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Sarah Michelle Gellar in Bathing Suit Shares Rare Selfie

Here is how the actress stays fit. 

Sarah Michelle Gellar is sharing a swimsuit selfie! The actress and mom treated fans to a gorgeous self-taken photo of herself, sharing the image via her Instagram stories over the weekend. She also shared a compilation of what she has been up to in the past few weeks. "Took two weeks offline to spend family and friend time. It was just what I needed. Here's a little of what I've been up to," she captioned the post. How does the former Buffy star stay buff? Read on for 5 ways Sarah Michelle Gellar stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Focuses on Fitness

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Sarah is always on the move. She has several workouts that help her stay in shape, including paddleboarding. "Taking a selfie on a paddle board is not easy," she captioned one post. She also loves PlateFit. "I love how quickly I can work out and get such a great exercise." And she finds other ways to sweat. "I love Pilates because it centers me and it also strengthens my body, but I also love being outside, so swimming, hiking, anything like that is great as well."


She Maintains a Healthy Diet

Sarah told Self focuses her diet around healthy food. "Freddie and I go to the supermarket probably every day, because we like to eat fresh, organic and local. People think it's so expensive to eat like that, but there are ways to do it so it's not as pricey. We shop at Whole Foods, but we ask which fish is on sale. On sale doesn't mean it's bad! It probably just means it's overcaught. And I clip coupons all the time. Why should you pay more for something that someone else is paying less for?" she said. She starts her day with coffee and veggie juice. "My favorite thing is to have a green juice," she told The/Thirty. "I go every weekend to the farmers market and I get fresh kale, spinach, celery, and lettuces and I blend it all together. That's my favorite thing before I work out." And her go-to snack? "Cheese and crackers. And chips and salsa. And fruit and veggies.  The list goes on…" she told E! Online.


She Prioritizes Self-Care

Self-care is high up on Sarah's To Do list. "Sometimes, I'm so tired at the end of the day I just want to go to bed, but I have to take time for myself to take a bath, read a book, or catch up with my friends so I don't lose myself in the minutiae of the day," she told Bustle. Her favorite "beauty/self-care must-have" doesn't cost a cent. "It's probably sleep because I need it and I'm very cranky without it," she revealed. 


She Doesn't Weigh Herself

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Sarah stays away from the scale. "I don't believe in trying to trick your body into things," she told Health. "I eat healthy, I exercise, I love food—but I don't like junk food. I mean, were women. We go up by five pounds, we lose it, depending on the water, the moon, your cycle, whatever. So I just try to maintain."


She Doesn't Work on the Weekends

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Sarah revealed to Self that when she was 18 and first started Buffy work was "everything" to her. "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," she said. 

Leah Groth
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