Standing Tall with Proper Posture (Week 16)

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This weekly report is for you, as much as it is for me. I feel it is important to document the little victories throughout the week because it is through these moments we achieve big things.

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to practice proper posture on April 15-21 on 2019.

Our Movement is Growing

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With 2623 followers on Instagram, almost two hundred receiving text messages and 669 people getting emails, it’s official. Thousands are receiving the weekly wellness challenges. Thank you for continuing to spread the word.

Posting more on Instagram Story

I am going outside my comfort zone and posting more personal stories to IG stories. The narratives are full of my honest, everyday experiences being a mother, running a business and working hard to be better. Please follow @mybebetter and check my stories. I love your questions and feedback.

Starting a Contest

If you have a group of women in your life whom you think would enjoy the Be Better challenges, I would love to hold a free customized contest for you. I am doing it right now within my Fit4Mom Anaheim Hills/Orange group. Although this is a new idea, I think there will be a 10-women minimum requirement for the contest. Within my Fit4Mom, about 10-15 women are participating. When they complete the challenges, they are reporting as part of FIT4MOM. All of the women who complete 4 challenges in a row (a month of challenges), will qualify to win a free My Be Better Box subscription.      

Challenges Completed and Money Raised:

My mom completing this week’s challenge, maintaining good posture while holding my new nephew.

My mom completing this week’s challenge, maintaining good posture while holding my new nephew.

Year-to-date we have raised $627.60 for Every Mother Counts! That is 1348 CHALLENGES COMPLETED.

Be Better Teams

Congrats to our Be Better Teams.  10 teams had 80% participation or more for week six.

The teams with 100% participation: 4 teams.            

(Pacers4lfye, Team Awesome, The Positive Changemarkers, TRIHOW)

The teams with 80% participation: 6 teams

(Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Beautiful Badass Breeders, Mama Needs a minute, Shermoms and Change Cravers)

If interested in learning more about these teams, please check out Start a Team on our website.



Weekly Report: Week 15 (Spring Cleaning)

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This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to spring clean.

Year-to-date we have raised $588.90 for Every Mother Counts.

We set a record!! We had 118 women report last week’s completed challenge and 29 posts to social media.

Congrats to our Be Better Teams. We had 12 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 7 TEAMS

(Be Better Boss Babes, Be Better Be Supermoms, Better with Time, Shermoms, Team Awesome, The Positive Changemarkers, TRIHOW)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 5 TEAMS

(Beautiful Badass Breeders, Change Cravers, Mama needs a minute, Moutain Ladies, Pacers4lyfe)

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WINNERS OF LAST WEEK CONTEST

Amanda H. (no team)

Karleen S. (team FIT4MOM)

Sue S. (team Mtn. Ladies)

Erin A (team Sher-moms)

Anna Carstens (team The Positive Changemakers)

*You have till Tuesday at noon (April 16th) to claim your prize. Please email me at aly@bebettermovement.com with your address!

Weekly Report: Week 14 (Honey)

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This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to eat honey.

Year-to-date we have raised $538.80 for Every Mother Counts.

We had 86 women report last week’s completed challenge and 25 posts to social media.

Congrats to our Be Better Teams. We had 12 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 7 TEAMS

(Be Better Boss Babes, Be Better Be Supermoms, Beautiful Badass Breeders, Mama needs a minute, Team Awesome, The Positive Changemarkers, TRIHOW)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 5 TEAMS

(Better with Time, Butterfly Effect, Pacers4lfye, Man Ladies, Be Better Beach Babes)

Congrats to team captain Jacci and team TRIHOW who won last week’s for some HONEY! You completed at 100% rate to quality for the contest and were the lucky ones chosen. Great work.


Weekly Report: Week 13 (Phoneless Nights)

Congrats to @happymamaheather for winning last week’s Bagby Contest.

Congrats to @happymamaheather for winning last week’s Bagby Contest.

