Its a NEW YEAR! This doesn’t happen every day, so let’s put on our party hats and celebrate the season!

When it comes to setting goals, DO NOT AIM LOW. Do yourself right, shoot that arrow as high as you can. If you stumble, should you falter, you have the whole Gumsaba community to fall back on. Do not fear, this is your life, so go out and live it like the badass you are!


(Cytosport employees click HERE to sign up for the CYTO Challenge))

What: Set a BIG GOAL that you want to accomplish during the challenge

When: Starts Monday 1/8/18 – Ends 2/2/18

Where: Everywhere!

Why: Accountability and Follow Through!

Cost: $100 to enter, and $50 from each entry will go to the winners charity of choice

And now for the HOW…

  1. Use the first week of January 2018 to prep. Decide what you love about your life, and what needs a change!
  2. Commit to 1 SMART Goal and 4 supportive goals for 4 weeks and record progress in a personal journal – online or manual.  Set goal by 1/7/17 –  SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Recorded and Time Bound. Signing up alone will get you 10 points!
  3. Purchase a journal or get online at Each journal entry is worth 2 points. Total 52 points possible
  4. Post progress for extra points on instagram or on the Gumsaba Accountability Page with #gumsaba2018. Each post is work 1 point, with a maximum of 1 point per day possible total 26 points possible
  5. Check your email every Monday for the bonus challenge of the week. It must be completed as written in order to receive the 3 points. Total 12 points possible for 4 bonus challenges
  6. Submit final journal on Friday 2/2 or Monday 2/5 via email or in person.


Note: If your goal requires weigh in or measurements, these must be done at the gym on the same scale or with the same tape. 


Here are some examples to help you set your SMART goals. These are just ideas Im throwing out to inspire you. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Big Goal:

Lose 4-8 pounds

Supportive Goals:

Meal prep work lunches every Sunday and Wednesday during challenge

Drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water every day of the challenge

Weigh in after my workouts at the gym

Log 20+ hours of exercise during the challenge


Big Goal:

Go Vegan

Supportive Goals:

Do the Gumsaba 14 day cleanse

Try 6 new vegetables this month

Make a vegan dinner for the family 1x per week for my family

Educate myself on the benefits of veganism by watching Cowspiracy


Big Goal:

Decrease Anxiety Levels

Supportive Goals:

Meditate every day for 5-10 minutes using headspace

Turn all electronics off by 8pm on weekdays

Do 1 myofasical release every day

Take a half hour outdoor walk every T TH during my lunch hour


Big Goal:

Shrink My Waist by 1+”

Supportive Goals:

Drink a shake for breakfast every day of the challenge (get shake recipes HERE)

Cut out processed sugar and alcohol during the challenge

Drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water every day of the challenge

Exercise for a minimum of 1/2 hour every day of the challenge


Big Goal:

Get back into ART!

Supportive Goals:

Find a place in my home to set up my paints

Create one paining

Paint at least once per week

Plan my 2018 vacation around viewing something that I find inspiring



How Do I Win the Challenge? 

You can’t lose when you step up for a challenge. The only losers are the people who dare not try!

However, there will be one winner:

1  – SIGN UP for the challenge (10 points)

2 – Post progress on insta (26 points possible)

3 – Participate in all weekly bonus challenges as written (12 points possible)

4 –  Submit your completed journal with daily entries worth 2 pos each  (52 points possible)

5 – Achieve your BIG SMART goal (100 points)


What do you win?  Aside from the obvious, you win the following:

A One on One Personal Training Session with Coach Michelle at Gumsaba Custom Fitness (worth $125)

$50 from each entry will go to the charity of your choice

Gumsaba Branded Snap Back Cap

Gumsaba Branded Muscle Shirt custom made to your specifications