The root of health is found in having the confidence in one’s self to care and nourish the beautiful machine that the body is. I have mentioned this before, but it’s worthy of being mentioned everyday. You are the skin that you are in, you have been and you always will be. I spent ten years trying to skin myself, trying to peal away and re-create the heart of what connects me and makes me me, and it was ten years of self-destructive hell. The skin you are in is beautiful already; imagine what would happen if you starting accepting your core self today instead of tomorrow when you will finally be at your goal weight, or ideal body fat.
Are you skinning yourself? If you are, there are ways to stop. Stop today. Choose love instead of criticism, no matter how much of a perfectionist you might be. Perfectionism is a excuse to try to earn approval and praise, when in fact, we already deserve it and have it if we could only step outside of our boxes to see. We have the opportunity in life to create ourselves and be world changers as we discover our passions and purpose, but until we can love our own selves at our most fundamental level — the skin within — then we will never find happiness.