Let it go

In the sport of fitness, there is a myriad of exercises and skills to work on and improve. However, trying to increase your 1RM back squat by 30 lbs, while also shaving 30 seconds off your mile time, might be a tough feat. Focusing in on one goal at time allows for the necessary physiological adaptions to occur in order to achieve your goals. If your goal is to build strength, be ok with possibility that your cardiovascular endurance may have to take a back seat. Let it go! Likewise, if your goal is to work on your metcon, be ok that you might not be PRing your 1Rep Maxes.

Write out a list of S.M.A.R.T goals and be ok with letting some things go in order to focus on your big goals. Use the monthly goal board to write up a few short term goals, but also have a list of longterm goals you’d like to achieve.

  • Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
  • Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
  • Achievable (agreed, attainable).
  • Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
  • Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).




  • Tara Swarts

    February 7, 2018 @ 6:38 am

    Love SMART goals use them in my Operational Excellence work every day! (That’s ALL DAMN DAY! In Sweat Shop JB translation! LOL!!)

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