Mamavation Monday: Liquids Work?

Slow and steady, right? I haven't exercised much in the last two weeks, due to illness, but I am back in the saddle -- mentally at least. My problem is follow-through. I brought my work out bag to work, and barring any more issues with the CMS I should be able to get in a workout this afternoon.

I've been eating a LOT of soup lately, which keeps my calories down and my fluids up. Taking a time out to have some California rolls today though. I have no idea how some people can stick to a soup diet. I'm only doing it because I have such a hard time keeping hydrated. I've been tracking my calories and I am way down, so trying to balance keeping hydrated with NOT going into starvation mode (something that happens often since I tend to hyperfocus and then forget to eat. I can go months with eating just once a day ... and then wonder why I am so tired all the time!). And that explains my slight weight gain. I realize it could be worse. I really need to up my activity.

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by @mrsalonpas.   The winner will receive a Yoga Package including a yoga mat, yoga belt, water bottle, towel, and Salonpas samples.  To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and mention Salonpas with a link back to their Facebook page.  Link up your post here

Have you ever been injured starting a new exercise routine? Tell us about it…If not, do you get any aches and pains? Where? 
Aches and pains, me? You're kidding, right? I have chronic low-back pain and am constantly out of alignment -- to the point where even my knees need to be adjusted! I think my chiropractor wonders how I am able to function. I tend to use ThermaCare (because I can get them in bulk at Costco), but Salonpas has been suggested. I remember it from when I was a kid and my grandmother used it for her arthritis :) Any other aches or pains I deal with using an NSAID pain reliever.