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June 25, 2012 10:19 AM
I know I'm not alone when I say that getting up extra early to work out can be HARD!!! It's so easy to just roll over and hit "snooze." My fiance, who is way better at this routine than I am, recommended an app to me called "I Can't Wake Up!" I tried it today and loved it.

The basic feature is your typical phone alarm (you can use any ringtone or song from your playlist), but it also features options to have to complete a task before your alarm will stop going off. You can't even hit "snooze" without completing the task. We both like using the "barcode task" best. (There are also tasks where you would do a math problem, solve a puzzle, etc., if you need something that makes you use your brain a bit).

I took the barcode from the package of an item and put it on the fridge in the kitchen. Every morning when the alarm goes off, I have to get up, go "all the way" to the kitchen, and scan the barcode to make the alarm stop. I could hit snooze at that point, but I'm already up and nowhere near the bed so it makes it much easier to just get my workout clothes on and GO. If you're a coffee drinker, set the coffee-maker to brew 10 minutes earlier than your alarm goes off- then when you go to scan your barcode, you're welcomed with a nice fresh pot of wake-up juice!

Today is the first time I used this app and it's the first time in years I've gotten up without hitting snooze even once! I actually was able to work out the full 30 minutes I had planned since I didn't run late and got to the gym as soon as it opened!

I hope this helps anyone else who has a hard time getting up in the mornings!
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June 25, 2012 10:22 AM
What a great idea! Thanks!
  9931993
June 25, 2012 10:24 AM
What a great idea, I must find this app! Thanks
  1442222
June 25, 2012 10:24 AM
Thanks for the tip!
June 25, 2012 10:26 AM
Sounds interesting but I am sure either my wife or I would smash the phone before said task would be complete.
  4083051
June 25, 2012 10:28 AM
Definitely need to try this!! Thank you!! :)
  8644796
June 25, 2012 10:30 AM
My goal is to start waking up around 6am to run so I can avoid as much of the heat as possible but I can never seem to get up before 8! Thanks for telling us about this app. Maybe i'll have a very early morning run now in my future (:
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June 25, 2012 10:30 AM
too funny..will check it out! Thanks! smile
June 25, 2012 10:30 AM
I'm definitely not a morning person. Thanks so much for the tip! I'll definitely have to go find this app.
June 25, 2012 10:33 AM
I am intrigued. I do wish I could get my workout over with in the mornings, but it is so hard to get up!
June 25, 2012 10:34 AM
happy This is the cutest idea! Thanks!
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June 25, 2012 10:35 AM
I'm not a morning person either and always say that I wish I could get up at 5 to workout so I have more energy throughout the day. I try to workout after work but by the time I put in 8 hours at work, I am exhausted and don't have the energy to go to the gym. I will definitely have to try this app since I hit the snooze for at least 20-30 minutes everyday and struggle to get up in the morning. Thanks!! happy
June 25, 2012 10:35 AM
This is AWESOME! I'm a chronic snoozer (I've been known to out-snooze the alarm's limit on occasion) and have tried the good old "just put it across the room." I will HAVE to try this!

Thanks so much!
June 25, 2012 10:35 AM
I will definitely have to try this out tomorrow morning! Never thought to run the coffee too, great idea!
  14070470
June 25, 2012 10:35 AM
thats a great idea
  24478785
June 25, 2012 10:35 AM
Wow! This is awesome. Thanks for taking the time to share. : )
June 25, 2012 10:35 AM
Bump for later~
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June 25, 2012 10:36 AM
Awesome! I might try that! smile
June 25, 2012 10:36 AM
THANKYOUSOMUCH!!! It's like you knew my biggest problem and gave me a solution!
  24052624
June 25, 2012 10:36 AM
Sounds amazing. I have figured out how to turn my alarm OFF (not even snooze) in my sleep. I do not wake up. Sucks.
June 25, 2012 10:36 AM
I need to chack that ap out! Awesome!!
  20117843
June 25, 2012 10:36 AM
FANTASTIC idea! :)
June 25, 2012 10:36 AM
Thanks fot the tip great idea
June 25, 2012 10:37 AM
Holy cow! This is EXACTLY what I need. My only issue is if I came into the kitchen with the alarm going off, I would probably wake up my kids. Definitely going to check it out though!
  12658671
June 25, 2012 10:37 AM
Love this! Thanks for the info!

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