Here's what happened...
In a shared conversation on my Grip And Squeeze facebook page, Amber disclosed feeling a disconnect with pole and not having her head space where it should be. Among the common themes of life getting in the way, tiredness, time, and apathy, we agreed to commit to attending two pole sessions per week. We share a joint one on Friday mornings, but differ on our evening sessions.
If Amber cannot make her class, she needs to be accountable to me. I'm not quite sure what that means, she did give me permission to yell at her. Unfortunately I'm not a yell'er... but I can give amazing face and have a pretty awesome scare-the-shit-out-of-you glare. I'm also a demon at typing in ALL CAPS, and I can type PRETTY BLOODY LOUDLY TOO... See!
So to avoid these scary events from happening Amber will attend her two nominated pole sessions per week. The reasoning behind this is:
- No one ever walks out of a pole class saying I shouldn't have come
- It's consistency, even just twice a week it's still consistent: it's planned, it's do-able, and it will give results
- Every session attended is an achievement, a step forward towards her goal, towards our goal, to fan that spark that wants to burn brighter
- Every step forward is a positive that will lead to changing thought patterns, increasing drive, and increasing motivation
If you're struggling with your motivation, you've lost your pole mojo, and you're ready to fight to get it back, consider an accountability buddy. You've got nothing to lose.
Just do as was suggested by our instructor Karla and find someone you're not too comfortable with. You need someone not too familiar that you have to answer to, not someone who will let you make piss weak excuses, or worse still come up with them for you.
I've never done this before so hope I don't scare the shit out of my buddy with my new found sense of power. Maybe she doesn't realise I think I have power, oh but I do.