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!).

And away we go! Our five contestants jumped headfirst into their GreatistYou journey with some help from our kick-ass mentor.

Brandon (@greatistbrandon) worked up the courage to share his weight with the world, showing us exactly what he hopes to lose over these next few weeks. “I want to move more, breathe easier, and feel better about myself,” says the self-proclaimed (hopefully former) exercise hater.

This has, no doubt, been a crazy week for Brandon, as he just moved to Sacramento. But he’s determined to tackle GreatistYou one step at a time. First challenge? Getting up earlier every morning. (So if you’ve mastered the art of rising at the crack of dawn, let Brandon in on your secret.) Also, if anyone knows how to prevent sandal tans, he could probably use that advice as well.

  • Jasmine (@greatistjasmine) whipped up a delicious Whole30-approved spinach omelet with salsa and an apricot—a dish that proves eating healthy can still be delicious. Psst, Jasmine! We’ve got lots of ideas for Whole30 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
  • Darby and Adrienne (@greatistdanda) went to their first yoga class in years, and were able to push through and complete it with flying colors! (If you’re also new to yoga, we’ve got you covered.)
  • Regina’s (@greatistregina) epic victory dance definitely cured our case of the Mondays.
  • And last but not least, Greatist mentor Jessi (@greatistmentor) shared her favorite breakfast recipe: oatmeal with two eggs and a little bit of cheese. "Carbs, protein, fat... awesome!" she says.
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