Body hydration using silky-soft water by BWT ♥ A selyemvíz nyomában… ♥

EN: Being a biochemist who has also completed a lifestyle and nutritionist course, I think I have several critical aspects regarding the importance of proper water intake, as well as its beneficial effects. If someone asks for advice with respect to diet, I always say that the very first thing is consuming the appropriate amount of water. If you remember, in summer we participated in the 30 day challenge of BWT with my sweetest Andi (you can read the post here), thus calling attention to the significance of hydration 🙂 Campaigns like this are always the bottom of my heart, since they absolutely reflect my lifestyle, this is why I always gladly join such challenges! ♥ In this post, I’d like to go a bit further and write about how important is the quality of water, which we drink every day or use at home. Since besides the amenities, clear and soft water has significant impacts with respect to our skin and hair condition, as well as protecting our household appliances from limescale and corrosion. Since

I. FitSide meetup

EN: If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that recently I’m having a tough period. Well, it doesn’t mean that you have to imagine me sitting in my room and crying whole day but still, I feel that I’m a bit out of motivation, energy and somehow missing the usual “Virág spirit” 🙁 You keep asking me how can I be so passionate all the time, keep myself motivated and keep going even in the hardest situations. I have no logical explanation for this, I have this kind of personality and life also has taught me several things 🙂 But I know that you’re even more interested in how I handle the harder periods, like this one… Fortunately it happens quite rarely and what I do is putting aside the things which are sort of compulsion and keep me under pressure (okay, I can not skip work, haha 😀 but I absolutely love my job, so basically there is no problem with my PhD research ♥) Anyway, I keep pushing the things which make me happy, satisfied, and keep me balanced. What is also good for me

Avocado & pumpkin salad

EN: Since I always post healthy dessert recipes here on the blog, it was time for a little change 😉 I made this super tasty salad last weekend, but I’m sure that I’ll prepare it pretty soon, since it’s heavenly, trust me! 🙂 Ingredients: 1 avocado 100-150 g pumpkin (baked) 70-80 g salad mix (lettuce, ruccola, lambs lettuce, baby spinach, beetroot) 30-40 g walnuts seeds (I used a mixture of sunflower seed, pumpkin seed & goji berry) The preparation is quite easy, I started with cutting the avocado and the pumpkin into slices, then mixed with the salad and finished with adding the walnuts and the seeds 😉 For me it was already filling enough, so I didn’t prepare any dressing, but I could imagine something with honey, soy sauce and spices 😉 HU: Mivel mindig csak édes harapnivalókat mutogatok itt a blogon, úgy gondoltam, itt az ideje egy kis váltásnak 😉 Ezt a szuper finom salátát még múlt hétvégén készítettem el, de biztosan megcsinálom újra, mert isteni lett! 🙂 Hozzávaló

My Fitness Story: Killin’ it! ;)

Legutóbb ott hagytam abba, hogy a betegségem és a gigantikus csalónapok következtében kicsit elszontyolodtam, ugyanis egyrészt nem tudtam edzeni, másrészt pedig azt láttam, nem az igazi a magamnak írt étrendem. Ezért megnyomtam a képzeletbeli restart gombot és új tervekkel, újult erővel vágtam bele a dolgokba. Ami az étrendet illeti, láttam már korábban hogy mi az, amire szépen reagál a testem, viszont radikális és azt is, hogy mi az, ami kevésbé hardcore, de nem hozta a várt eredményt. A kettő közé lőttem be dolgot, a lelkem mélyén pedig tudtam, hogy most nem a sötétben tapogatózok, így ez most működőképes lesz 😉 Az edzések borzasztóan jól estek, sőt a diéta is, a hétvégi apróbb csalásokat (amik bekalkulált dolgok voltak) leszámítva gyakorlatilag több, mint két hete ugyanazt eszem hétközben, de még nem unom, nyilván változtatnék, ha így lenne 😀 De még én magam is meglepődtem rajta, hogy milyen kiemelkedően jól esik csapatni, és nem

