S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Small Successes in the Short Term Lead to Very Big Victories Over the Long Haul

What’s the best way to do it? … the SMART way!

Below are examples of SMART goals for exercise, but you can be SMART in setting diet and weight goals too.


What will you do for exercise?

For example: I will walk for ten minutes, at 10:00 AM after I read the morning paper.


How will you measure it?

For example: I will wear my Fitbit and record the number of steps that I take and the number of minutes that I walk.


Are you able to do it?

For example: Yes, walking for 10 minutes a day is more than I do now, but I think that I can do it.


Will time and money allow you to do it?

For example: There is no cost and I can plan my exercise during the least busy time of my day.


When do you want to achieve it?

For example: Within the current week.