Michelle Obama shows off incredibly toned midriff in workout photo leaving fans wowed: 'That's what a woman should look like'

Michelle Obama shows off incredibly toned midriff in workout photo leaving fans wowed: 'That's what a woman should look like'
Michelle Obama (Getty Images)

Michelle Obama took to Instagram on Sunday, October 20, to give her followers a taste of her fitness routine and to encouraged her fans to take care of their bodies. 

The 55-yer-old former first lady, who has 33 million followers on the social media platform, posted a photo of herself wearing a two-piece black workout attire—with a hint of her toned midriff showing—and a matching hat as she lifted a medicine ball over her head in a gym.

"It doesn’t always feel good in the moment. But after the fact, I’m always glad I hit the gym," Michelle captioned the picture. "How did you all take care of yourself on this #SelfCareSunday?"

The mother-of-two was met with a number of positive comments from her followers for her post. One wrote, "That's what a woman should look like, nothing fake and inflated!" while another told her to "keep up the good work." 

"You are still an inspiration. Thank you," wrote a third.

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First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a yoga class during a visit to the Gwen Cherry Park NFL/YET Center on February 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Getty Images)

During her husband's two terms as the president, Michelle launched the Let's Move! campaign which was aimed at raising a "healthier generation of kids" by "solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight."

"One of the reasons I took on the issue of wellness is because we’re dealing with an obesity epidemic that is shortening kids’ lives. I started with kids because my hope was that we can do for our kids when we can’t find the time to do for ourselves. Starting with young people was a way to ease into the conversation," Michelle said during an interview with CBS Anchor Gayle King at Essence Festival in July.

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During the interview, she also mentioned that her father's early demise was what inspired her to become an advocate for self-care. 

"When it comes to our health as women, we are so busy giving and doing for others that we almost feel guilty to take that time out for ourselves," she said. "If we don’t have our act together as women, as mothers, as grandmothers, we aren’t going to be able to get our kids on track."

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