13, 2010

I usually get up at 6AM since I have class most days of the week at 8AM…i like to have an hour at home to get ready, make breakfast and read blogs and them my commute is an hour

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80 Mara @ What's for Dinner? January 13, 2010

I’m up by 5:15 every day just to get ready for work, eat breakfast and be in my car commuting by 6:20!

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81 Jil January 13, 2010

Currently, as I am still on vacation, I am waking up approximately around 9:30am — however, starting next week it will probably be between 6 & 7 due to my semester starting. Undoubtedly, getting back into the routine of getting up early will not only make me feeeel more productive – but actually give me more time to be productive!

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82 Ashlee January 13, 2010

I wake up around 7 most mornings to get in a good workout before going to class.

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83 Jamie January 13, 2010

As a college student, I would be missing out on A LOT of things if I went to bed when my body really wants me to, which is usually sometime between 10 and 11. For the sake of having a social life and somewhat maintaining a routine, i tend to go to bed around midnight and wake up at 9 (my body also seems to need a full 9 hours of sleep every night!!).

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84 K January 13, 2010

My dad can do that ‘internal clock’ thing too! So fascinating. As for me, I generally wake up 8-9ish, alarm-clock assisted! But I have to be honest, you have inspired me to try setting myself towards going to bed earlier and getting up earlier. Months ago I got myself on that kind of schedule and it’s true, I was so much more productive, and I loved having all/most of my work done before I went off to dance, so my evening-time was all mine! :)
-K

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85 Janna (Just Flourishing) January 13, 2010

I’m loving the fact that you are feeling great waking up early.

I made a declaration today that I am going to start waking up early for my workouts. I just think getting it done in the morning will make me more consistent and hopefully (eventually) give me more energy.

I feel like the latest sleeper compared to everyone At the moment since I haven’t started my classes yet I am waking up between 8:30 and 9:30 am! 4:45-5am wake-up time for you? Yikes! Not sure what time I am striving for, I guess it depends on when my classes are, but probably somewhere beteen 6:30 and 7:30am.

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86 Maria January 13, 2010

Almost always a bit before 7am on weekdays. On weekends – with the sun and when my body feels it’s right. I have a short walk to work, so it makes for a pretty leisurely morning!

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87 Ilene January 13, 2010

6AM – school :( haha

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88 Chantal January 13, 2010

I wake up between 7:30-8:30am usually sans alarm clock! Usually because I want to since I don’t have class later in the day! Love the raw diet because it has made me need less sleep and the sleep I get is much higher quality!

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89 Amber from Girl with the Red Hair January 13, 2010

Wow – getting up at 4:45-5 is ambitious of you! I usually try to get up anywhere between 5:30 and 6:30 AM depending on what workout I’m doing/how long my run is that day!

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90 Katy S. January 13, 2010

I get up between 5:30-5:45 to work out before going to work.

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91 Christina January 13, 2010

I get up at 7am because I like to get to work early and my office starts at 8:30am, this gives me enough time to get ready and drive in!

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92 Mariel January 13, 2010

My new wake-up time for this semester is between 6 and 6:30. I get up early so that I can workout before class or work. I know what you mean–it is not always easy getting up early, but within 10-15 minutes, I’m feeling good and I LOVE the feeling of being done with my workout for the day!

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93 Leanne January 13, 2010

I work nights so I get up at 1PM- 2PM and try to get some exercise in.

I have been known on weekends, though to get up quite early to get some exercise in.

Thanks!

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94 Holly January 13, 2010

I get up around 645 so I can be at work by 745. Definitely by alarm clock.

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95 Laura January 13, 2010

i wake up at 7:30, i need time to shower before my dad’s aid gets here. we have no lock on the door and she is crazy and old so she will barge in even when she knows someone is in there

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96 Megan January 13, 2010

I am up during the week around 7, the older I get the more I am enjoying the mornings. I like to get in a 20 min yoga wake up sesh and then relax! The more I rush the worse my day is!!!

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97 grace January 13, 2010

it depends on the time of my first class. if i have class at 8, it’ll be 6. if i have class at 10, it’ll be 8 :)

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98 Anjeanette Krip January 13, 2010

I get up between 4:30 and 5:30 am, mostly because I workout early morning, my kids are up at 6:00 or 6:30 and it’s the only time I really get for “me”. I’ve never tried Chia seeds but have always wanted to!

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99 katherine January 13, 2010

I LOVE CHIA SEEDS! I just got the guts to buy my first bag and I add them to my oatmeal every day. It’s true love!

I usually get up between 6:45 and 7, depending on how long I can convince The Huz to snuggle :)

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100 Lydia January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5 or 5 :30 am to do schoolwork or journal before my 14 month old daughter gets up at 6:30- 7 am. the two of us are early risers- her dad isn’t up till 9!

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101 Jenny January 13, 2010

i wake up at 8am, which is a full three hours before my first class! I usually preprare my lunch, stretch, and prepare myself for the day by just “being”. Then it’s a 20 minute walk to the university!

yay for Chia seeds!

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102 Allie O January 13, 2010

I am a college student and I prefer morning classes so I am usually up around 6, which gives me enough time to workout, shower, eat breakfast and read blogs!

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103 Jessica January 13, 2010

Mondays and Tuesdays I am up around 7am and that’s just so I can make class at 9. The rest of the week I usually wake at 7-7:30…its just natural now but my boyfriend hates when I’m up and going at 8am on a Saturday!

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104 Susan January 13, 2010

I wake up between 6:00 and 6:30am naturally to get a jump start on the day. Like you, I never rely on an alarm clock. I’ve just always been a morning person!

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105 Kelly Michelle January 13, 2010

I get up about 9:30. Being in grad school I have classes that are late at night. By the time I go to bed it is usually at least 1am or later and I like to get 7.5-8hrs of sleep!

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106 Jennifer January 13, 2010

I gean fit my miles in befire the kids get up. I find that if I wait it doesn’t get done in the evening craziness. Plus a morning run makes my day (seem) much smoother.

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107 Bree January 13, 2010

Do you still use your own internal alarm when there’s something REALLY important to do really early?? LOL cuz I can tell myself what time to get up but it’s not 100% so I still use an alarm for back up :p I just got back from visiting family in MI so I’m in AZ on eastern time, which is nice…I wake up naturally between 6 and 7…

Been meaning to try chia seeds! :-)

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108 Katie January 13, 2010

I’m up at 5:30 am pretty much each day because I cannot drown out the happy sounds of my two young boys. I used to sleep until the last possible moment and tear around the house getting ready for work before I had them. Now I step out of bed and stumble to a coffee pot just to be human.

Thank God for nap time!!

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109 Jillian January 13, 2010

My alarm goes off at 6:31 on days that I have to work.. which is really 6:20 because my time is set 11 minutes ahead. I usually end up laying there for 10 minutes since I remember that the clock is fast. Pointless, but makes me feel better somehow :)

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110 Organic Ashley January 13, 2010

I wake up naturally at 7:30 sometimes 8 no matter what time I go to sleep. I have been that way since I was a toddler. I have always been an early bird. I love mornings :)

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111 Erica January 13, 2010

I’m up between 5:45 and 6:00 so I can have a somewhat relaxed morning ( I hate when I feel rushed)- I’m a teacher and literally hit the ground running as soon as I get to school at 7:30.

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112 Randi January 13, 2010

I wake up between 5:15 and 5:45 because I have to be to work by 7 and I have a half hour commute! Usually shower the night before to save time.

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113 Daria @ Daria Can Cook January 13, 2010

I usually get up around 9 because my schedule is flexible and I’m a late night person. :)

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114 Carolyn January 13, 2010

I’m a pretty good morning person, but I get to sleep in to about 7:30 most days. I (finally) don’t have 8am classes any more and clinicals at 9am makes a huge difference. I actually really enjoy evening workouts, so I’m not striving to get up earlier. I keep the same schedule on the weekends too, even if I go out. That can be rough sometimes!

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115 Shawna January 13, 2010

6:15 – It used to be 6:30, but I recently started getting up 15 minutes earlier so I could have a more relaxed morning before going to work. I need to time to get ready, prepare breakfast and lunch, and take care of our pets. I would like to get up earlier but I need time in the evening too – and I insist on 7-8 hours of sleep whenever possible.

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116 Mallory January 13, 2010

holy chia seeds!!!!
i would LOVE to win those and make some chia pudding :)

i wake up between 6 and 6:30 right now so i have time to do yoga, get ready, and eat breakfast – at my own pace!

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117 Becky January 13, 2010

Depending on my work schedule. Some of my shifts start at 6, so I’m up at 4:30 to get ready and leave. Other shifts start at 7, 8 and 9. It ALL depends on work. On my days off I usually wake up between 9 and 10!

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118 Cari January 13, 2010

I wake up at 6:00 am because I needs lots of time to S L O W L Y wake up! I can’t just wake up and get ready and leave, it just doesn’t work for me.

Great tips!

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119 Stephanie January 13, 2010

I wake up between 6:15-6:30 a.m. depending on if I need to shower or not for work. It’s too early for my taste…wish I could wake up at 8 am everyday!

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120 simpledaisy January 13, 2010

What a great give-away!
I wake up at 6am. I don’t workout in the am, I prefer to do it after work! But I do enjoy my quiet coffee/blogging time early in the morning before work! I don’t have to be to work until 8am but I just don’t like to rush around in the am so I wake up early and enjoy the morning:)

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121 Ashleigh January 13, 2010

I get up at 7:00, because that’s what time my daughters wake up. I am NOT a morning person, so I sleep until I HAVE to get up.

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122 Monica January 13, 2010

On the weekends, I wake up too late! Usually after 10pm! Lately it’s been around 9pm, so It’s getting better. Why? Because I choose to stay on my laptop until 2am. Oops!

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123 Katrina January 13, 2010

I was getting up at 4:45 for a water aerobics class, when that ended I joined a gym and was getting up at 5:15 to be there by 5:30. My gym friend moved! But the last few months I haven’t been getting up early to go to the gym because it’s just been too darn cold and blizzardy and…let’s see what other excuse can I come up wtih! :)
I still try to do some type of exercise at home, but it’s not as good as my hour at the gym. I may have to wait for some of winter to wear off, but I’ll get back there!
I need chia seeds to help me! ;)

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124 Cait January 13, 2010

I try my hardest to be up by 6:30-7, classes normally start at 9am for me. That gives me time to make breakfast, do some gentle AM yoga, shower, and check emails a bit before my 10 min walk to class. However, since the winter break I’ve been doing my workout in the morning and it is SO GOOD! I’ll have to get up earlier to keep this up!

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125 Caroline January 13, 2010

I wake up around 7/7:30 so I have time to get a run in before class begins

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126 Jill Will Run January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5:40 AM. I have to start working by 7:00 AM, but I usually begin working around 6:30. But at least waking up then gives me a little bit of time to meditate and gather myself before jumping into the daily grind. (I telecommute, so at least I don’t have to travel far to get to the daily grind!)

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127 Erin January 13, 2010

I get up between 7 and 7:15 every morning, whether I have to work or not. I know it’s not as early as some people but since I work from home, it’s early enough. ;) I like having time in the morning to eat a leisurely breakfast and read the newspaper.

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128 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty January 13, 2010

I wake up around 8:00, but that’s just since I have been semi unemployed. :)

I would like to get up (and feel refreshed around 6-7ish)

Great giveaway!! Going for 2 in a row!!

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129 Maxine January 13, 2010

During the winter, because of the cold and dark, I get up at 6:30 a.m each day and 7:00 a.m on weekends but during the summer, I wake up at 5:30 a.m each day to enjoy as much daylight as possible!

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130 Jenny January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:50 every day (well technically 5:40 but my alarm is 10 minutes fast and I usually just lie there for a second/minute/10…). I get up to get my morning workout in! While it’s hard sometimes, I find that I feel soooo much better during the day. My coworkers think I’m crazy ;)

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131 Jess January 13, 2010

I usually set my alarm for 6:30 but wake up on my own somewhere around 5:55. I get up when my little dog decides that it’s time for me to let her out. Dogs also make good alarm clocks. They like to be on a schedule too.

I love the idea of putting the alarm clock across the room. Once I’m out of bed, I’m up!

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132 Katie January 13, 2010

I usually get up at 4:45 during the week to run before work, except for these dreaded winter months! It’s so dark and cold out that I’ve opted to stay in bed til 5:30 and I’ve moved my runs to the afternoons.

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133 Kyung January 13, 2010

7:50… I am supposed to be at work by 8:30! I love your blog, by the way!

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134 Barbara January 13, 2010

Hi Angela:)

I get up at 4:30 am because my Crossfit class starts at 5:30am. Not wanting to waste that money AND a great workout motivate me:)

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135 Marian January 13, 2010

I get up around 5:30 everyday and hopefully make it out for a run before I have to be at school for 8:30. I also like to watch the news in the morning and not be rushed and this timing allows for that.

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136 Kristin January 13, 2010

I **heart** chia seeds! Chia pudding is my reason to get up in the morning!

I’m fortunate enough to have a flexible schedule that allows me to wake up when I want to which is usually around 8:30-8:45.

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137 EaterNotARunner January 13, 2010

I usually get up at 7:40 but I’m working on moving that back an hour!

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138 Mandy January 13, 2010

I have to haul myself out of bet at 7:30 usually, because I have class every day at 8:30, and i like to be showered and not rushed before i get there.

I’m trying to get out of bed earlier to squeeze in a workout, but sometimes i just need the sleep. (I tend to stay up late).

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139 lindsey January 13, 2010

i get up at 7…because of school! :)

♥ lindsey

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140 Kelsey January 13, 2010

i strive for 5:45, so i can get in a workout, but sometimes it’s more like 6 or 6:30!

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141 Ashley January 13, 2010

I wake up at 6:15am every weekday morning to get ready for work. I like a little extra time to leisurely eat breakfast while catching up on the news :)

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142 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) January 13, 2010

I usually get up at about 8, and am lazy for far too long.

I think I’m going to try for 7, and a morning workout!

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143 Kate January 13, 2010

I alternate between getting up early (5:45am) and sleeping in (7:15). I get up early 3 days a week for awesome spinning classes at the gym!

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144 tj January 13, 2010

Oh my that is a nice size bag of chia! I like to get up early 630-7ish even though I don;t work right now…just feel better waking up early to start my day. :)

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145 Diane Doesn't Diet January 13, 2010

I usually wake up between 7:30 and 9 to get in a morning workout before the rest of my day starts. It’s been easy over break, but when school starts again for me it might be a little tougher since I’ll have more going on.

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146 Runnerbelle January 13, 2010

Usually 5:30, but I cannot workout at the moment….. so I’ve been sleeping in till 7. :-) I CANNOT wait till I’m better and can workout again…. and get up an hour and half earlier. LOL

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147 Jessica January 13, 2010

On weekdays, I set my alarm clock for 5:30, but hit snooze until 6 every morning. On weekends, it’s whenever I feel like waking up, which is usually around 10:30

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148 Brianna January 13, 2010

I usually wake up anywhere between 7:15 and 8:15, depending on if I have to work that day or not! If not I’m usually up early to go to the gym :)

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149 Pauline January 13, 2010

I feel best when I wake up at 6, but ever since I got back from holidays, it’s hard to wake up early!! I’m waking up at 7-8 but I’m definitely challenging myself to get back to my 6 am schedule!

Thanks for ANOTHER fabulous giveaway!

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150 Karen January 13, 2010

This is a great question! I recently changed jobs and my new one starts at 9AM. My old one started at 8:30 AM. My commute is now slightly shorter (time-wise) so I am getting used to being able to sleep later!

I now aim to get up at 6:15 and hit the gym before work. Before I was getting up at 5:30/5:45 to do so. I still can’t quite make it to 6:15 when my alarm is set, this week I’ve been waking up naturally at 6.

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151 Stephanie January 13, 2010

I get up at 5am. For a while, I was doing my workout right after that, about 5:30am – but I have since gone back to working out in the evenings because even getting up that early, I was still rush-rush-rushing to get to school on time (I am a teacher). Now I use some of the AM time to read blogs, catch up on email, and do a bit of yoga and stretching. I am dying to try Chia Seeds – I have been reading about them for a while and want to give them a try! :)

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152 Heather January 13, 2010

I get up around 5:45 every morning so that I can get a morning workout in before I have to go to school/work. I LOVE working out in the mornings first thing. It gives me the best energy to get me through the day and I am so much more happier!!

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153 Jessica January 13, 2010

I get up at 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for class and closer to 9 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday because I can! :)

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154 Sara January 13, 2010

I’m up at 5:00 so I can get a workout in, and get myself dressed and ready before I have to wake up the rugrats! Plus, it makes the fact that the kids wake us up at 7:00 on weekends seem like an incredibly decadent sleep-in! ;)

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155 Stephanie January 13, 2010

I am in grad school, so my mornings can be flexibly on the later side. I like to get up by 7 so I can fit in morning yoga before class!

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156 Erin January 13, 2010

Great giveaway. I’m a teacher, so work starts early. I wake up at 6:10 and am out of the house by 6:50.

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157 Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 13, 2010

It’s completely dependent on my work schedule, but if I don’t set an alarm I’m usually up by 7–because that’s when my body says, I’m bored, stop sleeping!

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158 Candice January 13, 2010

I used to get up at 5:30 to work out, but it made me sick! Now I get up at 7:30, just in time to get to my ballet class at 8:30.

