2020 December

December 30, 2020

I know many people have resolutions for the new year, but I feel like I’ve strayed a bit from that. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with resolutions, but I’ve become more fond of the mindset of small goals and lifestyle shifts whenever the desire strikes. Anytime of the year is the perfect time for a shift, or transition—not just the start of the new year.

Sometimes when we prolong things, we find reasons and excuses not to move forward versus taking action. That’s why I prefer small, mindful shifts that don’t seem overbearing, and are attainable. Nice and steady wins the race. And once you accomplish one, you continue to build on your goals. It’s great to have big goals and visions, but it’s also important to break them down. When you’re so used to a certain way of life, sometimes going cold-turkey or “going hard” can be a bit abrasive and place extra stress on the shift you’re truly trying to make. So rather than have a long list of resolutions, or think of new goals, sometimes I just simply look at how I can improve things that are currently in my life like – relationships, career opportunities, eating and workout habits. Nothing necessarily has to be “so off,” I can just look for ways to make life a little sweeter or keep the consistency and reflect on what’s really working to keep that going.

For example, my daily read, meditation, and gratitude practice have made such a difference in my life. So the umbrella theme for me in 2021 is consistency. Building off what has been a blessing to my life in 2020 – and that’s okay! So keep that in mind when you’re thinking about your next goal, or resolution — what is your intention? Once you clarify that, then create from there!

December 22, 2020

The energy we have changes our experiences! Be mindful of how you carry yourself, and how others are around you. Great energy can greatly impact the course of our day, for better or for worse. So let it be great! See what happens when you step into a room next time with tons of positive energy, and how others react. Be their bright light! Leave that room even better than when you first stepped in! There is no better compliment than someone saying how much they love your energy! The world needs more positivity, so be the reason it overflows in happiness!

December 16, 2020

When we have our health, we have EVERYTHING! One of the ways I’ve kept my body functioning at its best is by adding @goligummy to my daily routine! And I definitely enjoy the full daily recommendation, which is up to 6 a day! I truly have to remind myself to stop because it tastes like candy, and satisfies my sweet tooth. But the biggest treat is that it’s been beneficial to my health! A few of the many benefits of apple cider vinegar include improved energy, healthy digestion, and improved gut health!

And as I’ve said before, the biggest key to keeping consistent healthy habits is finding things you enjoy, whether we are talking about workouts or nutrition. If you’re looking to add a little taste of health into your Christmas stocking this year, use my code “maricrislapaix” to get 5% off your order. Click here to learn more about Goli Nutrition and to order some to start off 2021 as the healthiest version of you! I promise…HEALTH TASTES SWEET!

December 7, 2020


I love gliders! If you’ve got a set, give them a go! You can also try these at home with a pair of socks on a smooth surface!

  1. High Plank – Single Leg Quick Switch Climbers
  2. High Plank Alternating Mtn to Crossbody Climber
  3. Low Plank Jacks

The ability to maintain your stability and control through movement is key! And you can definitely have fun doing it! The above exercises may look smooth and simple, but boy does your core start to burn after time! These exercises are what my clients would call deceptive – haha! On an important note, we’ve got to remember that when it comes to training, It’s not always about moving fast and breaking a sweat that signifies a great workout. It takes a lot of energy, strength and control to remain in optimal body positioning. Always set your foundation first, and once that’s solid, the world is yours! Progressions will be much more effective, as well as safer for you! Enjoy the new core challenge!

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