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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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M0RRIGHAN in Fort Collins is doing 35 things including…

have a flat stomach

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M0RRIGHAN has written 3 entries about this goal

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into another workout? Yep. I thought the HipHop Abs workout looked like something that might be enjoyable and fun. I forked out the money and I’m hoping it will help me tone up my soft middle.

I worked out today for the first time and it was a lot of fun. It was great cardio, good music, and worked my body. I’m hoping that tomorrow I’ll feel the work I put in today. I measured my body (arms, waist, legs, and chest)plus weighed myself, and in one week I want to see if it makes a difference. I plan on eating better this week and laying off any sweets or food I don’t really need to eat. My calories need to stay below 1800 and that should be pretty easy.



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only because I’ve gained back all that I “lost” when I was working out. A flat stomach is almost an impossible goal anymore. I can no longer go workout due to finances and no one to watch the kids. I haven’t found a good substitute for working out at home. If anyone has any ideas on what has worked for them, please let me know. I’m just frustrated that I have been so unmotivated in this area and it really shows now. :o(

I need to find something that works for me at home until I have other options available for me. I’d love to hear if anyone has found a home solution for getting fit…...



Is this really possible?

I wonder. I think. I really want to know.

I don’t have a huge stomach, but after kids I have this little pooch that never seems to go away. If I flex my muscles beneath, there could be a six pack there if there weren’t that remenants of baby belly left. I know it can be done, but if it takes a trainer and more than 2 hours per day then I’m guessing this is not going to happen (for me at least).

I have a life, children, no extra money, and no extra time. So I say to meself….Self – what do I have? I have motivation, at least half an hour each day (or more if I work at it), and I already work out at the fitness centre at my work. This is the path for success if I can find what works for me. I have access to personal trainers that could help me find better ways to focus on this area of my body. I can eat healthier. I can walk more. Heck, I can even help my children stay healthier when we do it together.

So I guess it is possible. I just need the right tools and the perserverance to do it. My first task is to look at my schedule and make time to exercise each day. I need to hold myself accountable so I do it on those days I don’t go to the gym. The next step is talking to a trainer and getting a work out routine that works for ME.



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