By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Impressive display: The U.S. first lady accepted a push-up challenge from Ellen DeGeneres on the comedian's TV talk show, and completed 25 in front of a studio audience barely breaking a sweat
Michelle Obama has been touring California promoting her health agenda, so when she was challenged to a push-up contest on a TV show, she quickly dropped to the floor to prove she practiced what she preached.
The challenge began when daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres asked the U.S First Lady on her show: 'How many push-ups can you do? Because I like to do a push-up.'
'I don't know I can do some - can you? I know you've got these back issues,' Mrs Obama teased.
Fitness to the test: The challenge began when DeGeneres asked Mrs Obama: 'How many push ups can you do? Because I like to do a push up.' The First Lady replied modestly ' I can do some'
To which the TV host stood up and took off her jacket, and a smiling Mrs Obama, who has completed push-ups with Archbishop Desmond Tutu stood up ready to take on the challenge. The pair started doing the push-ups on the studio floor with the audience counting along - Mrs Obama completed an impressive 25.
'I thought it wouldn't be good to show off the first lady so I stopped,' quipped DeGeneres after quitting. '
Challenge on: Mrs Obama teased the TV show host saying 'Can you? I know you've got these back issues?' The ladies then took off their jackets and began the challenge to which Mrs Obama won after completing an impressive 25
I thought this looks bad that I'm going to beat her. I'm 54 and you're 48.'
During the show, Mrs Obama also revealed some bedroom secrets regarding husband Barack. He doesn't pick up his socks.
'He thinks he's neat but he has people who help him. I'm like it's not you that's neat. It's the people who pick up your socks. Those are the neat people,' she told DeGeneres.
She also joined host the TV host in a boogie for the benefit of the audience.
Matching: Ellen DeGeneres also presented Michelle Obama with matching tracksuits with her face on the back
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