Things have been relatively quiet on the homefront for Judy Ann Santos. Besides starring in a teleserye, Juday has been busy living a blissfully wedded life, concentrating on her family and settling into her life's biggest role as Mrs. Ryan Agoncillo.
A month shy of marking her first wedding anniversary, Juday speaks with the glow of a woman who truly married the love of her life. She tells Women's Healthin the March issue, "Kapag may taong dumating sa buhay mo at tawa lang kayo nang tawa most of the time, na wala kang pretensions kapag kaharap mo siya, na wala kang tinatagong kahit ano, kusang lalabas ang nasa loob mo. Kasi ang happiness mo, hindi mo ma-contain! Kusa lang—pop!—lumalabas sa 'yo!"
The couple keeps their relationship fun and exciting by being spontaneous, as Juday says, "Kahit sa bahay lang, parang nagde-date na kami. Twice nakapagluto ako ng formal dinner for two. Nag-set up kami sa garden ng bahay at ang waiter namin, si Yohan!"
At the mention of her adopted daughter, Juday turns pensive as she tells Women's Health, "Ngayon ko na-experience na hindi pala biro [maging] nanay. Parang may sense of achievement ka pag may nagagawa ka para sa pamilya mo. At the same time, hindi mo akalain na magagawa mo pala yun sa isang araw."
She notes that balancing a career with taking care of a husband and a child can be fulfilling, but quite tiring as well. "Bilib ako sa mga nanay! Wala pang lumalabas sa akin pero pagod na ako. Eh sila pa kaya? I applaud them!"
One of the things Juday likes to do with Yohan is jog around the subdivision, something she really prefers instead of going to the gym. "It's bonding time for us... Gusto ko talaga 'yung exposed ako sa araw, sa hangin, sa environment," she tells Women's Health. "Gusto ko nakikita ko ang mga aso, ang mga tao, ang anak ko. Hindi ako puwedeng mag-jog in place. Gusto ko may nararating ako pag tumatakbo ako."
Read more about how Judy Ann turned into a fitness buff and find out how you, too, can start leading a healthy lifestyle. Get your copy of the March issue of Women's Health, available in newsstands and bookstores nationwide.