My boby doesn't mean a lot to me, personally. However, my body does. And yes, loving your own body is extremely important. Otherwise, you must depend on someone else to love it for you, for validation, and when you give that kind of power over to someone else, you are only going to get hurt.
Love yourself first--body and mind and soul--then you can worry about other people loving these things. And if they don't, oh well. Because you know better! You're worth loving--every bit of you.