World’s Fittest Grandma Body Builder Celebrating Her 81st Birthday

World’s Fittest Grandma Body Builder Celebrating Her 81st Birthday

Whenever somebody tells you that are too old to start something which would make you happy, we encourage you to keep in mind this article.

Ernestine Shepherd is the evidence that you are never too late to do what makes you happy. This woman is the oldest female bodybuilder in the whole world, and this iron-pumping grandma just turned 81.

You might be familiar with this living legend from the meme that shows two elderly ladies. The first one is standing up, all smiles, happy and fit, and the other is in a wheelchair.

Ernestine Shepherd is the happy woman in this meme. She holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records!

What’s even more fascinating is that Ernestine, the octogenarian from Baltimore, started exercising when she was 56 years old.

Apparently, after the loss of her sister from a brain aneurysm, Ernestine neglected her own health. So in time, she developed high blood pressure.

This made her come to a decision to avoid additional complications and health problems. She took l of her own health and well-being, by budding healthy habits.

Nowadays, she is on a calorie-controlled diet of chicken, vegetables, boiled egg whites, and lots of water. Furthermore, she wakes up at 3 a.m. every morning and runs approximately 80 miles (130km) per week.

She considers that the true secret of success is to ‘never give up.’

Watch the inspirational story of Ernestine Shepherd in the following video:

This article, by Amanda Froelich, (The World’s Oldest BodyBuilder Just Turned 80! Here Are Her Secrets… ) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to the author and All photo credits: Ernestine Shepherd.

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