Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So inspired by a 74 year old Grandma!

You'd never guess by looking at her, but Ernestine Shepherd is 74 years old!!! I was watching Good Morning America when they featured Ernestine. What an amazing story. Here is a bit from the GMA website, click here to see it on their site and you can view the video.
At 74, Baltimore grandmother Ernestine Shepherd is the Guinness World Records' oldest female bodybuilder.
Guinness Record holder Ernestine Shepherd is the oldest female bodybuilder. But less than 20 years ago, she was a pudgy, middle-aged woman who hated what she saw in the dressing room mirror as she tried on swimsuit after swimsuit.
"I was too prissy to exercise," she said. "I just didn't want to have my hair messed up. Didn't want my fingernails broken."
That all changed when Shepherd decided her health trumped all and hit the gym.
That's right, she didn't START until she was 56!!! Ever thought it was "too late" for you? Well think again!!!

You GO Grandma!

1 comment:

  1. Holy toledo! That's incredible!! And inspirational!