Autumn favourites

Ismét összegyűlt egy szép kis termékcsoport, amik az utóbbi időben eléggé a szívemhez nőttek, így ha bárki megkérdezi, hogy miket használok mostanában, őket ajánlom 🙂 Pár hete jártam a Rosetti Bizsu workshopján, ahol ez a piros-fekete, cseresznyevirágos choker nyaklánc azonnal elnyerte a tetszésemet 🙂 Lakatos Jusztina, a brand kreatív igazgatója pedig volt olyan kedves, hogy megajándékozott vele, nagyon szépen köszönöm! 🙂 A másik szerelmem ez a szürke Sarkozy sapka, ami az Open Showroom sajtóreggelijén kapott ajándékcsomagomban lapult 🙂 Szuperül stylingolható, illik a stílusomhoz és kifejezetten praktikus ebben az átmeneti időjárásban, jobb ajándékot nem is kaphattam volna! 😉 Kozmetikumok tekintetében új kedvencem a Blue Bird Roastery és a HerbArting kollaborációjában megszületett kávés termékcsalád. Sosem voltam egy nagy koffeinfüggő, a pajzsmirigyem miatt pedig méginkább mérséklem a kávéfogyasztást. Ennek a tusfürdőnek és

Low carb cinnamon rolls

EN: Time to share my current fav recipe ♥ I’ve prepared these low carb cinnamon rolls already for the third time in a month, which means that I really like them 😉 😛 I found the original recipe here, which I changed a little bit by adding some protein powder to the dough. For the first time I didn’t like the texture of the filling so I tried to add some protein peanut butter, it turned out amazing, so feel free to try this option! 😉 So here is the low carb & hight protein version á la Virág: Ingredients (made 18-20 small rolls): Dough: 180 g low carb flour (I used this one) 150 g low fat natur yogourt 20-30 g erythrytol (feel free to add more, if you want a sweeter taste) 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 2 g baking powder 1 portion protein powder (I used Nutrend Deluxe 100% Whey Protein in cinnamon roll flavor, haha so perfect for this recipe ♥) 1 tablespoon of water 1 egg (only for the crust) Filling: 60 g coconut oil 8-10 g cinnamon 20-30 g erytrytol optional: 1 large teaspoon of peanut butter

From a fitgirl’s wishlist…

EN: I often hear that it’s impossible to make happy a fitgirl like me with presents 😛 But trust me, I have dozens of things on my wishlist related to healthy lifestyle, so here are several hints, hope you’ll find it useful if one of your friends or your beloved one is a real fitness lady 😉 (I’m having my nameday on the 26th November and Christmas is also coming, just sayin’… :D) 1., Desserts Well, that’s a divisive point, since chocolate and nice bonbons are kind of jolly joker gifts, but I’m not sure if I’d be absolutely happy about getting some dessert, which is full of sugar (but I highly appreciate the intention anyway… :)) However, if you pay attention to choose a healthy, sugar free option, that’s a very very very good point 😉 If you want to surprise your important one with something really nice & exclusive, look at this one 😉 Speaking about Christmas and Advent, instead of the beauty and girly advent calendars, I’m dying for this one ♥ 2., Accessories Choosing worko

Rock it out!

Photo: Regina Tóth Sweater & skirt: F&F Sunglasses: INVU Eyewear Necklace: Chillearrings Watch: Aliexpress Ankle boots: Fashion Days EN: How you doing Sweeties? 🙂 Fortunately I’m super healthy again which means that since Monday I’m back on track regarding work, while I’m also 100% into diet & workout, feels so good to rock it out! 😉 The “blogger world” is also quite busy lately, there are many upcoming events and I have some “big plans” as well, which you’ll see for sure (maybe not in a few days, but it’s going to be remarkable). Finally we could manage a photoshoot with Regi, since I wanted to share outfit pics with my current favourite skirt & necklace so badly 😛 Maybe I’m weird, but I love this dry & cold autumn weather, it’s perfect for wearing a sweater-skirt-ankle boots combo, which is one of my fav styles 😉 Now I’m going to finish work and leave the institute soon, and tonight I’m having dinner with my girls, can’t wait! 😉 For the weekend I already have seve

Protein pumpkin balls

EN: Autumn also means pumpkin season, however due to my strict low carb diet I haven’t prepared any dishes with pumpkin lately :O Anyway, last week I had to suspend my diet plan as I got a viral stomach infection, which also meant that I had an epic cheat week (yes, it was really bad, shame on me… :/ ). Anyway, at home I had time to create some healthy desserts as well, like these amazing protein pumpkin balls to have a fit treat at least 🙂 Now I’m back to low carbs, but these balls are so creamy and delicious, that I’ll definitely make them again for cheating or a higher carb day 😉 If you want a heavenly sugarfree snack, go for this one, I highly recommend this recipe! 😉 Ingredients (made 13-14 smaller balls): 50 g rolled oats 40 g almond 40 g nuts 150 g pumpkin (baked&mashed) 30 g protein powder (I used Nutrend Deluxe 100% Whey Protein in cinnamon roll flavor) ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger ½ teaspoon gingerbread spice mix pinch of nutmeg desiccated coconut for rolling Place the o

