Be S.M.A.R.T. about it!


The month of March for my clients was dedicated to a Pre-Spring Challenge.

The challenge was to take one bad food/habit out, put one good food/habit in, and complete a weekly activity goal. When it comes to training, habits, or nutrition, I’d never put my clients through something that I haven’t experienced or done myself. So, of course, I joined in.

My goals were to take out Wheat products, eat an apple a day, and run a total of 10 miles per week. The one thing that slipped my mind was not to just create these goals to attain, but to create them with the SMART structure in mind.

S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic. Timely.

So let’s take a look at my goals and see if they meet the criteria:

SPECIFIC – YES. There’s no grey area when it comes to my goals. It's exactly what I want to accomplish. No Wheat. Apple a day. 10 Miles a Week.

MEASURABLE – YES. I can take a look at ingredients; if it has wheat, I can’t have it. On