“To be the best mom, the best wife, and the best friend and professional you can be, you have to take time for yourself,” reveals Michelle Obama in the March issue of “Prevention” magazine. The First Lady also adds, “There’s no negotiating that – we need to be higher up on our own priority list.”
Michelle Obama opens up to “Prevention” on how she makes time for herself, despite her hectic schedule. She believes in order to show up for life and do her best; she must make her own well being a priority. Spending time with girlfriends, eating healthy, and exercise are musts in Mrs. Obama’s life. “And that’s the message I want to pass on to my girls too – that you should invest in yourself, you should invest in your friendships, and that will give you the energy and happiness that we all need to be healthy and happy,” she confides.
At 48, she’s in the best shape of her life. She works out 6 to 7 days a week and favors cardio and weight training, but has recently added yoga to her routine to keep her body limber. “When I get up and work out, I’m working out just as much for my girls as I am for me, because I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly, who invests in them, but also invests in herself.”
Besides passing on her healthy living plan to her girls, Sasha and Malia, she’s also created the “Let’s Move!” campaign, which encourages families to eat healthier and exercise! “If people can find a way to slowly incorporate these changes into their lives, they’re going to see the doctor less, and they’ll have more energy, even in tough times of depression and struggle.”
For more of Michelle’s interview, pick up the March issue of “Prevention” or head to www.prevention.com.
Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.