I have sleep apnea (also called sleep apnoea). Basically, whenever I fall asleep, I have “events” where I stop breathing regularly and my body “jolts” itself back into proper rhythm. I were a mask which forces air down my nose so that air can get to my lungs. The mask is cumbersome and uncomfortable, but I cannot sleep without it. Literally, I could die if my body “stopped breathing” long enough. I hate the fact that I have sleep apnea, and the severity of my condition is worsened due to the fact that I am overweight. The problem with sleep apnea is that I wake up TIRED every morning. So, I don’t FEEL like exercising, and I CANNOT take a nap in the middle of the afternoon, so I am always TIRED. Do you see the cycle? I don’t sleep well, so I don’t feel like exercising, so I don’t exercise, so I don’t lose weight, so I don’t sleep well. Yikes! It is 9:15 AM, I have been up for about 3 hours, and I can BARELY put one foot in front of the other foot. And I’m supposed to jump up and go workout?!? For the first time in 3 months, I’m really bummed.
I’m going to the gym.