Read: LJ Reyes’ thoughts on her postpartum body

Read: LJ Reyes’ thoughts on her postpartum body

By Kristelle Bechayda

Lately, self-care has been a favorite topic of discussion among parents. After all, raising a child (or more) is no easy feat. In order for a parent to give his best version to his family, looking after one’s self has become not only a beneficial option, but an actual need.

But for some parents, self-care isn’t considered as an urgent need in the foreseeable future. When asked on what consists of their me-time, these hands-on moms and dads can’t imagine being away from their children, even if taking care of them can get overwhelming at times.

This is something actress LJ Reyes relates with. On her Instagram account, the mom-of-two shares that despite the breather activities she has to put on hold because of her motherhood duties, she believes the right moment for her me-time will eventually come.

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Minsan pag may oras akong titigan sarili ko sa salamin napapaisip ako kung ok ba ako? Hahaha kasi minsan di na ako nakakapagsuklay. Buti nalang maiksi buhok ko! Haha Nagagawa ko lang yun pag may mga meeting or event na kelangan puntahan. Tamad na rin ako mag makeup kasi ang oras ko lang sa kotse, sa traffic! Haha sa totoo lang swerte ako kasi si @paolo_contis binibigyan ako ng time para sa sarili ko. Nakakaligo ng hindi nagmamadali, nakakakain ako ng matiwasay, nakakapagdessert pa nga ako eh! But sometimes I just feel like I’m living in a different body. Like this is not mine. Maybe a lot of you feel the same way? My old clothes don’t fit yet. I have not gone back to my old workout routine. I have no time yet to get an actual me time. May time na nakakalungkot, mapapaisip ka ng mga gusto mong gawin. But you know what? At the end of the day, I will still choose to be here. Beside my kids. I want it to be me who takes care of them. I get help in the house because I also work from home at the moment. So I guess I’m blessed that way! Alam ko marami dyan talagang walang help at all! Bilib ako sa inyo!!!! I guess all I’m saying is, I think ME time can wait until I’m ready. Until my kids are ready. Baka ako lang pala talaga ang di ready! Hahaha sa tingin nyo?😅 kakayanin ko rin lumabas ng bahay at bumalik sa pagtakbo at magworkout! Kakasya na ako ulit sa mga pantalon ko! Or kung hindi na talaga edi wag ipilit!😂😅 tanggapin ko nalang! We’ll see! Basta ang importante healthy! Diba?

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LJ started her post by sharing if she had the time to look at the mirror, the actress would find herself wondering if she’s still okay.

Kasi minsan di na ako nakakapagsuklay. Buti nalang maiksi buhok ko! Haha Nagagawa ko lang yun pag may mga meeting or event na kelangan puntahan. Tamad na rin ako mag makeup kasi ang oras ko lang sa kotse, sa traffic!” LJ openly wrote.

“Sometimes I just feel like I’m living in a different body. Like this is not mine. Maybe a lot of you feel the same way? My old clothes don’t fit yet. I have not gone back to my old workout routine. I have no time yet to get an actual me time,” the actress added.

Me-time can wait

Although LJ gets sad that she doesn’t get that much free time, she would still choose to be with her kids and be the one to look after them. In fact, the actress feels lucky for having her partner, actor Paolo Contis, help her out and give her enough time to herself.

Sa totoo lang swerte ako kasi si @paolo_contis binibigyan ako ng time para sa sarili ko. Nakakaligo ng hindi nagmamadali, nakakakain ako ng matiwasay, nakakapagdessert pa nga ako eh!” she said.

In the meantime, the actress is still okay with putting on hold her own breather. “I think ME time can wait until I’m ready. Until my kids are ready,” she said. “Kakayanin ko rin lumabas ng bahay at bumalik sa pagtakbo at magworkout! Kakasya na ako ulit sa mga pantalon ko!”

It’s okay not to get back in shape

At LJ’s honest sentiment, Paolo Contis showed his support by acknowledging his partner’s efforts.

“I love you always mahal ko! And thank you for everything you do for us!! (Flying kiss emoji) basta pag dating ng time na ready ka na mag workout, wag mo nako idadamay ha!” Paolo jokingly added.

Although the actress jested back that she would most likely drag Paolo to her future workouts, LJ said that it’s also okay if she doesn’t get back in shape.

“Kung hindi na talaga edi wag ipilit! Tanggapin ko nalang! We’ll see! Basta ang importante healthy! Diba?” she ended.

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