Fact: Your physical body is the thing that keeps your mind alive. Think about that for a second.
When you think of your self, do you think of your physical body or your mind, your consciousness? Really, our bodies are just the carriers of our brains and souls, aren't they?
Then why on earth would we ever feel the need to punish our bodies to make them fit an insane societal expectation?
Ok, enough rhetorical questions.
If you treat your body like it's ruining your life by being something you don't think it should be [too fat, too short, too tall, too skinny, too dark, too light, too whatever] then you are literally making it more difficult for your body to keep you alive. If you punish your body or treat it poorly, it has to work harder at doing the things you expect it to do, however basic or complicated - breathing, thinking, walking, digesting, resting, healing, helping others, having fun.
Love your body by realizing that you and your body are a team! Your brain helps your body, is part of your body, your body helps you carry on living. Treat it with the love and care it deserves, because without it running well, you can't take full advantage of the life that is available to you.
To-Do: Sit down with a clean piece of paper and your favorite pen. Write out 10 things your body is physically capable of doing. Then, thank your body for keeping you alive.
Here are my ten.