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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Making Gym Progress

Happy Friday! Today’s workout was tough, cardio-wise. I had a hard time catching my breath all of class. Here is a brief description, because I don’t plan on doing full recaps forever. I will try to mention new things we do!

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WIAW: Home Cooking

Rob has been spoiling me in the kitchen lately! He’s been on a home-cooked pasta kick in addition to fresh baked bread. Who am I to say no? We’ve just been really good at eating at home lately instead of going out. It is healthier and cheaper so we have been trying! Here’s a few things we’ve been having lately.

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Bullpen WOD

Mondays generally feel higher on the cardio than anything else but I guess Jose has to keep us guessing because this week had a lot of strength stuff.

It was really cold out so there was no running outside. I rode the stationary bike while we waited for people to arrive.

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WOD: Medicine Ball Madness

Today’s Bullpen workout is brought to you by the medicine ball.

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It’s Sled Day

Today’s workout was pretty interesting. I got there and no one else was there. I actually double checked that it was Wednesday because, being home all the time, you lose track of days. Well, I confirmed it was definitely Wednesday and theorized that no one was there because it was freaking 22º outside! Once other people arrived, there was a consensus that no one was

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Three Words of Torture

Happy Tuesday! Last time, I blogged about my current goals and so far, I am doing okay. I haven’t been tracking my water intake but I have definitely increased it. I tracked my food for a few days and missed Sunday so I have to restart my 30 days as of Monday (yesterday). That is okay with me. I was too busy spending the day

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Classmate Workout & Weight-Loss Strategy

Happy Monday! Good news, I made it to the gym this morning! It was hard waking up but I managed and actually got there a tad early. Jose (the owner, coach?) wasn’t in so we had to make up our own class today. There are a few people who have been going for years so they took it over. Today’s workout:

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Bullpen Workout Details

I realized I forgot to tell you about my workout yesterday! I told you about the gym but not what we did. I don’t remember exactly how many sets or reps for everything (lots of things were measured by time) but the basic run down:

1.3 mile warm up run (it is supposed to be 2 miles but I am slow and had to cut

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