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Sarah Michelle Gellar Covers Self December 2011 
Sarah Michelle Gellar Covers Self December 2011


She's back on primetime television with her new show "The Ringer," and Sarah Michelle Gellar finds herself on the front page of the December 2011 issue of
Self magazine.

The 34-year-old actress was nabbed for cover girl duties while also talking with the publication about topics including changing her priorities in life to her advice that others not live life on a scale, as she puts it.

Highlights from Miss Gellar's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Self!

On not living life on a scale:
"You can't live your life by the scale. We don't even have one in our house. I've never believed in them, because your weight fluctuates. It's more about how my clothing fits than a number. Besides, if you deny yourself everything because you're so focused on the mirror or the scale, then when do you get to enjoy life?"

On taking life less seriously:
"I've learned that you've got to take life a little less seriously. All my priorities have changed. I give myself permission to enjoy my job, but not let it take over. I was 18 years old when I started Buffy, and work was my everything. Back then, no actor had worse hours than I did. Now I don't work on weekends anymore. Everybody knows you can't sway me on that point, so nobody even tries. Plus, my perspective on work has changed: Work doesn't define who I am. I love what I do, but I don't feel a burning pressure anymore. And because I'm working for fun, I get to enjoy it. I'd watch Ringer if I wasn't on it! Of course, it's not as much fun when you know what's going to happen. It takes some of the excitement away."

On keeping a flexible workout schedule:
"I still work out, but not five days a week. I do pilates, I run on the treadmill, I walk to the soundstage rather than taking the cart. I wish I could say I was in the best shape of my life right now, but I don't put the same pressure on myself that I used to. So I don't rock a bikini on Wilshire Boulevard—but I don't know many people who do! I don't think people turn away in horror when I walk by. I figure I'm doing something right. I do whatever I can whenever I can, but if I'm tired, it's OK to just be tired. You know what's really annoying, though? How much better I feel when I do wake up early enough to work out!"

On making time for herself and her marriage:
"Charlotte is my best friend, and any free time I have, I want to spend with her. But while it's easy to forget yourself, I can't define myself as only Charlotte's mother—one day, she's going to be an adult, and then where am I? Like in any other relationship, you have to remember who you are through all this. After she goes to bed at 7:30, I might take a bath or read. And Freddie and I get our time together, too. Relationships are like flowers: They need attention to grow and develop. You have to make time to be there for the other person. Luckily, Charlotte's a sound sleeper, so once she's down, we can have friends over and have dinner and conversation and not worry."

Sarah Michelle Gellar Covers Self December 2011
Sarah Michelle Gellar


Sarah Michelle Gellar Covers Self December 2011
Sarah Michelle Gellar


Sarah Michelle Gellar Covers Self December 2011
Sarah Michelle Gellar


Sarah Michelle Gellar Covers Self December 2011 
Sarah Michelle Gellar


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