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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KcKsum 2 years ago

user1395313025 9 months ago

ChuchotementYou have to start somewhere

I’m good at starting…over and over and over again. Ha! I tend to falter without a support network. I let “life” get in the way of health far too often.

This time, I’m going to start working on 90-day plans before I try to change anything. I tend to resist routine, but this may help me to be more consistent, start small, and then ramp things up as my body adjusts to the additional work load.

I never had to work out or watch my food intake before, and my metabolism-thankfully-is still pretty killer. I have a plan for the first 90 days. Let’s do this! 11 months ago


We got a bike trailer! It’s perfect for our son and my husband is enthusiastic about biking (hurrah!). We’ve gone for two long bike rides this week and it’s been really fun being able to carry some refreshments and the baby.

Now I need a new bike—mine is very heavy and only has three gears. It’s hard! 20 months ago

DayDreamer37 22 months ago

HollyGetting started

I’m really making an effort to get more active. I’m trying to do things instead of going to the gym. I’m taking my lunch break (gasp!) and going for a walk. It’s been lovely and sunny out and since my lunch hour is pretty flexible—I’ve had some great chances to get out in the sun.

I’ve also started taking the dog for longer walks at night and in the morning. It’s really nice and fresh.

I think next I need to tackle the stairs and start defaulting to the stairs when I don’t have the baby—instead of the elevator. This is going to be a hard habit to break. When I was pregnant I was really scared of falling on the stairs or getting pushed when I took transit so I began taking the elevator a lot more. But now I have no excuse to take the stair so here I come! 23 months ago

mmmy730 23 months ago

HollyGym near work

It’s such a cliche to talk about exercising regularly in the new year. Nevertheless that’s what I’m going to do! I get a one hour lunch and I rarely take it. There is a gym near my work that I used to go to. It’s clean, safe, cheap, and comfortable. I think I’m going to start walking to the gym once or twice a week at lunch to start getting back in shape.

I may also connect with a trainer I used before I had my son and see if we can work together on Monday mornings (when my son is at daycare and I don’t work until afternoon). 2 years ago

HollyNot sleeping

I’m not sleeping and I feel like a big saggy blob. I don’t have the muscle or stamina I used to have. I have been struggling to find balance between being home with my son and doing things for myself and working. I want to be there for him, but also know I need to do things for myself. Like exercising.

Next year, I want to get pregnant again and I know one of the reasons my pregnancy was so, relatively, easy and the baby is still so healthy was that I was really fit. I was going to aquasize and the gym once a week until the week I delivered. 2 years ago

Holly 2 years ago

TaraChanging it up

As a college student, it makes no sense to pay for a gym membership when I have use of the gym on campus. Additionally, I purchased a kettle bell recently and a friend taught me how to use it. So I’ve been doing exercises with it in my own living room, which I find much easier to work into my life. I also expect to see better results with it, especially with strengthening my core. My arms have already become stronger and more toned in three weeks than they have in four months at the gym. 2 years ago

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Toni Elliott 7 years ago

Mark 6 years ago

Bradley AndersonOfficial Exercise Journal for January 1, 2012

... and Sunday, the first day of the year of Our Lord 2012, was a day of rest.

So there was no damn excercise! Yay! :) 2 years ago

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Сергей 3 years ago

Raymond Le BlancJoined the gym for exercise

I try to work out a minimum of 2 times a week at the gym 3 years ago

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