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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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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Arbonne Essentials 7-Day Body Cleanse

I am officially done with the 7-Day Body Cleanse from Arbonne Essentials (more about Arbonne here)! So here I will talk about the nitty-gritty. What is the cleanse? What is it meant to do? How did it go?

Arbonne Essentials 7-Day Body Cleanse Product # 2082 $50 for 7 Day Supply

From the Arbonne Website: Helps cleanse and detoxify the system and support the gastrointestinal

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Healthy Holidays with Arbonne Essentials

I don’t talk about it much here but I’m an Arbonne Independent Consultant. I don’t want to go into full detail because this isn’t a post about Arbonne exactly but just know that I signed on because I love their products, the ingredients, how they are tested, etc. I just think they are great quality for all of their lines (skincare, beauty, and health products).

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Budgeting For Health

I’ve decided that I need to cut back on a few things, not just for my health but for my budget too. You all know that I am in school and this means that I have a very limited budget. My husband works but his income covers the minimum expenses. I depend on student loans for all school expenses and in the end, there is

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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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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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25 Foods To Eat

We’ll get to the 25 foods in a minute.  First, my daily eats recap.  I liked Kristen’s recap of her day with timestamps so I’m going to go with that today!

9:00AM I needed some quick carbs before my workout so I grabbed an Archer Farms Simply Balanced Very Berry Fruit Strip.  Just something to hold me over so I could get Focus

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