By Heather Waugh For Dailymail. Leighton Meester no longer puts pressure on herself to achieve body goals. The year-old actress says she now puts her focus on fulfillment rather than rock-hard abs, as she reveals her new passion for surfing in the new issue of SHAPE magazine. My husband also taught me how to surf, and in the last year, I got really into it,' the former Gossip Girl star, who is married to actor Adam Brody, told the magazine for its April issue. The actress revealed she loves the experience of being in the water and is happier when she's not purely focusing on getting fit and toning up. The mother-of-one also dished on her diet, revealing she doesn't deprive herself, but likes to stick to sensible portion sizes.
Leighton Meester says she no longer cares about working out to burn fat
Leighton Meester On Her Workouts, Diet, and Self-Care Rituals | Shape
We first met her as mean girl Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl. Now Leighton Meester is playing for laughs—and new depths—as a different TV archetype: the single mom. Leighton Meester might end up having cereal for dinner tonight, and that's OK with her. Her impressive career reinventions aren't what is keeping Leighton busier than busy-she has those under control. It was when her daughter-with actor husband Adam Brody-was born, three years ago, that the juggle got real and proper dinners became more sparse. In fact, there's a scene in Single Parents , her new ABC sitcom, about a tribe of Angelenos trying to keep it together raising first graders solo, that sums up where Leighton is with her life right now: "[My] personal time is the walk from my house to the car in the morning, where for seven or eight seconds, I can just let everything go and chew gum," she says as Angie D'Amato, a paralegal by day and a mom Leighton's venture into comedy was a smart one she has received glowing reviews as well as personally fulfilling in its relatability.
Leighton Meester and Husband Adam Brody Hit the Waves Together for Malibu Surfing Session
Meester, who is visiting to represent local clothing brand Penshoppe at the ongoing Philippine Fashion Week, said she is grateful to her Filipino fans who continue to surprise her with their support despite being "across the world. The year-old actress, who is best-known for her role as socialite Blair Waldorf in TV drama "Gossip Girl," shared she has a Filipina for a close friend growing up. Her mom was kind of strict," she said, musing, "I don't know, maybe that's a Filipino thing?