Ernestine Shepherd, 74, was recognized as the oldest female bodybuilder by the Guinness Book of World Records. (YouTube)
A 74-year-old woman living in Baltimore was recognized as the oldest female bodybuilder by the Guinness Book of World Records, the Daily Mail reported Sunday.
Ernestine Shepherd has “six-pack” abs which look unbelievable at her age and tries to motivate other people to lead healthy lives as she teaches at a Baltimore fitness center.
“If you are going to try to motivate people, you have to live that part,” said Shepherds, who has kept a strict workout schedule and diet for 18 years.
She wakes up at 3 a.m. every morning to meditate and runs 16 km in a local park before lunch. She shuns sweets and keeps a rather strict diet of brown rice, chicken breasts, vegetables and a glass of raw egg whites three times a day.
She lives with her husband of 54 years and has a son, 53, and grandson, 14.
She said in the interview with the Washington Post that she was a “couch potato” until she was 56. Since then, she has run nine marathons and won two bodybuilding contests.
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