New York Rep.-elect Ocasio-Cortez lamented doing less yoga — and eating more fast food and falling asleep with her makeup on — due to her new duties as a soon-to-be congresswoman on her social media Tuesday.
“I am starting a week of self-care where I am taking the week off and taking care of me. I don’t know how to do that, though, so I would appreciate any and all self-care tips,” she reported to her fan base in an Instagram video. (RELATED: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Migrant Caravan To Jews Fleeing Holocaust)
The self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist has been a mainstay of political news ever since she defeated long-time Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary. Since then, she’s kept social media humming with her unorthodox opinions and political gaffes.
“Before the campaign, I used to practice yoga [three-to-four times per week], eat nutritiously, read and write for leisure,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Instagram. “As soon as everything kicked up, that all went out the window. I went from doing yoga and making wild rice and salmon dinners to eating fast food for dinner and falling asleep in my jeans and makeup.” (RELATED: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Flubs Basic Government 101 Facts)
Just to be certain her political fans knew of her plans, the 29-year-old rep-elect took to Twitter.
I’m taking a few days to take care of myself before what is sure to be an eventful term.
For working people, immigrants, & the poor, self-care is political – not because we want it to be, but bc of the inevitable shaming of someone doing a face mask while financially stressed./1 https://t.co/EWdWFmPwet
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 17, 2018
The new Congress is set to be sworn in on Jan. 3, 2019.