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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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 Now

Happy Monday! Not a lot going on around here. Lots of unpacking and cleaning and getting ready for Christmas Breakfast, hosted at my house! I also got all of my Christmas shopping done, which is pretty easy for me because I only have 5 people to buy for. And it wasn’t too bad on the bank because of outlet shopping!

Otherwise, not much happening on

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New Work Gym, Ultimate Convenience

Today was essentially Day 1 of my 90 day goals and I wasn’t about to skimp out. I joined my work gym! It is right in the basement level of my office building so I have no excuse to skip a workout.

There is a weight area to the left also.

It is a very small gym, since only tenants of the office building

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Rocking My Fitness Challenge

Good morning! Today marks the half way point in my 8 week fitness challenge with my Facebook Group! I’ve been doing pretty well with the challenge. My goal was to exercise 5 days per week:

The yellow check marks are rest days (since I get 2 per week, any more than that got a red x).

Considering that I was averaging about 2

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Snoozing Through My Workouts: 5 Tips to Make Morning Exercise Easier

Clock, Alarm, Time

The first 2 weeks of my 8 week fitness challenge are done and I really dropped the ball in week 2.

I was super busy Thursday through Sunday and I didn’t make the time to get in some exercise. Even though I did more walking than usual, I didn’t hit my 7,000 step mark which I count as an “active day”.

What I

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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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Planet Fitness Experience

This week’s workouts went really well!

When I was off visiting my friend Jess for a few days, we visited her gym, Planet Fitness, on Monday. I have heard of these gyms before but we don’t have any near me so it was my first time there. Here are my thoughts:


Everything was clean and tidy. TONS of cardio equipment – no signing

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Giving Myself a Break

I think it has been pretty obvious around here that I’ve been beating myself up lately over my lack of fitness, healthy eating, everything. I keep trying to make big goals to try to get my healthy life in gear but I always feel like I’m not doing enough.

And then today, I checked my Garmin Connect. It is Garmin’s platform for all of their

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