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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4 Weeks of Routine

Work has been crazy lately. Last week wasn’t so bad but felt difficult for some reason. The two weeks before though, I was working lots of extra hours and feeling really stressed out. On the bright side, there are no clients at the office for the next 4 weeks and hopefully I can stick to a regular routine for a while.

I thought about making

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5 Positives of 21 Day Fix Extreme

The other day, I wrote about the 5 things I struggled with while attempting to do the 21 Day Fix Extreme. Today, I’ll write about some of the things that I like!

1: Balanced Meals

I mentioned that the containers aren’t arranged in a way I prefer (low carb), but they are still relatively balanced and a great guide for someone unfamiliar with healthy

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Body Composition Analysis with Jersey Shore Sports Medicine

Yesterday, I stopped by Dr. Brian Sokalsky’s office, Jersey Shore Sports Medicine in Ocean City, NJ, and we did a Body Composition Analysis using his SECA mBCA system.

Without going into the technical details, the system basically sends electrical pulses through your arms and legs and measures the impedance on the signal. It took about 5 minutes going through all of the prompts

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April 2015 Goals

Happy April! After first, I had thought that I wouldn’t bother trying to resume monthly goals this month because it is going to be crazy. Reasons not to make goals this month:

Preparing to graduate – classwork, projects, research, etc. Lots of traveling and commuting Busy weekends with events, rugby games, and holidays Trying to figure out my future after graduation

This month really is

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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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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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Finding the Time

Yesterday, the scale decided it had enough of my crap and decided to scare me into action.  I stepped on and saw some numbers I really didn’t like followed by a final number I wasn’t too excited about either.  I hadn’t weighed myself in a few weeks and have been just doing whatever I want lately.  The scale reflected this for me.

On the

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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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