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!).

This weekend our contestants proved to be GreatistYou warriors by keeping up their routines despite a blinding heat wave and the allure of the beach.

Regina (@greatistregina) is still keeping a close watch on her diet, but the appeal of a bagel and lox was too much to handle. Hey, a little smoked salmon never hurt anyone… aside from the salmon, of course.

Still, she ended up only 0.6 pounds away from her goal weight on Sunday. And in case you’re wondering, your weight can fluctuate up to five pounds per day, so we’re def calling this one a win.

If you couldn’t tell by the above Instagram post, this week has Regina pumped. We like to think it’s because Grokker offered her three months of free videos. But don’t be too jealous: The company is offering Greatist readers a hearty discount too. Work out at home and watch TV: win-win.


  • Brandon (@greatistbrandon) is feeling the pain of healthy eating and has made it clear he won’t be giving up his tortilla addiction anytime soon. Stay strong, Brandon. Tortillas are a nasty habit to kick.
  • Darby and Adrienne (@greatistdanda) pose some powerful questions with their latest Instagram posts: Can one love and hate a foam roller at the same time? If you work out in an empty gym, does it still count? These ladies are flexing their brains as hard as their their muscles.
  • Jasmine (@greatistjasmine)has discovered a major perk of the Whole30 Program: Bacon is allowed! Here are a few other insanely tasty, Whole30-compliant meals to keep the party going (the salmon and artichoke recipe is to die for).
  • Jessi Kneeland (@greatistmentor) continues to inspire our contestants and dispel health myths. Yesterday’s advice? “Due to natural human body fluctuations, weigh-ins can be useful to track TRENDS, but not exact progress. Try weighing yourself weekly instead of daily for weight loss goals, and remember that the number on the scale has nothing to do with your self-worth!” Amen.