6 Reasons Gina Rodriguez Is Our Healthy-Living Inspiration

To put it bluntly, Gina Rodriguez is a badass. As beautiful inside as she is out, the Jane the Virgin star is our role model for healthy living. Here are all the reasons we're obsessed with making her our new workout BFF.

She's a Fighter

Coming from a boxing background (her dad was a professional referee!), Gina grew up loving boxing. And when we say "loving boxing," we mean she really . . .

. . . really . . .

. . . really loves boxing!

She uses the workout as a way to stay in shape, burn calories, and beat stress — but also to battle the autoimmune diesase Hashimoto's, a thyroid condition that she's been fighting for most of her adult life.

She's Got a Strong, Positive Attitude

Regardless of anything that happens in her life, in the media, or any negativity she receives, Gina stays upbeat, inspirational, empowering, and articulate. Her personal mantra? "Today’s going to be a great day. I can and I will." And we really appreciate her silly sense of humor.

She's Honest About Her Struggles

This girl is the epitome of relatable, and she will really level with you: she's not afraid to open up about her struggle with health, weight loss, and self-acceptance. Just look at her Instagram!

She's All About Balance

While healthy eating is a priority — she's mentioned that she likes to eat healthy on set — she keeps everything in moderation. She's been known to crack a joke or two about Puerto Rican food being "clean eating" and eating pizza until she falls asleep. Speaking of which, she takes time to rest. Sometimes, a girl just needs a nap.

Did We Mention She's a Total Badass?

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Gina Rodriguez Pre Golden Globe Boxing workout

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Watch Out for Gina Rodriguez's Left Hand

Like, have you SEEN her left hand? James Corden is scarred for life.

She's Motivating

We'll leave you with this gem of an inspirational quote, courtesy of the lady herself: "You have the strength — I'm not saying it will be easy, but you can do it, and you can win." Gina, you rule.