Over the past month, Ragen has made a few low effort IronFat posts that have almost nothing to do with training. On Dances With Fat she’s phoning it home with a stream of old posts she deleted and then reposted word-for-word, e.g. June 30, 2015 vs. Dec 12, 2012. Here is the difference the 2+ hours of elite research she claims she puts into every post made in that case. There are numerous examples of this delete and repost behaviour in her recent posting history.
She’s also trolling the news for absolutely anything possible to be offended about. Of course, that’s just standard operating procedure for someone who used to visit gyms on open days to gather blog material by getting trainers to “fat shame” her by recommending weight loss.
In the last three months Ragen has only had a single paid engagement, as an instructor at a plus-size belly dancing convention in Michigan, so we know she isn’t busy with her non-existent job (maybe she is supporting herself with all that Advocare money she saved).
So, has Ragen had time to train with all this activity in her life? Apparently not, judging by the distinct lack of training updates on IronFat. We never heard anything more about that open water swimming course she was doing in May. As far as we know she still can’t run for more than a few minutes. The longest distance she’s covered on her bike is 4 miles, and a few weeks ago she was happy about being able to stop three times in a row without falling off the bike.
Ragen’s latest IronFat post is about finding a new running coach. Does she say anything about her training, times, paces, etc.? No, and ironically she has chosen a coach who teaches a running program that specifically recommends weight loss. He was happy to take her $150 with the promise of not mentioning weight loss to her though.
It’s now 3 months, 11 days until the Arizona 70.3. Ragen has been training for the past 14 months. In 14 months she could have lost over 120 pounds on a modest 1200 calories per day net intake and be in the best shape of her life. Instead she has committed to not losing weight and spent 14 months struggling to carry that 120 pounds of dead weight with her for every single pounding footstep and knee to the gut. 14 months is enough time to completely change your life, but Ragen has almost nothing to show for it.
103 days until Tempe.