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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March Towards Health

Happy March! My races are right around the corner and things aren’t going very smoothly at all. I have been feeling not-so-great lately and it has really been hampering my training. I have had stomach issues for years now (you could probably find plenty of posts about it right here on my blog!) and I’m finally taking more steps to get it under control. Last

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June 2016 Goals

So many blogs to post! I took photos all week for another What I Ate Wednesday post but I have more important things to discuss!

First, I want to mention that my dad graduated from Seminary school over the weekend! So proud of him.

We drove out to a monastery in Canaan, Pennsylvania for the ceremony. It was a really nice time.

Now, on

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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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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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Making the Decision: Whole30 or Not?

I’ve been tossing around the idea of doing the Whole30 Challenge from the book It Starts With Food.  This isn’t anything new.  I originally read the book back in 2012 (there is a newer version also).  I never did the Whole30 (meaning a “whole 30 days”) after reading the book, even though I really enjoyed it and would recommend the book to others.

So I’m

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April Fitness Challenge

I can’t believe it is April! That means there is exactly 1 month left in this semester and my first year of Medical Physics grad school is over! OMG! I’ll be halfway to graduating! How exciting is that?!

But in more health related news, I think we are all feeling a little run down from winter. We are all in need of a little refreshing

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Review: TwoGrand Smartphone App

For the past few weeks, I’ve been using a new app to track my food called TwoGrand, and I’m in love. I had been looking for an easy way to visually track my food and exercise and keep it all in one place. I want my healthy lifestyle to be sustainable and I don’t want to have to track every calorie I eat for the

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A Personal Health Plan with Arbonne Essentials

As you might know, I signed up to be an Arbonne Independent Consultant a few months ago because I loved their products so much. Most people know them as a skincare and cosmetics company – the home-show that I do includes an entire facial! But they also carry an entire life of healthcare products that I was super excited to try out. I finally got

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