Sarah Michelle Gellar Tells Self Magazine: I Refuse to Obsess Over My Body

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The original Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar is on the December cover of SELF magazine, hitting newsstands Nov. 22, and she is looking happier and healthier than ever. With her husband, actor Freddie Prinze Jr. and two-year-old daughter, Charlotte, she has “learned that you’ve got to take life a little less seriously.”

Now that she stars and is co-executive producer of the new CW show, Ringer, how does she keep peace with her body and mind? She tells SELF it’s all about “giving herself permission” to let go and enjoy life.

To balance work, health, and play, Sarah claims to “give myself permission to…” the following:

…enjoy my job, but not let it take over.

…let myself eat (birthday) cake!

…work out how I want, when I want, where I want.

…never step on a scale.

…make time for myself and for my marriage.

…refuse to obsess over my body.

…spend a little time unplugged.

…but the best food (for cheap!).

…fit in time for friends.

…not waste time on gossip.

If this is what it takes to have it all like Sarah does, perhaps we should give it a try. Will you make a pledge with us to let ourselves eat birthday cake? Let us know in the comments!