My Fitness Story: Restart…

Hmmm, nem is tudom, hol kezdjem a történetet… talán ott, hogy holnap lesz két hete, hogy belevágtam a nagy programomba 😀 Ami annyira nagy, hogy konkrét célt igazából nem tudok megfogalmazni 🙂 Igazából arról van szó, hogy az Életmód és táplálkozási tanácsadó képesítést megszerezve szeretnék első körben magamon kísérletezni és kipróbálni, hogyan tudom hasznosítani az ott elsajátított tudást 🙂 Nincs olyan, hogy meg akarok szabadulni x kilótól, nincs megcélozva semmilyen számszerű érték, egyszerűen kíváncsi vagyok, hogy hogyan reagál a szervezetem bizonyos változtatásokra, amit én magam jónak tartok eszközölni saját kondícióm, anyagcserém, hormonális állapotom illetve céljaim alapján. Ha már célok, azért mégiscsak van valami, aminek örülnék: a nyári, azon belül is a muraui formám 😛 Mivel pontosan tudom, hogy mit és hogy csináltam, aminek köszönhetően akkor úgy néztem ki, hasonló dolgokat próbáltam véghezvinni, bár kic

Photo diary

Az utóbbi napokban eléggé csendben voltam, bár történtek dolgok rendesen: jártam otthon Debrecenben, konferenciáztam Pécsen majd kirándultam a környéken, több divateseményen is megfordultam, majd sikeresen hazavágtam a kemény diétámat egy betegség következtében, ami miatt hétfő óta az ágyat nyomom 🙁 A tömör és velős összefoglaló után azért hoztam egy kis képes illusztrációt is 🙂 A hosszú hétvégét otthon töltöttem Debrecenben, és kivételesen semmire nem voltam hajlandó a pihenésen és a családozáson kívül. Nagyon jót tett a pihenés, feltöltődve és energikusan vágtam neki a hétnek (vagy legalábbis azt hittem…) A diétát természetesen továbbra is folytattam, főleg hogy most az Életmód és táplálkozási tanácsadói képesítés megszerzése után új projektbe vágtam. A részletekről majd írok Nektek bővebben, őszintén, pozitívumokkal és negatívumokkal együtt, főleg hogy nemrég sikerült akaratomon kívül hazavágni a dolgot,

Photoshoot with Swantic

Photo: Anett Belegrai, Boglárka Sántics, András Galambos EN: If you’ve read my outdoor workout post you could have already met Swantic, which is my new favourite sportswear brand created by the super talented Bogi ♥ This time I’d like to show my recent favorites, since after the Actimel 10k competition, we did a random photoshoot on Margaret Island 😉 I highly recommend you to take advantage on this beautiful autumn weather and go for an outdoor workout! Despite being a huge gym fanatic, I absolutely love the feeling of these workouts, done in the fresh air! 🙂 It’s also quite beneficial for your body, just don’t forget to pay attention for the appropriate clothing, since it’s getting cool! I had an amazing time during the photoshoot, not like it would have been so hard, wearing such beautiful workout sets! ♥ When it comes to sportswear, comfort and functionality are my highest priorities, but I also need my workout clothes to be nice, to feel outstanding 😉 This is why I like these p

Classy eye-protection with INVU

Photo: Otto Boldizsár EN: I already mentioned, that we couldn’t stay long at the jewellery workshop organized by Csermakdesign, since we got an invitation to another event with Lilla 🙂 It was another workshop organized by INVU Eyewear and fortunately took place in Adna Cafe, which is located pretty close to the designer showroom where we were staying before. You know that sunglasses are essential accessories to me, however I haven’t heard about this brand before, which made my pretty excited 😛 The workshop was started with a presentation, then we could check the latest collection and also had the possibility to try on the items 😛 A pretty huge number of sunglasses have been presented to us, since they really think about everyone! Besides “standard” sunglasses, they offer items made especially for athletes, or such pieces which can be worn under a helmet or over the normal, dioptric glasses. It was a pleasant surprise that their high quality is coupled with affordable prices so I highly recom

Actimel 10 km

EN: Honestly, I had no idea how hard a 10 km distance can be regarding my current condition, but last week I had the chance to learn something about myself again… 🙂 This time I had to accept that despite being an energy bomb, no matter how many programs, tasks or ongoing projects I have, my body also needs some rest for that well-needed recovery. If you remember, I registered to my first half marathon at the end of July, and completed it in September (if you haven’t seen the post about it, you can read it here). Browsing among the runner events, I saw that SPAR Marathon is going to take place at the end of October, so I could have the chance to complete another 21 k pretty soon. However, I had no idea about how I’ll feel after completing such a distance for the first time, so I decided to not exceed myself and went for only the Actimel 10k, which is basically easy distance to me, which I complete routinely without any difficulties. The problem was that I had more eventful and busy weekends than weekd