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159 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 13, 2010

My mini alarm clock (my 16 month old) goes off at 7am every single morning. We eat breakfast and then head to the gym by 8:30ish :)

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160 sarah (shep) January 13, 2010

I wake up between 5:30 and 6 every morning because I like to spend a looonnnnggggg time eating breakfast before my 8am class! It always tastes so much better when it’s spread out over an hour or so :)

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161 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 13, 2010

i get up at 5:45 to work out and do yoga before I get ready for work, which starts at 8. It’s hard some days, but it makes a HUGE difference in my day!

Pick me please :)

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162 Kera January 13, 2010

I wake up at 6:30am so I can hope into my car and start my 45 min commute to work and get there by 8!

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163 sarah January 13, 2010

Since I am in college, what time I wake up varies every day. It does not do good things for my sleep schedule…now that I think about it I should probably try to wake up earlier on days that I do not have my 8am classes just to stay on track.

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164 Jill T January 13, 2010

Hey Angela!
I love your blog! I read it everyday! On days when I workout, I get up at 5:45am. All other days it’s shamefully much closer to 7am. I am not a morning person :( But I LOVE chia seeds!

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165 Hilary January 13, 2010

Well, now that I’m pregnant I’m up between 6 and 6:30. I go to bed at 9:30! I love it :) Before I got pregnant, I was up at 5 every morning to work out and then have a slow, relaxing breakfast before work. I <3 the morning!

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166 Kimberly January 13, 2010

During the week I have a 6 am internal clock wake up call..been getting up at that time for about 5 years now and I can no longer sleep in!

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167 Abby January 13, 2010

My alarm goes off at 6:10, but I stay in bed and start to wake up until my husband is out of the shower. I have a lot of trouble just jum,ping right out of bed, so my alarm is set earlier than it has to be. This way I give myself 50-60 minutes to get ready for work!

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168 Summer January 13, 2010

I get up between 6:30 and 7:00 to get myself and the kids ready for the day. I am absolutely NO morning person but am a teesny bit inspired to put myself to the challenge too after seeing your success. Good luck with 5:30, you will get there!

Summer

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169 Jaclyn January 13, 2010

I just started a new job so I have to get up earlier than normal, that being said I am NOT a morning person but I am trying to get up at 6am every day to shower, get ready and then have a good breakfast. I find that by the time i get to work I am fully awake, a huge change from my past behavior or sleeping in and then rushing to work. So far I feel great!

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170 Korrie January 13, 2010

My alarm goes off at 5:30 am! UGH! Soo early because I am a teacher and have to be in my classroom by 6:50 am! However…I have realized that I can get up at 6:25, shower and be pulling into the parking lot by 6:50. So, yeah…that’s, ummm…bad =)

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171 Melanie January 13, 2010

6:45 is my wake up time. Unless the little one is up before that. Usually it’s no earlier than 6:30, but it’s funny how those 15 minutes can make such a HUGE difference!

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172 Olivia January 13, 2010

Since I only have one morning class this term (9am), I’m still getting in the habit of waking up a set time every day. My body naturally rises around 7am, but I still set an alarm for around 6:30 (unless I got to bed too late the night before). On the day I do have class, I try and get a workout in before class and set the alarm for 5:34, don’t ask me why, I just like that time! Otherwise, if I’m out of bed by 7, drinking my coffee and water by 7:15, and running by 7:30, I’m happy!

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173 Laura January 13, 2010

Seeing all those comments makes me tired! I need to have a nap just to be able to make it through the day after waking up at 7 to be at class for 8:30. Although, in the summer when I was working I had to get up at 6 and was exhausted… I can never adjust to waking up that early.

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174 Heather January 13, 2010

Looove your site! I wake up at 5:20am aabout 3-4 days a week. My hubby does also, so we workout together. We have 3 active boys, so we try to be creative with togetherness. Plus, I love having to wake up MUCH earlier than the boys, get my workout, shower, devos, and breakfast in before my attention is toward them having a great day as well.

Thank you for all your info you pour out on here! Keep doing a great job~ =}

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175 mommyruns January 13, 2010

I get up at 4:30 to run 7-10 miles before my 4 and 5 year old daughters awakw and before I begin teaching my lovely 5th graders!

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176 Christy January 13, 2010

I’ve been an early riser since my first son was born – once he finally started sleeping in I had another baby and now he’s up around 5:30 in the morning. I wish for another 1/2 hour in bed, but I can’t say no to his adorable smiling face.

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177 Sheila January 13, 2010

Well, I used to dream of being an early riser but then I realized that my natural rhythm is to wake up between 7:30AM and 8:00AM then go to bed at around midnight. I feel and do my best when I stick to this schedule that feels right FOR me. So I’ve created a work routine (I’m self-employed) where I can do this)… It works best for me and keeps me happy. A happy me is productive me!!

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178 Stacy January 13, 2010

I usually wake up at 830am on the weekends… My body automatically wakes up at that time everyday, regardless of how early or late I went to bed the night before!

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179 Cheryl January 13, 2010

I’m up at 6:30 to get the kids ready for school. Have been really tired with my pregnancy, but I’m really impressed with your idea of getting up earlier. I’m going to try to get up at 6 to do some yoga and have a (no kids) shower daily. Thanks for the great blog, Angela!!

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180 Jennifer January 13, 2010

I usually get up around 6:30 or 7. I would love to rise earlier though. Then I would actually get something done before my two toddlers get up!

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181 Angi January 13, 2010

I am up between 6 and 7 each day, depending on work. I generally wake up at 6 naturally and just chill in bed if I can.

When I was working full time, I was up at 5 at work by 7 and home by 3:35, good times!

I usually head to bed around 10:30ish and read until I get sleepy.

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182 Lyss January 13, 2010

Usually I wake up around 7:30-8 during the week because I like to hit the gym first thing because it’s less crowded and that way if something comes up during the day, I will have gotten my workout in already :) When I’m not on break from school I wake up at 5:45, which is not that hard to once it becomes routine. Since I go back to school next week, I have been trying to wake up a bit earlier each day so it won’t be TORTURE come first day back to school :)

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183 Brittany January 13, 2010

I always wake up 3 hours before the time I need to be anywhere, just to give myself plenty of time to indulge in my mornings. I’m such a morning person, & I love everything about it (from breakfast, to exercise, to hot tea!)

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184 Bridget January 13, 2010

I’m up between 5:30 and 6 during the week. I wish it was closer to 5:30, but I just can’t drag my butt out of bed!

And I have no internal alarm clock. None. Honestly, I don’t even hear my digital alarm clock about half the time :)

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185 Jen B January 13, 2010

I wake up between 5-6 so I can get a work out in before my day starts. I feel more awake when I work out first thing.

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186 Lindsay January 13, 2010

I recently started a new job where I start at 9am, and I live literally 4 min away…so I don’t have to get up until 8:10am. When I grew up my Dad was always out of the house by 7am, so I feel like I’m still slacking and sleeping in! I’m slowing trying to start getting up at 7.30am and do a half hour of yoga! Maybe eventually I’ll start my days earlier…eventually :)

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187 Kristen January 13, 2010

Weekdays are rough for me! I have had to start getting up for my teaching internship at 6 or 630 depending on when I work out! I really love to sleep in on the weekends as late as I can!

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188 Corinne January 13, 2010

I’m up by 6:06am the latest – yes I have a thing about setting odd times for my alarm. If I’m heading to the gym then I’m up by 5:05am. All this so that I can commute and be at work by 8:30am!
P.S. I just ran out of chia and am so excited about this giveaway!

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189 katherine January 13, 2010

6:00am.

Out the door by 7:15am.

Give the hubby and I time to shower, get ready, make lunches, make porridge for breakfast (+ a green monster for me), check our e-mails/blog and wash dishes before we leave. It’s a sophisticated little system where we each have little jobs. It’s funny how it works out and we get out the door on time.

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190 Lexi January 13, 2010

Unfortunately, I have taken to sleeping through not 1…not 2..but 3 alarm clocks. I really should be getting more sleep I think. I wake up at approximately 6:30 everyday to allow enough time to grab a quick breakfast before school. By 6:45, I’m out of the house and off to the wonderful world of calculus for an hour or two!

I’d love to try the chia seeds. I’ve heard about them so many times but never tried them :)

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191 Jennifer January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:30 each morning to get ready for work by 7:15. I like to listen to the news as I get ready, make a green monster (which I’ve started to drink and I love!), and eat a quiet breakfast before the hustle and bustle of the day gets started. I also LOVE to watch the sun rise on my way to work. The colors are amazing and it makes me remember to take nice deep breaths and think of all I am thankful for! Once those third graders arrive there is little time for quiet reflection, so I like to relish these peaceful moments that can be so far and few between throughout the day.

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192 Michelle January 13, 2010

the mornings are a very special time for me especially during the week. I dont have too much control with the way the workday goes from 9-5… but the time between when i wake up (630) and head out the door is all my own. I dedicate this time to moving slow, stretching, making a good breakfast alongside some delicious tea. A lot of belly breathing and some mindful reflection allows me to pay some needed attention to by body while allowing myself to choose to start the say off in happiness. :)

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193 Emily January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:50 every weekday. I like to get to the gym before class/work at 9:30. I am totally a morning person though. On the weekends I actually enjoy getting up early… plus now my body is used to it.

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194 Isabel January 13, 2010

5:20am every morning… in order to catch the 6:54am train downtown. But I love it!

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195 Patrice January 13, 2010

I have a stereotypical college student sleep schedule- bed is 12-12:30 and wake up is usually around 8:30. I don’t have class until 11, but I love having a slow morning so that I can eat breakfast, drink tea, and (no brown-nosing here, I swear) read health blogs! It sets a great tone for the day.

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196 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans January 13, 2010

I wake up between 5:45 and 6:15 pretty much every day. Stupid internal clock!

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197 Cristina January 13, 2010

I get up at 6 am on weekdays so I can shower, eat, pack up, and drive to campus for my 8 o’clock classes.

On the weekends, I *try* to be up by 11 am, but if I had nothing to do I could literally sleep ’till 3 or 4 pm.

Really would love to win the Chia seeds!! Never tried them before :D

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198 Jean @ BelezaJean January 13, 2010

Hi Angela,

What an incredible blog – I love visiting it for both ideas and inspiration, thank you!

I aim to wake up at 5:20 everyday so that I can get up, organized and at my (home) desk by 5:30 to get a few items accomplished before my morning 6:30 or 7 workout (whenever it’s light out)!

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199 Brandi January 13, 2010

I wake up around 9-930 and go to sleep around 130am. (I love my late night shows!

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200 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 13, 2010

yum! I want to win the chia seeds!

I normally wake up around 6:30 on weekdays. anything before 6 is too early for me!

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201 Alicia January 13, 2010

I’m laaazy and want to sleep as long as possible, so I get up at 7 and am out the door at 7:20. I’m lucky to walk or bike to work, so my brain has some chance to wake up before I have to do anything important!

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202 Jennie January 13, 2010

During the week, I get up at 5am. I am a morning person so getting up that early doesn’t bother me :)

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203 Mel January 13, 2010

My son pretty much decides when I get up…I thought I was an early riser, getting around 6h30, but with him, I can be up at 5h30, easily!

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204 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 13, 2010

I am normally up by 6 – but lately this has been a struggle! I would love a regular 5.30am wake up call.

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205 Recipes for Creativity January 13, 2010

I generally wake up between 6:30 and 7:00 without an alarm. Well, an electrical alarm, anyways; the kitties do a great job of getting me up when they’re ready!

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206 Kristen January 13, 2010

I’m up at 5:45 on week days and between 8 and 9 on the weekends. If I never had to set an alarm, I think I’d naturally wake up at 8, but I’m not sure.

I need to get to work for 7:30 right now, so that’s why I’m up at that time during the week…

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207 ali January 13, 2010

I have this weird internal alarm that goes of at 7:05 every day! :)

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208 Ellen January 13, 2010

i just started a new internship, and with it comes a 6:45AM wake up time. i don’t mind it, however, i usually sleep until 8 if i’m left to my own devices!

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209 maggie January 13, 2010

5-6am to RUN!!!!
i got to get my running in before school, my whole day feels off if i don’t, and i am grumpy without those endorphins

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210 supersu January 13, 2010

i wake up between 4:00 and 5:00 am EVERY DAY! no alarm clock required….probably because I go to bed by 10:00 pm every nite..:)

i work in healthcare with shift starts that fluctuate from 6:30-9:30, (sometimes day to day!), so just figure that getting up early is the best way to beat the sleep-in paranoids!

love love love your blog

su :)

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211 Kris January 13, 2010

My goal wake up time is 6:00a.m., but with me working evenings and sometimes not falling asleep until after midnight, this can be tough. On days when the kids permit later sleeping, I sometimes manage to sleep until 7 :)

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212 Jaime January 13, 2010

I wake up at 6:30 with an alarm during the week, but haven’t been rolling out of bed until 6:46 due to the FREEZING weather in New England. You are 1000% right about the cold being a factor in getting up, Angela! I’ve had an awful time peeling off the covers since the temps have dropped!

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213 Jenna Nickerson January 13, 2010

Between 6:30 and 7 am , because of school ! :( I’d much rather sleep in till 8 atleast ;). I’ve never tried chia seeds before, itd be so cool to win! :D

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214 Lisa January 13, 2010

I wake up around 7am every morning. My alarm clock is a beautiful and charming two year old asking: “Is it morning time mama?”

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215 Diana January 13, 2010

I’m up at 5:00am everyday to make it to work for 7:30am! Thankfully I’m a morning person.
Diana

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216 Melissa January 13, 2010

I sleep until 9AM on weekends because I don’t have anywhere to be!

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217 Mariam January 13, 2010

Ass a college student i made the biggest mistake-7:30am class! BAD CHOICE! thus ive been forced to get to bed by 10 and wake up by=6:30 ( thats the goal time) realistically i wake up at 7 and may or may not even go to class :P
But early morning workouts are BEST! for sure!

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218 laurie January 13, 2010

usually around 6:45…for no reason ugh!

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219 Abby January 13, 2010

Two pounds of chia! Just thinking about the amount of iskiate I could make with that gets my endorphins going!

I generally wake up between 6 and 6:30 – in part because that’s when my body tends to wake me up, and in part because I’m much more productive earlier in the day than later, so I try to make the most of my mornings.

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220 Laura January 13, 2010

now that im home from school for winter break, i typically get up around 830-9. but when im at school, its closer to 730-8ish

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221 Leslie January 13, 2010

A week ago, I was definitely the opposite of the “amazing start” example in the Zen Habits article you mentioned. I’d grumble out of bed at the very last second. This week, my fiancé and I are trying the early rising challenge and our goal time is about 6:30. It’s been fun to start our day with breakfast together at home before going our separate ways for the day. Thanks for inspiring two non-morning people. :)

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222 Susan January 13, 2010

I get up between 7 and 7:30-this is all dependent upon what time my alarm clock (1 1/2 year old son) wakes me up!

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223 Amanda January 13, 2010

I set my alarm for 6:45, and wake up any time between then and 7:15. Lately it has been closer to 7:15. I need to be up that early in order to get ready for work (it takes me forever!) and so that I have time to walk the 45min to the office.

Good luck with your early rising challenge! I don’t know if I could ever be up by 4:45!

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224 Aletheia January 13, 2010

I usually wake up at 8AM but I really should be waking up at around 7AM. I can’t wake up for the life of me early enough to get a workout in and yes you’re right – if it doesn’t get done in the morning, it never gets done. So that means I haven’t been working out or exercising at all in probably a month! Fortunately, I haven’t gained a single ounce, and I still wake up in the mornings feeling refreshed and energized, AS IF I HAD JUST WORKED OUT! Seriously. It’s amazing. I have sore muscles and all to prove it.

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225 Sara January 13, 2010

it depends what day it is, AND what time of the year it is- for this semester: monday or tuesday, i have to be up at 5:15, wednesday i sleep in, and thursday or friday i have to be up at 8:00. this past month (over Christmas break) I have been able to sleep in, and it has been FANTASTIC! nursing school starts again on the 19th of January, and I am going to be rocked! :(

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226 Jenn Douglass January 13, 2010

I wake up around 7:30 but am taking part of the challenge with a goal of waking up at 6am!!!

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227 Sarah January 13, 2010

Pre-Christmas I would wake up between 5:45pm – 6:45pm, as my daily schedule changes (I’m a Special Ed. teacher on the move).

Now, post-Christmas, I have a brand new treadmill!!! I am waking up between 5-6am to get in a 30-40min workout!

I too feel completely energized from morning work-outs! After my work-outs I have a tasty green monster with Chia seeds to look forward to!

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228 Jessicaj January 13, 2010

I have to admit that I am lazy and do not get up until 8. I don’t have a lot to do in the morning so I find myself sleeping in. I am trying your sleep challenge to rid myself of this bad habit.

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229 Julie @savvyeats January 13, 2010

I so want to be more of a ‘morning person.’ Whenever I get up early, I feel like I get so much more done! Right now, I get up around 8-8:30, but will probably start getting up earlier when I get back to WI… closer to 6:30!

