Even if you never learn to love yoga, yoga will love you, and I think you will see the benefits and the point!
Balance is purely about the mind working in tandem with the body using a good technique. The body is important, but a perfectly fit and healthy body may not be able to balance if the mind is not focused.
Life is about enjoying it, health is about choices. I believe we can find that balance where we can both enjoy our daily life and live a life free from disease and pain by choosing moderation. I don't plan on living a life of sacrifice; I'm not a monk, but I do plan on living a long life that doesn't leave me suffering from something I could have prevented by making a small sacrifice when I was younger. A fast is a good reminder of just how great we can feel!