I’m not overweight. I’m undertall.~Author Unknown
Seeing yourself just as you are, overweight, obese, even underweight, gives you amazing power. Once you know how in shape you are you can start focusing on doing the right things to get the body you wish.
Living in a fairy tale, making yourself believe you are fit when that isn’t the case can have dangerous consequences. There are obese people that think they are only overweight. They are huge, barely can move and still they cling to their false body image.
The ideal body image that you can have is the one in which you see yourself exactly how you are. I’m not perfect and I guarantee you aren’t perfect either. No man or woman is perfect, even if such and such magazine claims from time to time that X is perfect. If you were to talk to that person you would see the truth: they are fat from being perfect. Most of them will even tell you that.
Striving and pushing yourself for perfection is as bad as thinking you are perfect. You can’t reach perfection, you will only set yourself up for misery and chronic depression. The best thing you can do is to be the perfect person you can be.
Look at how you are, take a good look and pick only the things you know you can change. If you are overweight, lose some weight, if you lack muscles, build some muscles, if you are sick from eating only junk food, start eating healthier food. Do what you can do to improve your body image, but know that the ideal body image is always flawed. Nobody is perfect and will never be.