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by Courtney on May 21, 2012

Mornin’! I’m already feeling a bit spazzy today…how’s everyone else doing so far? Good weekend? Here’s what was happenin’ around my neck of the woods…

So I just could NOT get myself out of bed this morning. I had the alarm set for 5:30am with intentions of snoozing until probably 6:00, getting in my workout for the day, then shower/get ready for work at 9:00am. Buuuuut no, that did not happen…instead, I snoozed all the way up until 7:15am. Ughh, talk about being a bum.

Bottom line? I need to get my booty to bed earlier. Somebody please hold me accountable, mmkay?

Now the workout will have to be pushed off until sometime later today, which sort of stinks because I have a pretty ambitious To-Do list and I know my motivation will be waning. We’ll see what happens…


Another breakfast classic today, ready in about 5 minutes thanks to my microwave egg “poof” cooker


Egg white, provolone and raspberry jam sandwich on a toasted whole wheat English muffin.

Plus a side of fresh, juicy cantaloupe.




I’ve got lots on the agenda today, including some grocery shopping…it’s slim pickins’ in the produce department around here.

Oh hey, Happy Victoria Day to all of my Canadian friends up there!

Question for the Morning:

Are you a snooze button kind of person? Any tips for NOT relying on it so much??

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

I hate mornings like that! I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning either. It’s such a rainy, miserable day. I never use snooze. I have a pretty far commute to work so I push myself to get up as soon as my alarm goes off. Once you start doing it, it gets easier. I promise :)
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2 jessie May 21, 2012 at 9:05 am

So i’ve been meaning to tell you about this work out; not sure where i got it from.. but it goes like this;

50 jumping jacks
50 crunches
45 jumping jacks
45 squats
40 jumping jacks
40 push ups
35 jumping jacks
35 crunches
30 jumping jcks
30 squats
25 jumping jacks
25 push ups
20 jumping jacks
20 crunches
15 jumping jacks
15 squats
10 jumping jacks
10 pushups
5 jumping jacks
5 squats
5 crunches
5 pushups
**Repeat as many times as you want**

Thought you’d enjoy it :). Hope you have a wonderful day, and if you can’t find time for a workout, theres always tomorrow!


3 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

I am definitely a snoozer! I set my alarm 10 minutes earlier so that I can always get my snooze in. I know it’s not good for your sleep schedule to snooze, but I can’t seem to do without snoozes!
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4 Michelle@PeachyPalate May 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

I always allow for a 30 minutes snooze with my alarm too, I’m not sure if it makes getting up any easier in the end though! I so bad at getting to bed early. I’m up at precisely 5.15 am every weekday morning and I always have great intentions of getting to bed early though I hit up a few 10.30pm nights last week and they did me the world of good!
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5 Hannah@mindrunningwild May 21, 2012 at 9:15 am

Wait….are you in upstate NY? I had no idea there were other bloggers so close!! You can have some of my ‘get into bed early and wake up early’ gene. I wake up without an alarm, sometimes too early.
I’m so glad that someone else can appreciate the sweet egg/cheese combo. No longer are those two relegated to the ‘savoury’ breakfast category.


6 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie May 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

I am definitely a snoozer…however, the worst is when I think I’m done snoozing and turn off the alarm entirely and still fall back to sleep — oops!
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7 Linda May 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

I hate when I get up at 0400 and can’t go back to sleep, then about 0700 I am knocked out and the last thing I want to do is get up….. but resting is not an option.

Bob makes me nuts, he starts his alarm at 0600 and does two ten minutes snoozes – every morning. Just set the alarm for 0620 already!



8 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

2 snoozes for me this morning – but I still had to be out the door by 6 to make it to work on time!
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9 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

I was always a huge fan of the snooze- till I moved my alarm far enough away from the bed that I have to get up, walk a few steps around something to wake up the brain, and by the time I’ve hit the snooze- it’s useless- the brain is already awake and snoozing isn’t even going to work.
So, move that alarm as far away as possible from where you sleep. Give it a try- it isn’t fun but it works for me!
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10 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

I used to NEVER be a snooze button person. That was until AFTER college – not sure how that works. Now, I can’t help myself. I’m working to get back to where I used to be. I think you just have to commit to not EVER do it so it doesn’t become a habit.
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11 Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters May 21, 2012 at 9:27 am

A workout buddy (my sis) got me out of bed this morning, which I’m so happy about! I’ve wanted to switch to morning workouts for a long time, but I’m a snoozer as well!
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12 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life May 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

I always set my alarm 10 minutes before I really need to get up so that I can hit that snooze button! Sometimes though I think it is a lot easier to just wake up as soon as the alarm goes off. The longer I lay there, the harder it is for me to get out if bed!
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13 Danielle@Dish'n'Dash May 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

I’m usually a snooze button pusher (usually twice) but I always set my alarm early so then when I finally get up, I’m right now schedule.
Didn’t have to set it today – it’s Victoria Day! I actually woke up at 6am, had breakfast, read the news online, and then had a two hour ‘nap’.
I definitely needed a long weekend and thankfully the weather is gorgeous! Currently 22C in Ottawa and it’s only going to go up.


