Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Add this to My Bucket List

By now you've probably all seen this photo of Ernestine Shepherd, the 73 year old weightlifter who is in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest female bodybuilder. She bench presses 150 lbs, runs marathons and looks day-um fine for a senior citizen.

But what I find the most inspiring is that she began her journey to uber fitness at the age of 56!!! Age really is more than just a number!! (I know I know, I've been getting a complex lately as I am entering *gasp* middle age.) This is absolutely something I'd love to try someday. So I'm adding it to my "to do" list - right above "Participate in Flash Mob."

Something that is Not on my bucket list, but would undoubtedly be on VC's -- build a waterpark in the backyard - just like Celine Dion has done (excess much???):

25 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

how much fun would that waterpark even be after awhile? wouldn't it get old?

I would never guess that lady is 73!!

Ronnica said...

I'm beginning a healthy-living journey at 27, so glad to hear it's still possible. =)

And don't fuss about your numbers...that kind of talk makes people want to un-follow you!

NIKOL said...

Is it sad that the thing that appeals most to me about Celine's water park is the lazy river portion? I'm to that point in my life where just floating on an inner tube sounds like more fun than an actual water slide. Oh, mid-30's, you're everything I thought you'd be.

The weightlifter lady is indeed inspiring.

Salt said...

I want a lazy river in my yard now! Maybe I should buy a house first. I don't think my apartment complex would be too happy with me if I just threw my own in there.

As for that weightlifter lady. She IS inspiring, although I don't think I'd ever want to be that muscly.

Rebecca Jo said...

GET OUT! That lady is how old?!?!? AMAZING!

I feel like that in a SMALL, itty bitty way - just starting to run recently - wanting to do that half marathon before I was 40! Now I'm 38 & have two under my belt... who knows - I may do a FULL marathon by the time I'm 40 now! NEVER give up on a dream!... even if that means a water bill for a water park in your yard of a million dollars!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

I'd trade that water park for that woman's abs any day of the week!

Jayne said...

I'll take one of each please! :D

Kristin said...

73?? SHUT UP. I need to get off my arse.

Robin said...

That is inspirational..gee I have a bunch more years before I need to start...Hahah....and the water park ..Wo..that seems a bit much...but it would be nice..!

Aunt Juicebox said...

I wish I looked like that now and I'm only 36.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

It would be fun to have water park in the backyard. I would not be able to keep the dog dry though.

Michelle Pixie said...

Okay let me just say I would totally love to have a waterpark in my backyard! But I would have to have a few pool boys to go along with that. ;-)

She looks amazing for 73!!

Melissa B. said...

As a representative of the Middle-Aged Mamas, I just have to say that I'd better get going if I want to catch up with Ernestine! And no, thanks, to the H20 park. I'd rather go to the beach...

~Kristen~ said...

Even though the weightlifter look skeeves me out, especially on women, that is amazing that that woman is 73!!!

As for Celine Dion, that is just one more thing to add to my list of things about her that annoy the crap out of me!!!

Laura said...

Wow that's crazy, she looks amazing!!

And I would totally do the waterpark thing, oh my gosh that would be fun! :)

Mocha Dad said...

I'm impressed. She is awesome.

Slamdunk said...

I am thinking Ms. Shepard would do well as a bodyguard.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That woman is AMAZING!
I would totally love a waterpark in my back yard. Sheesh! Must be nice!

Big Mama Cass said...

OMG How do I get her to invite me over to her backyard?!?!?!

Unknown Mami said...

Ernestine is quite an inspiration.

Lucy said...

I can't believe she is 73, wow!

Oh, celebrities, they are so full of themselves, which is why they are celebrities!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

I'd love a body that fit at any age!

Middle age isn't so bad... we're past most of the anxious stages, able to do pretty much everything still, and have lots to look forward to. I'm enjoying it for the most part (with noted exceptions that I whine about... errr... discuss on my blog!)

Sashindoubutsu said...

That lady is a motivation..^

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh my goodness, that really inspires me. I WANT that, or at least half of it, if that is possible.

Bethany said...

WOW that's awesome! I would be tempted to tell my mom about that, except that it's mother's day and she would probably be offended. Lol!

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