Csermakdesign jewellery workshop

EN: Last weekend was quite eventful, since I had many blogger activities 🙂 On Saturday we started the day at a designer showroom with Lilla, since we were invited to a workshop by Dóri, who is the designer of the jewellery brand called Csermakdesign. I was absolutely excited about the event, since I’m always amazed by her work, she has such a unique style! On the other hand, I have no idea when was the last time when I wasn’t too busy and had some time to design and create something like on my own. At first I prepared a necklace, which I started with choosing the shape, then decided about the color. Of course I didn’t go for something easy, that would be too surprising, haha 😀 Considering the autumn–winter season and the fact that and I’m into the classic and ladylike outfits again, I went for burgundy mixed with black, with some extra golden glow to make it less somber. Then Dóri helped me to varnish this base, while I was busy with cutting the leaf patterns from the polypropylene sheet. Th

Timeless.

Photo: Regina Tóth Dress: LIPSClothes Necklace: Primark Watch, bracelet, earrings: Aliexpress Bag: Deichmann Shoes: Cin Cin Amica Lipstick: Rimmel Provocalips 550 – Play With Fire EN: I fell in love with this beautiful dress a few weeks ago when I visited Zsani, the designer of LIPSclothes to choose my dress for a blogger day organized by Enikő. She asked me to give a presentation about healthy lifestyle, which made me feel quite honored, so of course I wanted to wear something pretty 🙂 I loved my outfit so much that I decided to shoot photos for a blog post as well, to show you what I was wearing on the ‘big day’ 😛 Zsani’s new collection called Black Swan was debuted that day as well, and omg it’s absolutely my style, you need to check her photos here to see what I’m talking about! 🙂 And maybe you’ll see several pics of me, wearing pieces of this new capsule collection! 😉 HU: Ebbe a ruhába még pár hete szerettem bele, amikor elmentem Zsanihoz, a LIPSclothes tervezőjéhez, ho

Why I became a nutritionist :)

EN: Probably you have already noticed that I took a Lifestyle and Nutritionist course recently 🙂 This is why I was “at school” in the past weekends and now I want to tell why I decided to get such a certificate 🙂 You know that sport has been an essential part of my life from being a little child and I’m quite into clean eating since last year. It feels good to be in a good shape and receive many positive comments all the time, however in my case it’s also a medical issue. So I can say that this whole healthy lifestyle stuff is much more than some crazy fitgirl fad. Speaking about diet, I’ve tried many things, starting from a balanced diet to quite radical points and this summer I found the way which works very well for my body and can be maintained for a long time 🙂 I don’t want to sound egoistic but this summer I managed to have my best shape ever, but I’m not going to lie: I had to work freaking hard for it, but I do not regret any moment of self-denial or doing something which looked

What’s your story? #1: My special bonding to music

Photo: Michael Lambert Dress: Celeni Styling: Natasa Litvin Hair: Réka Sziráki Location: Terem22 EN: I’ve been waiting for a while to share this post, as the photos were taken more than a year ago. There is no exact explanation why I was waiting for such a long time, I just didn’t feel that it’s time to write these lines. However, last week I attended Budapest Fashion Night, which was kind of an exceptional experience in a personal way. Besides the fashion show, there was a concert given by a cellist called Felícián Kalmus, and that was the moment when I felt that I need to write this post. So now I’d like to tell you something about my special connection to music and at the same time start a special series of posts here on the blog. Every time I’ll share extraordinary photos and unusual facts about myself, that you probably didn’t know before 🙂 The ones who are close to me already know that I have a very “unique” taste of music, basically nobody can imagine what kind of music I listen

Photo diary

EN: Well, I haven’t written any photo diary posts lately, however many things are going on, so I have something to write about 🙂 You know that I’m not the person who often gets bored, but I had a much more eventful week than usually, which was quite exhausting on one hand, but being on the go all the time also helped me a lot 🙂 Regarding my research work, there always something to do, but last week I had a very hard experiment in the lab, and I’m also going to attend a conference at the end of the month which means that I also started preparing my slides, etc. Some days had longer working hours than usual, but this time it felt so good to hide a little in the lab and focus on my work with 150% 🙂 Autumn is always full of fashion events, so I’m getting many invitations recently. On Tuesday we visited Budapest Fashion Night with my girls, where we had an amazing time! 🙂 Besides having a look at the wonderful designer clothes and accessories, it was kind of a touching experience but I’m goin

