When all things fall into place it seems as though life is in our favor. When everything seems to be falling apart it seems as there is no hope. We, humans, are very complex beings that need a balanced combination of different elements in order to be truly satisfied. There are several components that are completely in our control. Just because something is in our control does not mean that it can happen over night or that we have mastered it, we need to evaluate our weaknesses and challenge ourselves to learn something new.
My main philosophy in life is work hard, play hard. Without this balance, we find ourselves lost, stressed or confused. Sometimes it is neccissary to take a step back and look at our lives through an outside view in order to re-asses what direction we want to be going and compare it to the direction that we are actually going.
Relaxation is just as important as hard work. For this reason it is important to make sure that we are getting an adequate amount of sleep at night (8 hours) and that we take 1-2 days of rest a week from our normal workout routines.
Balance also comes into play in nutrition. If we deprive ourselves completely of one food group, our bodies crave that food and most often time we return to old habits. It is important that you consult a nutritionist to find out what a good carb-protein-fat ratio is correct for your body type, matabolism and work out regime. There are many theories how to obtain a balanced diet, however each individual needs to find out what works for them (using professional advice).
In life, we have friends and family that will come and go. You can think of your life as a rainbow- each color in your rainbow represents different elements that satisfy different personal needs. At different times in your life, different people will satisfy certain needs. When you have the right mix of people in your life, combined with an open mindset, you can achieve a balanced state of being. Your rainbow will be vibrant with color, providing a sense of comfort and happiness.
A combination of mental wellness, physical health and an appropriate diet can help you achieve a healthy balanced lifestyle. We each on our own pursuit of happiness. Fitness and nutrition are ways to help us achieve our over all desire for happiness.