Episode 27: Dealing with Setbacks, Plateaus and Loss of Motivation on Your Health Journey

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Recovery from an eating disorder, hypothalamic amenorrhea, or a physical injury requires time and patience.

You might be sitting there wondering to yourself when your period will come back, when you’ll feel fully recovered from emotional or disordered eating, or when that ankle sprain will allow you to run again.

It can be so frustrating to deal with these unknown timelines, and more often than not you feel like giving up.

But before you throw in the towel, I urge you to do one thing – listen to the podcast below.

I’ve faced some pretty big setbacks in my life and have learned some really helpful lessons you can use to help you keep moving forward in your health journey.

In today’s podcast I cover:

  • The biggest setbacks I’ve faced in my health journey including multiple injuries, hypothalamic amenorrhea for 10 years, and persistent back pain symptoms after a car crash
  • What lessons you can take from my setbacks and use for yourself including importing mindset shifts and behaviour changes
  • How long healing REALLY takes – whether it be a physical, mental or emotional wound that you’re working through
  • How to keep going when you feel like you’ve hit a plateau or lost motivation with your health journey


If you spend far too much time and energy thinking about your next meal, get down on yourself for having more than your daily allocated share of dark chocolate, or feel stuck in the binge-restrict cycle and are ready to reclaim your health, passions and life then the Body Freedom Academy is right for you.

This 6-week program with me is designed to transform your mindset through gentle, intuitive eating principles that set you up for a sustainable positive relationship with food and body.

Sarah King

Sarah King

Hi future friends, I’m Sarah King, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and health coach.

Science, not trends is the foundation of my approach. By nourishing the body and mind with scientific facts we can build foundations for a life of realness, not just wellness.