BTW here is how I did it in a nutshell (the template that worked best for me):
1. First and foremost I did a thorough self-analysis: looking at myself with brutal honesty and working on accepting myself as I was, with all my faults,
2. On the basis of that self-analysis I set my overall (long-term) goals and my short-term goals (neither of which I quantified or specified – do NOT quantify your short-term goals, especially)
3. I made sure to set comprehensive range of goals (body-related, health-related, related to improving relationships with others, related to improving relationship with yourself,...) – don’t just focus on body-related goals!
4. I set myself 8-12 week cycles where I tried to follow my nutrition, training and self-improvement plans as closely as possible (I focused mainly on accepting myself unconditionally, on working on relationship with myself, on executing the process instead of chasing end goals and I chased mostly process-driven goals)
5. I always made sure to have a new plan (for the next 8-12 week cycle) ready before my current plan finished
6. I started resistance training for real (lifting weights) and said eff off to cardio.
7. I worked on balancing my metabolism by basing my meals on protein, eating carbs mostly around my training and eating a lot of fat, plus I started counting (tracking) my calories.
8. Consistency, consistency, consistency!