What is her secret?
“I try to have no absolute no’s. I love French fries, I like a good burger, and I like pie. And that’s okay. I would be depressed if I felt I could never eat the things that I love.”
“There are some great bakers here. If you like pie, it will be there always – at every meal. So for me, it’s about setting up new boundaries. I had some challenges with that, but I’m balancing out.”
She starts her day at 4:30 am. Yep, that’s early, but it works for her. She varies her workout with Pilates, cardio, stretching and weights. She likes to work out her famous arms, because she can see when it’s working.
She joked about how her husband running for president threw off her whole game. “I’ve had more time [to work out] as my kids have gotten older. There was a period, actually right before the campaign started up, that I was really in tip-top shape. I was really there. And then my husband ran for president.”
She also talked about moderation being the key to healthful living. “I also don’t want my girls to be obsessed about food. We don’t have a ‘no junk food’ rule – I just want them to think about their choices. When my older daughter asks, ‘Can I have pie?’ I’ll say, ‘Did you have it yesterday? Well, what do you think?’ And she’ll come to the conclusion that, ‘You know, you’re right, I shouldn’t eat pie every night.’”
Are your kids able to turn down the junk food? I’m thankful that my kids kind of know when to say when. I’m always amazed when they say that they don’t want the sweets offered.