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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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indigostrings is doing 40 things including…

work on my abs

6 cheers


indigostrings has written 9 entries about this goal

set up in my basement. in a good spot

100 reps 3X a week… great benefits!

machine is set up in my room

No more excuses! I did 102 reps the other day (6 sets of 17) and it felt great!


I brought my super-cool ab machine up from the basement. That’s a start, right? :)

I absolutely SLACKED!

I haven’t worked out in 13 days. I hate going on a long hiatus. I worked 55 hours last week so I sort of have an excuse. Still though, I hate when this much time passes! There’s a 6 PM ab class tonight. I have to go.

found out how to do it

I have a Pilates video that was collecting dust in the basement. Mari Windsor is the instructor. I am soooooo short on time with working 2 jobs and I really don’t want to pay a sitter so I can work out. My only option is to do Pilates either while doing my day job (I am a nanny) or when I get off work and the baby is sleeping (more likely since I will be more energetic).

I really despise ab work. I am good at it… I think I have strong abs, but I get bored with it quick.


I learned a cool ab move that involves a medicine ball. It’s tricky at first. I did 21 reps, then 25, then 30.


I do ab workouts every time I go to the gym. My abs aren’t sore anymore afterwards.

doing really well

I’ve been putting in a decent ab workout about 3 times per week. I want to eventually bring it up to 4 or 5. I am getting pretty sore afterward so I’m going slow.


I did my first ab workout yesterday. They are only a little sore today. I pushed myself yesterday by doing 3 sets of 10 on the incline bench and also 2 sets of 10 on the leg lift device.

indigostrings has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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