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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Tough Workout at Ambitious

What a workout today. Caroline (the trainer and owner at Ambitious Fitness) really kicked my butt today. I think it was a combination of just having a blah day and the particular moves she picked but it really had me feeling exhausted.

We started with an easy warm up consisting of rowing, dynamic stretching, and pushups. Next was a 12 minute, every minute

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10 Things to Look for When Joining a Gym

Today was the first day I finally used my new gym membership. I joined because it has just been too darn cold outside to run and have races to train for, Mother Nature! I ended up joining my old gym for a number of reasons and thought I would share my thoughts with you all. So here are my top things I look for when

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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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Party All Night

What a busy weekend!  Friday was spent just cleaning the house and doing homework.  Saturday was busy, busy getting ready for my friend Ida from college to come in for a visit.  She was only staying the night but it was bound to be loads of fun.  She only lives about 2.5 hours away and we’ve never really spent the weekend together (here or at

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Skipping the Cardio

My workout went great yesterday! I am always a little apprehensive about doing no cardio at all when I go to the gym but I have to trust in the system and know that the lifting is the right way to go for me. Also, I do not want to completely exhaust myself when I am the gym or I might not survive my 14

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My New Routine: Lifting, HIIT, and Low Carb

Back when I was new to working out, I just did whatever came along.  It was hard to get started but if I had a chance to do something, that is what I did.  I started with a workout game on my Wii.  Then it changed to training for a 5K that a friend was organizing.  Then I joined a gym with a friend who

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Book Review: Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

I received this book for free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. I was compensated in no other way.

When I got the opportunity to get a copy of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto, I jumped at the chance! I loved the description of the book and couldn’t wait to get started. Sadly, it came during midterms

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