Jennifer Lopez acknowledges that part of being an actress is looking the part -- but she has relaxed her once-strict exercise regimen.
"Part of my business is being in shape and looking good," Lopez, 40, reveals in the January issue of Allure magazine. "You can't lie to yourself about it. But I'm not the monster I used to be in the exercise department."
Lopez gave birth to twins Max and Emme in February 2008 -- and says that being a mother has allowed her to "take care of myself more."
"It wasn't like it was with Marc, who opened his mouth at age three and was blessed with a voice from God. That wasn't me. I had to work at it, but I knew that once I had achieved it, people would respond to me in a certain way."