This woman is amazing! She is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest female bodybuilder. This 75 years old grandmother has the body of a someone half her age, or younger. Geez, I don't have her body, and I am in my 40s.
Okay, I have to admit it, I would rather sit on my ass and eat chocolate than exercise. I think my bad habits are starting to show too. In fact, I know they are. But not Ernestine, she got into body building at the age of 56 when trying on a swimsuit for a pool party turned into a ego busting move (isn't it always?!). She started working out and never looked back. She runs 80 miles a week and can bench press 150 pounds. This grandma (and "Rocky" fan) can fuck your shit up. Lol.
She now trains other senior citizens and would love to get her muscular mitts on Michelle Obama (not that our first lady really needs much help). But so far, no dice. "I've been trying to get to that lady. And I can't get to her," she said. "It's so difficult." I loved her statement about how with age you lose the fixation on pleasing others and focus more on doing what works for you."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."
I guess I need to take a look at her the next time I reach for the salami. After all, we only get one body and it's up to us to take care of it well. A certain amount of illness is preventable, and there is no good reason to pad the pockets of Big Pharma anymore than they already are.