Michelle Obama & Ellen DeGeneres Do Pushups during 'The Ellen Show' in a Throwback Photo
Michelle Obama is gearing up for her version of Ellen DeGeneres’ #PlankThatSong challenge. She’s also doing some hyping before her entry.
Earlier this week, the former First Lady shared a picture of herself and Ellen on Instagram. The photo was a throwback, and it featured a much younger Michelle during one of her appearances on the Ellen Show.
The First Lady looked fit as ever, doing some planks in front of a live audience. It appears she won’t have a problem doing it again.
The #PlankThatSong challenge is one of the ways that the famous TV show host has kept fans engaged recently. She started it as a means of encouraging people to stay fit while at home.
It’s pretty simple — you hold a plank while singing one of your favorite songs. Michelle captioned her Instagram snap:
“I saw that @TheEllenShow challenged me to participate in her #PlankThatSongchallenge. Well, we all know what happened the last time she challenged me! 😉💪 (📸: Michael Rozman)”
So far, the challenge has gotten some traction. Apart from Ellen, several celebrities — including Mario Lopez and Eva Longoria — have given it a shot. Michelle will join that list soon.
Each Monday, Michelle will read a popular children’s book on the social media pages of Penguin Random House and PBS Kids.
If her past push-up performances are anything to go by, however, it doesn’t appear that she’ll be having any problems crushing this.
While she will be doing the plank, Michelle will also be lending parents a helping hand this period. She recently announced that she would be hosting Mondays with Michelle, a weekly virtual read-along.
"As a little kid, I loved to read aloud. And when I became a parent, I found such joy in sharing the magic of storytelling with my own children.”
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I'm thrilled to share some of my favorite children's books and give kids an opportunity to practice their reading (while giving families a much-needed break!). Join me, @pbskids, and @penguinrandomhouse for read-alongs on Mondays at 12pm ET on @pbskids Facebook and YouTube!
In the coming weeks, she will also be reading There's a Dragon in Your Book, Miss Maple's Seeds, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
At least, that might help parents engage their children while they take a break.