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!).

It’s eerie the way the lives of our contestants seem to align. Last week everyone was gushing about the vibes of their fitness classes; the week before that everyone talked about resisting temptation (specifically dessert); and this weekend, a bunch of our contestants hit the road.

Let’s start with Jasmine (@greatistjasmine), who spent this weekend helping her father move, which involved a lot of planning, heavy lifting, and driving.

Jasmine was smart enough to pack her own lunch for the car, which helped her combat the vast amount of fast food options. But while she’s mastered the food prep aspect of Whole30, she is still struggling with the ghosts of cravings past. Hey, the last few weeks are the toughest, but you’re so close, Jasmine. So close!


  • Darby and Adrienne (@greatistdanda) were also on the road this weekend and—judging by the unhappy expressions on their faces—did not enjoy being stuck in traffic. They overcame their road rage by going on a run after their drive. That’s one of the best ways to combat the effects of a boring car trip if you ask us.
  • As always, Brandon (@greatistbrandon) manages to say everything we’re thinking in just a few short sentences. Particularly when posing the question of whether or not mangoes are, in fact, dinosaur eggs.
  • This weekend Regina (@greatistregina) reflected on her journey and shared some inspirational words. Despite gaining a pound (no biggie!), she remains optimistic and posted a video of her sparring back in March, proving she is leaps and bounds from where she used to be. We stand by our opinion that it’d be terribly frightening to run into her on a dark street corner.
  • Jessi (@greatistmentor) shared some pretty amazing tips about stress, fitness, and weight loss this weekend. One particularly interesting nugget of information is the hierarchy of fat loss:

    1. Nutrition
    2. Sleep
    3. Stress control
    4. Daily movement
    5. Training