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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Just Keep Going

Hey everyone!  I have a quick break but can’t take too long because things are CRAZY right now!  You might have noticed my lack of blogging lately and that is because school is just too insane to take the time away from my work.  I wanted to just stop in and say hello though! 

Obviously I have lots of school work happening but I’m

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Busier Than Ever!

What another crazy week!  Nothing exciting this week to share like last week.  The only big thing that I have a picture of is the kilt I made for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire:

My mom helped a ton and we figured it out from a friend’s real kilt.  Sadly, we didn’t end up going to the fair so there are no pictures of

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This Week With Me: Sewing & Ice Cream Hats

This past week has been pretty crazy!  Last Wednesday, I left my house at 6:30AM and walked in the front door at 12:30 AM (as in Thursday morning).  I was beat and went to bed as soon as I could but was awoken all night by calf spasms from my Body Beast Legs workout on Tuesday.  This was the start of sleep deprivation for me.

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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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6 Steps to Work Efficiency

So, how about those races I signed up for?  Let’s recheck my calendar:

September 27th – Peddle Paddle Run October 18th – Atlantic City 10K November 23rd – Philadelphia Half Marathon

And that fancy, schmancy training plan I made?  Well, it started 2 weeks ago.  Have I peen following it?  Nope.

School started last week and while I’m busier than normal, I’m not so busy

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Adjusting My Workouts

After listening to the comments on my last post, you ladies are right!  It is not worth the stress of trying to make up every single workout.  I do need to do better about following or adjusting the schedule though to make sure I’m not slacking off.  Here is my success calendar so far, with missed workouts omitted.

I calculated the workout (WO)

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Focus T25 Alpha Video Recap

Now that week 1 of Focus T25 Alpha phase is over, I can talk about the DVDs! The Alpha phase has 6 DVDs plus I received a bonus DVD for ordering trough my Beach Body Coach. After doing each workout, I wrote down my first impressions so these are my initial reactions to the DVDs. First impressions can change so I’ll let you know

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Get It Done: Focus T25

I’m almost done my first week of Focus T25! Wow, it went so fast! Once I finish today’s workout and do the stretch over the weekend, I write a full recap of all the DVDs. For now, let’s talk about what Focus T25 is and what my plan will be for the next 10 (9?) weeks.

Focus T25 is a BeachBody program made by Shawn

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