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When I hit my plateau a while back I felt like things weren't working out so I decided to change out a few things Calorie intake I increased exercise increased both cardio and strength training
Much like counting my calories, I track everything I spend. I Have an excel spreadsheet that I sit down at night and put everything into just like I do my nutrition counter. 3 years ago I was almost bankrupt and I make a very good salary. Today I have my credit cards paid off.
I fooled myself eating 100 calorie treats. I sabotaged my health thinking I was eating less to feel good about eating something nutritionally wrong. I bypass them all together I haven't missed them one bit. Money is better spent on fruits and organics I used to think were out of my budget range.
I put a pair of socks in my tennis shoes every night and sit them on the pedals of my stationary bike or on my treadmill. Seeing that(almost like imaginary feet are inside), sets off a spark in me to get moving in the morning and I seldom miss a workout now!