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230 Mary January 13, 2010

I wake up just before 7 am every morning whether I have an alarm set or not. Not only do I have an internal clock, I have an external cat that’s pretty determined to get me up and out of bed by 6:50. I use the time to fit in short workouts while my breakfast is cooking. I mix and match between playing DDR, pilates/yoga, and doing calistenics. Then after breakfast it’s off to class!

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231 Stella @ EcoStella January 13, 2010

If I have to go into the office for work I get up at 6am to start at 8am. If I work from home I get up at 7:59am to start work at 8am :) I really need to work on setting a better sleep schedule.

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232 kk January 13, 2010

I get up around the same time each day without an alarm- around 7:15. Guess I just have an internal body clock that wakes me up then!

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233 Astrid January 13, 2010

I get up between 6:30 and 7:00 every day without even setting an alarm! It works great, because I can work out, make myself breakfast, and relax. I love having the mornings to myself and it makes me feel so accomplished knowing that I have done so much by the time so many other people are just starting to wake up.

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234 Katrina M January 13, 2010

seriously… your baked breakfast things look SO delicious, i am going to HAVE to try them one of these days… SOON!!!

i usually wake up between 9 and 10 am. I work second shift, 4 10 hour days from 1:40 to 11:50, so I usually get home around 12:15. By the time I wind down and sometimes watch a recorded show, I am usually in bed between 1 and 2. the last couple months i have been lazy and sleeping later (11 am feels nice sometimes, hahaha)… but now that i’m getting back to healthy eating and exercise, i need to wake up earlier so i have time to work out and shower! i would like to work on being able to get up closer to 8/8:30, so i may need to work on a “early rise” challenge of my own. :)

i would LOVE to try some chia seeds too!!!

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235 Kate (@ todayicooked.blogspot.com) January 13, 2010

Hi lady,

Chia seeds are my new favorite seed! A lovely getaway on a lovely blog!

I normally wake up between 5:00 and 5:30. Just beginning the second semester of the Ph.D., and also have been training for a marathon so I have to get up and get going. It definitely gets easier the longer you do it. 5:00 is definitely the earliest I can get up and feel good during the day, though, no matter how early I go to bed. (Normally around 10:30.)

Cheers,

Kate

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236 Katie January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:30 am if I’m working out or 6:30 am for work if I’m not!

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237 Lisa January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5:30am this month because of a new project at work, but without this project usually I wake up at 6:30.

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238 Lana January 13, 2010

I get up at 7 because of school. On weekdays that I don’t have an 8am class I still get up to study, do yoga or go for a run! I like to be consistent and try to get up by 7:30 even on the weekends.

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239 Kate January 13, 2010

During the week, I’m up by 6. I’m thinking of trying to ease that back to 5 so I can get a workout in before leaving for the day… your success with the Early Rising Challenge has been helpful to see!

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240 Michelle January 13, 2010

Believe it or not, my alarm goes off at 3:57 am. It used to be 4:00, but I found myself running a few minutes late . . . the owner of the gym I belong to opens the doors for me at 4:30 (b/c I have to be back home by 5:50 in order to shower and leave for work by 6:35 am. I’m a teacher, and need to be at my desk, ready to help my students before classes start at 7:10 am. Crazy, I know.). Truth be told, however, I usually wake up a few minutes before my alarm and get up on my own. Beyond crazy, I know. But that’s okay–I’m definitely a morning person and wouldn’t want it any other way! :) Also, I’d love to win some chia seeds–I put them in my oatmeal every morning (that I eat as I drive to work!).

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241 KatieTX January 13, 2010

I have been wanting to try chia seeds! My wakeup time varies because of school. But I ideally wake up at 9am. Anything before 8 is early!

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242 Heidi January 13, 2010

Usually get up between 6:45 and 7:30 depending on when the kids get up. I always hope that they sleep later!! :P

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243 Ellen tell January 13, 2010

What can I sat? I like to get up early!! O
I get up at 4:50 to get to the gym by 5:00. I work out till 5:50ish to get hone and shower so I can eat oats+pb+banana in time to leave for work at 7:00. I loooooove getting up early…..

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244 Emily Eats and Exercises January 13, 2010

I’ve been getting up around 7:00 (but I almost never get up with an alarm clock.) I work afternoons and evenings so there’s no hurry on that end. I do like to get up earlyish though so I can exercise, catch up on e-mails and blogging, practice (I’m a musician) and any other errands that need to be done.

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245 Angelalovesfood January 13, 2010

wow, a lot of early birds here. I wake up at 830 just because my eyes automatically open during that time. Since school is starting, it should be 645.

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246 jenna January 13, 2010

I work nights 3 days a week, so I usually sleep until about 4pm. When I’m on a normal sleep schedule, I try to get about 8hrs of sleep…so I am usually up at 8:30am. No matter what the time, I definitely need some coffee.

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247 Mary January 13, 2010

I wake up when the hubb’s get up for work… Usually between 7-8 am.

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248 Bre January 13, 2010

I’m a lifeguard who works the early morning shift. So, I get up at 4 am, start work at 5, workout at 8, and am off to school by 10. Crazy start to the day, eh?

The motivation for me to wake up is being attentive on the job. If I start to snooze, people in the pool may be endangered.

I think my efforts deserve Chia seeds. :)

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249 Stacey January 13, 2010

Ooooh, awesome! I have been wanting to try chia seeds since seeing them all over Blog Land!

I wake up between 8 and 9 AM. I’m a student, so my schedule is different everyday, but I like to get up around the same time so my body is on a schedule.

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250 Blaine January 13, 2010

When I’m taking classes, I rise and shine around 8 in the morning – but during my winter break, I’m in full hibernation mode and don’t roll out of bed until around 11!

How funny, I have that internal alarm clock too and it’s pretty darn reliable :)

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251 Bronwyn January 13, 2010

I wake up between 7 and 9 depending on the day. 7, because I have an 8am class, 8 is when I normally wake up, and 9 if I try to sleep in.

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252 kaila January 13, 2010

i wake up between 5:30 and 6 just cus i like an early start to my day ! the day seems longer that way!

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253 Nicole January 13, 2010

I have been dying to try Chia Seeds!!!
I have not been working until recently, so I usually got up around 9. Since my work schedule varies I get up at different times. I am trying to start waking up early, so I have time to myself before work.

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254 Autumn Tao January 13, 2010

5:15 am… My husband and I both teach at the same high school, early in, but a 2:20 clockout time. Can’t beat it!

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255 Beth January 13, 2010

I get up three days each week at 5:15am to make my 6am yoga class. It isn’t always easy, but because I get to go do something that I love, I’m much more motivated to hop out of bed before the the crack of dawn.

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256 Mary January 13, 2010

I am up way early…5 AM every day and usually by 7 on the weekends. I get so much done before most people are out of bed. The bonus…I get a little me time too.

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257 Marisa (Loser for Life) January 13, 2010

I am so digging chia seeds right now!

I get up at 6 a.m. because I have to – kids – they know not how to sleep late!

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258 Martha January 13, 2010

I usually get up around 7, sometimes earlier, sometimes later. On weekends, I like to let myself sleep as much as my body needs!

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259 Andrea Docherty January 13, 2010

Hey Ang!

I wake up at about 5:25 on weekdays because I am a member and vice president on the Triathlon Club at my university. I love getting the work out in, in the morning and although early mornings are tough (especially in univeristy with all that work :P) I love that I’m working out and training with a great group of people. Knowing I’m not the only one jumping into a cold pool or hopping on the spin bike makes it all the more easier to get up and make sure I get to bed at a decent time!!

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260 Julia January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:00-5:30 because I am a college student with class at 7:30 or 8:00 and I like to get homework done and have plenty of time to shower and eat breakfast before that.

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261 Lynna January 13, 2010

I try to wake up at around 8 during the week so I can get to the gym before work on days that I have to go in later (about 3 days a week). On days I have to go in earlier I usually don’t make it to they gym but I’m going to try and change that this year!

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262 Jessie January 13, 2010

I get out of be at 6 AM to workout, except on days like today when I forgot to reset mu alarm and did not get up until 6:45 and had to go get ready for work!

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263 Jessie (Vegan-minded) January 13, 2010

I would love to try some chia seeds! I wake up around 7 everyday. I usually workout in the evenings so that I don’t have to wake up too early. I’m not a morning person!

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264 'Dee January 13, 2010

On my weekday running days, I get up at 4:45 so I fit in a good 30-45 minute run. I like to be at work by 7-7:30 to get a headstart on the day before everyone else starts trying to steal my time.

On non-running days, I get up at 5:30.

On weekends, I just sleep unti I wake up! :-) Usually about 7am.

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265 Britt January 13, 2010

6:10 to go to work. I used to get up at 5:15 to swim, but I found it too draining.

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266 J January 13, 2010

4:30AM so I can get to the gym by 5 to either swim or run….then in the shower by 6:15 and on the road by 6:40….I have it timed to a science :)

Thanks for the green monster idea btw. It is a great early morning pick me up :)

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267 Gabrielle January 13, 2010

I wake up at 4 M-F and by 7 on the weekends, so I can run and eat breakfast before I have to be at work at 7:15. It took a little getting used to but after a couple weeks it becomes natural. Now my dog barks at me, imitating my alarm clock, at 5 am if I oversleep!

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268 julie January 13, 2010

i usually wake up either a 5am for spin class or 5:45am to get a good workout in first thing!

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269 Elise January 13, 2010

8 am on the dot — i dont even need an alarm clock!

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270 Clare January 13, 2010

As a college student, I usually wake up around 8am (much earlier than all of my housemates!!). This allows me to relax, get ready, read blogs, and make a big bowl of oats before I leave for me 9:30 class. Everyone else thinks I’m crazy, especially since most people stay up until at least 1am, but I love my mornings!!

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271 Ruth January 13, 2010

I get up at 6:00 most mornings so that I have time to do a strength training routine and make myself a nice breakfast. I used to get up at 5:00, but no matter when I went to bed I woke up exhausted every morning! That’s just not worth it.

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272 jennifer January 13, 2010

I have to be at school by 7am every weekday, which I HATE. I am very much a night owl and a grouchy morning person. I can’t wait until I graduate and can work the evening shift.

In the meantime, I try to maximize my sleep time. I am one of those people that needs her 8 hours, but can’t seem to get to sleep before 930 or 10. I set the alarm for 5:30 and push the snooze twice, drag myself out of bed for very minimal primping: teeth brushing, face washing, hair taming. I get to wear scrubs so that cuts dressing time WAY down. I always eat breakfast, which takes up the bulk of my morning (15 min), and I run out the door (usually late) with a to-go cup of coffee.
Weekends I don’t set the alarm and usually wake up at 830 or 9. It’s wonderful.

I’ve been curious about chia seeds but am a pretty poor college student so novelty items like that are few and far between. Having celiac disease, I’m also interested in/ excited about your gluten free glo bar…

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273 Kyle January 13, 2010

I get up at 6:30 to 7 on the weekdays, because I usually have classes from 10:30 on, so I need at least 3 hours of home time before brain killing!

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274 Stef January 13, 2010

I get up at 7:01… hahah the extra 1 minute really makes a difference, I have to be at clinic by 8… I know I push it, but it works!

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275 Roxanne January 13, 2010

7:00 – 7:45 weekdays and weekends. My goal is 6:30 to have time to to my workout before going to work because sometimes I’m not at home before 9:30pm.

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276 Meredith January 13, 2010

I wake up around 7:30. I’m working on my MA and that time is just right to fit in a shower, green monster and my morning news/emails before class starts.

I’ve always been a morning person! I’ve never “pulled an all-nighter,” I am useless after midnight. If I have a really heavy workload I just get up earlier and earlier. In university this is sort of a drawback to my social life lol! Glad to see that once I get out of academia my love of early mornings will be appreciated:)

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277 Sarah R January 13, 2010

5:50–thats when the husband’s alarm goes off and I can’t ever get back to sleep!

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278 Jenny January 13, 2010

Since I’ve been on Christmas break from school, I’ve been aiming for getting up between 7:00-7:30..it gives me enough time to eat, drink coffee, catch up on some blogs, and digest before going to workout mid-morning. When school starts I’ll aim more for 6:30-7 just because I like that extra time in the morning to study or do homework :)

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279 Allison January 13, 2010

lately its been 11am haha mostly because im not working and i havent been feeling good lately. Darn lifelong sicknesses…

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280 laurengarcia January 13, 2010

The time I wake up depends on when my classes start. On T/R I am up bright and early at 6:30 but M/W/F I am able to sleep in until 10. I would love to start waking up earlier on T/R because I get so much more accomplished then, but just need to start going to sleep earlier first!

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281 Julianne January 13, 2010

It depends what I have going on that day since I’m currently unemployed. I try to make sure I’m up by 8/9 a.m.

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282 Mo January 13, 2010

I wake from 5:30-6:00 with the internal clock too, but the alarm is set for 5:45, just in case. I would like to wake at 5:00 to workout, but I have not been continuously successful with that yet. So my routine is to workout at night… unless I am stuck at work for 11-12 hours a day like this week. :( Which makes me want to join you in this challenge!

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283 Katelyn January 13, 2010

5:00-5:30, I have to work out in the morning, or it won’t get done! I also am a complete morning person and am able to get much more work done before lunch than any other time. I just get too distracted in the afternoon/evening. :)

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284 amy January 13, 2010

I like to sleep in. But now that I am teaching again I usually get up at 5am

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285 Tasha January 13, 2010

I wake up around 7 (which is really late for some people). On days when I have class in the afternoon, I wake up at about 630am. I am NOT a morning person, which is why I stroll into work at like 830

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286 Kim January 13, 2010

I love chia seeds! I get up at 6:30 for work.

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287 Coley January 13, 2010

I get up around 7 every weekday, and try to sleep in no later than 8 on weekends. Otherwise Monday AMs are miserable!

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288 melanie January 13, 2010

my little boy gets me up and early on the weekdays AND weekends… on the dot 7AM! But I love it, the hours go by fast and it makes our day together longer. :)

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289 Rachel January 13, 2010

I wake up between 7 and 7:30. I wouldn’t mind waking up earlier, though. Morning is my favorite time of day!

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290 Kt January 13, 2010

Wow, people get up early! I feel so lame now for admitting I wake up at 7:45… its the latest possible time for me to be at 9:00am class :)

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291 caroline m January 13, 2010

I wake up around 8:30-9AM naturally. It bothers my roomies and friends think I’m abnormal even though it’s NOT early! :) I love waking up and getting things done in the morning and having a less-stressed day.

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292 chipped nails & all January 13, 2010

oh girl, I get up at 7 if I have to be at work by 8….and on the weekends, let’s just say it’s a whole lot later than that!

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293 Camille January 13, 2010

I wake up at 6:20 so I have time to enjoy some oats before I go to work :)

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294 Catherine Khouri January 13, 2010

I wake up around 6 so that my roommate and I can get to the gym before class starts (we are law students). I much prefer to go to bed early so i can wake up early and get a workout in before starting my day!

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295 Angie January 13, 2010

I get up everyday around 7:45am. I have to be at work at 9, so as long as hair is washed the night before, it gives me just enough time to get to work. :)

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296 Danielle (Coffee Run) January 13, 2010

Great tips for waking up!
I usually get up around 8 because that’s what time my body is ready to start the day

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297 Wendy January 13, 2010

My internal clock has two settings lol, one goes off at 6:10 am to make sure hubby is up and out the door…sometimes I get up to exercise but lately its just to darned cold and dark for me (love my slippers too btw). Then I kind of dose/snooze til 7 when I have to rouse my kiddies to get them ready for school.

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298 Leighanne January 13, 2010

I try to be up everyday at 6am, but I’m a night-owl. It’s hard and leaves me drained by the end of the week. I might try some of your suggestions (and actually keep it up for the 21 days) to see if they’ll work for me too!!

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299 Michelle January 13, 2010

The cold is definitely the hardest part about getting up for me too! I try to get up at 6:15 to squeeze a workout in before heading to work. Unfortunately, when I don’t get my beauty sleep, that ends up getting pushed back and I skip the workout, which is definitely lose-lose! Hopefully your challenge will motivate me to get my butt out of bed in the morning, even if it is 50 F in my bedroom!

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300 KatieMoo January 13, 2010

Anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 depending on when class starts… I don’t have class tomorrow and am thrilled to get to sleep in a little!

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301 Lara January 13, 2010

I get up between 5 and 5:30 every day…my two boys usually get up between 6 and 6:30, so my “me” time before they wake up is sacred!!!

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302 Rachel January 13, 2010

6 AM, because I stay up late doing work for school at night :). I go to school and work full time so I’m generally busy and am away from home 7:30 – 7:30.

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303 Christina January 13, 2010

I’m almost always awake at 5 am to go to the pool, come home and shower, then off to work!!!

xoxxoxo

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304 Mary January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:30am to run and LOVE the fact I often do more before 8am than some people do all day!

My heart seriously goes out to early morning risers… especially early morning runners!

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305 Ali January 13, 2010

I get up at 630. Just enough time to have steel cut oats & get to work.

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306 Ashlee January 13, 2010

Oh how I would love to have some chia seeds! I usually get out of bed at 6:45 – 7:30. I seem to always push it to the last minute to get ready. I so need to start my own early rising challenge.

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307 Ella January 13, 2010

Before 8 because…. there is nothing more beautiful than a morning sky.

Also because I work or have class and I am in the habit of waking up early, no matter if I need to or not.

