After the passing of her sister, Ernestine Shepherd made a vow to achieve something truly great. She set out to be the world’s oldest, female bodybuilder. And she did just that. From a mostly inactive lifestyle, Ernestine started eating cleanly (with a nutritionist’s guidance) and lifting weights at the gym. Oh, and did we yet mention she started this at the ripe age of 56? Ernestine is now 77 and inspires other senior citizens that “age ain’t nuthin’ but a number”.¬†As Ernestine puts it, she’s got the “dedication”, “determination”, and “discipline” to look and feel phenomenal, for any age.

Watch the incredible story below, in Ernestine’s words.

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Ernestine Shepherd, age 77