10 Day Transformation starts today!


Day NOW!  So I started my Purium 10 Day Transformation a day early (today) because I could not wait to get going!  As I write this I have already had 10 Super Aminos (vegan legume based aminos) which is about the same protein as a big steak and 12 ounces of water.  I noted in my Instagram post I hate drinking lots of water in the morning.  Isn’t that the epitomy of health, Coach?  Maybe yes, maybe no, but I’m on board now (yes, even Joey sometimes struggles with doing what is healthy).  This starts my week with tons of greens and superfoods, which means I'm kicking off the week feeling healthy and energized.  No catch phrases with Purium, just good old organic holistic nutrition.  

Why am I doing this again?  To recap, over the winter plethora of skin issues (I've always had skin issues actually but they flared up much worse over the winter).  I am also doing this because it is time to get ripped. I just finished a strength block where my only goal was to lift more weight and I accomplished that.  And finally, I am turning 40 this October and going in full charge with a healthy and in shape body to crush my 40’s!  Now it’s time to look better, clear up those skin issues and rock this next decade.  I currently weigh between 185-186ish and hoping to get under 180 with some more definition.  Is it vain?  Maybe, but don't we all want to look better while getting healthier?  

I'm telling you all this so you can follow my journey on this EASY path with Purium and me.  Who knows, you might want to start your own path real soon!  

Remember Purium is all natural and organic superfoods that help you live a healthier life.  Purium makes it real easy to get all your nutrients in during your busy day(s).  Contact me at jtabtraining@gmail.com or message me on my Instagram or Facebook for more details.  Stay tuned over the next 10 days as I update you on my progress and you walk with me on this journey.  


Convenient AND Healthy?

We live in a day and age where convenience is KING and time is of the essence.  If it takes more than a few seconds we “can’t” wait for it.  Our internet has gone from dial up (taking upwards of 10 minutes to get “online”, but now, if it takes longer than 15 seconds we start yelling at the computer!  To make matters worse nutrition has gone the same way.  Not many people have time (or patience) to prepare complete “healthy” lunches and breakfasts that take 5-25 minutes. While this doesn't seem like a big chunk of time, for many this is more than they can spare.

This shift if our culture has put a damper on our health, as quick “fast food” options are usually less desirable for our optimal health. Often times fast food options are high in sodium, high in fat, and VERY high in calories.  If you are watching what you put in your nutrition plan, you know that these are usually not the traits you look for in "healthy" foods. When look to lose weight, improve health, or simply lead a healthy lifestyle, than low calorie/high nutrient/clean calories should be the top of the list.  It is usually hard to find that in a convenient “package”.

Enter Purium’s Core 3 (or even just 2 of the 3).  Let me explain.  Most people think a salad is the epitome of quick convenient healthy nutrition.  There are many pitfalls in this.  First unless you put good quality protein source (whether that's vegan based like beans, or meat based like organic chicken or beef), you are still only getting a lot of carbs without the need protein.  Second, if you can only get down a salad with tons of dressing on it, you've now bumped up the calories so high that you've negated any healthy benefits in the first place. 

Purium’s CORE 3 is a combo of high quality protein, high quality veggie/phytonutrient shake and the highest ORAC value fruit drink.  When taken in the same day you get most of your veggie nutrition you need for the day, ALL of your fruit intake you need for the day and a good serving of protein that you need for each day.  

Power Shake- phytonutrients, greens, veggies, antioxidants, low sugar, low calorie, high nutrients, gluten free, organic


Super 23 Aminos- vegan protein source, high amino content, non-dairy, non-soy, physicians desk reference product, high protein


Apothe Cherry- tart cherry juice, 10 servings of fruit (half serving is all your fruit requirement for day!), no pesticides, natural sleep aid (melatonin found NATURALLY in Tart Cherries), super high antioxidants, 7,000 ORAC value per full serving


My recommendation is to drink a Power Shake and have 3-5 Amino tablets for a complete “fast food” quick breakfast or lunch.  This will give you all the green power you need and all the protein without the high calories you need for a complete meal.  If you need something to chew on while having this shake and tablets add in 3-6 almonds(depending on calorie needs) for a crunch and chew and some good fat, more fiber and even more protein.

So now there are no excuses for eating healthy on the go or in a time crunch! For more information or to place an order email Joey at jtabtraining@gmail.com.

Training, Nutrition

A Holistic Approach to Healthy

Here at Jtab Training we believe the healthy extends beyond the gym. We talk a lot about working out and eating right (If you haven't heard Joey talk about Purium yet, you will!). However, a lot times, products we use in our daily lives (like skin care and cleaning products) can be contributing to poor health as well. It's not just about eating healthy and working out. Being healthy means integrating healthy habits and behavior in all aspects of our lives.

But don't be scared! Today our blog features a guest blogger Sherri, from Pure Haven, is helping us see how the products we use everyday CAN be safe, inexpensive and actually work! 

