I have a hard time getting up in the morning. In fact, I hate getting up in the morning, any time in the morning. The only times I don't mind getting up are those days when I don't have to wake up to an alarm, and that usually means I don't get up until about 9 or 10 am. My dad is the same way. He has found a way around it by changing to second shift, once all the kids left the house. Unfortunately, I still have to get up in the morning, at least to go to work. And if I am ever going to exercise I need to do it in the morning as well. I just come up with way too many excuses if I wait until the afternoon/evening.
I've worked out this system where I set my alarm for 5 AM and then set my cell phone alarm for 5:05 am, but I leave it downstairs. I HATE the sound of an alarm, so I will hit snooze as soon as possible, but sometimes I don't remember hitting snooze. This is the reason for the alarm downstairs. I am forced to get out of bed to shut it off. But here is where I mess up. I lie to myself and say I can go back to bed for just a few minutes and I will get up then. I figure I have to go back upstairs anyway to get dressed. And in my very sleepy state, I believe myself! I have done this the last 3 days in a row! Needless to say I don't wake up until "Oh My God! If I don't get up now I'm going to be late for work!" This morning I let the snooze run for 3 hours!
Obviously the solution to this problem is to bring my workout clothes downstairs and get dressed there. I'm a genius I tell ya, genius! ;) Tomorrow we will just have to see if this works.