Tuesday, June 19, 2012

AGE IS REALLY JUST A NUMBER FOR THE WORLD'S OLDEST FEMALE BODY BUILDER



Amazing woman, this Ernestine Sheperd. Last year at 74, she made it to the Guinness Book of Records by winning the title of the world's oldest woman body builder.

She started exercising in her mid-50s and participated in her first body-building contest at the age of 71! She wakes up every day at 02:30 to fit in a 10 mile (16km) run before hitting the gym.

Still strikingly beautiful at 75.
Her 1,700-calorie daily diet consists of egg whites in the morning, vegetables, chicken and brown rice. She claims that this regime has helped her with depression, high blood pressure, panic attacks, and acid reflux -- all of which she suffered from in her mid 50s.

"I plan to keep doing bodybuilding shows," she says. "There's no reason you can't be 80, and strutting your stuff." She is a huge fan of Michelle Obama, and not surprisingly, of Sylvester Stallone and the Rocky movies.

"I really want to meet Sylvester Stallone," Shepherd says. "Those training sequences in those Rocky films you can't help but think about when you're working out."

In addition to working as a personal trainer, Shepherd leads exercise classes for seniors at the Union Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore.

Read more about Ernestine at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/ernestine-shepherd-oldest_n_1587021.html


2 comments:

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