Mo’Nique, 50, rocked a sexy black dress for Instagram on Sept. 17, half a year after revealing her weight loss news. Although the Oscar-winning actress is beautiful no matter how many pounds the scale reads, we’re just thrilled to see Mo’Nique feeling herself! And her hourglass figure is no surprise, given that she’s been a fitness maven for several years now.
Mo’Nique went into detail about her fitness journey in March. “Today was the first time in my adult life that I’ve been under 200 pounds, so I wanted to let you all know it’s possible and you can do it and we can get there,” she said in an Instagram video on March 29. According to the Precious actress, she hadn’t dipped below 200 pounds since she was 17; in the video, the scale read 198.4 pounds. She also revealed that her fitness “secrets” are pretty much common sense. “For me it was with no surgery, no prepackaged foods, not listening to no spokespeople saying, ‘it’s easy, you can do it.’ It was just putting in the work and not giving up on me,” she shared in the video. She later shared her three fitness mantras: “raw food,” “dancing your pants off,” and “giving yourself a chance to live the best life you can live.” Mo’Nique especially takes the second mantra seriously, judging by the number of fun dancing videos she posts to her Instagram and YouTube channel, Mo’Nique Worldwide!
Mo’Nique had once weighed around 300 pounds, according to an interview with Fierce, published in 2014. She had dropped 82 pounds in 2013, and continued from there. Just on Aug. 31, the actress revealed another milestone — being able to wear a jumpsuit! “OMU! I am in a JUMPSUIT. Having a PROUD MOMENT. It’s the little things, that are the BIGGEST things. LOVE YALL,” she wrote in an Instagram post, accompanied by a picture of the said jumpsuit. And she looked incredibly stunning!
We love that a desire to live her “best life” motivated Mo’Nique’s weight loss transformation. Shredding pounds solely for outward appearances can be unhealthy, but Mo’Nique is a real fitness role model!Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.