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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Book Review: Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

I received this book for free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. I was compensated in no other way.

When I got the opportunity to get a copy of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto, I jumped at the chance! I loved the description of the book and couldn’t wait to get started. Sadly, it came during midterms

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Setting Aside Excuses

Excuses, we all have them.  And we all try to explain why they are valid and standing in our path to success.  I think though that there are other things that do indeed get in your way when you are pursuing any goal and you have to be prepared to handle them.  I came up with three different categories where I think all of these

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A Muddy Study Weekend

Happy Thursday!  Good news, I survived this week so far.  I have one more night of shadowing tonight from 6-8 so I will get home late but then it’s the weekend! 

But that doesn’t really mean a thing when you are in grad school.  Coming up in the next 2 weeks, I have 1 very hard homework, 1 group presentation, and 3 midterm

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Getting It Back

Last week sometime I took my measurements and they are bad.  I’m not ready to share the exact numbers or the progress pictures yet but just take a look at my weight chart that I’ve been keeping for the last 4 and a half years.

A lot happened over the last year and a half to propel that line upward.  The two biggest things

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Rules For Success

I had a little rant to go with this post but decided to save that for another day. Basically, a lot of articles I’ve been reading online have gotten on my nerves and I decided I would just make up my list of beliefs that I follow that I feel are necessary, no matter your size, shape, or status in life. Everyone can be successful

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Weekend of Indulgence

I just can’t seem to get my head around it lately.  I had a great weekend but I gained yet another pound.  I know how I’m gaining, why, but I just can’t seem to stop myself.  I’ve already talked about this and its still happening before my eyes.  Let’s just talk about what a great weekend I had first though (you’ll see from the pictures

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#IWILL Get Out of My Way

This post is sponsored by Under Armour through FitFluential

I’m part of the What’s Beautiful campaign sponsored through Under Armour and Flifluential. As part of the campaign, UA sent all of the ambassadors some fun goodies in the mail along with a thumb drive full of motivational posters and images. I was flipping through the images, looking for some inspiration and I think this one

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iBodyFit Review & Giveaway!

Recently, I had the privilege of becoming a member of the website iBodyFit, an online fitness and health website that provides online workouts, meal plans, and personal training for its members. I was provided with a free Premium Membership ($69 value) in return for a review and giveaway (ooh, that’s a nice word isn’t it?!).

The Premium Membership ($69 Per Year) includes:

A Custom

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