As I've gotten older I’ve come to understand myself, nutrition and fitness.
When I was younger it was all about diets, losing weight things that were not sustainable. I was lucky as I had a healthy relationship with food. For example, I have only eaten at McDonalds twice in my life; yes twice. The first as a child, for a child’s birthday where I hated the taste compared to my Mum’s cooking. I asked why people would eat that? The second was as a consultant, I was in a train station where there was no other option, so I asked for porridge. It was quite funny as they had advertised heavily their new healthy options but it took them 10 minutes to find it! Now it is still about eating what tastes great, but what is fresh, has no sugar and is not processed; so Paleo. I am not recommending Paleo to everyone, but what I am recommending is that you find a healthy and sustainable diet that fits you, and the lifestyle of you and your family. For inspiration find us on pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/whatifihadapa/what-if-i-had-a-pa-healthy-food-for-my-family/
Fitness again when I was younger I joined the gym, did some spinning and running even taking part in 10 km and one 400 km run and cycle! That kind of intensity training was not sustainable for me and my life. I found something that worked for me, my family and work commitments and gave me energy, rather than consumed it; yoga. Again I am not saying everyone has to do yoga, but it is about finding something that you love and is sustainable. One great resource is http://tonysanchezyoga.com
A balanced you, is about having a sustainable approach to your physical happiness.