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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Insanity Review: Month 2 & Final Results

Yesterday was my very last day of Insanity! In case you missed them, I have been posting review blogs as I’ve been going along:

Insanity: Week 1 Review Insanity: Month 1 Review Insanity Recovery Week & Month 2 Day 1 Insanity: Month 2 Week 1 (or Week 6)

And this is the last one! So as not to repeat myself, I will just remind you

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Insanity: Month 2 Week 1 (or Week 6)

So are you guys sick of the Insanity blogs yet?  LoL.  I figured I would recap my first experience with Month 2 Week 1 since I did it for Month 1 Week 1 before.  My reaction is pretty much the same:

1.  Cardio is a Huge Factor.2.  Strength is Important.3.  It is Intense.4.  Make it Through Week 1.5.  You Will Love It.

Once again the

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Insanity Recovery Week & Month 2 Day 1

Core Cardio and BalanceLast week was nothing but the same DVD over and over again for Insanity.  It was “Core Radio and Balance”.  It was actually refreshing and not boring at all.  This DVD was much different from those of Month 1. While Month 1 concentrated on cardio and speed, this DVD worried about form, strength, and endurance.  A lot of the moves

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Insanity: Month 1 Review

Well, its official, I am done the first 4 weeks of Insanity and I am now in recovery week.  I missed a few workouts here and there (at most only 1 a week) but that is sufficient enough to say I completed it!  So here is what I thought of the first month (And recovery week).

1.  The Cardio is AwesomeI ran a 7K after

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Insanity Progress

This morning was my second Fit Test for Insanity!  If you don’t remember, I did the fit test way before Insanity and not on the first day because my knee was hurt from the race.  Anyway, that still means I have numbers to compare to and they look great!  I think some of the increase is knowing the moves now but some of it is

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Insanity: Week 1 Review

I have always thought that Insanity was more than just cardio from what I had seen but, seeing as I had never done it before, I couldn’t argue with those who kept telling me that it was nothing but cardio.  Well, now I am happy to tell you the “real story”! (aka my opinion)  Here are some observations and tips after my first week on

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I Am Going Insane! (Insanity Day 2)

I know I said I wouldn’t bore you with recaps of Insanity every day but holy moly!  I just got done (seriously, sitting here eating my omelet in my workout clothes) and it is just pure craziness (insanity?)!  I mean, I knew it would kick my butt but I really loved it!  And the workouts are so humbling.  You think you are in shape and

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Insanity, Here I Come!

I’m officially committed.  After the half marathon on the 17th, I’m going to start the Insanity program.  There will be no running, no Zumba, no weight lifting.  Just pure Insanity.  Can’t you hear the excitement?  LoL!

Actually, I am really excited for this.  It is something new and already set up for me to do.  Lauren and I had been talking about how we haven’t

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