james452 Posted February 6, 2018 Report Share Posted February 6, 2018 Sleep apnea...maybe Near the end of last challenge, I did a test for sleep apnea. I'm still waiting on results but there's a strong chance I have it. If it is confirmed, then I'll either be on a CPAP, or I'll need surgery. My brother had a similar thing and it was fixed by surgery (tonsil removal), hence there's a chance I'll need it. Regardless of what happens, this is my priority for this challenge. If I need surgery, then I'll probably take a whole month off work. If I need a CPAP, then I'll need to adapt to it. Triathlons again If you read my last challenge, you'll see that I did my first triathlon in 4 years. It was a short distance (250m/10km/3km). The next one I can do is in 2 months time. Me doing this race is contingent on what happens with the sleep apnea. Regardless, I'll be training as if I am doing the race. My priority with training is to improve my running which is definitely my weakness of the three sports. I won't be able to run fast until I lose some weight (currently 100kgs), but I won't be able to easily lose weight until sleep apnea is sorted, so the goal is just adaptation, skills, and building some volume. Diet Time This goes with the sleep apnea thing, because I've noticed that my sinuses have been congested lately which affects breathing and sleeping. If I don't have sleep apnea, then it could be something to do with my sinuses, but sleep apnea is more likely. I've been eliminating foods which are causing the congestion and the biggest culprit appears to be coffee When I drink it, my face feels like it is on fire. If I drink chai tea, I feel fine. Therefore it's the coffee, and not the caffeine in it. The reason I'm adding dairy to the list of stuff to eliminate is because it can encourage mucus production, and my sister said her congestion went away when she stopped having milk. Creating a side hustle I've been reading Chris Guillebeau's Side Hustle book lately on the recommendation of my brother-in-law. I like it because the book is broken down into 27 days, which is effectively 27 steps to complete. I'm making sure to read one day at a time, and to complete the tasks for it. I'm also getting ahead with setting up profiles and a site. Effectively I'll be doing tutoring again for mathematics students, but attempting to extending it by creating guides and courses to sell to students. Diet Quests Reduce/eliminate foods that cause me congestion Coffee Milk Cheese Fitness Quest Stick to my current schedule, with an emphasis on running Mondays - Swim Tuesdays - Gym Wednesdays - Bike and/or run Thursdays - Gym Fridays - Run or rest Saturdays - Bike or swim Sundays - Run Sleep Quest Record sleep using SnoreLab app Wear mandibular splint every night for 2 weeks (and make sure to clean it well) Side Hustle Quest Complete one task per day as in the Side Hustle book 3 Quote Link to comment
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