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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June 2015 Goals

I said I wasn’t making any goals this month. Then I noticed that June conveniently starts on a Monday. HOW CAN I RESIST?! My internal planner, start-on-a-Monday personality came out and I just HAD to make a few goals.

1. Finish Reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I’ve had this book for a while but couldn’t get into it at first. Now that I’ve made

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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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What Comes Next

Great news! Grad school is officially done! Unofficially, I have to write a paper for my Capstone adviser but otherwise, I’m done! Graduation is on Sunday and will be really nice.

Even with all the excitement, I’m having a bit of a “What Now” crisis. The residency thing didn’t work out so I don’t have solid plans for the immediate future. I started applying for

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April 2015 Goals

Happy April! After first, I had thought that I wouldn’t bother trying to resume monthly goals this month because it is going to be crazy. Reasons not to make goals this month:

Preparing to graduate – classwork, projects, research, etc. Lots of traveling and commuting Busy weekends with events, rugby games, and holidays Trying to figure out my future after graduation

This month really is

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Plans for 2015

Happy New Year! The new year is kind of fun because everyone is excited to jump on the healthy band wagon. I like seeing people motivated to get in shape and eat right. It also makes it a lot easier for me to stay on track with my goals when everyone else wants to do the same thing. Minimal bad influences around!

Of course, lots

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Holiday Fun

Things have been really crazy this past week. I had tons of work to do for school plus getting ready for the holidays. Since its been over a week since I blogged, I’m just going to use my Instagram photos for a little recap!

Holiday Celebrations

Rob and I attended our first ugly sweater parties the weekend before Christmas and Rob’s homemade sweater was a

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December 2014 Goals

I haven’t been making monthly goals because I haven’t had the time or energy to commit to them. School ends next week though and I only have 2 finals so I should be home free after that to commit to my health. So these are less of December Goals and more like Last 3 Weeks of December Goals. I’ll use this week as a warm

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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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