In addition, my dad used to make me fee like a lazy bum for waking up at 10 am because I’ve …”wasted half the day.”

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308 Ali @ Food,Fitness, Fashion January 13, 2010

I get up at 6:30 because I like to spend a few minutes having coffee with my handsome fiance before we head off to work :)

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309 Brynn January 13, 2010

I get up at 6:45 to be ready to leave for work by 7:50. I only take a few minutes to get ready but I like to take my time eating breakfast and checking email, blogs, etc. I like my morning time!

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310 Jerilynne January 13, 2010

In a perfect world, I would get up around 5:30am, hit the gym first thing then come back to my apartment for a shower and a leisurely breakfast before heading to work.

Buuut I like to sleep and hate going outside when it’s dark and cold, so I usually sleep until 7-7:30, make breakfast at home (but eat it at work), and go the gym in the evenings!

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311 Becky January 13, 2010

Sadly I am up before the sun. On weekdays that would be 5:30 as I have to be at work ready to go by 7.

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312 Amandamoo January 13, 2010

My husband is the producer for a radio show and has to be up between 5:15 and 5:30 every day. I get up with him to make us coffee, walk the dog, and then take my time getting ready to go to work. Most days I don’t mind being up early except he gets a nap after his show and I don’t because I work all day! Not fair, right?!?

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313 Bridget January 13, 2010

I wake up between 7 and 7:30 because it’s when I wake up. No matter what time I go to bed or what’s going on in my life this is what time I wake up.

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314 Alex January 13, 2010

I’m up around 7 to get the kids off to school, but about once a month, I hightail it back to bed when they’re gone (sssshhhhh!).

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315 Jen January 13, 2010

My internal clock wakes me up at 5:45 am, but I stay in bed until about 6:30 am. It’s cold here in Buffalo, and I like to wait until the thermostat heats the house up to a liveable temperature.

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316 Kathy January 13, 2010

I wake up at 630 am and always wish it was later :)

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317 Patty January 13, 2010

I wake up naturally between 5:30 – 6am.
I raise guide dogs for the blind and I need to get up and
let them out first thing in the morning.
I love the early mornings…I get so much done.
Thanks,
Patty

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318 Sally January 13, 2010

I wake up at 6:00 AM on weekdays for school. Congrats on the progress! Nothing feels better than accomplishing a goal.

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319 kim January 13, 2010

i get up most weekday mornings at 4:15 to be at the gym for 5:00. i sleep in gym clothes to make it easier. i meet up with my fun and funny workout buddies, shower at gym, then go to work. i get to work on time on these days. : )

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320 Clarice January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5:15 and need to leave by 6 to make the 45 minute commute to see my student’s “shinning” faces.

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321 Laura B. January 13, 2010

My cell phone is my alarm, and it rings across the bedroom a few times at 7:00-7:30 a.m. each morning. I usually spring to stop it and then groggily grab my goat/fuzzy boots and stumble down for a strong cup of coffee. This is the ONLY time that is ME time until I hit the gym after work. So, I want the extra time to wind down and read the news or blogs (your blog, espec) and enjoy my coffee and yummy breakfast. I have a super stressful job where people need my attention all day-so I sit back, stare up at the sunlight coming through the skylight, hold my kitty Fraus, and feel thankful for such a peaceful morning! Without this extra time for self-reflection, I would miss out on “stopping to smell the roses” (or coffee beans in my case)! PS-LOVING the Green Monsters. Thanks!

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322 Amanda January 13, 2010

I usually wake up at 6:45 on the weekdays so that I can shower, get ready, eat a yummy breakfast and watch the Today Show before catching my train to work. Some mornings I will get up at 5:40 to fit in a run or a Jillian Michaels DVD, though. On good days :)

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323 Samantha January 13, 2010

It depends on my school schedule, but on days when I’m off I still try to get up around 9am so I have my whole day ahead of me :)

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324 suzanne January 13, 2010

I worked the afternoon shift 2-10 and by the time i get home and de-stress i’m usually not in bed before midnight. I usually get up at 8:00 :)

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325 Samantha January 13, 2010

I am joining you on the early morning rise challenge. My goal time is to get up at 5:00 A.M. I have a three year old and a seven year old, and they are full of energy! So, I thought that it would be nice to wake up, have some me time, and get some things accomplished before they get out of bed. I started this challenge today; I woke up at 8:30 this morning, and I am confident that I am able to get up at 7:00 tomorrow. I usually get out of bed at about 9:00 AM, and I am dragging butt all day. Not fun.

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326 Bonnie January 13, 2010

I get up at 6:30 during the week so I can get a run in and still have time to practice my violin, and take care of e-mails before heading to my teaching studio in the afternoon. Some days are easier than others….

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327 Lindsay C January 13, 2010

I never wake up until like 8:45 or 9am because I dont have to be at my first class until 11am. I could probably sleep later, but I like to check my google reader and slowly eat and enjoy my breakfast!!!

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328 Jul January 13, 2010

I get up just before 6am so that I can head to the gym for a great workout before work. Hard to get myself out of bed, but I am good once I’m at the gym, and GREAT once I’m working out!

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329 Katie January 13, 2010

I try to get up between 6 and 7 every morning. I’ve been going to bed later lately though, so it has been hard! I work out in the morning though, and if I don’t get up that early, my day ends up starting really late.

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330 Not Your Aunt Bea January 13, 2010

If I have to be at work at 6:30am, I am up at 5:30am. If not, I am usually up between 6-7am. I really can’t sleep in- my body is used to it now & I make breakfast in the morning for the fam. I do take a 30-45 nap/relax during the day, but stay up until 11:30-midnight.

One thing about waking up early, if you can wake up before anyone else is up and do what you want to do (ie. you’re not just trying to get ready to go and out the door), you will enjoy the quiet and efficiency. And I love being up to see the sunrise. I may be tired, but it energizes me.

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331 Erin January 13, 2010

I usually get up between 8-8:30, but I need to start getting my lazy butt up earlier so I can go to the gym before work!

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332 ari January 13, 2010

i wake up either at 8 or 8:30 every morning for class!

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333 Niki January 13, 2010

I would love to win some chia seeds! I have been really wanting to try them!! I get up at all different times during the week, depending on if I have class or if I need to get an early morning run in. So basically my wake up call ranges from 5-7am!! I prefer 7 though!!

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334 Donna Porter January 13, 2010

Depends on the day…Wednesdays are no workout days, so that’s usually 6. Workout days are usually 5:15. I am usually up, finished with my workout, showered, and ready to get the kids up by 7 for school!

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335 KellyMH January 13, 2010

Unfortunatly I am not capable right now to have a routine sleep schedule. Often I try to get to bed around 10 at night, because throughout the week due to school, sometimes I have to be up by 645am and 745 am. Once school is over (wont be for awhile =( ) I hope to adopt an early to rise attitude!

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336 Rebekah January 13, 2010

I usually get up between 0400 and 0430 because that is when my husband gets up to go to work! I usually use that time to go running before school or take care of the house. On a few occasions I do go back to bed though. . . :-)

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337 Dalynn January 13, 2010

I usually wake up around 6:30 during the week, and around 7 on the weekends. Even when I try to tell myself I’m going to sleep in one morning, my internal alarm clock wakes me up at my normal time! My husband and I go to bed pretty early for our age though, we are at least lying in bed by 9 every night. What can I say? I enjoy getting a good nights sleep! ;)

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338 Alisha N January 13, 2010

I wake up at 6:20 to be ready to catch the school bus at 7:21! My alarm clock is set 10 minutes fast, because I always forget that when I wake up, and it jolts me awake to see that I’m late.

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339 Ameena January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5:30 because I have to get to the gym before my 4 year old wakes up!! And now even when I don’t have to get up early I can’t help it!

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340 nellieshaul January 13, 2010

If I go to 6am hot yoga, my alarm goes off at 5:25am. If I don’t go, I don’t set my alarm and get up ~6:60-7am. I would love to take this challenge with you, but, as a grad student, sometimes my schedule just has to be erratic…well, someday…

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341 nellieshaul January 13, 2010

Sorry…that should say ~6:30-7am! ;)

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342 Liz January 13, 2010

eep! I’ve been reading up on chia seeds and where to buy them. this would be awesome.

7AM to do two Gilad workouts on fitTV!! “your inner thighs will love you!” it’s really fun…and possibly from the 80’s

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343 Michal January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:50 every morning so I have time to get ready and eat breakfast, and still make it on time to homeroom :)

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344 Nina January 13, 2010

I wake up every morning at 6:45 so I can be at work for 8:30. Hate waking up so early in winter because it’s still dark out. And sooo cold.. :(
On the weekend, I usually sleep in at least until 9. It feels like such a treat! :)

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345 jessica January 13, 2010

I wake up by 9am because I am a graduate student taking night classes and I don’t get home from classes until after 10pm. By the time I get settled and take care of things I am usually not in bed until 12-1am!

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346 Lauren O January 13, 2010

5:45 every morning :(
My first class starts @ 8 (1/2 hour commute time), but I like to just sit for a bit and wake up before rushing out.

At my old job I got up at 4, ate breakfast, went to the gym, and was at work by 7:30

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347 Jewel@fit-and-fabulous-jewel January 13, 2010

I DRAG myself out of bed at 6:05 so I can get my stepson to the bus stop by 6:30! Then I have to get two more off and then to work.

Except for Fridays when my husband is off and I make him take him to the bus stop so I can sleep in…until 6:30…then I get my son off to school by 6:45 or 7…but then usually I will crawl back into bed 9 or 10! Good thing I have kids or I would be getting a late start every day!

Now Hubs on the other hand BOUNDS out of bed every morning at 4:45! I don’t know what is the matter with that man!!!!

Of course I can’t let him read your post Angela! He has been begging me to switch to his schedule for years so I can get up with him and I have told him I just can’t, I am a night owl type. Now he will know it is possible!

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348 Channing January 13, 2010

At 6:30 to get myself ready for work and the kids ready for school. If I want to walk the dogs, I get up at 5:30.

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349 Laurie January 13, 2010

I get up at 5:30 AM on weekdays so I can get a 20 – 30 minute workout in before I shower, get dressed, get my husband up, make breakfast and (if husband hasn’t already) get up my two-year old son. We need to all be out of the door by 7:15 AM!

I wish I had an internal alarm to get me up. I rely on my iPhone and ever since I started getting up at 5:30 AM I am always in the middle of a crazy dream when the alarm goes off.

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350 roya January 13, 2010

Nowadays I get up at 5:30 to be at work at 7:30. I’m also a student so I go to class after then work out and then by the time I get home I’m pooped! I doubt this schedule will be pleasing when the school workload starts to kick in!

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351 TanyaS January 13, 2010

Wow, reading all these comments kinda makes me feel lazy, since getting pregnant I need my sleep. I drag my butt out of bed at 7:30 on weekdays, weekends I’m out until at least 9:00. And that’s with an 11:00 pm bedtime no matter what day!

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352 Jolene January 13, 2010

I get up at 7:15 during the weekdays, because I am NOT a morning person, and that is the latest I can get up and still have time to get ready for work and get there on time :-)

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353 Fei Fei January 13, 2010

My alarm clock is permanently set for 6am, a habit carried over from high school when I had to get up before dawn in the freezing cold (oh the joys of Canadian winter!) for orchestra practice. Now I use the extra time in the morning for my daily pilates routine before I scurry off to do what ever it is I need to get done for the day :D

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354 Allison B. January 13, 2010

I normally wake up around 6.30 a.m….any later and my cat lets me know I overslept! She pounces on me if I am not up in time to get ready for work!! On occasion, if I have plans in the evening, I will rise at 5 a.m. to hit the gym- early morning style!

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355 Denise January 13, 2010

I wake up at 7:20 am on weekdays so that I can roll into work at 8 AM. On weekends, I’ll “sleep in” til around 8:30 am.

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356 Janet January 13, 2010

Hey, i get up at about 8:30 because my first class every day is at 9 (:

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357 Stephanie January 13, 2010

I get up at 6:00 on weekdays to get ready and get to work on time. My biggest rule is to always start Monday off on the right foot by going to bed early enough Sunday. Usually it’s easier to manage that day, and I know the amount of sleep I get each day will steadily decrease through Friday!

— Stephanie S.

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358 Kate B January 13, 2010

Depending on what time I have class I get up between 5-6:30am so I get get a run/yoga in before class. For me it is a must to do my workouts in the morning, this means I can come home from school and study and read all night long (and spend time making a good dinner!).

Good luck with getting up early! I used to hate it and now I just love love love it!!!

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359 Maggie January 13, 2010

I wake up at 5:30. I used to wake up and workout, but I was miserable working out in the morning. Now I just wake up and do some stretching and relaxing and get stuff done. It’s so much easier to wake up early now that I’m not putting pressure on myself to do something. And I get so much more out of my workouts now that they’re in the evening.

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360 Allison R. January 13, 2010

I’m up around 8 am because I have class at either 9:30 or 10. I think this gives me enough time to have a relaxing morning and not feel rushed!

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361 Lilian January 13, 2010

I’m actually an early riser! I never sleep past 10am. On weekdays, I get up at 5:45am to work out and then head for work.

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362 Joanna January 14, 2010

I wake up between 6 and 7 to do work and have a leisurely breakfast before class. I’m an early riser though, so I actually enjoy it!

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363 Michelle January 14, 2010

I’ve always been a morning person, so although I don’t have to work til 8, I’m up at 5:30 every morning. I just love the quiet time and and the chance to start my day in a nice, relaxed manner.

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364 Heather Dawn January 14, 2010

Lately I have been waking up at 6AM because I am so tired in the winter! I am trying to work towards 5AM because I end up feeling more awake the rest of the day for some reason :)

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365 Katie January 14, 2010

Since the spring semester has just begun, I am adjusting to a new sleep schedule! My schedule is different everyday of the week, but I’m aiming to wake up between 8:30 and 9 am every morning to give myself plenty of time to relax before the craziness of my day begins:)

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366 Hilary January 14, 2010

I’m up shortly after 6am on weekdays, so I can be ready to leave for work at 8:15am. I get up that early because I really like to take my time getting ready in the morning. I hate feeling rushed!

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367 Jess January 14, 2010

I get up around 6:30 on weekdays, because I have to work! If I get in early I can get out early as well, and since I work out in the afternoon this is great!

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368 Julie @ Wearing Mascara January 14, 2010

Oooo fun giveaway! I wake up at 7:15 every morning. It gives me enough time to eat breakfast, relax and make it to work on time! :-)

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369 SweetKaroline January 14, 2010

8am for work boooo.

i know 8am doesn’t sound early but man it is.

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370 Jessica January 14, 2010

I am up at 5am on a good day – getting my AM workout done with! On a bad day…the alarm goes off for two consecutive hours before I race out of bed at 6:55am :)

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371 Lisa January 14, 2010

4:30am monday through friday to row with my crew team! 7:30 on saturday for our saturday practice and by sunday i’m so used to getting up early that i’m up around 7:30 or 8 anyway

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372 Janice @ O.S.M.B. January 14, 2010

I wake up at 6:40 am every day in order to drive Amy (the girl I baby-sit/chaffeur in the mornings) to school. The fact that I NEED to get up on time or she’s late for school helps keep me accountable, and once I’m up and at ’em I rarely go back to sleep once I’m home.

SO excited about the Chia seed giveaway! Have been wanting to try some in literally forever and haven’t figured out where to buy them around me. So THANK YOU!

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373 gina January 14, 2010

i wake up at 5:45 every weekday morning to try to fit in a quick workout, shower, finish getting lunches ready, and get out the door for my one hour commute to work!! ps- i’ve been researching chia seeds and i definitely have been wanting to buy some, just haven’t found them yet!!!!

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374 Audrey January 14, 2010

I wake up anywhere from 9-3pm. No, seriously. It’s horrible. I really, really, really need to reform my sleep habits. Which is precisely why this challenge is so inspiring and motivating for me! You rock, Angela. I’m really inspired by your example to get to bed earlier and get up and at ’em earlier.

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375 K80 January 14, 2010

I get up between 6:00 and 6:03 am everyday :)

Why?
There’s lots of reasons:
1. I have a delicious egg/spinach quiche awaiting me as my pre-workout meal.
2. I can walk to the gym and leave *new* tracks in the fresh layer of snow.
3. I have my choice of weights/machines at the (small) gym.
4. I can get an *awesome* workout/shower/eat a hearty bowl of oatmeal and get back to campus for my 9:30 am class :)

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376 Fallon January 14, 2010

Wow that a HUGE bag of chia seeds!!

My work schedule bounces around all the time, so my sleeping schedule bounces around as well! On average I’m up at around 7am-7:30am naturally. If I had a late night at work, I’ll sleep in till about 8:30am naturally. If work starts at 1pm, I set my alarm for 7am so I’m able to make it to the gym. I always try to get to bed before 11pm every night, which doesn’t really matter because I’m pretty tired by then anyways!

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377 cait January 14, 2010

don’t judge–but I am a HUGE fan of the sleep in. 10 am is the perfect time to get up on a saturday. I’ll eat a quick breakfast and head out for our long run (we’re training for Around the Bay 30km). The come home, drink something warm and read the paper…

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378 Jessica M January 14, 2010

I have been waking up at about 7:15 because that’s when my man’s alarm clock goes off, blasting incredibly loud Spanish music to rouse him and leaving me in a bit of a fog, perhaps because of the sleep cycle interruption. I would love to go to bed earlier so I could wake up naturally but alas, the evenings are when we really get to hang out and the mornings get away from us so fast.

