I follow Maria Kang: Fit Mom on facebook. I saw a lot of people get defensive and fussy, which is probably a good thing…you can’t get defensive about your body without deciding that you have some amount of self-love (which all sides have said is very important).
"What I don’t like is the fine line we are walking today – which is love and accept your body versus love and progress your body."
seems very valid. Reading all of the feedback from all sides (and all sizes) nobody really mentions or echoes the warning of becoming apathetic or stagnant in their being— even if you have the best “self-love” intentions.
Whether you apply it to fitness or weight, learning and intelligence, exploring and belief, even friendship and relationships, the easiest way to do a disservice to yourself is to think that you’re preserving what you love by not actively progressing it (to use Kang’s word).
Yes, you have a good thing going (your body, your mind, your friends, your love, your politics, your weight, your bank account) now use it or lose it. Work for new challenges, learn more, test your strengths or strengthen your weaknesses, surprise yourself by embracing something new…