When I saw this strong black woman in my Yahoo stories feed I was just like WOW. Just beautiful. Ernestine Shepherd aged 77 years old started bodybuilding at the tender age of 56 years old. Yes, you read right 56, all because she was suffering depression. You see what can happen when you channel your problems and chose to be the winner and not the victim.




Here’s me trying to motivate me to get my squats and press-ups in before I decide it can wait till the next day. Then I read Ernestine get up at 2.30 am to prepare her egg whites, before going on a quick 10-mile jog with her husband of 55 years, Colin, 83. A 10-mile run.

She is an inspiration and when I reach her age I hope my body, is as beautifully toned and as strong as hers. An have a loving husband would be great too.


Strong Black Woman aged 77
Strong Black Woman aged 77


Strong black woman beautifully toned
Strong black woman beautifully toned


Let me know in the comments your thoughts on Ernestine.



  2. Rhafie

    So inspired!! I do prints, canvas, greeting cards and posters about fashion, your invited to see my work :)By the way love your blog and follow you!! 🙂

    1. Janet

      Hi Rhafie

      Thanks your following my blog. Really appreciate it.

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