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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First Primal Workout

Since I signed up for the Primal Blueprint Meal Plan the other day, I figured why not stick with Mark Sisson’s advice and also use his fitness program. It is all laid out in his books, The Primal Blueprint and 21 Day Total Body Transformation, both excellent reads (and apparently in need of reviews on here!).

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No More Staycation!

I got good news today: my background check has gone through its first round and I can start work on Monday! Woohoo! Sadly, my extended unpaid vacation is over but I’m actually really happy about that. While it might sound nice to have all this time at home, I get super board and don’t want to do anything. I prefer being somewhat busy and having

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Book Review: Eat The Yolks

It isn’t really a secret around here that I am a big fan of the Paleo Diet. When this book came out, I wanted a copy but just couldn’t rationalize spending the money on a book that probably told me things I already knew. When the Kindle copy went on sale, I jumped right on it!

I am very happy I ended up buying

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5 Struggles With 21 Day Fix Extreme

Apparently I have a tough time with strict weight loss challenges. I made it a whopping 2 full days on the 21 Day Fix Extreme (21DFE)! There were a few things I just wasn’t prepared for when starting 21DFE, especially with the holiday weekend only 3 days into the challenge. You would think having accountability partners would help but it didn’t stop me from slipping

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21 Day Fix Extreme: Day 1

The first day of the challenge didn’t start off so well. You see, I pushed a little too hard at the gym on Tuesday, swimming with my friend Suzi.

We were in the pool for about an hour and I didn’t feel too bad until late Tuesday night. My shoulders cramped up and I had restless legs all night! I ended up getting about

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21 Day Fix Extreme Nutrition

Today starts a new BeachBody program for me! 21 Day Fix Extreme:

Yes, it is that program with “all those little containers”. I chose to get the 21 Day Fix Extreme because 1) my friend Kristen was getting Extreme and 2) I am used to exercising so I thought the harder workouts would be more engaging. If you are new to exercise or just

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Snow & Meal Planning

Hello everyone! Finally a free day! This has been one hell of a winter “break”. First, it was chaos getting ready for Christmas. Then I had a paper to finish and got a horrible cold. I just spent the last couple of days visiting a friend.

I used to run with her all the time and then she left to move back near her

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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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