Gorgeous 75 Year-old Body Building Grandma
When she was younger, she was "too prissy to be athletic." Ernestine Shepherd started body-building at 71. At 75, she's still at it and she's teaching others at her Methodist church. "This is my ministry," she says on a BBC tape, (drawn to my attention by Alias Reader on Goodreads.com.) Now Ms. Shepherd leads classes at church and sets an example: "health, happiness, and prosperity."
She also runs about 10 miles every morning.
I'm all in favor of health — and long life. But more important, she looks terrific!
I'm delighted to know it's physically possible to look as radiantly ageless and toned as Ms. Shepherd — even though I'm not going to put in the hours she does.
Her decision to get active again came after her sister's death, when she talked with her sister in a dream. Well, Miss Ernie, as she's often called, is going to be my "sister in a dream."
I've been just a tad slack about exercise for the past two weeks. Tonight after work– I hereby swear — will be different. I'll simply repeat my new mantra: Remember Miss Ernie — and grab my jumprope and go!
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