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!).

With the finale of GreatistYou quickly approaching, our contestants are getting the chance to look back on their month and seriously reflect on their journeys.

Brandon (@greatistbrandon) has decided he’s going to stay off the scale for the next few days and focus on feeling good and being healthy. This is a good thing, because that’s what it’s all about at the end: feeling good about yourself.

No news yet on whether or not he decided to take the plunge and spend the $3.50 on a sub. More on that story as it unfolds.


  • Darby (@greatistdanda) took Instagram by storm and gave us a video update saying she ran 3.15 miles in just about 30 minutes. That’s not easy—and we’re especially excited—since the duo’s 10K is one week from Saturday.
  • Jasmine (@greatistjasmine)remains optimistic about what her life is going to look like post Whole30. She’s decided that she really didn’t miss out on that much by abstaining from fatty, sugary foods, and will likely just keep eating well. That’s the whole point of dieting, people: It’s all about finding a sustainable way of eating that works for you.
  • Regina (@greatistregina) is exhausted, achy, hungry, and ready to fight. We’re all hoping that this acupuncture helps her feel better and keeps her on her feet.
  • Another pro tip from our mentor, Jessi Kneeland (@greatistmentor): “It’s safe to listen to your body. It will tell you to stretch. It will tell you to eat less junk, and to drink more water.”