Mangoes and Limitations

It's mango season and I could not be happier. I absolutely adore mangoes. They have to be my all time favorite fruit. I will eat them over something sweet, that's how much I like mangoes. I did discover a side effect of them though. One year we had a whole bunch in the house and I was eating them like candy, at one point I was eating at least 2 a day sometimes more. Anyway, I discovered that they are a fabulous colon cleanser when eaten in excess. I'm thinking that's probably true of any fruit, but there is no other fruit I will eat to that point. Although I love fruit, a handful of grapes or a banana does me just fine. But mangoes??? Nope, just can't get enough of them and I will eat them until I am sick.

Now on to what's really on my mind. Limitations. I put so many on myself that it's crazy. I have to workout for this long. I have to do this. I must do that. This has to be done by this time. It's too late to do x, y, z......All of them are limitations and I need to learn to lose them. I impose all these rules on myself that essential limit what I'm able to accomplish and it's really starting to piss me off.

This all started because this week I decided that I wanted to workout in the evenings. Well, my evenings are pretty jam-packed. I get home from work between 4 and 4:30. By 4:45 we are out walking the big dogs. After that I will either clean the bird room then walk Bella, or just walk Bella. If I clean the bird room then walk Bella I'm not back until 6:30. If I don't clean the bird room I'm back by 6. Then I workout for an hour so I'm not done until 7-7:30. Then I have to eat dinner. After which I clean up the dishes and the kitchen. Now it's almost 8:30 and I'm finally sitting down to relax. And I like to go to bed by 9ish. Crazy. The other option is workout in the morning which means I have to get up at 4am. That's all. Just get up 30 minutes earlier. If I do that I free up over an hour in the evenings. Hmmm.... kind of seems like a no-brainer huh??? When I lay it out like that, it really does make me look crazy for trying to do it at night. There are 5 more weeks of school. I can get up early for 5 weeks. Shoot, it might even become a habit.....

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