Friday, February 27, 2009

Michelle Obama News: You Too Can Have Those Arms

Was it only yesterday that I posted a paragraph about First Lady Michelle Obama's toned arms? Yes. Oh, my. I feel so shallow.

People are talking about her fantastically tight arms again because Mrs. Obama was sleeveless Wednesday night at the White House concert honoring Stevie Wonder with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. It ran last night on PBS television, and she wore a beautiful, sleeveless, emerald green dress. You can view clips at this link.

Mrs. Grapevine has absolutely gorgeous photos from Getty like the one in this post, but her photos are bigger. Visit.

And from the Mrs. O. fashion blog comes a post on the First Lady's official portrait, which as you see below, is another picture of Michelle Obama sleeveless. Through that blog I also discovered the video from The Washington Post that follows the official portrait below. It's an interview with White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers who talks about the First Lady baring her sculpted arms and that Mrs. Obama is simply an authentic person.

Click the picture for more news about our First Lady.



Finally, CNN has tips for how you too can have arms like First Lady Michelle Obama. In the article a personal trainer says Mrs. Obama's showing off her body is motivating women to take care of themselves:
The Obama effect has been that women of all ages have been inspired to take responsibility for their health and their body," said Duggan. "As the first lady of the United States, at 44 years old, and with two young children, Mrs. Obama has shown the world that you are never too busy to take care of yourself and look good doing it too," he said. (Source)
The big tip from the article: Don't think you can spot reduce. To get toned arms the first step is to lose weight all over your body. Read more.

This is a new phase of Obamamania, fascination with Michelle Obama's body. I want a scientist to come forward and let us know, how much of it is working out and eating right and how much of it is great genes?

4 comments:

Blue State Cowgirl said...

I'm saying Michelle's arms come from working out. She doesn't seem like someone who over-diets. She's a healthy weight for her height. But she looks fabulous!

niam said...

well, good for Michele, if this is what she likes and wants. I personally do not like muscles on women at all. I like the dancer's or yoga person's body: slim, small boned, lean, no muscles. I do not envy her her's arms at all. For me the personality, what the person does for others, how nice and caring and not stuck up is important to me. And how intelligent he/she is. I do not care about the body image at first place. But people should take care of themselves, eat healthy, be healthy, have healthy mind.

Lola Gets said...

Yes, we can tell she does take care of herself, but Lord, when does she do that? Id love to see a piece on Michelles workout routine, hopefully that will be coming soon.

L

msladydeborah said...

VP,

The most important portion of your post IMHO is this:

The Obama effect has been that women of all ages have been inspired to take responsibility for their health and their body," said Duggan. "As the first lady of the United States, at 44 years old, and with two young children, Mrs. Obama has shown the world that you are never too busy to take care of yourself and look good doing it too," he said

This is an important point in my opinion. Self-care is an area that women often overlook as we mature. Michelle looks good and she spends time cultivating herself. She isn't a by-product of Botox or plastic surgery. A naturally maturing woman is far more authentic than the plastic looking celebs that have the limelight.