Bullied in middle school. After three months I got hooked. However, got really serious in college, followed by the Army, then greatly reduced getting out of Army and into a new and demanding job. Was probably another three plus years before I got serious again.
Why I Love it
I am not sure "bodybuilding" is the correct word. I would say athlete but at my age I want weight control and physique. Up until stuff started hurting, I loved pumping, sweating, developing, and camaraderie. No whining but now I left to keep some tone and avoid the beer belly. It will be interesting if I actually see body mass develop at my age.