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379 Adrienne January 14, 2010

I wake up around 8 and do yoga, grab breakfast/review notes and then head to class.

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380 Emily January 14, 2010

I am a college student, so I need all the sleep I can get. I usually am in bed by 11pm or 12am, so I am usually up by 7 or 8 (early classes!)

Luckily, I haven’t had to pull any all-nighters and my sleep schedule is fairly regular!

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381 Heather January 14, 2010

If I’m working, I sometimes get up as early as 4:00, and if I’m at home, I strive for before 9, but sometimes it’s 11! I should be a little more regular I think!

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382 Francesca January 14, 2010

5:42 on weekdays because i have morning practice for swimming!

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383 Thien An Nguyen January 14, 2010

I wake up 8 AM because I can’t seem to get into bed earlier than 12 AM. I’m used to running on a college schedule, and since being a recent graduate, I have yet to kick that sleeping pattern.

On side note, thanks for the chance to win these yummy chia seeds. They’re difficult to find in USA.

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384 Kendall January 14, 2010

Good Evening!!

I get up at 630 in the morning on the weekdays – that’s when my hunny kisses me goodbye! We usually get some sweet snuggle time in there before he has to get up as well.

Before I met him my sleep schedule was much like yours, late nights etc. I’m now found in bed by 10 and feeling great and well rested by 630 and ready to tackle the day!

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385 Courtney January 14, 2010

I wake up at 6:30-7:00. I don’t work until noon, so it works out well to have morning time, enough time to unwind, workout out and the head off to work/commute!

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386 Trail January 14, 2010

Yay chia seeds!! I usually wake up between 6:30 and 7am during weekdays. I’m trying to get up earlier because, like you, I would love to become an early riser. That is already an improvement over my previous wake up time. I get up that early to have time to get ready for work in the morning and hopefully have a few minutes for something else that’s rewarding for me.

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387 Steph January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:45am on weekdays in order to get to work by 7:30am. I don’t really mind, since my hubby gets up at the same time.

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388 courtney January 14, 2010

I get up at 6:03 on weekdays (I have a strange thing about numbers ending in 5 or 0) so that I can get my workout done before work. I am really NOT a morning person, but it is a great way to start the rest of the day! Plus if I am really miserable I roll over and either skip the workout or go later in the day, and I always sleep in on Fridays as a reward! Good luck with the challenge :)

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389 Adam January 14, 2010

I’m up by 7 to do a quick workout, get some breakfast in me and rush off to 8:30 classes. This is the perfect time for me!:)

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390 alicia January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:45, to take my daughter to school. We leave at 6:40, and then I’m home for a little bit before I have to leave again to take my boys to school- it’s pretty hectic.

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391 Kat January 14, 2010

I am up at 5:30am to get ready for work. I have a 37 mile commute one way to work, so getting up in the mornings is definitely not something I look forward to :)

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392 Denise January 14, 2010

On the weekdays I wake up at 6:40AM. I get up to make my kids breakfast (the most important meal of the day) and to make their lunches for school. First one is out the door at 7:30AM… next one an hour later.

On the weekends I would love to sleep in past 8am but rarely I do. My body just wakes up. I think it’s much easier to just wake up on your own in the wee hours. That’s why I love Summer and there’s no schedule. We rarely sleep in but it’s just the idea of waking up when we want to that makes a difference.

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393 Wendy January 14, 2010

I usually get up at 8:30am because I got to bed pretty late. I’d love to get back to a 11pm-7am sleep schedule though. Maybe I should start working on that :)

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394 Becca January 14, 2010

I get up early for me, which is around 7 every morning. I am a college student and compared to my roommates this is pretty early, which is nice because I have a lovely period of time to myself for quiet and solitude before they get up. Getting up early is great because I am able to get things done before my day starts, so I don’t have them hanging over my head during classes, work, and studying. The best part is just the mood of the morning. It is my favorite time of the day because it is a fresh start, and even on mornings when I am so tired, I feel relaxed and meditative. I love opening my window to the fresh air outside, and making coffe my own way rather than rushing to Starbucks. It’s definitely worth it to get up early, and I am striving for an earlier wake up call soon, as long as I can start getting to bed earlier too! (NEED my sleep!)

-Becca

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395 Kim January 14, 2010

6:30… when I don’t hit snooze over and over again. Otherwise more like 6:50. I leave for work at 8:15 and have a puppy to take out so any later would not be good. I’m definitely not a morning person though, I love sleeping later on the weekends!

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396 Steph January 14, 2010

I wake up between 8 and 9 most days because I don’t have to wake up. However, your post has inspired me and I’ve been trying to get up just a little earlier.

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397 Miranda January 14, 2010

I get up M,W,F at 5:50 to be on my treadmill at 6pm for my running workout. T & Th usually around 7, which i really enjoy after the early morning the rest of the week. I have been thinking about makijng it m-f early am and putting in a hill workout/weights but early 5 days a week is SO not appealing…we will see how everything turns out!!

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398 kathleen January 14, 2010

I wake up around ten am because I’m a 19 year old girl with too much freedom haha.

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399 Mandy January 14, 2010

I normally wake up around 10-10:30 because I enjoy staying up late at night after I get off work at 11pm

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400 Ashley January 14, 2010

My morning wake up time is all over the place. My hubs and I are unemployed + night owls. We usually go to bed around 1:30-2am. I like getting 8 hours of sleep, like getting up early, and staying up late. haha Can’t have it all! I usually get about 7hrs of sleep and get up around 8:30-9am. =)

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401 Andrea January 14, 2010

I get up at 6am, and only because that`s when my 20 month old daughter demands that I do so!!! Otherwise it would be closer to 7 am.

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402 Ashlyn January 14, 2010

Varies from either 5am to 7am depending on what classes I have that day and who is feeding the horses! Gotta love a farm…

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403 Sarah January 14, 2010

I get up at 6 a.m. every day. I teach fitness classes at 7 a.m. every day!

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404 Libby January 14, 2010

I usually go to bed around midnight, and I get up at 7am–to an alarm. I wish I could wake up naturally! I’m afraid I would just sleep through my morning classes though.

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405 Tay January 14, 2010

All good tips, my friend :-) During the weekdays I usually wake up between 7:30-9:00 depending on when I have class. Yes, that’s pretty late. But since I don’t go on early morning runs anymore, I don’t feel the need to get up quite as early ;-)

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406 Megan @ Healthy Hoggin January 14, 2010

During the week, I wake up at 6am for work! I work from home, but the company I work for is in a different time zone, so I have to work during their office hours. Luckily, I like waking up early. :)

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407 Erica R. January 14, 2010

Right now I get to sleep in because I’m on winter break, so normally 9ish. When school starts… 6ish, gotta grab the bus and get to Chem by 8!

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408 Laurene January 14, 2010

I get up around 5:45 and run my hubby to the ferry and then climb back into bed for about 45 min. I get up and get the kids going around 7:00. I would like to get up earlier though. You are giving me a little spark. Thanks:)

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409 Sarah January 14, 2010

6am – anything with a 5 in it feels just tooooo early these dark winter days! How you can do that without an alarm clock is amazing to me :p

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410 Janessa (epicuriousvegan.blogspot.com) January 14, 2010

I like to get up early–for me–around 8 or 9. I work til 11 or so at night, so that totally works for me.
My boyfriend though likes to stay up til 3 or 4 working on his freelance writing, and sleep in til 11 or noon. When he does that and I stay at his house, I sleep in til then sometimes too.
#Fail!

It’s so nice to cuddle, but I really enjoy waking up early enough to go for a run and be productive early. I need to find a happy medium!

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411 Jess January 14, 2010

I wake up around 4pm Tues-Fri, closer to 11am on Monday. I work nights and switch my schedule over on the weekends so I can be up during the day. After work I usually get to bed around 8:30-9am.

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412 Leah @ Simply fabulous January 14, 2010

6am to get up for work. I don’t leave for work until 7:45 but I like to have a bit of free time in the morning to relax before I go!

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413 Tamara January 14, 2010

I don’t have to get up till 0600 but typically I wake up natuallt at 0500 or 0530…cause I go to bed so early cause I’m tired after working and then hitting the gym. Weekends too. The only way I can sleep in is if I’ve taken some sort of sleep aide!

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414 Jenny T. January 14, 2010

I get up at 8 or 9am and always work out in the evening after work. I’m trying to change it to the mornings…but it’s so hard! I hate hate hate working out in the mornings. I really just need to force myself to go to bed earlier.

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415 Brooke January 14, 2010

4AM! I get i[ on my own at that time. I am a true early bird. Works out great with kids (I have 5, 3, 3 year olds) because it is the only true quiet and calm time of the day. Makes such a difference to start off the day with some me time for a little fun reading or working out and of course a slow relaxed yummy breakfast. Then the kids get up and the race and noise is on… :) Love it both.

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416 Jess January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5am every morning. That way I drink my wheat grass get an exercise done and then I;m on my way to work!

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417 Kelly J January 14, 2010

Between 5-5:15. I can usually wake up without an alarm clock. I like to get up, have a cup of coffee while browsing the internet (i.e. Oh She Glows), take a shower, get dressed, to be at work by 6:15. I drink a green smoothie that I made the night before on my way to work.

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418 Mickey January 14, 2010

I get up at 4:00 AM three days a week to go to the gym before work, and I get up at 5:30am on the days I don’t go to the gym – which allows me time to have a leisurely breakfast and email time before work.

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419 Katie D. January 14, 2010

I wake up at 6 am on weekdays to squeeze in a workout before I have to be at the office!

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420 Heather January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:15 to workout for a 30-45 min and then head to the office by 8. I love working out in the AM compared to the evening. It gives me more time to spend with the family that way.

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421 Annie January 14, 2010

I usually get up at about 515 to either work out or get to school.. I actually dont mind at all either

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422 Christy January 14, 2010

I get up at 4 am for work. I also have to get my toddler ready for school that is on site at my work.

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423 Alexis January 14, 2010

I usually wake up between 6am-7am on weekdays, and 7am-8:30am on weekends. I am one of those crazy morning people that doesn’t like to waste away the hours of AM! (Weird, I know.)

And I would also really like to try those chia seeds :)!

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424 christie, honoring health January 14, 2010

I get up between 5:30 and 6 most days in order to not be rushed getting ready for work. I like to sip my hot water + lemon while I read email and blogs before getting ready. I have a 45 minute commute so I have to be on the road between 7:30 and 7:45.

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425 Kim January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:50 currently to get ready to leave for work at 6:45 but I would like to try to back it 1 hour to 4:50 and get a workout done in the morning instead of at night when I have a million other things to do…

I tend to go to bed pretty early during the week too, anywhere between 8-9 so I’m already getting plenty of sleep, it would totally be doable.

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426 Liz January 14, 2010

I wake up at 6 am so that I have a good 45-50 minutes to do my hair, drink some tea, meditate, and eat a good breakfast. I wish I had enough time to work out before work, but I think I’d have to get up at 4:30!

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427 courtney_hansen@mail.uri.edu January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:45 am. I am a speech teacher at a school so I like to get to work by 7:45 so I have 45 minutes to look over my schedule, lesson plans and make sure I have all my materials so I can give my best to my kids. I also HATE rushing in the am so I like to have a little extra time to sit down and eat breakfast, check my email, get ready and do my hair, ect. I am a morning person though so I find it easiest if I just get up as soon as my alarm goes up, snooze makes me sleepier!

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428 Vandana Sood Aggarwal January 14, 2010

Hey Angela,

I am writing in from India. I absolutely adore your infectiously upbeat approach to life. Of course you live healthy, but beyond that i like the way you seem to celebrate every little moment and live so much in the ‘Now’.Have been spreading the word about your blog to my friends. Keep up the good, inspiring work :)

Btw i am still trying to source Chia seeds in India!!

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429 Vandana Sood Aggarwal January 14, 2010

To add to the above & keeping the topic in mind- i try and wake up at around 5.30 am, though its a bit of a struggle in the terrible cold. And yes, somehow my day goes out of control, if i dont get up early!Its a life changing habit though-for the better :)

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430 Maya January 14, 2010

I wake up between 6:15 and 6:30 so I have plenty of time to have a wonderful breakfast!

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431 Angela January 14, 2010

I get up at 3:45 most of the week for work!

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432 katie January 14, 2010

It’s so funny you’re asking this now… I’ve been having such a hard time getting up recently! I just started my first full-time job, and it’s been quite an adjustment for me. I try to get up around 6:30 so I have time to have a relaxing breakfast (in bed!) before going to work.

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433 Ursula January 14, 2010

Waking up @ 4:45 means I have enough time to exercise and my commute is less busy. Both drastically reduce my stress level!

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434 Aimee January 14, 2010

Ahhhh sleep! I work the night shift 11pm to 7am. On my nights off I wake up to the pitter patter of my 3 year old’s little feet anywhere between 6 and 7am.

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435 Katie January 14, 2010

430-6. I work out at 530 (usually 3 days a week) and then I may have hw to do at 6. I basically get up whatever my goals for the day dictates.

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436 rachael January 14, 2010

I get up at 5 to excercise:) I’ve always been a morning person and love going to bed early.

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437 Paige @ Running Around Normal January 14, 2010

Wonderful tips, Angela:D

I wake up at 4:45 during the work week. I set my schedule to be at work by 6:30. And in order to wake up, make coffee and a green monster or fresh juice from the juicer, then get ready, I need to wake up supah early. Problem is, I usually don’t fall asleep until around 10:30! Ack!

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438 maren January 14, 2010

around 6:30 because my boyfriend gets up for culinary school… although i don’t usually have to be up that early, i like to get up with him and start my day!

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439 denise January 14, 2010

I wake up by 6 am each weekday morning so I can spend a few minutes with my High School son before he leaves for school. Then I excersize for 1 hour before I wake up my Elementary School age daughter. It makes me feel so productive to excersize first thing AND it makes me feel close to my children when I connect with them before their day begins!!!!

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440 Beth Byrne January 14, 2010

I get up just before 5am and go to the gym. Twice a week I lift weights, once a week I do a yoga class, and twice a week I take a Spinning class – one of which I teach. Then I shower and get to work by 7am. I get up so early because it’s guilt free time to work out – the kids and hubby are sleeping, so I’m not taking time from the family. It’s just time for me!

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441 elliebelle January 14, 2010

Wow, everyone gets up sooo early! I get up around 6:30 so that I have enough time to eat a good breakfast and have a nice hot shower before heading off to work. If I had my choice, I’d sleep till 7:30 – that seems to be when my body would like to wake up.

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442 Amy January 14, 2010

If I’m good, I get up at 5:30 when my music turns on. If I’m feeling lazy, I hit snooze (too many times) until about 6 or 6:30… I’m not as bad during the warm months – I tend to rise a lot easier when it’s getting light! So summertime, when my alarm goes off at 5:30, I’m up.

My in-out time at work is flexible, but when I can get in by 7 or 7:30, I feel much more productive and I can get out by 3:30 if I want! Leaves the whole afternoon open for me :o)

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443 Stacy January 14, 2010

Oh my gosh your morning is JUST like mine! I used to be a post-work 5pm workout girl but that meant (espec in winter) that it I didn’t always happen (not motivated). I decided to get at my treadmill in the AM. I changed and started by getting up at 5:30am instead of 6-6:15. I’m shooting for 5:00am because I like to wake slowly and drink tea. Plus it takes awhile for me to make my green monster and big lunch salad that I take to work. Like you, its tough to wake up some mornings b/c I don’t always get to bed early enough and right now I naturally rise around 6-6:30.
Anyway, I’m sooo loving your extra blogs! I hope I win the Chia seeds! They’re great in green monsters and SOOO good for you :) Cheers!

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444 Caitlin January 14, 2010

I wake up at 4:30 – this gives me enough time to work out, shower, make breakfast for my husband, make myself breakfast and lunch, make coffee or tea and head out the door by 7:15! I love getting up early and am usually up by 6 on weekend days too.

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445 April January 14, 2010

I like to be up by 5:30a. I make my husbands lunch, then I typically get on the treadmill. I love endorphins.

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446 Janie January 14, 2010

I am typically up between 5:30 and 6 to shower and get ready for work (I have to be in at 7) but I would like to get up a little earlier and do a morning workout. I am going to try an early rising challenge next week, I saved the article that inspired you and plan to read it today!

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447 Ashley January 14, 2010

6:00 my dear! i have to be at work at 7, but only live 1.5 miles away. granted, i sometimes hit the snooze button till 6:30. i’ve got to try to make myself get up on the first alarm!!!!!!

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448 Andrea@WellnessNotes January 14, 2010

I usually get up around 6:00 so that I have a few minutes before the toddler gets up.

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449 leatitia January 14, 2010

Right now I wake up at 6 to get ready for work and leave home at 7:15. I don’t have time to workout in the morning because my gym opens only at 6 and there’s no way I could be ready to hit the road at 7h15 if I start working out only at 6h.

In the summer however, I work out outside so I wake up at 5h, do some weights, go for a run, then get ready for work. I love waking up and having the time to go for a run! I feel like I already accomplish something and it’s not even 6!

