First Lady Michelle Obama earned wows of admiration when she stepped out dressed for inspirational success at BET’s 2015 Black Girls Rock! event. Attired in sparkling Jimmy Choo shoes and a slinky Zac Posen dress, the First Lady earned a standing ovation, reported In Style.
“To all the young women here tonight, and all across the country, let me say those words again: Black girls rock!” emphasized the First Lady.
And she included President Obama in her message of empowerment to the world.
“We rock! We rock! No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful, you are powerful, you are brilliant, you are funny! Let me tell you, I’m so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. And we have such big hopes and dreams for every single one of you.”
Although her message was directed at young black girls, designer Zac was thrilled as well, taking to Instagram to exclaim over his excitement at finding a dress he designed on the First Lady.
“Such an thrill and honor to wake up to the #FirstLady #MichelleObama #FLOTUS wearing #ZacPosen”
How does the First Lady stay in such great shape at 51? An dedicated diet and exercise program, according to Time.
When it comes to that ability to show her shoulders, Obama does weight-lifting exercises to tone her body and yoga for flexibility and balance. Famed for her “Let’s Move” program, the First Lady literally walks her talk by taking her message to schools and doing everything from dancing to hula-hooping with the kids.
As for diet, the First Lady emphasizes healthy eating as part of her program to improve school lunches and reverse childhood obesity. But she confesses that she has her own challenges when it comes to diet, naming French fries as one of those much-craved cheat foods in which she occasionally indulges.
To help her stay on the right track, Obama works with a personal trainer, Cornell McClellan. Among the movements that the two do are kick-boxing and jumping rope. For extra variety, she plays tennis.
In terms of dance, Obama chose celebrities ranging from Jimmy Fallon to Beyonce to join her to persuade children that moving and grooving to music could be fun as well as healthy. As the Inquisitr reported, Beyonce accepted the First Lady’s “Gimme Five” challenge.
Obama kickstarted her campaign by asking celebrities to join her #GimmeFive movement. She sent out tweets asking them to reveal five reasons to get fit, and shared Queen Bey’s video.
“Retweet if you’re ready to work out with @Beyonce! #GimmeFive of your workout drills (or you’ll disappoint the Beygency),” posted the First Lady.
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