Your summer vs. winter energy: What time are you up and at em in the morning?

  • HndsmKansan

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    May 13, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    I'm always amazed at the differences in our behaviors from summer to winter. During the summer I'm up early, sometimes before 6:00 a.m, bed and cardio done by 7:00 a.m. and many times I'm ready to go! During January, I can drag out of bed at 6:45 a.m. and move slowly in getting things going... and I'm lucky to get cardio finished by 7:30 a.m. So much more energy with the longer days. I'm amazed at how much more productive I perceive myself to be.

    Summer nights are awesome. I'm into nature and nothing like listening to a Kansas summer night... during the winter.. um no.

    What about you? Much difference between the seasons?
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    May 13, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    Oh hell yeah.

    In winter I practically hibernate....I'm moody, irritable, and perilously close to comatose if I'm not at the gym or on a constant supply of caffeine. I regularly kick things when the alarm goes off in the morning.

    Come warmer weather and sunshine, I'm the biggest bundle of hyperactive, tail-wiggling energy this side of a Labrador puppy, and I'm up and running before the alarm.
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    May 13, 2009 5:21 PM GMT
    zdrew

    Come warmer weather and sunshine, I'm the biggest bundle of hyperactive, tail-wiggling energy this side of a Labrador puppy.



    What about a beagle??? LOL

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  • jrs1

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    May 13, 2009 6:16 PM GMT


    Winter: I'm a busy body, usually with the attitude to work the mind and body while people are lethargic.

    Summer: I'm then lethargic when not outside. I usually spend this time enjoying the work I've invested from the winter season and being pensive.
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    May 13, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    No difference really unless there is a trip planned. I really love Summer (sun worshipper) and Winter (promise of snow). It is Fall and Spring where I have the adjustment issues.
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    May 13, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    Well - in Arizona it is summer almost all the time (except for the period between Thanksgiving and January) so I'm always up for whatever the new day brings. I usually am up at 5:30 or 6:00 and since the mornings are so beautiful here - I go out and run the dogs - and talk to neighbors I see doing the same thing. Sometimes I play a game of tennis with a friend as early as there is light. No real winter here in Phoenix.
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    May 13, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    5:00 A.M. and ready to go no matter what time of year.
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    May 13, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    mplsmike said5:00 A.M. and ready to go no matter what time of year.


    I thought I was the only one. I don't rely on an outside source, my internal clock has me up and peeing like a racehorse by 5am. I'm up and ready before the toilet is flushed.

    I'm definitely a morning person :-)
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    May 14, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidWell - in Arizona it is summer almost all the time (except for the period between Thanksgiving and January) so I'm always up for whatever the new day brings. I usually am up at 5:30 or 6:00 and since the mornings are so beautiful here - I go out and run the dogs - and talk to neighbors I see doing the same thing. Sometimes I play a game of tennis with a friend as early as there is light. No real winter here in Phoenix.


    Oh geez...come my move to Phoenix in two months, I'm never gonna sleep again. I'll be nonstop go go go go go play play play play play ALL YEAR LONG. My poor boyfriend.
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    May 14, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    in winter I'm a little slower and a little fatter, I eat more in winter but its good hearty dense food that tastes good and makes me feel warm so I couldn't give a crap icon_smile.gif

    mmmm winter food icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 14, 2009 12:17 AM GMT
    Well I am always up early (6:30 AM for me is LATE). I am trying a new drug that is helping a bit with my sleep. The only difference I notice between winter and summer is my desire to hibernate skyrockets in November and does not abate until April. Mind you Toronto only averages 2 hours of sunlight a day in December which might explain my bearish behaviour.
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    May 14, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    summer I wake up earlier than winter months (rainy days tend to stay in bed later too)
    otherwise the earlier the better. 4-430 am, grab some fluids. the other end of that spectrum-bedtime comes early-8 pm
    it was over 50C the last few days and as the summer approaches it's gonna get hotter earlier and longer-desert life. energy levels get zapped easily.
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    May 14, 2009 3:34 AM GMT
    I rise and set with the sun quite literally, give or take an hour.

    Nothing better than waking up with the birds on a crisp summer morning.
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    May 14, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    I wake up automatically between 5-6am everyday all year long.
    On the days that I go to the gym I wake up a few hours earlier.
    I rarely need an alarm clock. My body just wakes up automatically
    regardless of whatever time I went to bed the night before.