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January 27, 2017

( This post is brought to you by the fab Align Probiotic — I am so excited to share all of the deets with you and get you IN on this 28-day Probiotic Challenge with me and my amazing mama!!!

If you’re ordering, use THESE COUPONS because I love youuuu + I want to help you keep your gut healthy without breaking the bank! )


Hellllooo angels and happy almost-end-of-January! How is the time flying so fast already? I wanted to take a moment to check in with you guys about how your resolutions + goals for 2017 are going. Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

You know I am not a huge fan of the traditional New Years resolutions, but I’m DEFINITELY a fan of setting really hard-hitting & clear goals and visions for the new year. I wrote all about mine here and have been really trying to incorporate all of these visions into my life to make them a reality!

Once I finish my Yogaworks 500-hr teacher training, which will be in A WEEK AND A DAY (#OMG. #YES.), I will have more time to really hone in on the “me time” aspects of my goals and visions, and to sit back, reflect, read and write more… and of course keep cranking out ideas for my next book. Book proposal is almost done — EEK.

I have some huge goals for this year, including to begin teaching at some of my dream studios in LA, have some KILLER idols of mine on TBB podcast, write this next book in full, start vlogging consistently (I have some fun video series in mind…!) and more, so naturally I should have and do have health, wellness and self-care goals and visions for the year too.

With all of these business and brand goals, I would be a MESS if I wasn’t also taking care of myself and putting a large amount of my time and energy back into myself and my overall wellness.

Apart from getting good sleep, eating really clean, exercising every day, meditating and stretching, surrounding myself with people who set my soul on fire (and saying adios to people who don’t), I wanted to kick it up a notch and re-dedicate myself to taking a PROBIOTIC every day.

Honestly, I go back and forth with taking probiotics. I know how good they are for me, so I wish I was better about them, but when it comes to taking something every day sometimes I just fall off the wagon. This year I decided I would get REAL dedicated to my health from the inside out — with all sorts of fab self-care methods AND my Align Probiotics.


I was SO DILIGENT about taking Align Probiotics last year — remember?! Then I honestly stopped taking probiotics for months and months before and after my Panchakarma — but I know that for the best results I should be taking them daily.

But now, after the holidays, and with this INSANE yoga and blogging schedule, I need some regimen in my life. Some routine.

And you know what helps a ton? Having routine with a FRIEND or someone you love.

So I enlisted my beautiful mama, Jane Younger of Dirty Martinis and Skinny Jeans (woo!!!) to join me on this 28-day Align Probiotic Challenge, and ALSOOOO I am enlisting YOU GUYS to join me.

I love getting my mama in on all things health + wellness with me. She is so inspiring and I am so stoked for her to reap the benefits of taking a daily probiotic! HOW CUTE IS SHE?


So. Let’s Talk About Probiotics.

What’s the benefit of taking a daily probiotic, you ask?

Well, probiotics are amazing. A probiotic is a live microorganism dietary supplement that helps you maintain your digestive balance by fortifying your system with healthy bacteria. The bacteria it puts into your system is essential for many vital body functions and the health of your tummy/digestion.

Often, our digestion is disrupted by diet and stress — two things that I can CERTAINLY relate to having issues with. It can also be disrupted by travel and changes in routine. Do all of those things sounds like my life in a nutshell or what (and probably your life, too)?? YES, yes they do.

So… why Align?!

Well, you better believe I did my research. When I started working with Align last April, I looked into all of their deets to make sure my probiotic commitment was with a company that was aligned (lol) with all of my health and wellness staples.


It was then that I learned that Align is awesome, gluten-free, and is the only probiotic that contains a unique, pure-strained probiotic B. Bifantis 35624 which naturally helps promote a healthy digestive system with continued daily use.

AND it is the #1 Gastroenterologist‡ and Doctorᶲ recommended probiotic brand — and you only have to take it once a day. Anything that is just ONCE a day is fab in my book — or else I sort of forget to stay on top of it.

(That is WHAT. I. NEED.)

Let’s Do This Challenge TOGETHER!

This challenge is more of a commitment to your wellness than anything else, but I think calling something a challenge gives it a fun edge that we could all use a little bit more of when it comes to gut health.

But like really, when is gut health fun and sexy? Not usually — so let’s MAKE IT fun and sexy!

I like to make changes in a very specific way — surrounded by people I love, and really committing these new changes into my overall lifestyle.


So this time around my mom is joining me because she knows I do better when I have someone staying on top of me with this kind of thing, AND because I wanted to introduce probiotics into her life for the first time ever (eek, how cool is that?!?!).

SO, my mama and I will be taking our daily probiotic and using the hashtags #Live247, #AlignProbiotic and #TBBmademedoit — follow along with our progress & JOIN US!

You can join by using these special TBB coupons (because I love you), and please shoot me an email on top of using the hashtags so I know you’re in the challenge with us!

At the end of the challenge I will be doing a giveaway to whoever lets me know that they need help with gut health — and tells me WHYYYY balancing your gut health will enhance your life in so many ways. 🙂

Because, trust me I promise…. It WILL!

You can also follow along on my mom’s blog and her insta @dirtymartinisandskinnyjeans. We are headed to Bora Bora together in a couple of weeks & will continue the challenge there — YAY!


Thoughts?!?! JOIN US! Gut health vibes? Enter the giveaway below and throughout the challenge and I will choose a winner by the end of the 28 days!


ǂ Among gastroenterologists and doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in an AlphaImpactRx 2016 Survey.

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