Some Formerlies are good to leave behind. A few of mine I’m glad I left in the backseat of the figurative taxi of time: Formerly Bulimic, Formerly a People-pleaser, Formerly Overly Malleable. But there are things you never want to stop being, and you want to do what you can to hang onto them. If you’re Formerly Fit, for instance, you can definitely move yourself once again in the direction of fit, if it’s worth it to you. (That’s the thing about being a Formerly–you do it or you don’t, but you don’t spend much time on self-recrimination either way.)

I’m not Formerly Fit. I’m Fairly Fit for a Formerly. My abs, however…quite possibly a lost cause, and that would be OK with me, but for the fact that my lower back hurts if I don’t at least do something to tighten them up. Here’s a little piece from SELF.com on how to do just that.

Formerly Fit? 3 Simple Moves To Get You Back in Action!

The super-hilarious, spot-on Stephanie Dolgoff, who just happens to be the former health director and features director of our own SELF magazine, has written a must-read book: My Formerly Hot Life: Dispatches from (Just) the Other Side of Being Young (Ballantine).

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