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About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.

Wake Up, Work Out Part 2

Part 1 of my wake up, workout experiment is over, and it was a complete and total success.  I’m celebrating this victory – waking up and working out has been a serious challenge for me – I am NOT a … Continue reading

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Schedule It, Just a Little Bit

Yesterday was the hardest workout I’d had in a while. The night before I couldn’t get to sleep  so I was up until almost 4am. I woke up a headache, possibly because my brain was chock full of excuses for … Continue reading

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Rolling Along, But Not Really, Because of Bike Issues

Let’s start with a bike update. The current issue with the most recent flat was compounded by the fact that my tire pump is broken (WT actual F!?) Got that remedied and the air is very clearly leaking out of … Continue reading

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Getting Into a Bit of a Groove

Today is day 5 of my wake up, work out experiment and it’s going ok. I’m still not at my best first thing in the morning, but I seem to go from feeling like hammered crap to feeling ok somewhere … Continue reading

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The Bikemare Continues

Day 2 of the Wake Up, Work Out plan started with a blip in the form of a flat rear tire on my bike. The plan for the day was steady cardio and then a core workout (so. many. planks.) … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Work Out

I’ve always had weird circadian rhythms. Left on my own I naturally sleep and wake almost completely opposite of normal times – I have since I was a kid. My life is set up to let me live on a … Continue reading

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Burnout – There’s An App For That

One of the things that I told Coach Steve when I decided to take another year to achieve this goal was that I needed a break. Not that I wanted to stop training, but that I wanted – needed, really … Continue reading

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