It's a good question. I've seen people become obsessive and had the same question for others. There is a fine line with working persistently toward a goal and great health and becoming so fixated it becomes an addiction and rattles the all important "balance".
At the moment, I am using the following as my gage:
- Am I still making time for my friends and family?
- Can I have a conversation about things other than fitness and health? (this one is a little shakey at the moment :) )
- Am I so fixated on food that I don't actually enjoy it?
- Are any other priorities in my life that are being comprimised?
With this being a completely new realm for me, I'd be curious if others have input on when a passion for fitness or working toward a goal crosses the line into unhealthiness.Once you get a groove, it's just so hard not to want more!