Training should be a part of life, and it should make you feel good and not increase stress in your life. Training should have periods of goal oriented training combined with periods of training for play and for the fun of it. The goals can be performance related; how heavy you lift, how fast you run or it can be based on how you look and feel; your weight and fat percentage, how your cloths fit or how well you sleep and your daily energy levels.
Having a healthy relationship towards food is important. Food shouldn’t hold you a prisoner and increase stress in your life, while you wonder what to eat and how much. No food should be of limits, and the choices you make reflect your longer term goals and not your temporary feelings. Having a system in place is often what’s keeping you away from the results you are looking for, and making one should be based on your life, your lifestyle and your goals.