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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Starting Anew with Healthy Habits

Happy Hump Day! So far, work has been going well. Everyone is really nice and open to help me out as I learn the software and everything else. It has been a lot of information but I am still enjoying it anyway. So far so good!

I figured before I started that I should just jump in with healthy habits right away. Sunday, Rob and

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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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Mid-March Goals Update

This week went by so quickly! Monday started off well with the gym but then I got incredibly sick after lunch. I think the stew I had went bad. Yuck. Luckily it was short lived and I was pretty much back to normal Tuesday. Today though, I’m feeling down again with a sniffle and sore throat. It is probably allergies as I usually get them

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March 2016 Goals

Happy Leap Day! How fun! I totally forgot about it until I saw the date on my phone today. Anyway, today is the day to share my plans for next month. I prepped last week and here are the goals I came up with.

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Making Gym Progress

Happy Friday! Today’s workout was tough, cardio-wise. I had a hard time catching my breath all of class. Here is a brief description, because I don’t plan on doing full recaps forever. I will try to mention new things we do!

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It’s Sled Day

Today’s workout was pretty interesting. I got there and no one else was there. I actually double checked that it was Wednesday because, being home all the time, you lose track of days. Well, I confirmed it was definitely Wednesday and theorized that no one was there because it was freaking 22º outside! Once other people arrived, there was a consensus that no one was

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January 2016 Goals

Happy New Year! I completely missed the obligatory “New Year, New Me” blog post but that’s just not where I’m at right now anyway. I just don’t have any major goals for 2016 and I’m happy going day-by-day right now instead of trying to see any bigger than that. Really, in 2016, I’d just like to be healthier, find a job, and be happy. That’s

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Classmate Workout & Weight-Loss Strategy

Happy Monday! Good news, I made it to the gym this morning! It was hard waking up but I managed and actually got there a tad early. Jose (the owner, coach?) wasn’t in so we had to make up our own class today. There are a few people who have been going for years so they took it over. Today’s workout:

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