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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Starting Anew with Healthy Habits

Happy Hump Day! So far, work has been going well. Everyone is really nice and open to help me out as I learn the software and everything else. It has been a lot of information but I am still enjoying it anyway. So far so good!

I figured before I started that I should just jump in with healthy habits right away. Sunday, Rob and

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5 Positives of 21 Day Fix Extreme

The other day, I wrote about the 5 things I struggled with while attempting to do the 21 Day Fix Extreme. Today, I’ll write about some of the things that I like!

1: Balanced Meals

I mentioned that the containers aren’t arranged in a way I prefer (low carb), but they are still relatively balanced and a great guide for someone unfamiliar with healthy

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5 Struggles With 21 Day Fix Extreme

Apparently I have a tough time with strict weight loss challenges. I made it a whopping 2 full days on the 21 Day Fix Extreme (21DFE)! There were a few things I just wasn’t prepared for when starting 21DFE, especially with the holiday weekend only 3 days into the challenge. You would think having accountability partners would help but it didn’t stop me from slipping

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21 Day Fix Extreme: Day 1

The first day of the challenge didn’t start off so well. You see, I pushed a little too hard at the gym on Tuesday, swimming with my friend Suzi.

We were in the pool for about an hour and I didn’t feel too bad until late Tuesday night. My shoulders cramped up and I had restless legs all night! I ended up getting about

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21 Day Fix Extreme Nutrition

Today starts a new BeachBody program for me! 21 Day Fix Extreme:

Yes, it is that program with “all those little containers”. I chose to get the 21 Day Fix Extreme because 1) my friend Kristen was getting Extreme and 2) I am used to exercising so I thought the harder workouts would be more engaging. If you are new to exercise or just

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Training Time!

Body Beast starts tomorrow.

I tried it once before and didn’t complete the program.  I really enjoyed the workouts.  Sagi (the host) is pretty funny but laid back.  Despite what it looks like from the ads, it is not a man’s man type workout.  The people in the DVDs are actually pretty cool and I don’t feel like the testosterone is jumping out of

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The Beast Returns

I wasn’t going to say anything but I can’t keep secrets so I have to let you all know (and it was on my Instagram and Facebook anyway), I’ve ordered Body Beast!  You might remember that I tried it a few years ago and loved it.  I never did the whole program (I am a chronic non-follower-of-fitness-programs) but I still liked the concept and loved

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Adjusting My Workouts

After listening to the comments on my last post, you ladies are right!  It is not worth the stress of trying to make up every single workout.  I do need to do better about following or adjusting the schedule though to make sure I’m not slacking off.  Here is my success calendar so far, with missed workouts omitted.

I calculated the workout (WO)

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