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450 Kady January 14, 2010

I set my alarm for 6:35 am, but as of lately I sometimes don’t get out of bed until 6:45-7:10am! This means being habitually late to work. Luckily, I have a flexible job so that it just means the later I go in, the later I have to stay that day. Your early rising challenge has also challenged me to get out of this habit. I never used to be this way, I’d wake up before my alarm sometimes, or jump right out of bed when it went off the first time, but since moving in with my boyfriend, our schedules differ and I found myself staying up later with him. SO I totally hear you there! Seems like you can survive off of less sleep than me though, because when I stay up late with the man and only get 6 hours of sleep I am hurting the next day (hence hitting the snooze button more often than I should!)

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451 N.D. January 14, 2010

5 am 2 days a week to swim and 6 or 7 the other 3 to run!

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452 Kristen January 14, 2010

I work 35 minutes away from home and have to be there by 6 am, so I wake up bright and early by 4:15-30. Its not to bad but I certainly have to do my workouts in the afternoon which isnt to hard because I get off work at 2 pm. Im a morning person anyways so I love having the extra time in the afternoons!

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453 lisa January 14, 2010

Hi
I get up at 4:30 a.m each day for work. It is kinda hard- I go to bed early. On weekends, I am up by 7- I don’t like to throw off my sleep cycle too much.
P.S. I do my electric shutdown an hour before bed- have you read Spent– great book, great recs for sleepytime.

Thanks, Lisa

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454 Gab January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5 for my morning run during the week

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455 Becky A. January 14, 2010

I wake up several times (I love my snooze button!) between 5:00 and 5:30. The latest I can sleep is 5:45 and then I’m rushing around to get ready and make it to work on time.

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456 Meg January 14, 2010

I get up around 8 – gotta be sure to have plenty of time to shower, stretch, get a nice & filling breakfast before my classes ;)

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457 Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life January 14, 2010

I wake up around 7:30am to get my dad’s breakfast ready (I like to help him streamline his mornings as much as possible) and pack his lunch for the day. I like that having to do this keeps me on a schedule, but I do hope to try to get up earlier to get a morning workout in, if I can.

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458 Molly January 14, 2010

I wake up at around 7 every day in order to be at work at 8, but I am also trying to wake up earlier. I’m aiming for 6-6:30. I’m not sure that I could wake up earlier than that though!

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459 Amanda January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5am, regardless of the day. I find it easier to maintain the same schedule through the weekends. You would be amazed how quick and easy it is to get groceries at 6am on a Saturday or Sunday! I love it!

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460 NatalieB January 14, 2010

I wake up week day mornings at 6:30 am to get ready for work. On the weekends, I am more inclined to sleep in closer to 8 since I go to bed a bit later on the weekends. I do not use the alarm on the weekends–soooo nice!

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461 Jenna January 14, 2010

i’m up at 630 to get the little one up for preschool and to get to the cubicle on time! :)

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462 Emily GG January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:25 AM on weekday mornings so I can give myself time in the morning before leaving for work to get ready and then sit down and eat my oatmeal. I don’t like having to rush around in the morning, so even though my work bag, lunch and snacks are packed, and my clothing is set out I still wake up early.

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463 Tammy January 14, 2010

When I have to work, I get up at 5:00, but when I don’t, I usually naturally wake up around 7:00…I guess my internal clock is tuned to the Early Show, which I love to watch!

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464 Ricki January 14, 2010

Wow, 4:45 to 5:00 AM? That is such a baker’s schedule! :)

I also have to use a space heater to warm up my room in the AM. I find that I allow myself to sleep in a bit if necessary, even though I do use an alarm clock (but will turn it off if I’m too tired–sorta defeats the purpose!). I actually prefer to get up really early (more like 5:45 than 4:45), but because of my hubby’s schedule, I go to bed later than I’d like, so I usually sleep until 6:45 or even 7:00. But I’m aiming to get back to the earlier schedule!

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465 Jacquelyn January 14, 2010

I get up at different times depending on school. The earliest is 6:15am and the latest is 11:15! I probably should try to wake up at the same time everyday though. My sleep schedule has been affected by the holidays too!

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466 Angie (Losing It and Loving It) January 14, 2010

Great tips!

I get up anywhere between 6-8 AM during the week. Hubby hits snooze a lot LOL

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467 Lisa January 14, 2010

I get up between 5:30 & 6:00 a.m. because I have 2 kids to get to school and I have to be at work by around 8:00 ish. I don’t like to rush around in the mornings.

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468 Katy January 14, 2010

I’m a morning person, so I normally get up around 5:15 to work out. I like being the first one up in my house…I snuggle my kitties, make coffee and enjoy the feeling of accomplishing at least ONE major thing before going to work!

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469 Meredith January 14, 2010

I wake up at the horrible time of 4:15 AM on most weekdays. I have to be at work early, and if I plan on getting a workout/run in before work, I have to wake up at that time!

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470 Anna January 14, 2010

Wow, so many replies already! Those chia seeds are a hot commodity!

I get up between 5 and 5:15 every morning. I take the dog for a walk right away, and then have a longer commute to get to work. So it’s early to bed, early to rise for me!

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471 Ashley January 14, 2010

6:30-7:30 depending on work or class. I like being up early so I’m never rushing around! :)

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472 Kelly January 14, 2010

It depends if im working or not, but between 6:30 and 7:30 usually. This was harder when my husband was not getting up with me, but he has lately started working out in the am instead of the pm so i am so happy!

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473 Silvana January 14, 2010

I like to get up early on sundays and have a long run while the kids are sleeping.

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474 sara January 14, 2010

I wake up 2 days a week at 4:30 to go to the gym before work, because I have to go to class after work, then go home and get ready for the next day. On the days I do not have school in the evenings, I get up at 6:45 and am out the door at 7:20, and I go to the gym at 6 pm. It helps if I only get up that early a couple of days a week (at most 3) because then the other days feel like I am getting to sleep in!

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475 kim January 14, 2010

Take this morning for example: woke up at 5.33 (went to bed at 11:15), from a dream, so not real naturally, was tired, went back to bed till 745. Usually somewhere in the 7a time frame, but my alarm goes off at 530. Need to wake up earlier! I love it when I do – I get so much more accomplished! Thanks for the encouragement and for the chance to win some chia seeds – I’ve been wanting some!

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476 jodie January 14, 2010

During the week I get up at 515a, inorder to get a head start on my day.

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477 Kacy January 14, 2010

I have been trying to get up earlier this week too! What a coincidence ;) I used to get up with just enough time to get ready, make a GM and get out the door which was about 6:50 but now I’m shooting for 6:15 on non-workout mornings and 5 on workout mornings. I’ve been doing pretty good this week! It’s nice to have the extra time in the morning since I work an 8 – 5 job and so much of my time is spent out of the house and working “for the man”. Having that extra 30 minutes makes me feel like I’m enjoying a little more of my life and not just sleeping it away.

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478 Leila January 14, 2010

I’m up at 5:30 every morning to get in a workout before work. I totally switched up my schedule a few months ago so I could socialize more after work. Was hard to get use to at first, but now it’s pretty much second nature!

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479 Kate January 14, 2010

I get up at 6ish most days, as I prefer to exercise in the morning and have leave for school around 8 on weekdays. I find my mind is a lot clearer during the day if I get my morning “me time” in. I hear you on the getting to bed early though! Difficult, but so worth it.

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480 Melissa January 14, 2010

It usually varies. Having a nursing baby and a 2 1/2 year old I just never know what I’m gonna get, hehe. I got into the habit of sleeping in too late if the kids stay asleep and then I would feel like I lost part of my day to sleep. I know sometimes I need the extra sleep but it usually just makes me feel like crap if I stay in bed. Your challenge came at the PERFECT time for me, and the past 2 days have been amazing for me as well. I would like my average wake time to be 6:00 (I so wish I had that internal clock!) and earlier than that in the summer so I can go for runs when it is cooler out. (I live in the Phx area…so yeah. haha!

You rock!

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481 jj January 14, 2010

Usually up between 4:30-5am, workout by 5:30 am, to work by 7:30-8am! In bed by 8:30-9pm!

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482 Sue-Ellen January 14, 2010

I usually wake up at 6:30, to go to the gym! If i don’t do it then, i never will!

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483 Jess January 14, 2010

I SHOULD get up at 7:30 so that I can be at work on time, but I usually get up at 8:00! (After sleeping with my alarm on for half an hour!)

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484 Kayzilla January 14, 2010

Mmm chia seeds. Do want.

I wake up at 7:55AM or so every morning. Except on my days off. Then I sleep in. ;)

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485 Jackie January 14, 2010

My day differs if I’m working or not. If its a work day, I wake up at 530am, fix breakfast and COFFEE. And then head to the hospital for my 12 hour shift. If its a day off, I wake up at 730am, get breakfast, and then either go to the gym or go to yoga. I do enjoy coffee and watching the martha stewart show when I have the time :)

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486 Nellie January 14, 2010

I have that perfectly preset “internal clock” too but I’m too paranoid to not set my alarm (though I’m ALWAYS up before it goes off.) I’m up at 6:15 every morning to get my Jillian (30 day shred/last chance workout) on!

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487 Kerri January 14, 2010

5:30….though I might hit snooze until 6. Hubby comes home late and so to spend time with him, I stay up way too late to get up this early. However, we work a compressed work week, meaning long days mon-thurs and have fridays off! I catch up on sleep then.

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488 cali January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:50 am because I start work at 7:30 am in Mississauga and drive there from Toronto.

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489 NySoonerGirl January 14, 2010

I get up at 6:00. It’s enough time to shower, get ready for the day and eat breakfast!

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490 Jenn January 14, 2010

I wake up at 4:35am during the week to get to the YMCA and in the door by 4:55am. I have to leave by 6 to get home and get ready for school and get my 2 kids off to school. Just a lifestyle! Love it!
Jenn

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491 ::christine:: January 14, 2010

I get up in the morning by 5:15 to get my brood on the way to school and me to work in time. I have been getting up at 8am on weekends since I began my dedication to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Each Sat/Sunday I get up to workout and the gym and on Sundays I walk 7-9 miles and it really starts my week on the right foot ;)

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492 Ashley B January 14, 2010

We’ve recently bought a house in a small town outside the big city, so it tacks on an extra half an hour to the normal commute. If I have to be at work for 8 downtown, I’m up at 5:45 usually to leave for 7am. It’s totally worth it though, going to sleep without hearing sirens, people coming home from the clubs, etc. Just simple, peace and quiet, which makes for a much higher quality sleep :)

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493 Betsy January 14, 2010

We homeschool and my kids like to sleep in. So, I get up around 7:30 AM so I can have some time to myself before they get up.

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494 Catherine January 14, 2010

I get up at 7am. No choice, work is calling my name!

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495 Chris January 14, 2010

I get up between 5:00 and 5:30am so I can get myself ready before getting my daughter up and ready since I have to drop her off at daycare and get myself to work by 8:00 am.

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496 Amanda January 14, 2010

I usually wake up between 6 and 6:30 and then I’m out the door by 7:30 or so and at work by 8. Most of my co-workers don’t get to work until 8:30 or 9, but I like having some quiet time to catch up on emails, etc.

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497 cest yeux bruns January 14, 2010

I usually wake up between 5 and 5:30 every morning. I go make a pot of coffee, get dressed for the gym, wake up the hubs and tell him to go get his coffee, workout for at least a half hour, and then back upstairs to get ready for the day!

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498 sham January 14, 2010

I wake up at 7:00 a.m. and that gives me enough time to have a good breakfast smoothie:) and have a quick 15 – 20 minute workout.

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499 EL January 14, 2010

I get up at 6 and am out the door by 6:30. If I leave any later traffic is a nightmare. The good news is I get done with work at 3:30 and I am home by 4.

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500 Casper January 14, 2010

I get up at 6:50 and start working at 7. I am so lucky to be able to work from home.

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501 Jennifer January 14, 2010

I have been taking on the Early Rising Challenge and today is day two for me. I have to say it gives me so much more PEACE to rise early and know that I don’t have to run around like a chicken with my head cut off in order to be ready on time. This morning my husband and I even got to enjoy breakfast together, which was really nice. These days we are so busy in the evenings that we are lucky to sit down and have dinner together ONCE a week! So having breakfast together was very special. Waking up early is hard, but for me its just the getting out of bed part! Once I am up I am usually fine. =)

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502 Marina January 14, 2010

I have been trying to be an early bird for years and failing at it. It seems my body wants to wake at 8am, or sometimes 9am just to spite me! I will set alarms, etc, and I will turn them off and going right back to sleep. Drives me nuts, because my brain wants to get up, and my body doesn’t…I think I need to get one of those alarm clocks you go running after. I have seen ones with wheels, and ones that let a spinner go forcing you to retrieve it. I would love to get up at 6 am naturally so I can get a workout in, AND enjoy a little “me” time! :-)

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503 Ashley January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:00 am for work. I leave the house at 6:10, so I like to have enough time to shower, enjoy my breakfast, and not be rushing around! (Who likes to rush around 2 hours before the sun even comes up?)

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504 Jamie in Arkansas January 14, 2010

I get up at 4am to meet my running partner! We get in anywhere from 5-10 miles depending on our goals at the time. I have to be at work at 7am, so this is the only way for me to get my run in before I lose control of the rest of the day! :) I LOVE IT!!! It’s so peaceful and quiet that time of morning! :)

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505 Caroline January 14, 2010

During the week I get up at 5 to take the dogs out (the puppy needs a schedule!) and have time to shower/eat/play with puppy and not feel rushed to leave the house by 6:40. I’m constantly moving but not in a rush… but after a week or so after starting with a new wake up time I tend to gradually slow down, so we’ll see how long the un-rush lasts.

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506 Holly-Claire January 14, 2010

I get up at 6:30 every week day morning and about 7 on Saturday mornings. Sunday mornings are my favorite. My fiance’ and daughter let me sleep in until about 8:30!! It feels so good to just sleep until I naturally wake one morning a week :)
I would LOVE to try Chia seeds! I have been hearing about them for a while and think I could sneak some in my daughters smoothies. She LOVES green monsters! She is 3.5 and a good little vegetarian :)

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507 Kristin January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:30am to either teach a fitness class, go to a fitness class, or just workout at the YMCA. I like to get my workout over with right away so I don’t skip it. Plus early mornings are one of the only times I am able to teach a class.

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508 HB January 14, 2010

6:15 – gives me enough time to shower, eat, get ready and take my dog for a walk!

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509 Sherri January 14, 2010

I wake up at 7:50am (note: not 7:45, 7:46…) I sleep every minute possible before getting up to get to work. I too would eventually like to get up earlier in the morning – and head to the gym before going to work. One day… but I just love my sleep!

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510 Crystal January 14, 2010

I used to get up at 5:30 but now that we moved and I quit my job I usually rise about 7 am, to the sound of my lovely husband playing mandolin! It is great to wake to the sound of music!

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511 rebecca January 14, 2010

I am up at 6:45, which isn’t too bad. I take a few minutes by myself before waking my two children and starting the morning rush!

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512 Kimberlee January 14, 2010

I’m up at about 4am on weekdays because my 2-year thinks that’s play time! She goes back to sleep within an hour but I have a hard time nodding back off, so I’ll get a jump on an early morning workout. Surprisingly, she sleeps late on the weekends, which I LOVE.

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513 Erin January 14, 2010

I am usually up by 5, but 5:30 at the latest! I am not a chipper morning person, so I get up that early to have some me time before my son gets up!He’s usually up by 6:30, so I have 60-90 minutes to get myself going, put myself in a good mood, clean, exercise, etc.

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514 Leanne January 14, 2010

I rise at 4:50 AM. I do this because I have to – my job downtown starts at 6:45 AM and I commute for about 40 minutes.

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515 Linda January 14, 2010

I’ve been programmed by the military to wake up at 5 am, it’s actually pretty fantastic when you get used to it. I can usually get a run or some yoga finished before breakfast and some personal emails / news catch-up before work.

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516 Lynda January 14, 2010

I’m usually up between 6 and 7 am. I like to get up early and get my workout out of the way. It sets my day up nicely.

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517 Terri January 14, 2010

7am…although i try for 6am but that darn snooze button!!

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518 Kim January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:15am during the weekdays so that I can fit in a GOOD workout before work!

Sadly – I’m still not used to it and get made fun of for going to bed around 9:30pm. :-) Oh well – its the only way to guarantee that I workout!

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519 Annie January 14, 2010

I get up everyday at 6 a.m. so I always have some time to prepare myself for the day ahead of me!

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520 blair January 14, 2010

I usually get up around 8:30 on weekdays. My classes don’t start until 10, but I like to have some time in the morning to squeeze in an early run or get some work done. Plus, my roommates all sleep late (until 11ish!), and I love having the apartment to myself in the morning.

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521 Elizabeth January 14, 2010

8 AM, which seems pretty late. But, I need to get a solid 8 hours at night, and I usually work out in the PM. That’s when I have the most energy.

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522 Wendy F January 14, 2010

I’m like you and wake up without an alarm clock and rely solely on my internal clock. I find waking up to any abrupt noise (beeping, buzzing, ringing, etc.)is too startling. Might as well be a car horn blasting off (the same icky feeling) in the room. I normally wake somewhere between 5:30 and 6:45. I love waking naturally at six and enjoying a whole hour to myself, before my daughter gets up – ALONE TIME !!!! It’s a beautiful to begin a day – peace and coffee. hahah

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523 Liz January 14, 2010

I usually get up around 5:15 to go to do bikram yoga.

