If you’ve heard that age is just a number, then this woman is the living proof of it! Her name is Ernestine Shepherd and she is 81 years old! She is the oldest female bodybuilder in the world!
She is a very fit and happy woman with a unique story! She even holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records! Still, she wasn’t a bodybuilder all her life!
She first started exercising when she was 56 years old!
Ernestine Shepherd was born on June 16th, 1936 in Baltimore. She took care of her sister who died of a brain aneurysm. That was the moment when Ernestine decided to take proper care of her own health and body. She needed an immediate change in her lifestyle because she has already had problems with high blood pressure.
Nowadays, this amazing woman has a very strict routine: she wakes up at 3 a.m. every morning. Then, she runs about 80 miles (130 km) every week and eats a diet which is controlled in calories and is full of lots of water boiled egg whites, vegetables and chicken.
She contributes her success to this sentence: ‘Never give up!’
So, next time you want to skip the gym, think of this amazing woman!
Take a look at the inspirational video of Ernestine: