Michelle Obama hits the big 5-0 this week and just ahead of the First Lady’s birthday she gave an interview with People magazine about her thoughts on getting older and whether or not plastic surgery is part of her future.
Michelle Obama is a rare combination of brains and beauty and her amazing style isn’t bad either. The First Lady is notoriously active, getting up at dawn to workout with her husband, President Barack Obama. These days, Michelle is changing up her activities, but she’s not planning on slowing down anytime soon.
As she turns 50 and prepares to celebrate with a dance party at the White House, Mrs. Obama explains to People magazine that she has an eye on the future when it comes to staying fit, “I’m seeing myself shift from weight-bearing stuff – even though that continues to be important – and the heavy cardio and running, to things like yoga that will keep me flexible.”
She says that flexibility is key, “so that I’m not falling and breaking a hip one day.”
Her clear message to women is to be healthy. She gets regular mammograms and pap smears and also recently had a colonoscopy.
And she watches what she eats. “I don’t obsess about what I eat, but I do make sure that I’m eating vegetables and fruit,” added Mrs. Obama. “And as everyone knows, I do exercise.”
It seems that Mrs. Obama also practices what she preaches as her “Let’s Move” campaign to reduce childhood obesity rates has just begun its fifth year and looks to be working in at least 19 states.
Mrs. Obama also enjoys gardening and probably eats many of the healthy fruits and vegetables of her labors.
While Mrs. Obama is pretty open to experimenting with her look, from cutting bangs for a while to shocking fans early in her husband’s presidency by sporting shorts in the hot desert, one thing that Mrs. Obama says she hasn’t tried is Botox.
Not that she thinks there is anything wrong with plastic surgery, and although she may consider plastic surgery in the future, she says that it probably won’t happen anytime soon.
“Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves,” the first lady told People magazine in an interview hitting newsstands Friday, her birthday. “Right now, I don’t imagine that I would go that route, but I’ve also learned to never say never.”
Indeed, it doesn’t look like Mrs. Obama will have much need of Botox, as her brows are already very arched and her forehead remains pretty unlined, unless she is animated or expressing emotion. In fact, when she briefly cut her hair into bangs, some speculated that she was using them in place of Botox to cover up any wrinkles between her brows or across her forehead.
Mrs. Obama is continually looking forward, so it seems likely that part of her beauty regimen is using anti-aging skincare products as well as sunscreen to ward of signs of aging and damage as well as protect against skin cancer.
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