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to Phoneless Nights

Year-to-date we have raised $501.90 for Every Mother Counts.

We had 81 women report last week’s completed challenge and 22 posts to social media.

Congrats to our Be Better Teams. We had 9 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 5 TEAMS

(Be Better Be Supermoms, Beautiful Badass Breeders, Change Cravers, Mtns Ladies, The Positive Changemakers)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 6 TEAMS

(Be Better Boss Babes, Better with Time, Butterfly Effect, Pacers4lfye, Team Awesome and TRIHOW)

Weekly Report: Week 12 (Shop the Perimeter)

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to Shop the Perimeter.

Year-to-date we have raised $467.30 for Every Mother Counts.

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We had 69 women report last week’s completed challenge and 20 posts to social media.

Congrats to our Be Better Teams. We had 9 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 5 TEAMS

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(Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Beautiful Badass, Ladybugs, The Positive Changemakers)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 4 TEAMS

(Change Cravers, Mountain Ladies, Team Awesome and TRIHOW)

OUR HIGHLIGHTED POST OF THE WEEK BY @lauragmoffett

Next week’s contest: Phoneless Night Contest RULES

We are so lucky to be partnering with Bagby this week. If you are a My Be Better Box subscriber you have already received the Bagby Anti-Phubbing Band. This will be a perfect item to assist in this week's challenge, phoneless night. Bagby has also donated a Bagby Bag to be gifted to one lucky participant at the end of the week. To qualify for this week's Bagby contest:

1. Complete this week's #bebetter52 challenge to put your phone away 30 minutes before bed. 

2. Post a picture of instagram of your completed task with hashtag #bebetter52. Plus tag @mybebetter and @bagbybrand so we can confirm your posted photo. 

3. Last thing, follow @bagbybrand.

Weekly Report: Week 11 (Attitude of Gratitude)

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to focus on what you have, not what you don't this week.

Year-to-date we have raised $437.70 for Every Mother Counts.

We had 82 women report last week’s completed challenge and 37 posts to social media.

Congrats to our Be Better Teams. We had 10 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 8 TEAMS

(Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Beautiful Badass Breeders, KWPP Leading Ladies, Better with Time, Ladybugs, Team Awesome, The Positive Changemakers)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 2 TEAMS

(Be Better Beach Babes and Change Cravers)

OUR HIGHLIGHTED POST OF THE WEEK BY MOMMEJOURNEY

Weekly Report: Week 10 (Eat Salsa)

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to eat salsa.

Year-to-date we have raised $399.20 for Every Mother Counts.

We had 100 women report last week’s completed challenge and 33 posts to social media.

Congrats to our Be Better Teams. We had 13 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 11 TEAMS

(Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Beautiful Badass Breeders, Change Cravers, KWPP Leading Ladies, Mama Needs a Minute, Mtn Ladies, Team Awesome, Pacers4lyfe, Team Awesome, The Positive Changemakers, TRIHOW)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 2 TEAMS

(Butterfly Effect, Mamms Matter)

Weekly Report: Week 9 (30 Second Tasks)

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This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to complete 30 second tasks. Based on your reported responses, you felt a range of emotions.

-Accomplished and powerful- Beth W

-Relieved!- Marissa D

-Brought happiness-Erin A

-Energized- Tori W.

Year-to-date we have raised $355.90 for Every Mother Counts.

We had 87 women report last week’s completed challenge and 26 posts to social media.

Congrats to our Be Better Teams. We had 12 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 8 TEAMS

(Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Beautiful Badass Breeders, Better with Time, Team Awesome, Butterfly Effect, Change Cravers, The Positive Changemakers)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 4 TEAMS

(Mtn Ladies, Pacers4lyfe, Mama Needs a Minute and TRiHow)

Weekly Report: Week 8 (Probiotics)

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to incorporate probiotics into your diet. Based on your reported responses, it appears Kombucha and Kefir were your favorite ways to incorporate probiotics.

