Michelle Obama, who is making two campaign stops in Denver's suburbs this morning, backs "Let's Move," an anti-obesity program with the lofty goal of solving the "epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation." Her glowing physique and enviable shoulders dressed to perfection, she's often pictured doing calorie-burning activities with kids (and adults) across the nation, and even worldwide. Page down for our ten funniest moments of the First Lady on the move. Number 10: Do the Heisman on that.... Michelle, sassy as ever, strikes the Heisman pose amongst Dallas Cowboys football players in Texas. Number 9: Halloween at the White House Everyone came in costume, except the First Lady. Party foul. Click to keep counting down our top ten Michelle Obama on the move moments. Number 8: Hopscotch With her shoes off, Mrs. Obama shows up
kindergartners college students at the University of Mumbai with her mad hopscotch skills. Number 7: Flash dance Though Michelle's supposedly dancing in a flash mob, we're kind of confused about the choreography. And is the First Lady even allowed to do something as spontaneous as a flash mob? Click to keep counting down our top ten Michelle Obama on the move moments. Number 6: Ping pong Who do you think is winning? Number 5: Double-dutch Michelle keeps it patriotic with a red, white and blue jump rope. Props to the First Lady for her double-dutch skills, while the rest of us are still trying to forget getting tangled up and falling all over ourselves with just one jump rope on the elementary school playground. Click to keep counting down our top ten Michelle Obama on the move moments. Number 4: Losing it The First Lady works her side plank during a taping of the Biggest Loser in the East Room of the White House. Obesity: your ticket into the president's home? Number 3: On the lawn We're really impressed by Michelle's ability to look like a seasoned athlete -- while running in business casual attire and ballet flats. Click to keep counting down our top ten Michelle Obama on the move moments. Number 2: Bunny Pokey Doing the Bunny Pokey, whatever that means. Some of these kids need to work on their rabbit ears. Number 1: Ellen Show Michelle celebrated the second anniversary of her "Let's Move" program on Ellen, etching a place in history as America's first First Lady to get low.
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