Dear 43 Things Users,

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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seankraft is doing 24 things including…

Get more exercise


 

seankraft has written 1 entry about this goal

Exercise must be part of your life (or you'll die early)

I like to play tennis, go swimming, hiking, kayaking, walking. It’s not like I have a 6 pack or anything to gloat about, but I’m not too fat and I usually feel good.

I try to do something every day—walking is easy to fit in, park 2 blocks from the office and take the stairs. My schedule is walking about .5 miles every day, swimming 2 times a week, one hike/kayak/tennis session a week, yoga 10 minutes a day. Just fit it into your life (replace TV with it if you can).

I stay away from grueling, boring crap that I would avoid doing at all costs. Weight lifting eck.. No offense to weight lifters, but I would never even look at a weight. Also avoid people who are too much into exercize, they have crazy ideas about how much is good—”two hours or you’re wasting your time.. etc.”; this can be discouraging.

I recommend 5 things:
1. Do fun stuff that is healthy (walk,swim,hike,tennis)
2. Do something every day if you can. Rearrange small parts of your life to fit this in, like parking 2 blocks from the office (parking might be free here as an extra incentive).
3. Throw out your scale, and ignore nonsensical exercise advice
4. Go for a walk instead of TV
5. Stretching counts as exercize, if you’re over 30, learn a little yoga. Stretch for 5 minutes on your lunch hour.

Note: The picture is of me skiing, this is also good exercise (even if it’s just at camelback mountain in the poconos). Good luck!



 

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