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!).

Are we having fun yet?! Judging by the amount of smiles, dancing, and selfies happening all across GreatistYou, it’s safe to say we are.

Regina (@greatistregina) seems to actually enjoypreparing hearty, low-calorie meals and putting her body through rigorous training. Just refer to the numerous videos of her doing a celebratory dance on Instagram.

Still, that doesn’t mean she’s got room to coast. With four pounds to lose in only two weeks, our fighter must continue her diet while simultaneously focusing on technique and endurance. However the big question now is: Will she have a fight to participate in when September 10 rolls around? She has yet to find an opponent in her weight class and still doesn’t know the status of the big match. Here’s hoping!


  • Jasmine (@greatistjasmine) shows us that no morning is complete without a big plate of eggs staring up at you.
  • Darby and Adrienne (@greatistdanda) shared a truly incredible pic of an old running spot back in California that could inspire anyone to leave the couch and go outside.
  • Brandon (@greatistbrandon) deserves a sponsorship for the amount of promotion he’s given Starbucks these past few weeks. Though it looks like all that coffee has sparked some good ideas: He’s committing to not eating between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Oh, and Brandon, just make sure all that trail mix you’re eating is good for you—these recipes should help.

  • Jessi (@greatistmentor) wants us all to set our intentions for the week. What does that mean? Good question. “Be as clear as possible about exactly what you’re going to take action on this week to get toward your goals,” she says.