Grab a cup of coffee at Blue Bird Roastery ;)

Fit quark dumplings

EN: My Instagram photo of the homemade fit quark dumplings became quite popular and many of you have kept asking about the recipe for a while, so it’s time to share how these beautiful and low calorie goodies have been prepared 😛 It’s still so funny to remember that years ago how suspicious I was about quark, however in the previous 1-1.5 years it has become one of the “essential” foods, which I always have in my fridge 🙂 I absolutely love that I can keep it eating, no matter how strict diet I have, it’s full of protein, low in carbs, what else do you want? 😛 It’s also perfect for those who often crave for snacks in the evening, since it’s full of casein, a protein which digests slowly so it’s highly recommended to take it before going to bed! 🙂 My favourite is this one from Aldi, however this time instead of this creamy product I used a different one with more “granular” texture. So I was wondering about preparing something sweet, low calorie meal, which I can eat for lunch as

S-Bio 2017 International Conference at Balatonfüred

EN: I’m sure that you have already seen on Instagram or Facebook that after completing my first half marathon, I traveled to Balatonfüred to attend an international conference. This event was sort of a milestone, since I had to give a presentation, which was the very first conference speech that I gave in English. 🙂 When I was informed about my abstract being chosen for oral presentation, besides feeling absolutely honored and proud, I have to admit that I also felt a bit scared 🙂 I have already presented my research work at many conferences, so I’m familiar with giving such a speech, however I gave all of these presentations in Hungarian. Of couse I had to talk about my experiments and results in English many times when I was abroad as a guest researcher, and we often have foreign guest researchers in the group here in Budapest, which means that sometimes our lab meetings are held in English. So I’m quite okay with talking about my research in English, however it’s totally different to give a

Outdoor workout at Lupa Beach

Photo: Richárd Sike Workout sets: Swantic (Deeva Hoodie, Raven set, Trikolor leggings) Location: Lupa Beach EN: Unfortunately the ugly weather makes us do rather indoor workouts, however several sunny days are still coming 🙂 This summer I visited Lupa Beach for the first time, and their beach gym immediately called my attention (of course… :P), so I decided to go back and take one of my photographers as well 😛 In summer, due to the beautiful weather it’s obvious that we want to spend as much time outside as possible, meaning that we rather do outdoor workouts as well. However, most of the open gyms are suitable only for bodyweight workouts, which is okay to me, but this beach gym is fantastic, since you can find everything at the same place. No matter if you want to do a weight workout, a bodyweight workout or even functional exercises 😉 And after a tough workout, you can have a splash at the water, how cool is that? 😛 Maybe this bathing part is not actual in this year anymore, but as long as

If you’re not living on the edge, then you’re taking up a little too much space.

Photo: Regina Tóth Overal: Zara Backpack: Primark Pink dream bracelet: Chillearrings /get it here/ Tree of life bracelet: from Transylvania Anchor bracelet: from Croatia Crystal pendant: Zenzero /get it here/ Sunglasses: from Venice Shoes: Nike EN: As you already know, I prefer the classy, feminine looks which means that I almost always wear skirts or dresses, especially when we shoot outfit photos 🙂 Not mentioning that autumn is already here, and last week I just gave my first English presentation at an international conference (post is coming soon, stay tuned… ;)) So, business woman looks are back on track 😛 However, sometimes I like to let everything a bit off and go for the comfy, easygoing style 🙂 This mood inspired me on our latest photoshoot, I hope you like this sporty look! 🙂 HU: Tudjátok, hogy az esetek nagy százalékában a nőies szetteket szeretem, így leginkább szoknyákban és egyberuhákban járok, fotózásokon pedig még inkább az elegánsabb összeállításokat helyezem

My first half marathon :)

EN: Completing a half marathon was on my list for a while and despite being in a good condition to accomplish it easily, somehow I couldn’t make it happen until last week. In spring, I really wanted to enter one, but then I was medically forced to take a break and skip running due to periostitis and arthritis inflammation :'( After my recovery I didn’t have any certain plans, but then in July, one night I had insomnia and suddenly decided to registrate to the WizzAir half marathon 😀 I know that many people have been preparing themselves for this day a while, but to be honest, I didn’t have any particular training plan. In summer I had many outdoor runnings, I easily completed 10 k almost every time, so I just wanted to go for 15-16 k twice or three times before the big day. The rest was rather a question of mental health, which means that I’m good and I also knew that the people around and the amazing atmosphere will help me to accomplish the distance 🙂 Due to a hard leg day at the gym, I manage