Hello gorgeous! For our very first post…I pose the question – what moves YOU to push yourself? What makes you want to shine? For me…one woman in particular has had a big impact….Ms. Ernestine Shepard.
This beautiful woman is the Guinness book of World Records winner for the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in 2016 and 2017. She is nothing short of amazing. She started her fitness training in her mid fifties. According to her video, she was overweight, had high blood pressure, depression, and for good reason – her sister had just passed, and it completely broke her heart. And then, little by little she took baby steps, and never gave up. She started slow, it took awhile – as all good things do – and now look at her. High Blood Pressure – gone. Depression – gone. No Meds. She is full of smiles and more energetic in her 80s than she was in her 50s. If she can do it, so can we, one step at a time.
So, like Ernestine, and in the words of the great Diana Ross – it’s time to come out. Come out of the fog, away from the negativity, and come out from whatever and whoever is holding you back. Put that voice on the shelf long enough to see the diamond inside of you. Polish her up a bit – and do one thing today make yourself proud of who you are, because there is a lion in each one of us – and greatness is right around the corner!
Happy Monday all!