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Mo'Nique Slims Down, Shares Workout Motivation Via Twitter (PHOTOS)


First Posted: 03/14/2012 3:25 pm Updated: 03/14/2012 3:49 pm

While on hiatus from her late night talk show, Mo'Nique is apparently keeping busy at the gym. BET's "The Monique Show" was halted indefinitely last July, providing the actress with more time to maintain the slimmed-down physique that she discussed with viewers on her show early last year.

"I want to get to 180," she told audience members during the premier season of her show. "That's an amazing weight for me. I'm still a thick girl but it's a healthy weight."

The actress initially dropped 45 pounds, according to People magazine, going from a weight of 262 to 217.

In an interview with Black Voices last year, Mo'Nique shared more details on how she planned to reach her weight-loss goal.

Well, at least five times a week, Mo'Nique is up at 5:30 a.m. getting it in at the gym. She works for an hour with a trainer who keeps the routines exciting by having the comedienne do everything from weight training, boxing, and football drills to sprinting, pull-ups on the dip bar and, on warm days, jogging outdoors. Her workouts have increased in intensity and frequency over time, with her starting out with three times a week two years ago.

In recent months, the actress has taken to Twitter to demonstrate how she does it, and to inspire others to do the same.

Here, a look at Mo'Nique's workout regimen in tweets.

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