Michelle Obama’s Diet, Exercise and Beauty Secrets


What is Michelle Obama’s diet and exercise plan? What are Michelle Obama’s beauty secrets? How does Michelle Obama gets those arms? In short, how does Michelle Obama stay in shape? Get answers to all these as the US First Lady tells all:

Michelle Obama’s inspiration, President Barack Obama
I’ve always been a closet jock, but when I got married and had kids, that fell by the wayside. My aha moment came when our first daughter Malia was four months old. My husband’s exercise routine hadn’t changed a bit; he was still getting his workouts in, and I was getting irritated (laughs). Then I realized he was just prioritizing it differently. So I said, “If I get up and out before the first feeding, I will work out.” And that will engage my husband to do that first feeding with the baby. So I started getting up at 4:30 in the morning and going to the gym. With exercising, the more you do it, the more you get into it. And the more you see results, the more you’re pushing for the next level. That’s when it just clicked for me.

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Michelle Obama’ s inherited advice on healthy feeling and healthy living
I think my mother taught me what not to do. She put us first, always, sometimes to the detriment of herself. She encouraged me not to do that. She’d say being a good mother isn’t all about sacrificing; it’s really investing in and putting you higher on your priority list. You can be a good mom and still work out, get your rest and have a career—or not. She encouraged me to find that balance.

Michelle Obama on Good Health:
It’s multifaceted—it’s physical, it’s internal, it’s my diet and my emotional state. It’s all tied in together. Throughout my life, I’ve learned to make choices that make me happy and make sense for me. Even my husband is happier when I’m happy. He has always said, “You figure out what you want to do,” because he’s discovered that personal happiness is connected to everything. So, I have freed myself to put me on the priority list and say, yes, I can make choices that make me happy, and it will ripple and benefit my kids, my husband and my physical health. That’s hard for women to own; we’re not taught to do that. It’s a lesson I want to teach my girls so they don’t wait to have their aha moment until they’re in their 30s like I was (laughs). Maybe they can experience it a little earlier.

Michelle Obama’s ageing scare

Mrs Obama: Nothing, really. I look at my mom—she’s 72, and she’s happy and looks great. To me, with age, everything has gotten better. You have much more control; you know yourself better. My goal is to be a great-looking 70-year-old! I won’t mind being 70, but I want people to say, “You’re 70?” (laughs).

Michelle Obama’s formula for happiness
Mrs Obama: Oh, these are good questions. You know, happiness for me really is when my kids are good and when my family is whole. Moving [to the White House], whatever stresses would be on my husband and me, we could handle; we’re grown-ups. But it wouldn’t be until the day my kids came home and said to me, “I like it here,” that I felt like I could breathe and know that we’re all going to be okay here. And that happened very early into the year. My happiness is measured against theirs—when they’re in a good place, I feel really good.

Michelle Obama’s healthy ‘future’
I always want to be on the cusp of being in the best shape I can be. What I’m discovering is, the older you get, the more work you have to do to stay there. When I was younger, I could eat whatever I wanted, as long as I exercised, or, if I didn’t exercise and just watched what I ate, I’d maintain. Well, now I have to do both. I’m varying my workouts so it’s not just cardio but also moves to maintain my flexibility; I incorporated Pilates and do much more stretching. So, I’m sort of adjusting to the natural progression of the physical limitations that come with …

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Michelle Obama’s formula to be fit in 40s

It’s different. I try to tell young people to get in shape now, because it’s easier. If you’re 30 and want to drop 10 pounds [4.5 kg], all you have to do is walk (laughs).

Michelle Obama’s favorite workout exercises
Mrs Obama: When I’m doing it? Well, running on the treadmill is after I’m done. I’ll do intervals because I don’t run long and those are a killer, so I’m always happy when I’m finished. While I’m doing it … I enjoy arm exercises because you can actually see what it’s hitting.

Michelle Obama likes to work out in front of the mirror
Mrs Obama: Exactly—you can see it. If only I could walk around like this (pretends to hold dumbbells and laughs).

Mrs. Obama feels that she looks the best in her 40s
It’s been in my 40s because I’ve had more time as my kids have gotten older. There was a period, actually right before the campaign started up, that I was really in tiptop shape. I was really there. And then my husband ran for president (laughs).

Michelle Obama’s diet
Overall it’s good, but there are some great bakers here. I’m not complaining, because I live in the White House, and it’s really nice here. But if you like pie, it will be there—always—at every meal (laughs). So for me, it’s about setting up new boundaries. I had some challenges with that, but I’m balancing out.

Michelle Obama loves her French Fries and Burgers
I try to have no absolute ‘no’s. I love French fries, I like a good burger and I like pie. And that’s okay. I’d be depressed if I felt I could never eat the things I love. I also don’t want my girls to be obsessed about food. We don’t have a no-junk-food rule—I just want them to think about their choices. When my older daughter asks, “Can I have pie?” I’ll say, “Did you have it yesterday? Well, what do you think?” And she’ll come to the conclusion that, you know, you’re right, I shouldn’t eat pie every night.

Michelle Obama’s curves and The Media Projection

I thank God I’m 45 in this and not 35. I feel bad for young women going through the same thing, because [at that age] you don’t know who you are. I know what makes me happy. I pick the clothes that make me happy—sometimes people like them, sometimes they don’t. I try to listen to my own internal guide. My message to women: do what makes you feel good, because there’ll always be someone who thinks you should do it differently. Whether your choices are hits or misses, at least they’re your own.

Michelle Obama’s peace of mind

That’s a good question. When I’m unhappy with something, people know, because I don’t want to hold on to it. I’d rather deal immediately with the stuff that bothers me, so using my network—my girlfriends, my husband, my mom—I talk a lot; I vent. Even if there are no answers, sharing the emotions helps keep me stable. It’s good that I have my mom [here]. I can go up to her little suite of rooms and just say, “So, what’s going on, Mom?” And then I’ll start. Eventually we talk our way into a place of comfort.

Michelle Obama’s skin secrets
It’s really pretty basic. I wash my face with a good cleanser and use a moisturiser with an SPF. Every now and then, I’ll go to a dermatologist for microdermabrasion or a facial, but I don’t have time to do that all the time.

Michelle Obama’s beauty sleep

I’m a sleeper. When you wake up at 4:30 in the morning to work out, you’re sleepy at 8:00 in the evening. So, I put the kids down, then I go to bed. By 10:00, at the latest, I’m in bed. I even usually wake up before the alarm clock goes off. Though some of that may be nerves (laughs).

Michelle Obama, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World-President Barack Obama
One of the things that attracted me to Barack was his emotional honesty. Right off the bat, he said what he felt. There are no games with him—he is who he appears to be. I feel fortunate, as a woman, to have a husband who loves me and shows me in every way. So yes, I do know that. And now he’ll know I know.

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1 Comment

  1. Basic information… share which products she uses on her skin, I read somewhere else she uses Michael Kors fragrance,
    What is served her plates, show her foods for breakfast, mid-day snack, lunch and dinner.
    Share her height and weight and sizes, how long is her workouts, how many reps and sets the pound of the weights she uses and pictures, pictures pictures…
    Lois Lane-like questions should be answered with Brenda Starr-like pics!

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