Year-to-date we have raised $318.50 for Every Mother Counts.

Favorite Post of the week by @carolynbcostanzo

Favorite Post of the week by @carolynbcostanzo

We had 92 women report last week’s completed challenge and 39 posts to social media.

Congrats to our Be Better Teams. We had 12 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 7 TEAMS

(Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Better with Time, KWPP Leading Ladies, Mtn Ladies,The Positive Changemakers and TRIHOW)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 5 TEAMS

(Beautiful Badass Breeders, Butterfly Effect, Change Cravers, Pacers4lyfe and Team Awesome)

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Weekly Report: Week 7, 2019

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to letters of love. Year-to-date we have raised $277.80 for Every Mother Counts.

We had over 80 women report last week’s completed challenge and 31 posts to social media.

Congrats to the 8 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 7 TEAMS

(Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Beautiful Badass Breeders, Better with Time, Change Cravers, Mtn Ladies, and The Positive Changemakers)

80 % PARTICIPATION: 1 TEAMS

(Pacers4lyfe)

LAST WEEK‘S CONTEST WINNERS:

The winners were chosen in three categories. Great job Cassandra, Storm and Susanne.

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Best Photography

Cassandra sprinkled love around the parking lot at work.

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Most Creative

Gave out letters of love and “snow” buddies to all her neighbors who were snowed in all week.

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Best Caption

Sweet words written by a mom, Susanne.

Team Report: Week 6, 2019

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Love your IG Stories

Post by Laura S from Team Beautiful Badass Breeders

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to eat mindfully. Year-to-date we have raised $242.70 for Every Mother Counts.

We had over 86 women report last week’s completed challenge and 25 posts to social media.

Congrats to the 9 teams that had 80% participation or more for week six

THE TEAMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION: 4 TEAMS

Be Better Be Supermoms, Beautiful Badass Breeders, KWPP Leading Awesome, and The Positive Changemakers.

80 % PARTICIPATION: 5 TEAMS

Be Better Beach Babes, Be Better Boss Babes Mountain Ladies, Team Awesome and TRIHOW.

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Love the caption by Susanne

from Team Be Better Boss Babes

THIS WEEK‘s Contest Announcement:

Spread the love and enter this week’s contest by posting a #bebetter52 photo on instagram. Make sure to tag BOTH @mybebetter and #bebetter52. There will be 3 winners and they will be gifted a 5 envelopes and notecard set from Peony and Laces. The cards are so adorable and the company is founded by mom, wife and business owner, Anna.

the 5 envelopes and notecard set from Peony and Laces

the 5 envelopes and notecard set from Peony and Laces

The winners will be chosen in three categories.

  1. Most Creative (for example going outside your comfort zone to spread love in your community, school, work). 

  2. Best photography

  3. Best Written Caption (for example, the impact of completing this week’s challenge)

Team Report: Week 5, 2019

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to eat dark chocolate.

We had over 100 women report this week’s completed challenge and 50% posted to social media. That is an all time record. Probably helped that the challenge was to eat dark chocolate, but I am still overwhelmingly proud.

Congrats to the 14 teams that had 80% participation or more for week five (teams listed below).

Big News: I would like to welcome another team joining all the way from Kansas. The team captain is Beth W and their team name is Mammas Matter. Welcome ladies

We currently have 18 teams participating nation-wide (90 ladies participation on teams).

Year-to-date we have raised $205.80 for Every Mother Counts.


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Highlighted Post

By Cassandra from Team Be Better Be Supermoms



Congrats to the teams with

100% Participation: 9 Teams

Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Beach Babes, Beautiful Badass Breeders, KWPP Leading Ladies, Mama Needs a Minute, Team Awesome, The Positive Changemakers, TRIHOW.

80 % Participation: 5 Teams

Better with Time, Change Cravers, Mountain Ladies, Pacers4lyfe and Butterfly Effect.