Summer is here, and Mo'Nique is a step ahead!
After starring starring in films like Phat Girlz and writing the book Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World, Mo’Nique, 48, is rethinking her image.
The Oscar-winning actress has shed more than 100 pounds since 2010, and she proudly showed off that awesome achievement by posing on the beach with some equally fit and fab over-40 friends. Her Instagram is full of inspiration!
While Mo’Nique was never ashamed of her curves, she did tell Dr. Oz the extra pounds were due to emotional eating, which was a side effect of her history of sexual abuse.
“I think that, from a little girl at 7 years old, when I started getting molested, food was my friend,” she said. “It became my lover. It became everything because food was going to be that one thing that wasn’t going to let me down. It was going to lie to me. It was going to mistreat me, so we developed this amazing relationship…I had to break that barrier.”
With the help of celebrity dance teacher and fitness trainer Dwight Holt, Mo’Nique is getting fitter than ever. In addition to dancing her ass off, Mo’Nique does all these activities:
Wow, we're tired just looking at that list.
“People always say, ‘Mo’Nique, what motivates you?’ I had to do it for my husband and my children. And I had to get out of my own way.”
Mo’Nique shows off some of her moves in exercise class, saying “Don’t complicate your life.”
Get it, girl! #FitnessGoals