best eye creamThere are some eye creams for dehydration.  There are some for fine lines. There are some for puffiness. There are some for dark circles.  But why do I need four different eye treatments?  Why can’t I have it all?  I deserve it!

Keep seeking and you shall eventually find. It’s my motto for life and for skincare. Algenist Eye Renewal Balm is the holy grail of eye creams.  I have the Survivor song The Search is Over looping in my head right now.  (Google it)

The name says it all: this lush balm has everything you need to revive the delicate skin beneath your eyes. The biotech team behind Algenist created it to tackle all your eye concerns: dehydration, fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles.  SO whats the eye-opening secret? A patented microalgae compound, which spurs the cellular renewal process and works together with other proven anti-aging ingredients. You’ll see visible results in just days, and over time you can expect to enjoy a more rested, youthful appearance. Sephora $68

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8 Things to Do to Get Fit Quick

by Laura Kronen on April 20, 2017

fit is the  new sky

Summer is almost here.  Do you want to be fit?  Look good in that new bathing suit?  Feel confident strutting in shorts?  Who doesn’t?

The truth is, it’s not that hard. All it takes is commitment to yourself.  Just follow these eight super simple tips to get fit and fabulous.

1. Eat healthy.  You do not have to diet in order to do this.  I swear.  You do, however, have to severely limit the fast food, fried food and sweets.  It is hard, I know.  Sweets are my kryptonite.  But, eating healthy is the most important habit to instill if you want a fit body.

2. Make working out a priority.  You need to schedule your workout into your calendar and your daily to-do list.  It has to come before social activities, shopping, coffee, and social media.  Working out for one hour is only 1/24th of your day. Get up an hour earlier.  No more excuses.

3. Never rest for more than 2 days.  That’s actually pretty generous. You should actually never really rest for more than one day. Even if you only have 15 minutes to exercise, do it.  A short cardio routine is better than no routine at all.

4. Don’t skip the cardio. There is no healthy weight loss without cardio.  There are no toned muscles without cardio and there is no healthy heart without cardio. Yeah, it can get boring, but that’s what the TV’s in front of treadmills are for.

5. Invest in some fitness equipment.  We always have an excuse why we can’t go to the gym – bad weather, sick child, or time restrictions. But when you have exercise equipment at home, those excuses don’t fly. A treadmill is an ideal piece of equipment, I don’t know what I would do without mine, but even weights are a great investment for the times when you can’t make it to the gym. Remember, any workout is 100 times better than no workout at all.

6. Exercise when you are sore.  Take an Aleve and get back on track.  You don’t have to do intense weight training or run a marathon, but a good brisk walk isn’t going to hurt and more likely it will help your pain last less.  It’s called active recovery.  Don’t forget to stretch!

7. Get some rest.  If you want the energy for your daily routine you need to get some shut-eye. Yup, 8 hours a night.  Just like you have always heard.

8. Easy on the alcohol.  It’s pure calories. Not to mention it will screw up your workout the day after drinking as well and provide you with another excuse for not making exercise happen.

Get up, get moving, get healthy and get fit!

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75 Non-Resolution Resolutions You Can Make for 2017

December 31, 2016

Welcome to 2017. While 45 percent of Americans set New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent are successful at sticking to them. What are you going to do to make this year your best yet? And no, we’re not talking about unrealistic (yet well-intentioned) promises to yourself such as going to the gym every single day, stopping cursing, […]

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New Year, Better You. Happy 2017!

December 27, 2016

Every new day is an opportunity to become a better you, but the start of a New Year, especially, brings life changing resolutions to many. While I’m not a big proponent of resolutions, I do love goals.  By setting more realistic goals for yourself and not limiting yourself to a once-a-year, do-or-die, all-out assault (i.e resolution) […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016! What are YOU grateful for?

November 22, 2016

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

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Laura Kronen Featured on Cover of Health Monitor’s DIABETES Magazine

September 15, 2016

  The Fall 2016 issue of Health Monitor’s DIABETES Magazine features Be You Only Better’s founder and CEO Laura Kronen.  Not only is Laura Kronen a lifecoach, author, advocate for diabetes, and a Type 1 diabetic herself, but she is also this month’s cover girl. The featured story focuses on how a diabetes diagnosis led […]

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Look at my Bum Bum (Cream)

August 11, 2016

It firms.  It tightens.  It smells like heaven in a jar.  And it is now on my list of “can’t live without products” and you’ll never forget its name: Bum Bum Cream. Inspired by those Brazilian beach babes sexy looks and ability to bare it all on the beach, this cream contains the Brazilian secret to getting […]

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Do You Wish Your Life Was Easier?

July 25, 2016

Do you struggle all the time? Do you wish things were easier? Is life hard for you?  Well, guess what?  You are not the only one. Everyone feels that way at one point or another.  Even those people that you think “have it all.” Do you believe if you were just skinnier, richer, more popular, […]

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If You Want to be a Morning Person, Start Acting Like One

June 3, 2016

I know.  You hate those types of people who open their eyes in the morning, jump out of bed and are ready to conquer the day.  Not everyone wakes up naturally perky and full of energy. Many of us hear the selected iPhone ringtone and throw the blankets over our head and hide out instead. If […]

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9 Steps to Finding Joy

April 26, 2016

Joy.  We have moments peppered throughout life that we get to experience that most euphoric emotion.  Maybe for you it was getting married, the birth of a child, traveling to Paris, scoring the winning touchdown, getting that coveted job, or nailing a performance.  But the truth is, joy is all around us.  We just need […]

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Every Day Should Be Earth Day

April 22, 2016

At Be You Only Better, I normally talk about ways to improve your self confidence, or ways to improve your image, but there is something else we need to be concerned with on a daily basis:  ways to improve our earth.   Earth Day is today and there is no better day to take a look at our consumption habits and […]

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12 Ways to Live an Extraordinary Life

April 12, 2016

We are going to keep this real simple.  You’ll be able to read this post in one minute or less and, if you follow it, it will change your life exponentially for the better.  Adhering to these basic points can help you turn your life from hectic and drama-filled to harmonious and easy-breezy. Always expect the good […]

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