And don't forget to join the Jtab Training Crew and Sherri from Pure Haven to learn more about the gym, natural products and get a little taste of Purium (we told you you'd hear more about it soon!) at Jtab Training's Wellness day THIS Saturday (11/19) from 1:30-4:30pm!

Good news…

Because let’s face it, we all could use it right now! I’m going to ease one little anxiety that you’ve probably pushed way down to the bottom of your worry list, maybe you're trying not to think about because it’s too upsetting, or you just don’t have the time, money, energy or the right information to know how to fix it. I’m talking about how you long to feel confident that the products you and your family use are safe, not just guessing & convincing yourself…“well I bought it at Whole Foods so it must be ok” or “it says it’s natural so at least I’m trying”!  I’m talking about actually knowing that your stuff is safe. I always thought mine was, and whoa was I wrong. Now listen, I know you’re sick about hearing how everything is bad for you. There’s always a new article or research study telling you that everything you're doing is wrong. It’s enough to make you crazy really. You’ve got enough to worry about without stressing about those nasty, toxic chemicals that are lurking in your home and beauty products. So let me ease your mind and empower you with some info about the good stuff! 

  • Pure Haven Essentials is all good stuff. Only good stuff. Non-toxic, safe, and free of harmful chemicals. Safety, quality, and effectiveness is the Pure Haven way.  Products for your home, children, skin, hair, body, and beauty needs, as well as the highest quality essential oils…all made locally here in RI, in our USDA certified organic facility. (Read more about our Product Excellence, safety, and quality standards).
  • It’s easier than you think to be an ingredient detective when you’re shopping. You’ve learned to read food labels to meet your nutrition needs. You can do the same for your home and personal care products. This Ingredients to Avoid list is a great tool that lays out all of the worst offenders on the toxic charts. Simply bring it with you shopping, avoid the ingredients listed, and you’re on the right path to reducing toxins in your home.
  • You don’t have to do it all at once. Change doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Start simple. What are the products you use absolutely every single day? Shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste… Think about the difference you can make in your health just by switching out a couple of products that you use constantly. You can add things gradually. No need to do a mass overhaul unless you're truly on a mission.
  • You can arm yourself with knowledge. Knowing what to avoid, why, and the impact small changes can make are the keys to a healthier you, a healthier home, and even a healthier planet. The Pure Haven Essentials website , and your local consultant are great sources of information.
  • Pure Haven Essentials Independent Consultants are here for you for any question or need you might have. We can help you decide where to start, give product advice, help with orders or any customer service needs, provide some tips and tricks, or even be your personal shopper so you don’t have to even think about what gift to get! Every one of us is a small business owner, so by shopping through an independent consultant, you are supporting small business and helping families achieve their goals and dreams. Now that’s some good karma! 
  • You can shop right online, and your products will be shipped in just a couple of days. We’ve always got a monthly freebie with a $95+ order, and there’s even more opportunities for free and discounted products if you place a larger group order!
  • You contact me anytime for more info on products, shopping, hosting a party or group order, or to inquire about our $99 business opportunity. Browse my website , email me at sherri9279@gmail.com, or call/text me at 401-447-6635.


The good news is that Pure Haven Essentials is a safe, effective choice you never have to second-guess, stress or worry about. We’re in the business of doing good, and we’re all about making your world, your home and our world together a safer place to be. Doesn’t that just give you the warm fuzzies? Spread a little love and tell a friend about Pure Haven today!


Amy Does Purium: Day 5

I've FINALLY made it! It's the final day and I couldn't be more excited.

I have to say, it definitely got easier as the days went by. Day 3 was the hardest by far. The first few days were filled with motivation and the fact that it was something new. During the last 2, I found that I was getting tired of the routine, but the cravings had subsided some and I didn't want to dive into a large bowl of pasta as much as I before. It was getting through Day 3 that was the toughest challenge, and the hardest to stick through.

Coming out on the other end of this, I have to say, I'm definitely glad I did it. It was one of the hardest things I've done, but I came out feeling healthier (and a few pounds down!) As tempting as it is to now reach for the snacks and desserts I was craving so much over the past 5 days, I know it's important to continue to make smart choices in the future if I want to stay feeling as good and to keep the weight off. 

This isn't right for everyone. I know doing something like this may seem extreme for a lot of people. But I know myself. Once I start falling into those poor eating habits, it's really hard for me to break them. It takes a total reset to get my willpower and desire to be healthy back. For me, this was exactly what I needed to stop spiraling down the rabbit hole. 

So, as the end of the day I'm happy, feeling healthy and feeling like I'm headed in a more positive direction. Plus I'm a little bit skinnier, so I must say - Mission Accomplished!

