I got emotional in the middle of my Peloton ride—and it’s not my first time that’s happened.
(20 min country ride with Ally Love aired 10/3/21 if you want to hop on and ride this one)
Has this happened to you?
Like sweating my butt off, breathless and a tear or two falling down my cheeks. Sounds ridiculous I know… but here is the thing. These past 4 months the Peloton has provided a few life-giving components to me that have been missing.
I’ve talked about why and how I make time to work out, and I’ve also talked about how obsessed I am with Ally Love. The other day, my husband asked me what it was about her workouts that make me love her so much.
I told him her workouts are not only a physical (ahem, butt-kicker) workout, but she also challenges my mindset and my outlook for the day. When I get off the bike, my body isn’t the only thing that was challenged. My brain and mental state was stretched and strengthened too.
Here’s how the Peleton (and Ally Love) provides this workin’ mom of three exactly what she needs:
So back to the tears.
Fifteen minutes into the ride, right before a hard climb, Ally starts talking about this mom who is killing it on the Leaderboard. Her son has special needs and is a fighter.
Ally challenges all the riders to give it our all on this next climb for this boy who lives with a rare disorder. Cue the tears. I’m on the climb and I’m feeling the feels. This fellow special needs mom who is putting in the time for herself is inspiring me to keep putting the time in for myself so we can both take care of our babies who need us. All while the collective Peloton community goes all out for this boy.
The tears were triggered by the reminder that I’m not alone (I mean how many times do I need to be reminded of this? Ya probably everyday) doing this hard thing we call life.
We have the choice to show up and live it.
Aaaaand because I want everyone I know to experience Ally Love, here are some of my favorite quotes of hers:
“There is no story without a struggle”
“If I sacrifice myself and lose too much (as a mom) who do you have to admire?”