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.
A conversation with Michelle Obama takes place during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 06, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. | Source: Getty Images.
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.
Michelle Obama held a conversation with Phoebe Robinson about her book "Becoming" at Oslo Spektrum on April 11, 2019, in Oslo, Norway. | Source: Getty Images.
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.”
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.