The more time passes, the more Eiza Gonzalez has learned to be "grateful" for every inch of her body.
"I'm getting to that age where I feel confident: This girl I see in the mirror is who I am, and I've just got to love her," she declared.
"I don't want to judge her. I want to give my body this message consistently that I'm grateful for it so that it keeps itself healthy," the 31-year-old actress explained to SHAPE. "Especially in middle of a pandemic, we realize that our bodies are doing so much to keep us alive."
Finding that strength took time for the Baby Driver star. In fact, she recalled an incident from just a few years ago when a paparazzi snapped a picture of her on the beach. "You could see cellulite on my leg in the photos," noted Gonzalez. "I was so embarrassed."
Nowadays, she embraces anything that she once considered a flaw.
"I feel so sexy when I see my cellulite or my butt — that it's big, with little dimples," she insisted. "I feel so sexy just having a jiggle, or when I sit and my legs create that little fat on the side of my hip. I really do."
"I feel like a woman," the brunette babe explained. "I can move my body, and it makes me feel really empowered, something that I never would have felt in my 20s."
Of course, Gonzalez still maintains a healthy lifestyle.
To stay in shape, the Godzilla vs. Kong star "swears by Pilates," but she also adds in weight lifting as well as "cardio mixed with movement."
"This body needs to be happy by exercising, because I feel so good when I exercise," she explained.
On the nutrition side, she revealed to the magazine that she took the last year to learn how to cook.
"That really motivated me. I realized that I'm cleaning my system from the inside out, and it really began to show," the Hollywood star shared. "It was beautiful because I've never felt as healthy as I feel right now."
However, "one day a week," she eats whatever she wants to. "That's my one rule," she stated. "I'll eat brownies. I'll eat pizza. I'll eat all the foods I want to eat because that's what this body needs to be happy."