The White House’s second lady adopted a new exercise regimen and credited her weight loss to cutting back on food rather than removing foods from her diet.

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Karen Pence recently opened up about her weight loss journey after she was spotted looking noticeably slimmer in recent daysCredit: AP:Associated Press


The 63-year-old said she spent between six months and a year exercising and modifying her diet to achieve her slimmer look. Credit: AFP – Getty

Here is more on the second lady’s weight loss journey.

Who is Mike Pence’s wife Karen?

Karen Pence is the wife of Vice President Mike Pence and the second lady of the US.

The 63-year-old was the former First Lady of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and was also a school teacher and painter.

When did Karen Pence get married?

Prior to marrying Pence, Karen was married to her high school sweetheart John Steven Whitaker.

The pair married in 1978 and divorced shortly after.

Karen met Pence at Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and the two got engaged in 1984.

They married the following year and had three children: Michael, Charlotte and Audrey.


She reportedly got a new makeover amid her weight lossCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Did she lose weight?

Karen has recently showed off her new haircut and weight changes.

She initially changed her hair cut to a short bob with bangs and credited her weight loss to a strict exercise regimen.

Karen is reportedly lifting weights, counting calories, and using pulleys to tone her body.

She claims she hasn’t cut off all foods completely from her diet but instead has “cut back” on choices.


Mike Pence and Karen Pence arrive for the State Dinner at The White House honoring Australian PM Morrison on September 20, 2019Credit: Getty Images – Getty


The Second Couple with Donald and Melania Trump in 2017Credit: Getty Images – Getty

The second lady said it’s taken her six months to a year to shed the pounds and see a physical difference.

People have congratulated Karen for her lifestyle changes on social media.

One fan wrote: “Mrs. Pence, I love how you’ve updated your look.”

Another added: “Mrs. Pence looks SO amazing. You can tell that she lost weight.”

While Karen has yet to address her social media followers about her weight loss, fans continue to cheer her on while on her journey.


She was married to her high school sweetheart prior to marrying Mike PenceCredit: Getty Images – Getty

When is the RNC?

The Republican National Convention started on Monday and will run through Thursday.

President Donald Trump is the official Republican candidate for the 2020 presidential election as he is running for re-election with Vice President Pence.


Karen and Mike PenceCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Is Karen speaking?

Karen is scheduled to speak at the RNC on Wednesday.

The theme of the night will be “Land of Heroes” and she is reportedly going to discuss the military community which she says is “near and dear to my heart.”


She will be speaking at the Republican National ConventionCredit: AP:Associated Press

In an interview with Fox, Karen mentioned how important it is to honor the military members in the US.

“I’ve worked a lot with military spouses to help them with employment and I’ve also done a lot of work with veterans on preventing suicide,” Pence said.

“So it’ll be an exciting night to highlight the heroes in this great country.”

Who else is speaking at the RNC?

The schedule of the RNC includes First Lady Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Vice President Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Ben Carson.

President Trump will give his nomination acceptance speech on Thursday evening.

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Where can I watch the RNC?

Broadcast networks and cable TV outlets will have the RNC as well as C-SPAN and PBS.

The RNC will run from 8:30pm to 11pm.


Pence and Karen have three childrenCredit: Reuters

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