Gina Rodriguez in Bathing Suit Is "Grateful"
Gina Rodriguez is celebrating her wedding anniversary in the tropics! The Jane the Virgin star flaunts her famously fit figure in her latest Instagram post, rocking a purple swimsuit as she vacations at the Dorado Beach Reserve in Puerto Rico with her husband of three years. "This day. This trip. This love. This island. Grateful. Grateful. So very grateful. #RCMemories #RCReserve #DoradoBeachReserve #puertorico," she captioned the series of snaps. How does the actress stay fit? Read on to see 7 ways Gina Rodriguez stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Refuses to Diet
Gina maintains that dieting can have a negative impact on your life. "It's important to celebrate my successes with the people around me. Eating, drinking, and toasting are big parts of my family gatherings," she told Shape. "I think body positivity is important because it frees up a lot of worrying and a lot of stress we spend on it daily. Instead, put all that time and energy into doing the things you want to do and making your dreams come true."
She Altered Her Life When Diagnosed with an Autoimmune Condition
Rodriguez Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune condition that impacts the thyroid and can lead to an underactive thyroid. When first diagnosed, Gina revealed to Self that it felt like "the curse of a lifetime," especially due to the potential weight gain implications. "To the core of my being, I know what it's like to feel like there is no way I can win this, so where do I even begin," she said. "[Hashimoto's] affects so many aspects of your life. I've had it for so many years…that rebellion of not taking care of myself can't exist anymore."
She Boxes and Does Muay Thai
Gina loves fighting forms of fitness, including boxing and Muay Thai. "No pain, no Muay Thai. I came here to transform. I came here to face my demons and bad habits. I went full force into training and it wasn't comfortable or easy but discipline never is and life never is. Everyday I want to grow stronger, I may fail but I will try. Everyday I want to grow wiser, I may fail but I will try. Life knocks you down and it can hurt but that has never stopped me before and so I repeat no pain, no Muay Thai," she captioned this Instagram post.
Her Diet Is Healthy
Due to her health condition, Gina has to pay extra attention to what she puts in her body. "Fatigue is already an issue with Hashimoto's, and some scenes can really take a lot out of you," she told Shape. "That's a by-product of the job, so I keep my energy up by being conscientious about the food I put in my body-eating more fiber and vegetable protein."
While not super restrictive, she maintains balance. "I eat healthily and work out, so I don't worry about having a red velvet cupcake or slice of pizza," she told Shape. "I can't say I'm on point, always on it, because, man, I'm flawed," she added to Self. "I want the burger and the ice cream and the red velvet cupcakes. I want the croissant with my coffee, even though gluten doesn't do me justice."
She Battled Anxiety
"I've just recently started getting really debilitating panic attacks and anxiety," Gina told Self, which she attributes to "balancing reality with fiction, and reality with the bullshit of social media, the kind of psychological change that's happening in our climate, period." However, she realized she was taking too much thyroid medication. Once she lowered her dosage, the anxiety subsided.
She Recently Got Into Mountain Climbing
Gina recently started mountain climbing, training at an indoor climbing wall. "New hobby. New fears to push thru," she wrote in this Instagram post of herself climbing a wall. Or try a vertical climber. "The machine is 7-feet tall and puts users at a 75 degree angle in a climbing position. But don't be intimidated! Gym goers put their feet in the straps and push up on the handle bar at the same time they push down with their leg. Think: opposite hand, opposite foot. When you push up with your right hand, your left leg is also moving upwards," says the Cleveland Clinic.