Ernestine Shepherd, World’s Oldest Bodybuilder

I love this story about Ernestine Shepherd, officially (according the the 2012 Guinness World Book of Records) the world’s oldest bodybuilder.  The 74 year old grandmother says: “I feel younger now than I did 20 years ago”.

This all started when she was trying on a swimsuit and did not like what she saw.  So she decided to make some changes.  She wakes up at 3 a.m. every morning, and runs 10 miles a day.  She then heads to the gym for pushups, pull-ups and free weights, all to the amazement of her 80 year old husband, her 53-year-old son, and her 14-year-old grandson.

According to the article:

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

Her heroes include Michelle Obama and Sylvester Stallone.