The elusive quest for “balance” — that perfect equilibrium between work, family and fitness. You can stop looking for it.

Because balance doesn’t exist. Life is a continuously changing beast, and our focus and priorities shift with it.

There are times when fitness finds its way into your top three priorities. When you feel invincible, barely missing workouts and navigating meal times with the same precision as a toddler strategically placing Legos on your path.

Other times, fitness slips down a few notches on your priority list. Behind a critical business project, kids’ sports or marriage that needs immediate resuscitation.

And you know what? That’s just fine.

Life’s about navigating through the flow, prioritising what’s most important at a given moment, and making peace with having only so many shits to give.

Instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, we might as well start embracing life’s chaos.