I saw this story on my friend's Facebook page (Thanks Liz L.) and knew I had to re-post it here. The woman pictured above is Ernestine Shepherd. She is in her early 70s. ABC News reports her age as 73; however, I've seen that number +/- by one to two years on a few other sites. Not that it matters anyway. Look at this woman! She is stunning! She looks like she's in her 40s at most! And, you'll be hard pressed to find many wrinkles on her face or body. I've seen more wrinkles on 20- and 30-year olds than on this woman.
Not only is Ms. Shepherd an award winning body builder, she is also a personal trainer. She inspires both the young and old alike. After looking at this BEAUTIFUL BLACK woman, Sauda Voice will no longer make excuses for why she can't eat right or work out.
From ABC News:
Taut abs and rippling muscles aren't exactly the stuff grandmothers are known for. But then again neither are marathons and cell phones that play the theme to "Rocky."
At 73, Ernestine Shepherd is in better shape than most people decades her junior. Up at 3 a.m. every morning, she spends her days running, lifting weights and working out other senior citizens at the Union Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore. She also works as a certified personal trainer at her gym.
"I feel better than I did at 40," she said. "I am very, very happy."
In less than 20 years, Shepherd has morphed from a "prissy" woman who never exercised to the Guinness Book of World Records' oldest female bodybuilder.
A die-hard "Rocky" fan -- "Sylvester Stallone is my man," she cooed -- Shepherd is preparing for a body building competition this weekend.
"I feel now that I am a very strong, positive and confident woman," she said. "Years ago I concerned myself about what people said concerning me. But when you get 70-something and you don't have that many years in front of you, you don't concern yourself with that."
Check out this video footage of Ms. Shepherd: