Show notes from the Tough Girl Podcast
Ragen talks about her childhood, being an athlete, and battling with an eating disorder
The word “FAT” and why Ragen’s reclaiming it
The story behind the dances with fat blog
Why we should decouple the health & body size conversation
How you can learn to love your body and be happy, whatever your size by having gratitude for your body and what it can achieve.
Why she made the decision to challenge herself with a marathon - “cross finish line, get medal”
The “good fatty” V the “bad fatty”
“What happens if I do something that I’m not good at?”
The disaster of the marathon and why she wanted to quit with every single step
Learnings from the marathon experience and how’s she applied it to other areas of her life
Handling the negativity that’s been thrown at her and how she turned it around and used it to her advantage
Her next big goal - becoming at Ironman & the steps she's been taking to make it happen
Dealing with haters, & how she copes with online bullies
Advice for women who may be holding themselves back from going after their goals
Learn more about Ragen & her blog - Dances with Fat | Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are Not Size Dependant
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