updated 04/11/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/12/2012 AT 7:30 AM ET
How impressive was Mrs. Obama this week during the Biggest Loser workout at the White House? When I first heard about the contestant, their families and the First Lady having a workout with Bob and Dolvett, I assumed the guys would go easy on them and on her.
How wrong was I? Mrs. Obama was an inspiration in talking to the contestants about her Let’s Move! initiative and in her personal fitness. Plus, how cool is it that she’s a fan of the show?
Because of my shooting schedule at Days, I was unable to travel with the show to D.C., so it was fun to join all of you in being a viewer of the episode instead of a participant. As I watched, I was touched by how Mrs. Obama knew the journeys of the contestants and how she could continue to inspire them in their final weeks on campus.