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Not Dead Yet's Gina Rodriguez Shares Swimsuit Photo Honoring Husband

Here are her top health habits.

Gina Rodriguez is expressing her gratitude for her husband – in her swimsuit. In a recent social media post the Not Dead Yet star shows off her incredible body in a bathing suit while also revealing her deep love for her significant other. "I feel our memories in the fabric of my hair. Every goosebump on my skin another time you have made my heart skip a beat. You gave me a son and as he sleeps on my lap I see your love all over his spirit. Here are 10 pics of us because I can't stop scrolling through my favorites album. This man, this love, how did I get so lucky?" she captioned the Instagram post. "Just beautiful!!!" commented her friend, Viola Davis. "y'all are just beautiful," added Liza Koshy. 


No Diets

Gina Rodriguez/Instagram

Gina doesn't buy into diet culture. "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."


Tackling Health Problems


Rodriguez suffers from 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."


Boxing and Muay Thai

Gina loves 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. 


Fiber and Vegetable Protein

Due to her health condition, Hashimoto's Gina has to be careful with her diet, fueling her body with what it needs. "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." 


Cheat Meals

"I eat healthily and work out, so I don't worry about having a red velvet cupcake or slice of pizza," Gina 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." 



As can be seen in her recent social media post, Gina is a surfer. According to the Australian government's Better Health, surfing provides many health benefits including cardiovascular fitness from paddling, shoulder and back strength, which also strengthens from the paddling, and leg and core strength. "Once you're standing up on the board, strong legs and a strong core will keep you up," they say. 

Leah Groth
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