The octogenarian Baltimorean was born on June 16th, 1936. She didn’t start exercising until she was 56 years old but since then she’s gone on to win two bodybuilding titles. Quite an inspiration, isn't she?
So what’s her secret? She wakes up at 3 a.m. every morning, spends her day running, lifting weights and working out. She also works as a certified trainer at a gym.
She reveals she’s inspired by Sylvester Stallone and she’s a die-hard “Rocky” fan.
She has loads of respect for Michelle Obama. In her words: “Sylvester Stallone is my man, and I would love to meet him one day.”
Ernestine is, however, looking for an excuse to meet the U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama so she could render assistance with her work on controlling obesity. Hope she does someday, because she thinks Michelle is “so beautiful, inside and out”.
She lives off a calorie-controlled diet of boiled egg whites, chicken, vegetables, and plenty of water.
One thing that sets Ernestine Shepherd apart from a million grandmas is, she never gives up. Don’t forget this.