Along with 100+ other Health and Fitness experts (http://garagegymplanner.com/motivation-to-work-out/#drewmanning), here's my 3 tips for 2017:
Yes, being healthy and fit needs to start from a place of love for you and your body. If you want to change your body out of hate, then you'll never truly appreciate the body.
Change Your Relationship With Food
Let go of the all or nothing mentality and stop beating yourself up if you end up eating foods that aren't on your meal plan. Instead focus 1 thing you can change per day that will help you.
It's not like meditation will get you 6 pack abs, but meditation has been one of the best things I've done to change my health this past year. I know it sounds weird, but give it a try.