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Do you know about Ernestine Shepherd?


Sunday, June 23, 2013

She started bodybuilding at 58 years old and is now 74 in this photo:


(image taken from here : www.shape.com/lifestyle/
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She says she feels healthier in her 70s than she did in her 40s.

Here's her wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E
rnestine_Shepherd

My goal is to be half that cool when I grow up. I'm so totally inspired!
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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 6/25/2013 11:51AM

    Yup, she is so awesome!!

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LJCANNON 6/25/2013 1:10AM

    emoticon Yes I do know her and I also have a Pintrest Board featuring her and another Inspiration -- Johanna Quaas. She is (I think) 84 years old and competes on an Olympic Level.



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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 6/23/2013 1:24PM

  Yes, I know about her and she is one of the reasons I keep on going because I keep thinking about her for she is such an inspiration to and for me.

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BEECHNUT13 6/23/2013 1:17PM

    Wow, what an inspiration!

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NISSANGIRL 6/23/2013 11:38AM

    Saw her on TV one word..... AWESOME!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 6/23/2013 8:05AM

    I looooove Earnestine!! I have a pinterest board filled with her pics and others like her.. she IS inspirational.. thanks so much for sharing!

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GETSTRONGRRR 6/23/2013 7:26AM

    That's pretty cool!

I'm an adult onset athlete. Started running at 48...did my first marathon 9 months later.

Have stopped running, but I started lifting weights....love it!

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RHYMESWITHBABY 6/23/2013 7:19AM

    Ernestine Shepherd is amazing! You can be strong and fit at any age! My mom is my inspiration. She teaches fitness at the local seniors centre to people in their 40s to their 80s (she is 70). She has done weight-bearing exercise all her life. Because of her age the doctor makes her take tests for osteoporosis, but she has the bones of a 30 year old. Well, maybe a slightly arthritic 30 year old -- but nothing slows her down.

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PETALIA 6/23/2013 6:46AM

    I was over at the yoga team and saw your blog post title scrolling over on the right-hand side. I just had to drop by. I, too, find Ernestine Shepherd amazing, inspiring, motivating! I believe she might be almost 76 years old. In 2011 she was named the world's oldest female competitive bodybuilder. Have you seen this video: youtu.be/bhUMACwB-a4 ? Thanks for posting this and thus helping me to start my Sunday feeling like things are possible.


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LEANGIRL22 6/23/2013 3:01AM

    That gives me some hope at 67
Sheila

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BEBOLDER 6/23/2013 2:38AM

    Definitely inspires me to know I can be a change maker at any age.

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 6/23/2013 2:34AM

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Thanks for sharing!

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