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524 Debbi January 14, 2010

I’m up at 5:30 during the week. This gives me time to exercise and get ready for work without having to rush. On the weekends I seem to wake up at 7:30, like it or not!

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525 Gillian B January 14, 2010

Unfortunately, since starting evening shifts at my local Wal-Mart, I don’t wake up until around 12p most days… When you posted on your blog about tryng to wake up early, I decided to give it a shot.. like you said, “baby steps”. I try and go to bed before midnight now, and aim to wake up around 8am… I’m such a morning person, and missing the mornings + working the evenings means I’m not productive at all, and makes me feel like I wake up, work and go back to bed again. Here’s to seeing the sunrise some day soon :)

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526 Stacie January 14, 2010

I wake up at 6:30 on the weekdays and around 8 on the weekends. I give myself PLENTY of time to get ready on weekday mornings because not only do I hate being late, I also late leaving dishes undone or things not put away. I’m a neat freak!

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527 Shelly January 14, 2010

Between 6:30 and 7, depending on how many times I hit the snooze button. My problem is that my fiance has to get up earlier than me, but his wakeup time varies (oh the joys of being a 3rd year med student), so I get jolted out of my REM sleep at random times on most weekday mornings. Subsequently, I am DRAGGING until about noon on most days.

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528 Arica January 14, 2010

My hubby and I get up at 5:45 every morning… we have to be at work at 8, and like to take our time in the morning to get a DVD work out in on some mornings, make a good breakfast, and read/journal!

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529 Cynthia (It All Changes) January 14, 2010

I’m not a morning person no matter how hard I try to be. So I get up at 8 so I can go to the office and then workout at night. But I wake up naturally most mornings a few minutes before my alarm.

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530 M. January 14, 2010

Up at 6:50. Enough time for a quick glass of juice then settle onto my stationary bike with a book. Get in a quick, sweaty ride while enjoying the quiet of the morning. No tv, no music, no talking. Just me, my sweat and my book :)

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531 Charline January 14, 2010

5:45, gives me a little time to exercise and enjoy the quiet before the rest of the house gets moving for the day!

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532 Shelly January 14, 2010

I am extremely inspired by this challenge of yours. I find it it super hard to get up earlier than 8 during the week, but unlike you, I go to bed around 9:30/10. I am getting way too much sleep and I can’t break it! HELP! I would love to get the gym in before work, and getting up at 6 vs. 8 would be great if only I could just get my butt out of bed :(

Chia seed giveaway – they are super $$$, so I’d love to win!
XOXO

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533 Laura @ Food For La January 14, 2010

I get up around 7, drink tea, and then head to the gym for a yoga or pilates class. I love having the morning to drink tea, wake up slowly, and read blogs!

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534 Danielle January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:30 in order to make it to the gym (a 15 minute walk away) by 6:30. I only started getting up to exercise BEFORE work about a month ago but I’m LOVING it.

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535 Natalie January 14, 2010

I struggle to get up at 7 during the week. I am not a morning person! Even if I go to bed before 10, I still hit snooze in the morning (like 3 times!). I think that my body requires at least 9 hours of sleep to be fully functioning!

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536 Nicole (the other one) January 14, 2010

Alarm goes off at 5:30 M – F and I can barely drag myself out of bed. Saturday and Sunday, no alarm and I spring out of bed at 5:30…so jealous of those capable of sleeping in.

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537 Mama J January 14, 2010

I rise at 6am with my baby! He loves that morning sunshine!

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538 Michelle January 14, 2010

I am up at 5am and then out the door and head to the gym @ 5:15 ( its about a 20 min drive to my gym). After my workout I shower at the gym and then head into work. On the weekends I sleep in a little until 6 or 6:30 whenever my body wakes me:)

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539 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now January 14, 2010

I try to get up about 8am on days I have class because I like to get every last minute of sleep I can before my 9:05 class. ha!!

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540 Amy January 14, 2010

My alarm is set for 6:15 every morning but my body clock wakes me up at 6:00. I have to be out the door by 7:00. ICK

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541 Farah January 14, 2010

I think I did that wrong when I selected “Add your comment” at the top. Oooops.

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542 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet January 14, 2010

I wake up around 8:30 :-\ my goal wake up time is 6:30. I would love to be able to have those extra couple of hours in the morning to workout, enjoy some coffee or tea and relax all before I get up now!

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543 Lindsay January 14, 2010

I used to wake up at 5:30am but I realized that I just couldn’t get to bed early enough for that to be healthy. So now I’m waking up at 6:30am and going into work a little bit later. I feel so much happier and healthier now.

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544 Kate January 14, 2010

I get up between 5 and 6, 6 lately, to get to work by 8. I SHOULD get up and work out but I am fairly successful at working out in the evening after work! (I like to relieve stress from the day.) I try to get 8 hrs of sleep but I am usually still tired, I hate that it’s dark when I get up AND get home from work!

I can’t believe you can “set” an internal alarm – I am so jealous!!

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545 katie January 14, 2010

my alarm usually goes off around 7, and i am to be out of bed by 7.20, but it’s been creeping up to 7.35 these past few weeks.

if i work out in the morning, i get up at either 6 or 6.30, depending on what’s planned [and alarm is set 20 minutes before that]. of course, i have not been able to get up early to work out before work in months, so i’ve stopped even trying to until there is more light in the morning.

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546 Claudia January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:30 right now but am planning to push it back to 5am soon. I like to get in a workout, some meditation, and a leisurely breakfast before I “start” my day. It helps me give more of myself to others and helps keep me level headed throughout the day. Plus, I just love knowing I’ve gotten all that done so early. I find it really frees up my day and I get so much more done.

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547 Lauren January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:45 on the weekdays with lots and lots of help from my alarm. I have work at 8:00 in Baton Rouge, which is about a 30 minute drive plus a 10 minute walk. I don’t mind it TOO much though, I’m very much a morning person. :-)

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548 Laura January 14, 2010

Yes to seeds!
Through the week, I am up at 5:30 in order to leave at 6:15 for work. (at my desk my 7am in my unwritten rule)…

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549 Megan January 14, 2010

I’m up at 6:00 every morning…weekends are another thing though. I only get up that early for work. I don’t work until 8 but I hate to feel rushed in the mornings and I love to sit down and have a bit of peace while I eat my breakfast. I’d love to be able to wake up naturally early in the morning but it just doesn’t happen for me.

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550 Britt January 14, 2010

I like to set my alarm at least 15 minutes before the time I know I need to get up because I take awhile to get out of bed. I give myself a little bit of time to wake up before getting out of bed. My house is always cold when I wake up so I set my slippers and a hoodie along side my bed. After all of that I turn up the heat in the house. Over-all I just like to keep in mind that I need to get up and in order to be nice and warm I have to get up to make it happen.

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551 Megan January 14, 2010

I’m up at 4:50 to be at work at 6am. I choose to work this early because I like to get off at 3pm and still have an afternoon to enjoy.

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552 VegFigureSk8er January 14, 2010

normally I get up at about 8am and I stay up until about 12 or 1… I am a night person but I also love early mornings :)

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553 Amy Ramos January 14, 2010

My alarm goes off at 5:20 a.m. and then I get out of bed at 5:33 a.m.
I get up at that odd time because it works for me. The reason I get up is because I go to a community boot camp class M-F. In addition to having 10 other people waiting for me, I am doing this for my health.

I may be changing my work schedule to accommodate for my training for a 15K in April. That means waking up earlier but I would be working out in our garage area. It is worth it to me!

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554 Mo @ Mommy RD January 14, 2010

I really would LOVE to try the chia seeds. Please pick me!

I get up at 5:30 on weekdays, because that’s when my 6 mos. old wakes me. Actually, I got up at that time pre-baby as well, and got my workout in. I love it – I’m totally a morning person.

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555 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me January 14, 2010

I wake up around 7:00 am everyday. If I wanted to work out in the morning it would need to be closer to 5am. EEK!

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556 Megan January 14, 2010

I wake up at 6:30 about 3 days a week and 8 the otehr days…I HATE waking up w/ anyting starting w/ a 5!!! or a 4!?

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557 Kaylan January 14, 2010

I like to wake up around 6:30. I love a quiet campus and house then!I walk to the gym that opens at 6:30, and can come home and shower for a walk to class at 9 am. Sometimes I even make it to an early morning yoga! ( xmas break i just sleep so deep at home- naturally waking up at 9am!urrr!oh well)

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558 thedelishdish January 14, 2010

i aim to be up by 6-6:30ish. this give me time to get to the gym in the morning & hopefully get home with enough time to shower!

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559 Niki January 14, 2010

I get up at 4:28 AM!!!! I have work at 5 in the morning. Haha and yes those 2 extra minutes help! PS: I wake up to the soft music on the radio and not blairing beeps! It’s a little more comforting.

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560 Tanya January 14, 2010

I am usually up between 5 or 6am. Thats when my 2 month old son likes to eat his breakfast. :)

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561 Anne January 14, 2010

What time do you get up in the morning during the weekdays and WHY?

I wake up between 5am and 7am during the weekdays, depending on how much I have to do (and not much later on the weekends)

I have always been a morning person, so it’s easy for me to get out of bed, also I believe that it’s much harder to put something off (gym, work, chores) if they’re already done by the time everyone else finally wakes up.

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562 Katie January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5 am every morning, I have to be at work at 6:30! Yikes!

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563 Jess January 14, 2010

I get up between 10 and 11 because I work until midnight and usually can’t wind down enough to sleep until 2 a.m. :)

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564 Jess January 14, 2010

and now I feel like a complete bum with everyone else getting up before 7 a.m. ….

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565 Tonya January 14, 2010

I get up at 4:30 am. I have 3 kids and I teach 4th grade in a town that is 30 minutes away from home. I like to have time to run, shower, and eat before I have to get my kids up and ready for school. It’s sounds crazy, but without that “me time” in the early morning hours, my day is so unproductive. My early morning workouts give me the energy to be ready for my kids and my students.

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566 Pam January 14, 2010

I try to get up at 6am. Unfortunately, my snooze button and I have become very acquainted and I usually jump out of bed closer to 6:30am. Then I have to rush through the rest of my morning because by that time, I’m running late!! I hate it but I just can’t seem to rise any earlier. My husband used to be the one to wake me up because it takes awhile to even hear the alarm clock going off but he didn’t like the fact that I wouldn’t get out of bed and he’d have to keep pressing snooze! lol I have faith though. One of these days….years….I’ll be able to set the clock and actually get up!!

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567 Stacie January 14, 2010

I get up at 5am because it’s the only way I can work excercise into my schedule!

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568 Stacie January 14, 2010

Really, I can spell exercise properly…

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569 Carly January 14, 2010

I set my alarm (definately NOT one with an internal alarm) for 5:52am, but then hit snooze and get up anywhere w/in 2-15 mins of that. I am not an early riser, much more of a night owl, I usually have to force myself to go to bed, but I do what I have to for work.

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570 Sarah Jayne January 14, 2010

Depending on what office I am in that day- I work in three different counties- I either get up at 5, 5:45, or 6:30. How’s that for variety :)

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571 brooke January 14, 2010

i wake up at 6:45am its the absolute latest i can get up, shower, make breakfast and run to my bus stop to go to work.

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572 Julie January 14, 2010

I wake up every morning at 7am without an alarm clock. I get up at that time because I leave for work at noon. That allows me enough time to eat, workout, shower and run errands. I go to sleep at 11:30pm. I always feel great and refreshed in the mornings!

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573 Mary January 14, 2010

Getting up at 5:15 a.m. every morning allow me to get in a good 45-60 minute work-out before work. I like to get up and make breakfast for my husband and kids before everyone starts their day. Angela, you would love to hear that I have my 20 year old son (a vegetarian for 8 years) lovin’ the green monsters. I can really load his up with extra peanut butter and other goodies since calories aren’t a prpoblem with him.

One last good thing about early morning risin’…one shower a day!

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574 Liz January 14, 2010

I wake up at 6am, get ready, make breakfast, and go to my internship.

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575 Dee January 14, 2010

I wake up between 6:00am – 6:30am every day during the week so that I can trudge to work. I hope to get that time earlier so that I can work out in the morning before heading into my J.O.B. :)

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576 Joy January 14, 2010

I wake up between 7:00 and 7:15 because that is when my dog needs to get out of his crate and cuddle his favorite person (ME) and it as long as I can wait to get that morning love!

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577 Katie January 14, 2010

i get up around 6:30 so i can have my coffee and me time before my 2 year gets up!

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578 Christie January 14, 2010

I wake up at 6am everyday because I work as a nanny in Manhattan and I have to be at work by 7am to get the kiddies ready for school.
WEEKENDS= MUCH needed sleeeep :)

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579 Carrie January 14, 2010

My internal alarm likes to snooze until 10am. Since that’s not practical, the actual alarm clock is set for 7am. Enough time to make coffee, get the kids up and fed, eat breakfast, get everyone dressed, and head out the door.

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580 Courtney January 14, 2010

I try to wake up at 6-6:30 but lately that hasnt been working for me. I need to follow your suggestion and put the alarm clock out of reach so i have to get up to turn it off!

Thanks for the opportunity!

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581 Jessica January 14, 2010

I wake up between 5 and 5:30 during the week. I do this for a few reasons: 1. I’m a teacher. 2. I like to get to work early. There are less distractions and I can get more accomplished. 3. I like waking up early. I had to wake up early for a previous job, and I just became accustomed to it.

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582 Kristy January 14, 2010

I try to get up at 6am to run on my treadmill…I try!

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583 Jenny January 14, 2010

I try to get up every morning at 6. I have always been a morning person and that’s when I get the most done. Getting up at 6 gives me time to go to the gym, get a few things done around the house, make a green monster (with Chia seeds!!) and shower before starting my work day. I also find my weekends are the most enjoyable when I still get up early. Then I get everything productive off my list before noon and still have lots of time to relax and enjoy the day!

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584 amy. January 14, 2010

I used to be an early riser (4:30, 5:00), but since my one-year old began running things, schedules have changed. I do my workouts in the evening now, and then budget in time for showering and just some quality ‘me’ time. So I’m usually dressed and pressed in the mornings by 6:30 (night showers tend to help!)

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585 Leah H January 14, 2010

My alarm goes off at 5:40 every morning, but I usually stay in bed until 6:00. I’m going to try putting my alarm clock on the other side of the room to see if it helps me get up earlier.

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586 Lauren January 14, 2010

I wake up at 7:15. My fiance gets home from work at 10pm so by the time I talk to him and wind down it is usually midnight. I’d love to get to bed earlier but it is also the only time we see each other!

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587 Billie January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5am to workout and eat breakfast before work! It is much harder in the colder months!!

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588 Amy R. January 14, 2010

I try to get up by 5:30 every morning to squeeze in a workout before my 45 minute commute, but usually just hit the snooze alarm enough that it bugs my hubby until he finally pushes me out of the bed at 6am! Any later than that, and I’ll surely get a speeding ticket trying to get to work on time!

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589 april January 14, 2010

I’m naturally a morning person so I usually wake up early on my own. And usually I’m excited for breakfast!

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590 Tricia January 14, 2010

I’m usually up and at ’em between 5:30 and 6…to run before work! I have way more energy in the morning than after work!

ps

I love those little chias!

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591 Amanda January 14, 2010

4:45 is quite ambitious! I’ve never been a morning person… probably why I work evenings! I get home from work just before midnight and stay up late to unwind.. I usually sleep til 10:30 or 11.

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592 Janelle January 14, 2010

I shoot for 6 a.m., but it is more often than not 6:30 a.m. The extra half hour of wake up time and cuddle time with the husband is priceless!

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593 Jessica January 14, 2010

I don’t get up at a certain time on weekdays. I aim for 6:30 but usually get out after 7. I really need to commit to an early morning challenge but I really LOVE sleep.

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594 kelsey @ kelseytoney January 14, 2010

I don’t get up very early, because my husband doesn’t HAVE to get up early, and he is the lightest sleeper EVER. So, if I’m up early, so is he.

I wake at about 7 am. :D

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595 Pamela January 14, 2010

Between 4:00 and 4:15 a.m. – I’m a morning person and I like to get up and work out, play with my dog so he gets some exercise. Get dressed and sit in traffic for an hour to get to work!

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596 Laura January 14, 2010

My goal is to be a 10:30 pm – 6:30 am sleeper, but right now it’s more like 1 or 1:30 to 8:30.

I live near Lake Michigan and would so love to get to wake up, throw on yoga pants (and boots) and be walking along the lake shore by 6:45!!!

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597 Tyler January 14, 2010

I get up between 4 and 5 am most days. I get up so early because I work at Panera Bread and we open super early in the morning!

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598 Claudia @ ...and so I ran January 14, 2010

everyday (yes even Saturdays and Sundays) I get up at 6am, get the kids out of bed and ready for school … we are out the door by 7:20am and I’m at work at 8am.
On weekends we are just used to getting up early.

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599 Jen January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:45 to work out before I have to shower and get myself and my little guy ready for work/school!

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600 Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind January 14, 2010

I usually get up between 6:30 and 7 because it’s early enough to still get my “morning time” (my favorite time of day!), but it’s not so early that I’m sleepy by 8 pm.

