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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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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Starting Over Running Style

Now that school is out, I have plenty of time to get fit, right? But, like most people, I feel a little paralyzed without a plan. I was also feeling overwhelmed by the options to get fit. Do I use my workout DVDs? Do I just run a whole lot? Where do I start?

Finally, I decided I really like to run and would like

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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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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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Get Strong Home Workout

I was just talking about obstacles yesterday, right?  Well, I had a doozy last night!  My class ended late so I couldn’t make the 7:12 train like I had wished/hoped to so I took my usual 8:45 (class ended up at 7:05!  just missed it!).  It was no big deal but 2 stops out, the train broke down!  We ended up having to board the

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Barbell Power Set

Good morning!  I wrote last night, in case you missed it.  Just a quick blog today before I have to get ready for school.  I promised I would provide a workout from my trip to the gym last week and here it is! 

I modified it a bit because it was too easy at the time.  You can try it the first time

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