Michelle Obama on Her TV Guilty Pleasure, Fitness Secrets, and Raising a Teenager
Taking time out from the campaign trail with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with “Extra’s” Mario Lopez and talked about how she keeps fit, being a mom, and what she likes to watch on TV.
“‘Extra,’ that’s one of mine!” admitted Mrs. Obama. “I love keeping up with what going on. I love my entertainment shows.”
The First Lady told Mario her secrets to staying in great shape while campaigning. “I bring a jump rope because sometimes getting down to the gym in the hotel is a little tough. It creates too much of a commotion, so I'll do 500 sets of jumping and in between, I'll do some ab work.”
Mrs. Obama also talked about raising her girls. Of 14-year-old Malia, she said, “Suffice it to say she's a typical teenager,” she laughed. “We talk about everything and we're happy if she doesn’t date until she’s 40 or so. Another incentive for Barack to win re-election… Secret Service for Malia in the teen years.”