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601 Shannon January 14, 2010

Okay, I’m a slacker. I get up around 8:15 or so – and why – I don’t go into work until 9:30 or so and I’m NOT a morning person! Would love to try chia seeds, have heard about them but no clue what they are or how they taste!

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602 steph January 14, 2010

I wake up between 5:30 and 6:00 because I love the morning. I am a nursing student and I am most productive in the morning so it is a good time for me to get homework and studying done as well.

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603 Annie January 14, 2010

I wake up at seven to get to work and devour a steaming bowl of oatmeal!

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604 Liza January 14, 2010

I set my alarm for 6:30, but often don’t wake up until close to 7am. But I have to get up to get to work by 8:45am!

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605 tess January 14, 2010

I get up between 7-8am….I usually don’t work until 10am. Also I’m up late most nights!

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606 Franceaz January 14, 2010

My alarm wakes me up at 5:30…but I don’t wake up and actually get out of bed until 6:00 . Going to try the ZenHabit of keeping my alarm clock away from my bedside…no more 30 minute snoozes in 2010!

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607 Sophie January 14, 2010

I’m up at 6:15 every morning for school. It can be pretty brutal but I use the space heater and fuzzy robe trick too :)

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608 Jen M January 14, 2010

I wake up at 8am. Plenty of time to take a nice hot shower, dry my hair, decide on an outfit, sit down for breakfast, and on some days even go grab a coffee. I never feel like I have to rush to be able to walk to work by 9am.

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609 Kara January 14, 2010

I’m up at 5:20 to make the 5:45am step class at my gym. It sucked (really really sucked) at first, but it’s gotten a lot easier. I do have to do a bit of rushing to be to work by 8, but I’d MUCH rather just get my workout out of the way!

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610 Leah @ L4L January 14, 2010

I wake up ~5:20am because that is just about the latest I can sleep in to make it to work by 7:30!

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611 limerton January 14, 2010

I get up from 6:30 when I’m sleeping well to 9:30 when i need to peel myself out of bed for class. I’m looked at as a freak for getting up before 10 among my roommates!

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612 SallyAnne January 14, 2010

I get up around 6:30 -7. It is really hard for me to sleep in on weekends because I am so used to getting up early.

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613 Anna January 14, 2010

I get up around 6 on days when I’m running in the morning. When I plan to run later in the day I get up at 7:15. My commute to work is about an hour long… so getting up at 7:15 allows me time to get out the door by 8. Hope I win the chia seeds!

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614 Lena January 14, 2010

I wake up around 630/7 every morning. Despite what class time i have my body just always wakes up then…during christmas break i woke up at 7 am every day while i was at home!! i just couldnt sleep later than that! tuesdays and wednesdays i have to wake up at 5 tho becuz i have work at 6 so those days arent as fun. definitely agree about the sleep cycle thing…i sometimes wake up at 5 ready to go but since i still have 2 hrs of sleep i go back to sleep and when my alarm rings i feel so much more tired than i was at 5am!

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615 molly b January 14, 2010

I get up a little before six because I am a teacher and school starts at 7:30.

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616 Shannon January 14, 2010

hmm, i wake up when my body tells me to :) unless i set my alarm for a meeting or early morning class at the gym!

i have such a hard time falling asleep sometimes, too. the thing i find that works best is writing a list of whatever’s running through my head!

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617 Amy January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:35 am to milk cows! I know, its a little different answer! And that’s 7 days a week!

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618 Kari January 14, 2010

i am, sadly, NOT a morning person, so i DRAG myself out of bed between 7:30 and 8, and hurry on out to work by nine (or so…)

i have yet to try chia seeds but my curiosity is piqued!

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619 Daniela January 14, 2010

I wake up around 4:30am. That gives me enough time to make coffee, eat my first breakfast and get ready for the gym. I am mostly a night person and I don’t like getting up this early. But I love going to the gym at 5:30 in the morning, it is so quiet and peaceful, and all the exercise machines are available.

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620 Ashley January 14, 2010

Hey Angela, I have been reading your blog for sometime now during my downtime at work. My mom turned me onto it as her and OSGMOM are good friends and she thought that we are a lot alike!!
In response to your question, I get up every morning like a gym rat robot at 4:15 and am at the gym working out from 5am until 7am. I must do this because I have a desk job and sitting motionless ALL day makes me crazy!

Anyway, I would love some chia seeds…they are hard to come by in Calgary!

Cheers,
-Ashley

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621 lori s January 14, 2010

i used to get up at 5:45 (i have to be to work at 7) but i found that i needed some “me” time before the little ones got up so i started to get up at 5 a.m. It worked for about a wk and then my angels started getting up at that time too. so needless to say not much “me” time in the mornings but i do carve out bits and pieces throughout the day.

lori

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622 Mary January 14, 2010

What a cool giveaway! I usually get up about 7:30. I struggle to get up and get going because I am lacking motivation for my day time gig. I would love to try some chia seeds! I have not tried them, yet!! Sounds like everyone loves them and this is a great deal!

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623 Christy January 14, 2010

I get up at about 5:30 everyday. I like to have some quiet time to myself before getting ready and going to work for 7 a.m. It’s a little rough but it starts my day off the right way.

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624 Anais January 14, 2010

My times always vary because I’m a student. This month though, I’ve been getting up at 6:49AM every morning to go to class, and I’m not liking it! Because I’m doing a masters I do a lot of work from home and like you, I much prefer setting my internal alarm clock!

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625 Lisa January 14, 2010

6am on weekdays, to have 1 hr to get my son ready without rushing for school. His bus picks him up at 7 am. I do have to use my alarm, too paranoid to oversleep! :-)

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626 Brooke January 14, 2010

I get up during the week at 4:30 for work. Usually I’m up before my alarm clock, but I’m always afraid of oversleeping so I set two.

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627 Alex January 14, 2010

Varies between 7am and 9 am. Fortunately I do not have set working hours so there is a bit of leeway. I prefer to wake up early though, if I had enough sleep.

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628 Becky January 14, 2010

The alarm goes off at 7:30…but am not fully awake until some breakfast is in my belly.

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629 Rachel January 14, 2010

I have to get up by 6AM during the week to make my 30-40 minute commute to school and work where I stay until 5pm most days. Which is an improvement, because last semester I was there until 8pm most days :(

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630 Racheal - Girl on a Mission January 14, 2010

I get up around 5 or 6. have always woke up early even as a kid??? all the adults in my life hated it of course, but I am a very quite person in the a.m. at least

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631 Samantha January 14, 2010

I wake up at about 4 am everyday because I have to be at work by 5:30! It was a pain at first but now I can’t even attempt to wake up any later than 7 on my days off!

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632 Lindsay Ann January 14, 2010

I wake up at 5:30 so I can get to the gym and get showered before my 8 am class! Working out in the morning gets my day off to a great start!

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633 LindsayRuns January 14, 2010

My goal time is the same 445. I loved it when that was my habit, I got so much done before my job at 930, it was like I had a whole extra day before my day! But it is killer to hang with night people when you gotta kick out at 830-930. Now I get up at 530, I get enough done before my job at 730…but I miss those extra 45 minutes. My “late”time is 630.

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634 Sri January 14, 2010

Sadly, I wake up quite late 8am! I am definitely trying to fix that by bumping it up (or should I say down?) to 7am. Hopefully soon I will be back to the 5-6am threshold that I have been wanting to do! Oh and awesome chia seed giveaway! go Angela!

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635 Tracy January 14, 2010

My body likes to sleep until 7. I’m also a night owl and so is my husband. Since the beginnin of this month I’ve been getting up at 6 and I feel great getting into work early (and leaving early)! :) On the weekends I usually let myself fall back asleep/doze until 9.

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636 Erin January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:45 so that I have time to workout before getting ready for work and getting my daughter up. I have been doing it for a few months now and it is still hard for me to do some mornings but I feel so much better once I am up.

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637 mountain girl January 14, 2010

I am always on the fence between snuggling an extra few minutes with my husband and getting up a few minutes early to get things done before my baby is up. Usually I hop off the fence around 7!

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638 Tamara January 14, 2010

I wake up @ 7 o’clock, because I’m a night owl. ;)

I hope to do better this year.

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639 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 14, 2010

I get up at 7:00 when I have class and 8:00 when I don’t. However, i’m trying to push the 8:00 to earlier to get some work done in the mornings!

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640 Nadia January 14, 2010

I get up at 6am on weekdays. Sometimes it’s difficult, especially when I’m up working or studying until midnight, but that extra time in the morning (before the husband gets up at 6:30 and my daughter gets up at 7) gives me time to make a nice cup of tea, eat breakfast, and relax before the day starts.

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641 Candice January 14, 2010

I get up at 5am because I have an hour commute, and I have to be at work at 7. I don’t mind it too much, but I hate that I can’t work out before work because my gym doesn’t open until 6. Sad! O’well, maybe someday I’ll get to go back to morning workouts. I also totally understand your dislike of going to bed so early. I feel like I barely get an evening. Thanks so much for doing the giveaway. I’m almost out of chias now!

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642 Mary (Food Fit & Fun) January 14, 2010

wow. I guess a lot of people want Chia Seeds! :) I am a student so it depends what I have that day. Normally, I will wake up around 8, 8:30. However, if I need to be somewhere earlier, I could be up anytime around 6:00-7:00.

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643 Morgan January 14, 2010

630 or 7 even though I dont lave til 8 or 830- just cause i like to slooowly wake up while watching the today show and eating breakfast! when it gets warmer i’ll go back to running in the AM too.

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644 Richelle January 14, 2010

I am up at 6:30-6:45 on weekdays. I used to get up at 5:00 to do schoolwork before work and/or exercise. I just had a hard time getting to sleep early enough and got very tired. Also I had less time to spend with my fiance.

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645 Stephanie January 14, 2010

I get up a lot later than I want to! I have my own goals set for Feb (the shortest month ha) of getting up the same time, every day. I do fine during the week, but I sleep in too much on the weekends.

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646 Micco January 14, 2010

I’ve been trying to wake up earlier, too. So while usually I’d get up around ten, lately I’ve been waking up at seven or eight. It gives me nice, long mornings that perhaps include a workout, but in all honesty, I don’t feel as rested as when I wake up later even though I’ve adjusted my bedtime. It’s been like this my whole life: no matter how early I go to bed, no matter how long I sleep, I just can’t seem to force myself to be a morning person. Still, it’s working better for my schedule right now.

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647 Sarah Anne January 14, 2010

I’m TRYING to do just what you’re doing – and get up around 5:30am. My partner works at 6:30, so I’m pushing myself to get up and take him to work. I’d like to eventually work out prior to that!

Reality: I get up around 7-8am daily depending on my work schedule.

I love Chia! :D

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648 Diane January 14, 2010

I get up between 5:30 and 6am so I can get a good workout in before work! :)

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649 Steph January 14, 2010

I get up around 8:00am. I am currently in grad school, and find I am most productive late at night.

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650 Holly January 14, 2010

I get up about an hour before I need to be out the door. Most days I get up at about 7:30. I’ve got to “plan” and prepare mentally if I need to get up earlier. If I prepare myself, I’m usually fine with waking up earlier, but if something sudden happens and I HAVE to get up- watch out, I’m cranky!

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651 The Healthy Hostess January 14, 2010

I get up at 5:15 to workout each morning before I go to school to teach my third graders!
:)

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652 Meghan January 14, 2010

I get up between 5:30 and 6 so I can get to the gym before work/school. I feel so much better when I do!

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653 Kara January 14, 2010

Hi Angela! I heard about you in an issue of Self magazine and have loved your blog ever since! My mom, sister (who has been a vegetarian since she was 5 years old, and challenged us all to try it)and I, are all vegetarians and sometimes find it difficult to create new and delicious, meatless meals. But we have been inspired by your blog!!

My mom is a yoga instructor and always stresses to my sister and I that “we are what we eat.” It’s sometimes hard as a teenager to be a vegetarian, but I’ve found that eating healthy, excersising, and taking care of my body is my passion. I’ve decided that in college I would like to major in nutritional sciences and hopefully in the future, open a healthy bakery/cafe/yoga studio like you did! You have inspired me.

I’m a high school senior, so I get up at 6 a.m. to make my younger sister and I oatmeal with bananas(our favorite!) before heading off to school. We enjoy decorating our oatmeal with nuts, dried fruit and seeds, but just recently fell in love with chia seeds!! I had never heard about chia seeds until I started reading your blog! My mom has always loved flax seeds, but after seeing how much more nutritious chia seeds are, she made a trip to whole foods to buy us some.

Thanks so much Angela! Look forward to reading your next blog and trying your next recipes!!!

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654 Catie January 14, 2010

I’ve been dying to try chia seeds!! I usually wake up between 620 and 645 on the weekdays and around 8 on the weekends!

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655 Ashley January 15, 2010

Ooo I’d love to win the chia seeds! I get up at 630am on weekdays. I might get up a bit later but my fiance likes having some extra time in the morning and so I just get up then.

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656 Paige January 15, 2010

I get up at 7am…Gives me an hour to get ready before I have to leave for school

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657 Lisa January 15, 2010

There are so many early risers on here! I suddenly feel self-conscious about my LATE wake up time: between 8-10am. I am a full-time musician and I generally never go to bed before midnight. I’ve been doing that schedule for years, but I really want to push my bedtime earlier. I’m actively working on it! :)

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658 nicole January 15, 2010

We get up around 7:45 to get the kids ready for school. The only time THEY like to get up that early is when there is no school.

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659 jvegegirl January 15, 2010

I usually wake up around 5:30 on weekdays and weekends to go run :).

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660 Amber January 15, 2010

I get up at 7:30 during the week in order to get the kids to school…but sometimes I sneak back into bed once they are all dropped off.

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661 Stephanie January 15, 2010

I get up usually at 6am. I have to be at school by 9am, it takes me one hour to get there, and I HATE rushing in the mornings, so I give myself lots of time. I have no trouble getting out of bed in the mornings as the are my absolute favourite time of the day.

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662 Stephanie January 15, 2010

What the heck? My computer says it’s 7:31 am, and my comment says it was posted at 8:30 am???

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663 Amy January 15, 2010

I wake up between 6 and 6:30 so I can get a jump-start on my work day with a couple hours of uninterrupted and focused work. Then I don’t feel so bad “quitting” at 5 or taking a walk during lunch.

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664 Ginger January 15, 2010

I vary from 4-6am and its all work dependant. I also have to commute an hour ugh! TGIF

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665 Betherann January 15, 2010

I get up pretty early — my first alarm goes off 4:15 AM but I’m usually already awake. When I get up, I make some coffee, have some Bible time, let the dogs out and feed them. I then blog, upload photos, perhaps do some fiction writing, and eventually get myself into a workout before heading to the shower and then to work.

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666 Uptown girl January 15, 2010

I get up between 6-7 because I am most productive in the early morning. I am in my 4th year of grad school, so productivity is important!

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667 Krista January 15, 2010

I always wake up between 5:00-6:00 am because of my 8am classes. I just love taking my time in the morning and how peaceful everything seems before everyone else wakes up!

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668 a January 15, 2010

i get up at 6;30 because i have class at 8

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669 Diane January 15, 2010

5:50 a.m. for work!

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670 Eliana >^..^ January 15, 2010

I hope I am not too late for this giveaway. I would do ANYTHING for those chia seeds, I use them SO much.

I used to go to bed around 11 and wake up late, around 9 AM. Now, I go to bed at 9 AM and get up around 5:30 AM. I feel I get so much more done this way, I am more productive and I do my work out first thing in the AM. I feel like a million bucks. In the last 2 months I have never felt so good and with so much energy. I really think that waking up early is helping me a lot, plus my daily exercise and my vegan diet. I LOVE IT, LIFE IS GOOD!!!

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671 ALysha January 15, 2010

I get up at 7:00 am. I work at 9, but I need to take my dog for a walk before then.

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672 Janae January 15, 2010

I wake up between 4:45 and 5:00 every morning. I have 3 kids (one special needs child), I work 30 hours a week, I’m currently in nursing school, and my husband is in school, as well. If I didn’t get up that early, I would never get a workout in.
I live in Colorado Springs and love doing “The Incline”. I ran my first half marathon last summer, and I’m training for my first marathon this year.
I adore your blog. I discovered it a couple of months ago. Your blog made me feel like I could go vegan after my husband came home from work and informed me that after reading “The China Study” he would like to be vegan.
I felt a little scared at first, then jumped on your blog and started making your recipes. We both love them, and we don’t miss meat or animal products at all.
Thank you so much for writing this blog.

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673 Kaysie Campbell January 18, 2010

My ideal time of getting up is between 4:45 and 5 am! I work at 8 so I like to have a nice relaxing time of eating breakfast, doing a bible study, getting ready and of course working out. I either run or bike to work or recently I have been doing p90x videos. I do warn you that getting up early is addictive!… I try to get up that early on the weekends too so that by the time my hubsters gets up I am ready to spend the day with him.

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674 Brittany February 13, 2010

I wake up at 5:17 AM- swim practice starts at 6 AM, I need time to quarter and eat 2 oranges (breakfast #1 of several!), brush my teeth, wake up a little (I’m not the just-get-up-and-go type), and walk to practice with about 15 minutes to spare before it starts! 5:15 is a little too early and 5:20 is a little too late :)

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