Academy Award-winning actress Mo'Nique made headlines back in May when she revealed her fabulous new physique, and guess what? She's not only managed to keep the weight off (all 80 pounds, to be exact!), but she's happier and healthier than ever. Get it, Mo!

Mo'Nique, who just turned 46 on December 11, has been updating fans on her progress via social media since she started her fitness journey three years ago. And if her most recent pictures from an intense workout session on December 16 don't inspire you, we don't know what will. 

Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: Mo'Nique's Weight Loss: Before in 2006 and After in 2013

"Does this hurt? HE** YEAH! I AM SAVING MY LIFE. Please join me and save yours. I love yall for real," she tweeted along with a photo of herself running on a treadmill and lifting weights at the same time.

But the Precious star didn't become a hardcore fitness guru overnight. For Mo'Nique, it's important that fans understand that getting healthy isn't about going on a crash diet and expecting immediate results — it's about changing your lifestyle for the long term and enjoying the ride.

"I don't do any fad diet, surgery, or pre-package foods," she recently tweeted. "For my beautiful folks trying to lose weight. Keep in mind when we take short cuts, we get cut short."

As the new year quickly approaches, Mo'Nique is trying to inspire others to take control of their health and wellbeing sooner rather than later. "Why wait until Jan 1, 2014 to save your life?" she asked her followers. "As we know we may not get to it. Save your life TODAY. New Day. Love u."

BRB, going for a run!

What do you think of Mo'Nique's weight loss transformation? Are you inspired to get healthy in 2014? Weigh in (no pun intended!) below.