Setbacks are a part of the journey.

Setbacks are a part of the journey.

Whether you like it or not, setbacks are a part of the journey. You can let them derail you and cause you to give up. OR, you can learn from them and correct course.

When I came up against a major setback in how I was feeling, I chose to dig a little deeper and understand why things had stalled out.

A few days ago, I stopped feeling so great AND my sugar cravings (you know, the ones I talked about being 100% gone) started to creep back in.  I was having a lot of indigestion, intense stomach pains, bloating like crazing, and an uncomfortable tightness underneath my ribs. I also started to gain back some weight.

A closer look at what I was eating and when revealed that the discomfort was being triggered by onions, balsamic vinegar, almond butter, fruit sugars (even in extreme moderation), and macadamia nuts.

As soon as I knew better, I did better.

A few days later, I also started to feel better.

I’m officially back on track and feeling good — indigestion, bloating, and tightness under my ribs are gone. I’ve also started to lose weight again. All signs that I’m on the right path.

This experience has been a powerful reminder that setbacks are a part of the process. Also, setbacks do not discriminate. Everyone experiences setbacks along the way. It’s how we deal with them that matters most.

Have you experienced setbacks when making a big change? How did you deal with it?