A few things I talk about often... exercise, nutrition, recovery. As well as water consumption and positive mindset.
Which is more important?
Do you need to address all of them?
How can I fit all of these things in?
How much do I need to do?
What's the best way...?
The list goes on...
I think it depends what you want. If you want to make some positive changes that means you are fitter and healthier than before then the balance is not as significant.
If you are looking to see significant change then it is vital to realise that it is your current habits that got you where you are now and therefore to not look at how you need to change will hinder your progress. It may mean a complete shift in lifestyle but the results can be dramatic. And the truth is if you are prepared to change, you will see change in your body, shape, fitness, strength, habits if you stick to it consistently for long enough.
Try not to figure out how to keep all the things you "like" in your diet but start afresh and think about the most effective way to fuel your body. Food is fuel. Rest and recovery is vital and exercise is key for positive change in body and mind.
You need to think about all of the above areas if you want to change your body. And if health is a key priority for you then you most certainly do want to take them all into consideration. After all, what is more important than our health...
As a Personal Trainer and Swimming teacher my aim is to help others achieve their health and fitness goals.