Don’t neglect the quality of your nutrition – you can’t out train a bad diet. Listen to your body and feed your body what it needs. Never go against your body by following a particular diet dogma.
When you exercise focus on movement patterns and how good you perform each exercise. The quality of an exercise programme isn’t measured by how long it lasts or how much you do. It’s how you do it that counts and what makes a difference to how you look. Strive to achieve intensity through increasing the time under tension, use the correct exercise tempo and use the correct rest in between sets of exercises that suits your goal. And don’t forget to use the right range of repetitions and resistance for your goal too.
Give as much attention to your recovery as you do your exercise. On a practical level, get plenty of sleep, which is extremely important and often overlooked. Kick the electronics out of the bedroom. At the other end of the day, when you first wake up, do anything that gets your body and mind ready for activity. You’ll be more receptive to activity throughout the day.