03/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michelle Obama Jokes About Standing Ovation: "Do I Wave?" (PHOTO)

On Wednesday night, during his State of the Union address, President Obama gave his wife props for "creating a national movement to tackle the epidemic of childhood obesity and make kids healthier." When Congress gave her a standing ovation, she sat stoically and then mouthed for everyone to "sit down."

The next day FLOTUS visited a YMCA in Alexandria, Virginia to announce the release of the Surgeon General's report about childhood obesity.

After her introduction, the crowd applauded enthusiastically, prompting her to joke about the previous night's incident. "As you know, from last night, I get embarrassed when people stand up and clap for me," she said to laughter. "I don't really know what to do. Do I wave, do I -- it's like, please, just sit down, everyone."

For the visit, Mrs. Obama wore a pin-striped pant suit with a high-necked, ruffled white blouse and a wide red belt.


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