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It’s hard to believe that our First Lady will celebrate 50 years of life on January 17th. As she approaches her milestone birthday, the mother-of-two, who looks amazing for her age, says she won’t rule out using plastic surgery or Botox in the future.
During an interview with People magazine, Michelle Obama said, “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves.”
“Right now, I don’t imagine that I would go that route,” she said of youth-preserving cosmetic procedures, “but I’ve also learned to never say never.”
To stay physically fit, Mrs. Obama said she never misses a health checkup, watches what she eats, and workouts on a regular basis.
“I don’t obsess about what I eat, but I do make sure that I’m eating vegetables and fruit,” she said. “And as everyone knows, I do exercise.”
“I’m seeing myself shift from weight-bearing stuff — even though that continues to be important — and the heavy cardio and running, to things like yoga that will keep me flexible,” she added, “so that I’m not falling and breaking a hip one day.”
And as far as life in 2017, the FLOTUS said “the sky is the limit.”
“I will be in my early fifties when I leave here and I have so much more that I should do,” she said of leaving the White House after President Obama’s second term. “I don’t have the right to just sit on my talents or blessings.”