Why Can’t My Arms Be More Like Michelle’s?

images.jpegWhile surfing the ‘net today I came across this NY Times article by Maureen Dowd which tackles an important topic that has been circulating among Washington politicians and reporters…Michelle Obama’s arms. All I can say is, you have got to be kidding me. These old stodgy windbags, who spend the better part of Sunday mornings debating the decisions that President Obama has made since taking office, seem to be taking issue with the fact that the first lady likes to wear sleeveless dresses that show off her toned arms.
Well, as someone who has finally decided to hit the gym, I would gladly wear a sleeveless dress every day of the week (even in frigid temperatures) if I had perfectly chiseled arms. Unfortunately, at the moment, my arms are more of the “haddassah variety” – the undersides flop in the wind or move from side to side if you give it a gentle push.
I am sure the reason other women in Washington don’t bust out their buff biceps is because they all suffer the same fate as me…floppy arms. Women tend to wear what makes us feel comfortable. And since Michelle Obama is in peak physical condition, she’s entitled to wear whatever she wants – and frankly, her clothing choices are great. I love that she can go from department store to designer duds in a flash. And if another pudgy politician suggest she put on a jacket, I say we tell them to put down the fork and catch a few episodes of “The Biggest Loser.” Go Michelle go. Here’s hoping I can tone up in time for spring and wear a sleveless number too. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. And if you’re like me and are cursed with the haddassah variety, grab a cover-up and welcome to the club.
And if you’re wondering what exercises you’d need to do to tone your arms and match Michelle Obama’s look? then click here, grab some weights and start pumping those arms!