3 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Soda

Rodale News posted a short but informative article on why you should drop that soda. You can read it here.


Ways How Alcohol Sets You Back

What are your thoughts on alcohol? Since adapting a healthy lifestyle, did you stop drinking altogether? Or have you decreased the amount you take? Personally, the sight of alcohol does not excite me the way it used to. And when I have to drink on rare occasions, I don’t go overboard anymore to the point of passing out in front of everyone. One time I drank the night before, I struggled with my workout the morning after. Never again would I do that.

Caleb Barclay wrote how alcohol kills strength and muscle gains. Read the entire article here, on his Tumblr: http://calebbarclayathletics.tumblr.com/ Or connect with him on Twitter: @caleb_barclay.


Featured image: Alcohol and Ulcerative Colitis by Kimery Davis.


I’ve Gone Black, and I’m Not Coming Back

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.

~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

My personal opinion on hanging out in coffee shops have gone from love to like to loathe to “meh” and back to like again. First, I think the pastries are way overpriced, and some of them leave a lot to be desired. With the beverages, my experiences with them had been a roller coaster ride of “Fuck, why did I buy this shit anyway?” to “Fuck, I have to shit”. Continue reading I’ve Gone Black, and I’m Not Coming Back

Keep On Keepin’ On

“I should be ashamed of myself” is a poor opening to a new blog post after a year of absence. But there’s no other way to describe how I’m feeling right now regarding my negligence and irresponsibility towards Fizz No More.

Last year I was taken off the tracks in my personal life, in the process abandoning my FNM (Fizz No More) mission. I still went to the gym regularly, but for several months I paired that with a not-to-be-proud-of diet and irregular alcohol consumption. I lost some fat and muscle at the same time, and I wasn’t pleased with it. Seeing that it wasn’t working, I changed my fitness routine: switched from morning to evening workout, a good diet to compliment the change in schedule and to get better results, and studied more about fitness and health. I saw better gains and an improvement to my general health. It was a chain reaction as other aspects of my life improved as well. Continue reading Keep On Keepin’ On