Welcome to GreatistYou, a new social experiment where we see what happens when five people decide to change their health—and broadcast their journeys for everyone to see. Four goals, five contestants, and six weeks to crush said goals for the promise of a better life (oh, and $1,000!).

Happy birthday, Brandon (@greatistbrandon)! You're a year older, a year wiser, and (hopefully) a couple pounds lighter. Let's all applaud our man for choosing a plate of leftovers over an entire birthday cake. If you stick a few candles in that bad boy, you won't even notice the lack of frosting!

On Snapchat Brandon said he achieved his step goal simply by walking from his job to his house. When you've successfully combined fitness with transportation, you know you've made it.

Meanwhile...

  • Darby and Adrienne (@greatistdanda) are loving their new apartment and have already found a running route!
  • PSA from Jasmine (@greatistjasmine): Make sure you use your produce before it goes bad. (Or put our tips for saving borderline-spoiled veggies to use!) She was also inspired by the madness of Bachelor in Paradise to successfully complete a 30-minute circuit.
  • Regina (@greatistregina) loves the new workout clothes we sent her and is excited to put them to use! Special thanks to C9 Champion at Target for making it happen.
  • Jessi (@greatistmentor) dropped some knowledge about daily movement: It's all about low-intensity movement like walking—not just hitting the weight rack and treadmill. Put that that wisdom to use and get outside.
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