Her sister passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm, Shepherd quit going to the gym, developed hypertension and became depressed. She had to do something fast to improve her life!
After a while, Ernestine picked herself back up and got back into her favorite place-the gym. After regular strength training, she decided at the ripe age of 71 to try bodybuilding. Just after 7 months, Mrs. Shepherd had entered her first body building competition.
The Guinness World Record holder wakes up at 3 am every morning, runs 80 miles a week, and eats a clean grain-free diet with plenty of chicken, eggs, and vegetables. Plus, Ernestine lifts weights and even works as a certified personal trainer at her gym.
She has very good habits and great positive attitude.
She keeps going by her motto: Determined — Dedicated — Disciplined To Be Fit!
And Ernestine isn’t just improving her own life: she’s inspired other women in her community to get into the gym and get moving!