Final Stats

Weight: 137.2 (down 3lbs! Wooo!)
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Arms: 11 inches
Legs: 19.5 inches


Amy Does Purium: Day 4

Today I came head-to-head with my nemesis... donuts... Have I mentioned my love for donuts before? They are everything to me. They are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, fried and frosted. They are heaven here on earth. I don't care the flavor, size or topping. I love them all. In fact, my stomach is growling right now just thinking about it. 

I was feeling pretty good and confident this morning when I woke up. I wasn't as ravenously hungry as I was yesterday, and I was starting to get used to the routine (if a little sick of it). I had some meetings this morning and didn't manage to get to the office until the early afternoon. I walked into the kitchen area to make my shake and on the way spotted the one thing that has the power to undo me. A box of donuts.

It took every ounce of willpower I had to not eat one of them (and I didn't) but don't ever doubt that I didn't think about them all afternoon. They consumed my brain, and were all I could talk or think about for the rest of the afternoon.

Now that I'm removed from the offending donut situation, I'm feeling slightly better and not feeling so obsessive. However, I am feeling like I'm ready for this to be over. While I know this is helping me lose weight and reset my cravings, I do miss variety in my diet. But, I only have one day left (did you hear that, one day!!) so I'm going to hold strong and make it through to the end.


Amy Does Purium: Day 3

Don't you just hate unsolicited advice? I got some today that pushed my buttons a little bit.

At a meeting with a vendor I ran into a trainer from South County that I met for the first time. In the course of our conversation, my business partner brought up the Purium cleanse I'm currently participating in. I immediately cringed as she launched into all the horrible side effects of restricting your diet and how it's not the right way to lose weight or get healthy. She had no previous knowledge of me, my diet, or exercise routine, but felt the need to tell me the "appropriate" way to go about losing weight. I hate telling people (especially other people in the health industry) about anything I choose to do with health or exercise because everyone has an opinion... and quite frankly... I'm sick of hearing it.

I get it, when you seriously reduce your food intake it can have negative side effects. A severe reduction in calories and nutrients can lead to a slower metabolism, decreased muscle mass, fatigue, dizziness, low blood pressure and headaches. What's even more, the second you start eating larger amounts of calories again, any weight you did lose can just comes flying right back on.

But here's the difference between what I'm doing with Purium and what happens during some of these other cleanses. While I am seriously restricting my diet and reducing my caloric intake, I'm making sure my body gets the nutrients it needs to still function at a high level. On a daily basis I consume: 3 shakes, 1 piece of grilled chicken, 1 organic apple and a few different types of vitamins. The food along gives me daily:

Calories: about 600
Protein: 83 grams
Carbs: 43 grams
100% of daily vitamins including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Zinc.

Besides that, the vitamins include a Vegan protein supplement, a hormone balancer and a supplement that protects your muscles and skin from damage. 

On top of that I'm continuing to lift and exercise like I regularly would, keeping my metabolism high and my muscle mass up. 

So, what's the point in all that? While I am hungry, I'm not hurting myself. I'm giving my body all the nutrients it needs, while losing some fat, resetting my taste buds, shrinking my appetite and reducing some of my "bad" cravings (like sugar and carbs).  Poor eating habits can be tough to break, so by doing something dramatic like this reset, I am breaking those habits and coming back to a healthier lifestyle. The goal is to no longer crave the "bad" food, and make better choices moving forward.

So while I understand that this isn't right for everyone, it is right for me at this time in my life. And while I appreciate that everyone has their own opinion, I think sometimes it's better to keep them to yourself. Or maybe that's just the hunger talking...


Amy Does Purium: Day 1

So Day 1 is always the easiest. You're motivated, you're excited and you've only been doing it for a short time. You can do anything for a short time.

When I jumped in this morning I was a little hesitant. Like I mentioned yesterday, I attempted this cleanse before and failed miserably on day 2. The real issue that last time? I hated the shakes.

Now, I know it's supposed to be all natural, and our tastebuds are used to processed sugars and flavors. I know that if I stuck with it through a few days I probably would eventually become indifferent to the taste. But also as I mentioned yesterday, I don't like a lot of foods, and if I don't like it, I don't eat it. So after a few days of forcing the shakes down, I just couldn't do it any more. I felt like I gave it a good run, but just couldn't do another day.

This time I opted for the "kids" version, which is essentially all the same vitamins and minerals but with a chocolate flavor that kids prefer. Considering chicken fingers and grilled cheeses are a main staple in my diet, I figured this was pretty appropriate. 

So needless to say, tasting the first shake this morning was a big deal. I had every finger and toe crossed hoping that the taste would be at least bearable. And guess what? It was actually good! I was shocked by how much I actually didn't dislike it. It tasted like any other chocolate protein shake I've ever had before. What a relief! 

Now that I was all good with the shake, the first day went pretty smoothly. The night is always tougher for me (it's my snack time), so I'm struggling a little bit with being hungry now. But like I mentioned above, it's Day 1, so the will power is still there. Here's hoping it continues to Day 2!