I still cannot believe that I visited THE WHITE HOUSE this past Tuesday. Who would have thought starting a blog six years ago would give me such an incredible opportunity?
Together with about 150 bloggers and social media mavens, I attended a #LetsMove event at The White House where I learned about the program started by Michelle Obama, watched The White House Executive Chef Cris Comerfod demonstrate a quick and nutritious Must Have Tuscan Kale Salad To Go and listened to remarks by Dominique Dawes, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, and other women from the USDA passionate about health and fitness of today's youth.
Although I'm not a mother, trying to eat healthier and increasing my physical activity is something that has been on my mind for years. In fact, recently I started seeing a weight management specialist. No drastic changes so far, but I'm trying to be more mindful of what/when/why I eat, taking stairs instead of elevator, and trying to do something active while watching Bravo and Food Network. Of course, there are always walks around my neighborhood and Friday salsa dancing nights.
During the visit, I marveled at the beautiful library (see more photos on my instagram), stunning flower arrangements, pretty wallpaper in the bathroom and massive chandeliers. I also had a chance to visit White House Kitchen Garden. Look at the green cabbage! It'd perfect for today's St. Patrick's Day!
Here are a few major points from the Let's Move! campaign:
Let's move to a healthier future!!
Make sure to check out Let's Move! website for more information, motivation, and ways you can improve your health and health of your children.
Special thanks to SheKnows for including me in this event!