Setting SMART Goals

The next round of our 6 Week GRITfit Challenge is off to an awesome start! This week, the ladies are encouraged to set S.M.A.R.T. goals and use their accountability partner for (you guessed it) ACCOUNTABILITY!!

One of our trainers, Amber, shares her thoughts below on setting S.M.A.R.T. goals:

Step 1.

Briefly write down your #1 fitness goal. Then ask yourself is this goal…

S– specific

Who, What, When, Where, and Why? Ex. I want to lose X amount of inches vs. l want to lose weight

M– measurable

How will you know when you reached your goal? What benchmarks will help you on this journey? Ex. Keeping track of your inches lost or keeping track of the amount of reps performed for a specific exercise

A– attainable

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi
Set a long term goals for yourself (think outside of the next 50 days), then set a short term goal (within the next 50 days) that will assist you in obtaining your long term goal! Ex. LT goal- live a healthy lifestyle daily. ST goal- establish small habits like tracking meals🍴, drinking plenty of H2O💧, and exercising regularly🏋️‍♀️

R– relevant/realistic

Set a goal that is relevant to YOU! Think about WHY it is important and HOW it will impact your life. If it’s too easy, thing bigger.

T– timely/time bound

When will you complete this goal? 30, 50, 90 days? …now how many hours and days a week are you going to dedicate specifically to this goal?🗓️

Step 2.

Write this ALL down, create your plan of action! Then share your goals and plan with your accountability partner so you can both encourage each other along the way👭👏💞

Step 3.

Come up with a word or phrase that you feel summarizes or represents your new goal. Write it down EVERYWHERE! If you feel comfortable, please share your Step 3. in the comments below⤵️

Step 4.


– Amber Pappas

GRIT Box Personal Trainer/Coach

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