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40 things before 40: First Quarter Progress

40 things before 40: First Quarter Progress

With the new blog, comes a good opportunity to share the status of my 40 things before 40 list. Months pass too fast and the last thing that I want is to run out of time to complete my list.

So also the sake of accountability, let me share how far I have gone until now.

40 Things Before 40 First Quarter Progress Debbie in Shape

40 Things Before 40: First Quarter Progress

The complete list, with its respectively updates:

  1. Write an ebook – DONE : you can download Living Your Dream here.
  2. Run a 5km race
  3. Attend swim classes
  4. Try a new sport
  5. Visit my mom
  6. Use my bike again – DONE : the kick-off was on August 3rd, 2014 (proof on my IG).
  7. Improve my physique – ON GOING : my quads are showing the first stages of definition. Yay!
  8. Get a Nutrition certification
  9. Practice yoga regularly
  10. Launch my website – DONE : take your time to surf around and leave your feedback.
  11. Do a photo shoot – DONE : you can already see some of the pictures on the site.
  12. Visit a new country
  13. Read at least 6 books – ON GOING : 2 books are cooking at the moment.
  14. Eat by myself at a restaurant
  15. Create a signature dish
  16. Be able to do a pull up
  17. Take a Pin-up Photoshoot
  18. Go to London
  19. Buy a racing bike
  20. Reach less than 20% body fat
  21. Maintain less than 20% body fat
  22. Clean my email accounts
  23. Go to the movies alone
  24. Clean the closet – STARTED : I already got rid of a lot of things, but something tells me that I still can do better.
  25. Take a spa day
  26. Finish an already started project
  27. Let go of the past – ON GOING : there is a lot I want to let go, so I’m taking one step at a time. 
  28. Go offline for 24 hours
  29. Declutter – STARTED : similar to my closet, I cleaned a lot things around, but I am not quite there yet.
  30. Save money
  31. Practice meditation regularly – STARTED : I want to increase the present twice a week.
  32. Run a 10km race
  33. Learn another swim style
  34. Try some new dish
  35. Learn how to ride a racing bike
  36. Motivate others achieve their dreams – ON GOING : that is the whole idea behind my ebook. If I can inspire one person, it will be mission accomplished.
  37. Get a Personal Trainer certification
  38. Start training for a triathlon 
  39. Build lean muscle mass
  40. Enjoy life! – ON GOING : this one is not to meant to be finished, however it does need extra attention from my side.
40 things before 40 by Debbie In Shape due date 12 May 2015

40 things before 40 – due date 12 May 2015


  • DONE: 4
  • STARTED: 3
  • ON GOING: 5
  • ON HOLD: 28

I will probably be setting dates for some of the items. I truly want to achieve everything here.

Do you also have a bucket list for the next months? What is your progress so far?

Stay Strong


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Debbie Rodrigues

Debbie Rodrigues is a powerhouse Executive Assistant by day and a Planning aficionado by night. During her free time, when she is not cycling, you'll probably find her journaling.

Hello, my name is Debbie Rodrigues.

By day, I am a powerhouse Senior Executive Assistant; by night, I am a planning enthusiast. When I'm not cycling, you'll probably find me journaling in my free time.

On my website, you'll find tips to elevate your skill set, build confidence, improve productivity, and achieve success in the things that truly matter to you.