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 off 2017 Right

Hello!!! All those thin promises of blogging. Well, better late then never. I am working on getting a regular schedule again. Not just for blogging but for fitness too. Today would have been alright except for a mid-day detour from work. But that isn’t important today. What is is my workout! I made sure to make it a priority to hit the gym this afternoon.

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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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First Primal Workout

Since I signed up for the Primal Blueprint Meal Plan the other day, I figured why not stick with Mark Sisson’s advice and also use his fitness program. It is all laid out in his books, The Primal Blueprint and 21 Day Total Body Transformation, both excellent reads (and apparently in need of reviews on here!).

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2 Months at Bullpen

Even though I haven’t been recapping my workouts lately, I have been hitting Bullpen on a regular basis. Actually, in 8 and a half weeks, I’ve only missed 2 workouts. And I only missed those because I had someplace important to be – and I didn’t skip exercise that day! I made sure to exercise at home those days instead.

Today’s workout was tough. I

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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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