An Almost 50-Year-Old Mo’Nique Is The Fitness Inspiration You Didn’t Know You Needed
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Mo’Nique has been hard at work for the last few years not just dropping the pounds, but embracing an all-around healthier lifestyle. In 2014 she shared that she’d lost more than 80 pounds, and since then, she’s definitely lost more as she’s changed her diet and made intense workouts with trainer Dwight Holt, Jr. a regular thing. What started off as a desire to change things so she could be present for her family has become something it’s clear Mo is happily addicted to. We’re here for it.
I was reminded of how far the actress and comedian has come in her fitness journey when she posted video this week of herself pulling off a complicated yoga move she’d been working on for some time. Her excitement over her accomplishment, being able to hold and control her core, and the enthusiasm in which she encouraged her followers to keep working hard at whatever they’re doing to improve themselves, impressed me. It made me realize she’s the fitness inspiration many of us probably didn’t know we could use.
She’s someone who has managed to keep off an extensive weight loss, dance with fervor and passion that even the youngin’s probably couldn’t keep up with, and at almost 50 (she turns the big 5-0 in December), she seems to be in her best shape ever. With that in mind, and the above video as an inspiration, check out a few other videos we compiled of her workouts, advice and meals, and let it be the motivation you didn’t know you needed.
Hey my sweet sisters. Wow today I am having a proud moment. This position right here has taken me 3yrs to do it by myself. Didn't happen overnight, I refused to give up. @dwightholt came over to help and I said please don't. SISTERS JUST DONT QUIT. #LinkInBio #MoNiqueAndSidneyOpenRelationship http://www1.play.it/audio/monique-sidneys-open-relationship/ WE LOVE YALL SO MUCH.
Ohhhhh baby today was in the water. This is so good on body, inside and out. Do what will work for you to save your life. I say the Natural way for me. Don't put a band-aid on something broke. We have to reset our thinking. Fast and easy usually means you pay for it down the road. Slow and steady means you really putting in the work and taking your time to get to know YOU. #LinkInBio #MoNiqueAndSidneyOpenRelationship http://www1.play.it/audio/monique-sidneys-open-relationship/ we luv y'all.
Hey my loves. Does this hurt my arms? Hell to the YES. However I know that if I see tomorrow, I will be stronger. Folks ask me all the time what motivates me, because they will say it's hard to get started. I understand. Ask yourself what's harder, getting started, or being a burden on your family due to self neglect. YOU DECIDE. http://www1.play.it/audio/monique-sidneys-open-relationship/ LISTEN TO THE SHOW. These conversations may be life changing. Luv y'all
Part 3. Okay so @dwightholtjr is trying to challenge us. Baby when he started with those hops and turns I said oh no baby let me show you my hops and turns. I WAS DIZZY AS Sugar Honey Ice Tea. LinkInBio #MoniqueSomethingDifferent http://amzn.to/2cArXO7 #MoNiqueAndSidneyOpenRelationship http://www1.play.it/audio/monique-sidneys-open-relationship/
Hey babies. Okay sooo we just did a 2 mile hill climb at Fryman Canyon in California. Once we got to the top baby we had to dance and we DANCED. Guess what it was FREE. It don't have to cost money to save your life. #LinkInBio #MoNiqueAndSidneyOpenRelationship http://www1.play.it/audio/monique-sidneys-open-relationship/ LUV YALL
Hey my loves. Stepping in the name of LIFE. How you stepping? LinkInBio #MoniqueSomethingDifferent https://www.amazon.com/MoNiques-Something-Different-Monique-Hicks/dp/B01LZV7JG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474992145&sr=8-1&keywords=Mo%27nique+Something+Different #MoNiqueAndSidneyOpenRelationship http://www1.play.it/audio/monique-sidneys-open-relationship/ We luv YALL
Hey my loves. Take It To The Mat Tuesday. We have more work to do, however I am excited for just getting this part. Sugar Honey Ice Tea, my legs, behind, and thighs are on fire. IT IS SOO WORTH IT. #MoNiqueAndSidneyOpenRelationship http://www1.play.it/audio/monique-sidneys-open-relationship/ LUV YALL
Hey my loves. So we have been strength training, it's week 3. Look around sister. Look at the women in your family. How is their health. Their mental, physical, & spiritual. When I look at the women in my family I see a lot of self neglect. Don't become a burden on your family when it could have been prevented. Do something. Do something. If you don't, please don't put the blame on anyone else. I refuse to give up or give in. The moment you give up, you miss what could have been. Luv y'all. Please be sure to listen to the show. CBS Podcast. Mo'Nique & Sidney's Open Relationship. Today's topic. OSCARS & HOLLYWOOD. These conversations can be life saving. I know they are saving mine. Go to play.it and click on show.
Hey my loves. Okay soooo today baby this was giving me LIFE AND DEM SUM. @dwightholtjr put this song on and it was GO. Sister have fun with this thing called LIFE. It's YOURS. LinkInBio #MoniqueSomethingDifferent https://www.amazon.com/MoNiques-Something-Different-Monique-Hicks/dp/B01LZV7JG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474992145&sr=8-1&keywords=Mo%27nique+Something+Different #MoNiqueAndSidneyOpenRelationship http://www1.play.it/audio/monique-sidneys-open-relationship/ We luv YALL