In response to a WSJ article about a reporter’s journey into bodybuilding, readers shared their own experiences of physical and emotional change

A Wall Street Journal article about reporter Anne Marie Chaker’s journey into midlife bodybuilding described a physical transformation that led to an emotional one as well. Readers wrote in to share their own experiences in setting fitness goals that helped them overcome challenges. In the article is a selection of reader responses, which have been lightly edited for length and clarity.

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