SUNNY OUT­LOOK

AT JUST 16 YEARS OLD, SUNNY DOMINIQUE IS LEARN­ING HOW TO FO­CUS ON A POS­I­TIVE LIFE­STYLE, WITH CANDY BY HER SIDE.

Surf Girl - - Coco & Maud -

Ilove liv­ing a healthy and pos­i­tive life­style, with my dog Candy at my side. I take Candy skate­board­ing and cy­cling with me in the win­ter, and in the sum­mer we both en­joy go­ing surf­ing. Candy’s been surf­ing since she was a puppy so she’s very con­fi­dent on a surf­board, although she prefers the ex­tra width and vol­ume of the pad­dle­board. Af­ter surf­ing her coat takes ages to dry be­cause she’s a Poo­dle cross Bi­chon Frise.

Candy and I love spend­ing time out­doors by the ocean and the coast is a great source of in­spi­ra­tion for my pho­tog­ra­phy and art. Be­tween surf­ing and study­ing I pile a lot of my en­ergy into cre­at­ing bright and vi­brant surf and yoga paint­ings. I also cre­ate eco beach art us­ing what I col­lect dur­ing beach clean ups, com­bined with other nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als (such as drift­wood, shells and sea glass) that I find when I’m beach­comb­ing.

Re­cently I be­came a yoga and fit­ness am­bas­sador, and model, for

Ilu Fitwear – a role that has pushed me to learn more about yoga. The flex­i­bil­ity I’ve gained from do­ing gym­nas­tics and be­ing a dancer for over a decade has helped me with my yoga pos­tures. Yoga and surf­ing have also per­suaded me to fo­cus more on my health and nu­tri­tion.

I’m vegetarian and have a clean plant-based diet. Af­ter a good surf ses­sion my favourite meals are Bud­dha bowls, co­conut and date en­ergy balls, and green fruit smooth­ies or veg­gie juices. I re­ally be­lieve that a clean-food diet is the key to a healthy body and mind. My daily fit­ness rou­tine usu­ally in­cludes a run in the for­est or on the sand dunes with my dog Candy, then a work­out on the beach. I al­ways fin­ish up with a short yoga ses­sion.

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