Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Back to School

It has been quite a busy week already!  Monday night, I had orientation for my new grad school.  It was the first time I got to explore campus and I was bummed my foot hurt and couldn’t walk around more, but the buildings I did get to see were beautiful.


I made myself a promise that I would dress up more for the upcoming semester.  Not only does it make me feel better about myself but I also want to look professional while I’m in my new grad program.  I am thinking about doing some sort of challenge for myself to post a picture of my outfit each day next month but I started early with orientation!


I had a good time and was glad it didn’t take as long as they said it would.  Class start tomorrow and it will be the first time I take the train.  I hope everything goes smoothly!  I have lots to do on campus before classes too so it will be pretty hectic.

Health & Fitness

I slept terrible Sunday night so when my alarm went off Monday morning, I chose to sleep in for the sake of being alert and sociable at orientation – so no workout.  Today, Rob and I had a very busy morning and had to be out of the house.  Rob was meeting a friend at the gym in the afternoon so I tagged along without knowing what I would do when I got there.

Quick foot update: It was hurting all day Monday that I arranged an appointment with my sports doctor on Thursday morning.  It kept hurting more throughout the day.  I actually found that it feels better when I wear heels which is counterintuitive because it was the ball of my foot that hurt.  Hm.  Today, it feels much better but I am still getting it looked at on Thursday.

So when I got to the gym, I decided I would try to do a leg workout with just the machines.  Sadly, there are only 4 machines: Leg Extension, Leg Curl, Hip Abductor, Hip Adductor.  I did all of those and then got to my normal Chest & Tris routine.  I also did 10 minutes on the stationary bike for a warm up and had no pain!  Like I said though, it is feeling better today so it could be a fluke.


Tomorrow, the plan is to be on the 9:13AM train so I have to get up early to hit the gym.  I hope to squeeze some blog time in but no promises!  I have to get my two IDs tomorrow and then I have class from 2:30-8PM (I hope we end early – first day and all).  So begins my busy season!

3 comments to Back to School

  • kristen

    Good Luck on your first day of school! I love seeing what other people wear, so feel free to post your outfits! haha I know that I feel better when I wear actually people clothes. Wearing sweats and yoga pants are so comfortable, but not that flattering and I don’t really Seize The Day when I’m wearing sweats. Have fun!

  • TiffyDawn

    That is a pitfall of working from home…I am just comfy most of the time. Some days when I run out and get dressed to do so, I forget that I have on no makeup until I’m out and look in my rearview! Yikes!!! However, I’ll take working from home and staying with my pups anyday!

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