Michelle Obama talks diet and Pilates

Filed under: Pilates News — Cathy on September 29, 2009

Today the media is full of details of the interview between First Lady Michelle Obama and Prevention Magazine as she talked about the challenges of being a modern mum, the First Lady and trying to stay in shape.

45 year old Michelle Obama said of her diet:

“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 would be depressed if I felt I could never eat the things that I love.”

Of her fitness, Michelle Obama said now her children are older she has a little more time for herself. She does a lot of Pilates, stretching and weights starting each day at 4.30 am!!

Not many can say they do their Pilates classes in Pilates classes pilates classes Pilates classes at 4.30 in the morning, but no matter what time you do it, at least it’s a step in the right direction.

Michelle Obama seems to have her head screwed on right when it comes to making healthy choices and junk food in moderation too. She told the paper:

“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.'”

The full interview will be out next week.

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