14 Alex May 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

Ahh I had this EXACT same morning!! I set my alarm for 6 with the intentions of going for a nice 30-40 minute run before work but no…instead I snoozed right up until 7:30 and had to run around the house like a total spaz frantically getting ready just to make it to work on time…heres to hoping I have enough motiation left in me at 5 when I get off and can get in a quickie workout! If not, tomorrow morning at 6AM its ON!


15 Lisa May 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

I use the radio on my alarm clock since I can’t handle the beeping sound! I set it for about 10 minutes earlier than I have to and let myself listen to one or two songs before I actually have to get out of bed. I’ve always been afraid the snooze button wouldn’t work for some reason and I’d be late for work so I never use it!
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16 Khushboo May 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

Since you’re stocked up on cantaloupe, I’ve got a killer smoothie combo for you to try: cantaloupe chunks, frozen banana, soy milk, plain yogurt and vanilla extract- it really tasted like a vanilla milkshake!

I’m totally a snooze girl and hence always set my alarm 30 minutes earlier!


17 Alysha @Shesontherun May 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

I was such a snoozer in high school, but now I’m on such a routine that I hardly ever need it. I usually make up between 5:30-6, which is great except that I sometimes wake up that early on weekends (gag!)
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18 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

I definitely utilize the snooze button! I actually just set several alarms… 4:45, 5:00, 5:15 haha I usually force myself out of bed around 5:18ish!
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19 Danielle May 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

Monday mornings are always the worst to get up early!!! I love my snooze a little too much! I purposely set my alarm 10 minutes early so I know I can snooze a little :) Only time I will willingly get up early is if I know I have a great workout ahead of me!
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20 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony May 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

I definitely use the snooze button. It used to be two times, but now that the school year is coming to a close and it’s been rainy, it’s become three. Since I have to get up at 6:30, I set my alarm for 6:00, then I snooze 6:10, 6:20 and sometimes 6:30 (oops). I know some people set an alarm across the room or one that has a really obnoxious sound!
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21 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life May 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

I am TOTALLY a snooze button person, unfortunately. But I’m trying to get better about waking up earlier to fit in a short and sweet workout in the morning. Today was day one… and I have to admit I’m struggling a little!
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22 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

I used to snooze all the time in high school but now that I’m a little older, I don’t. I have a hard time falling asleep after I wake up nowadays so once my alarm goes off, I’m usually up for the day.
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23 Sean Gian May 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

I am not a snoozer but i have no need of alarming for woke up earlier. I like your life style. Specially your menu is fantastic.
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24 Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

getting to bed early is always an issue for me…right now it’s usually 9:30 -10:00 and I can’t bring myself to get to bed any earlier than that, haha!
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25 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

It’s Monday and boy is it a hard day to get out of bed! What is getting ne through this week is a long holiday weekend coming up!!
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26 Lindsay @ Typically Late May 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I am a “snoozer” and I know it! To the point that I almost always set my alarm earlier than I need to get up so THAT I can hit snooze, without it causing me to be late. I just can’t get up with that first alarm – I have to slowly work my way out of bed. It drives my husband crazy! Whoops. At least I’m not the only one…
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27 Amanda May 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I am definitely a snoozer! I haven’t found a good way to avoid it so like you did today, I typically set my alarm about a half hour before I actually intend to get up. ;)
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28 May 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I don’t snooze. Instead I put my phone out of reach so I have to get up and get it. Oh, and change your alarm every once in a while. After some time, the same old alarm becomes familiar and is easier to ignore :) recently posted..Styling curly hair


29 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I usually wake up before my alarm, so no, not much of a snooze button person!
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30 erica May 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm

i press the snooze button so many times…i really need to get out of that habit!
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31 Shannon May 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I can be a snooze button kind of person (also known as not setting an alarm and just waking up when I wake up kind of person). When I rarely set my alarm, it wakes me up immediately, and I can’t fall back asleep. I mean, it’s really difficult to fall asleep after I hear a loud alarm. I click the ‘Alarm OFF’ button immediately, jump out of bed (not literally, don’t worry), and get ready for the day.


32 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I want one of those microwave egg containers ASAP! Gotta see if they have them on amazon :)
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33 Brittney @ Brittney Breathing May 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I totally snooze every morning. I wish I could stop! I truly don’t understand people that wake up at the first alarm. Teach me your ways, people!
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34 Anna@ActiveFingers May 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I am a deep snoozer that snoozes three different alarms in the morning and still can’t get out of bed :) I know for me it would help if I went to bed earlier but that doesn’t always help. Good luck!
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35 Tt in nyc May 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm

A looong time ago i read an article about how “snoozing” the alarm was actually making you more tired than just getting up! I figured out the time i really needed to get out of bed, moved my alarm across the room, and never looked back- the few steps make me very aware that re-setting my laram will make me late and i think not snoozing actually improved my sleep quality…


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