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If you think you’re too old to get back into shape, think again.  Ernestine Shepherd started working out in her fifties, and then decided to pick it up in her 70s. She is the oldest competitive female body-builder in the world, clocking in at the age of 75. She wakes up every morning at 3 am and works out for the entire day.  She is a certified personal trainer as well.  She is a die-hard “Rocky” fan and wants to one day meet first lady Michelle Obama to help her with her fight against obesity. Ernestine and her sister Velvet began competitive body-building together in the late 1980s.  But her sister died in 1992 from a brain aneurysm.  Ernestine works out every day to keep her sister’s memory alive.  Since the age of 56, she has won two body-building titles and run nine marathons.  She consumes 1,700 calories per day, including boiled egg whites, chicken, and vegetables and runs 80 miles per week. She is currently being trained by former Mr. Universe Yohannie Shambourger. Now that you’ve seen what’s possible, when are you going to take charge of your own life?   The post Check Out Ernestine Shepherd: The 75-year-old bodybuilding grandma appeared first on Black Like Moi .

Check Out Ernestine Shepherd: The 75-year-old bodybuilding grandma

If you think you’re too old to get back into shape, think again.  Ernestine Shepherd started working out in her fifties, and then decided to pick it up in her 70s. She is the oldest competitive female body-builder in the world, clocking in at the age of 75.

She wakes up every morning at 3 am and works out for the entire day. She is a certified personal trainer as well. She is a die-hard “Rocky” fan and wants to one day meet first lady Michelle Obama to help her with her fight against obesity.

Ernestine and her sister Velvet began competitive body-building together in the late 1980s. But her sister died in 1992 from a brain aneurysm. Ernestine works out every day to keep her sister’s memory alive. Since the age of 56, she has won two body-building titles and run nine marathons. She consumes 1,700 calories per day, including boiled egg whites, chicken, and vegetables and runs 80 miles per week.

She is currently being trained by former Mr. Universe Yohannie Shambourger.

Now that you’ve seen what’s possible, when are you going to take charge of your own life?

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29 comments

  1. Very energetic article, I enjoyed that a lot.
    Will there be a part 2?

  2. Hello, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am as well cheerful to share my familiarity
    here with mates.

  3. Wow and she is 75 now!

  4. I know that’s right!

  5. kumar rampersad

    What a roal model,

  6. I will use her picture for inspiration. My sister and I are starting our blog FIT AT FIFTY! We will share about gluten free eating, exercise, forms of exercise, exercise dvd’s, supplements (what they do)overall health topics too. Coming soon!

  7. black women need to follow her instead of the beyonces,rhiannas, and nikki minajs of the world.

  8. YOU TRULY ARE A REMARKABLE ROLE MODEL FOR ALL WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD. CONTINUE YOUR WONDERFUL JOURNEY AND SHOW EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD WHAT YOU MADE OF. JOURNEY FORWARD MY QUEEN.

  9. What a great role model you are for those of us who have made it pass 70. I am on board- I going to tighten us my bod and give you a run for your money. U got to luv it.

  10. What a great role model you are for those of us who have made it pass 70. I am on board- I going to tighten us my bod and give you a run for your money. U got to luv it.

  11. I know females my age that actually look her age. A damn shame I'd say, for my peers that is.

  12. I think Ms. Ernestine is great!

  13. Antoinette Merzius

    I am so proud of you my sister. “Be blessed and be a blessing”.SHALOM!Romans16:16

  14. Anee Mauree Angel

    Wow!!!! u go girl

  15. The mystery of being the best you can be is still a riddle.

  16. Michelle….GIVE HER A CALL!!

  17. You are such an inspiration!

  18. HER GRANDSON IS ABOUT TO GET BEAT UP…"DON'T MAKE CALL MY GRANDMA ON YALL ASSES".

  19. Lametris Campbell

    well damn

  20. She is Gorgeous.

  21. How I wish I had the discipline and determination like her….. she is really inspiring.

  22. She is looking good, I'm trying to get there. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. She is looking good, I'm trying to get there. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. She is looking good, I'm trying to get there. Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Amazing lady I think she would inspire a lot of mature women of what is possible with hard work & discipline plus dedication & of course purpose you go girl.

  26. Amazing lady I think she would inspire a lot of mature women of what is possible with hard work & discipline plus dedication & of course purpose you go girl.

    • I first saw her a few months ago on the 700 Club. I think she's an inspiration to all women…she's my exercise idol :) However, I do wonder if she takes growth hormones, since it's very difficult to believe a woman of her age has the stamina to run so many miles every day, not to mention the trauma on the knees, and other joints.

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