March is Women’s History Month, and here at LANE EIGHT, we’re celebrating by featuring women from our community who inspire us. You might know some of them, you might not, but each of them has shown us what it means to be “Your Best You.”
With our #YourBestYou series, we’re sharing some of our favorite stories of perseverance, hope, and aspiration from the LANE EIGHT community of Everyday Athletes! For our latest feature we caught up with Joy Sun.
Tell us about yourself.
Hi! I’m 24 years old living on the island of Oahu. I come from a powerlifting background, but my goal within the last couple of years is to become a well rounded athlete. I’m a certified personal training doing both in person and online coaching. I have the biggest sweet tooth and I am a sucker for Reese’s cups. If I could, I would also spend the whole day at the beach.
Favorite female athlete: Shawn Johnson, Olympic gymnast. She is so cool with such a big heart!!
Favorite LANE EIGHT color: Lilac Dream!!
What does “Your Best You” mean to you?
Doing the best you can do while being the best you. Becoming the best version of yourself isn’t getting to a point of a nervous breakdown. Your best you is when you’re healthy and happy.
Name a woman in your life who has helped you to become “Your Best You.”
My mommy! Growing up I had the hardest time understanding why she was being the mother she was being. Now as an adult, I look back and see how my life could’ve been completely different from where I am today. I am so grateful for her and all her sacrifices.
What advice would you give your younger self?
You are so much more capable than you think you are. Don’t doubt yourself and just do it. You will see that you can do great things if you just try and put your mind to it!!
If you could share one message with the LANE EIGHT community, what would it be?
Breathe. Take one step at a time and believe in yourself. Life is a marathon, not a sprint!
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