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  • FAB Fitness: Meet Ernestine Shepherd the 77-year-old bodybuilder!


    At 77 years old, Ernestine Shepherd is no lazy potato!

    Every day this woman wakes up at 2:30 a.m to run an average of 10 miles before 5 a.m after that she’s off to the gym where she works as a personal trainer. Can you beat that?


    Ernest Shephered 77-year-old wonder

    She got interested in everything bodybuilding when she was as old as 56 years old, with her sister Velvet. When her sister died from a brain aneurysm, Shepherd continued their dream of becoming female bodybuilder, and she trained for only 7 months. Surprisingly in 2010 she was crowned the World’s Oldest Performing Female Bodybuilder by Guinness World Records.


    Here is an average day in life of the extra ordinary body builder:

    2:30 a.m. Wake up. Meditate and read devotions from the Bible. Eat a snack of a bagel with peanut butter and hard-boiled egg whites. Drink 16 oz. of water.
    3:45 a.m. Head to nearby park and run 10 miles. Go home and eat breakfast of oatmeal, three hard-boiled egg whites and a tablespoon of walnuts. Drink 8 oz. of liquid egg whites.
    8 a.m. Head to the gym and work out for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
    10 to 11 a.m. Train a group of senior men and women. The oldest woman is 89 years old.
    11 a.m.Train four to five women in the gym. Drink another 8-oz. glass of liquid egg whites.
    1 p.m. Go home and eat a can of tuna, a cup of spinach, ½ cup of sweet potato and drink an 8-oz. glass of water. REST.
    6 to 7 p.m.Teach another class at the gym. Head home and eat turkey, brown rice, broccoli, more egg whites and drink lots of water.
    10 to 10:30 p.m.Drink one more glass of liquid egg whites. Go to bed.

    You can learn a thing or two from Shepherd’s healthy lifestyle.


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