I, like you, made a resolution to wake up earlier every morning. I'm doing it not because I'm rushed, but because I want to get 20 minutes of exercise in before I start my day. I normally woke up at 4:50 every morning to give me plenty of time to get ready and make and eat a healthy breakfast to be at work by 7am. When I decided to exercise in the morning, I initially woke up 30 minutes earlier but found myself, like you, changing the time on my alarm clock. Instead, I gave up the initial idea of exercising right away and am just trying to get used to getting up at an earlier time.
I set my alarm clock for five minutes earlier than I had been getting up. When the alarm went off, I still wanted to hit the snooze, but instead of going back to sleep, I turned on a light and the tv. A week later when the alarm went off, I actually got out of bed. I had no desire to hit snooze.
Since I was used to getting up five minutes earlier I then set my alarm clock for five more minutes earlier. Once I get used to that, I'll continue setting my alarm for five minutes earlier until I get to the time I initially wanted to get up. It may take a while before I truly start what I wanted to, but at least this way I think I'll be more successful.
I'm finding it's easier to reach my goal, like with my new healthy lifestyle, to take small steps to reach my goal. It will be easier and I'd be more likely to stick with it.
| current weight: 144.8