For many people, their Sundays are spent riding their bike, grooving to the music, and feeling the love. Ally Love, Peloton instructor, host of Netflix’s Dance 100, and entrepreneur uses her platform to encourage people to focus on the small joys that can be found during the day. Whether it is grabbing a Noosa yogurt after that spirited workout or simply embracing the joy of the moment, there is always progress to be celebrated.
Recently, FoodSided spoke with Ally Love about a wide range of topics. The most telling part of the conversation was how open, honest, and thoughtful her responses were. While some people see that smile on the screen and appreciate the vivaciousness, the words spoken invite people to take a moment to let that thought percolate.
Even though the busy day can feel like a total rush, a routine needs to fit a personal approach. As Ally said, “It’s really important to have these conversations that uncover routines that lead us to help each other out. What works for me may not work for you. But, understanding all those factors can help the person appreciate what works for them. It opens a dialogue, a conversation.”
“Personally, I am on this self-journey, a self-discovery journey of figuring things out. I like to do a self-audit twice a year and see what makes me feel good. See how the routine fits. Do they add to me feeling good. I want to be proactive to my reaction. Learning how to tailor my morning routine is helpful. Whether it is preparing for a Peloton class or one of my other projects, that discipline and process to fall back on strengthens my approach and pushes me forward.”
“Having something like Noosa yogurt in my fridge is that easy, reliable option that fuels my day. That good tasting food that makes me feel good is important.”
As seen in her Instagram post, Ally has Noosa in her fridge, and it is the flavorful, easy solution to stay fueled during her busy day. While having those food choices at the ready is important, Ally appreciates that there is an ebb and flow to her journey.
She explained, “there is trial and error at different seasons of our lives. Whether I am training for a race, working at the studio, or otherwise on the go, I need options that go with me and taste great.”
Ally appreciates that convenience can be important, but if the food does not taste good, it does not matter. For her, having that Noosa yogurt in the fridge ready to go, it that option which fits into that mindset.
Her favorite flavor is Wildflower Honey. As she mentioned, “it tickles my fancy.” It mixes well with other ingredients, but it is not fussy. As she mentioned, “no one has time to eat bad food.”
Even though there might be no time to eat bad food, Ally believes that everyone should consider a rule of three when it comes to experiences, especially in the workout world. Focusing on new experiences and her rule of three, she explained, “everyone feels messy and out of control the first time. The second time we feel a curious and a little more comfortable. On the third time, people find the love in the process. There is no downside to trying something new because there is always an upside in trying.”
That focus on the positive aspects of life is key to much of Ally’s approach to everything she does. Recounting a recent Peloton class, she said, “we can forget how powerful a smile is. Sometimes we forget that the simple things are already available to use. Giving and returning that smile can be that moment that makes a difference. I try to reminder people that you are worthy, and you are already good enough. Whether it is a good sense of humor, a great smile, or a positive affirmation, we all are amazing in our own ways. Tap into that positivity, that goodness and possess it.”
From a smile shared with another person, stepping into a new experience, or just enjoying a great tasting food, life is full of good, positive moments. Ally Love might have clipped into a ride that has brought her many great times, exciting adventures, and a multitude of smiles along the way. Life might never be perfect but making process on a daily basis can bring fulfilment.