Ernestine Shepherd is a perfect definition of the phrase, ‘you’re never too old to do something’.

Now 80 years old, she is the world’s oldest female bodybuilder.

Born on June 16, 1936, Ernestine is an inspiring woman, with a record in the Guinness Book of World Records under her name.

A woman different from most elders, she didn’t exercise since her childhood.

In fact, she picked up the habit much later in life, after her sister succumbed to  a brain aneurysm.

Shepherds never cared about health and wellbeing.

It’s only after she developed high blood pressure that she decided to pay attention to her health. Today, she observes an entirely different daily health routine.

She wakes up at 3 am daily, follows a calorie-controlled diet of boiled egg whites, vegetables, chicken, and plenty of water, and runs approximately 130 km (80 miles) a week.

According to her, the secret to success is never giving up. Watch her inspirational story below:

 

 

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