MVP #044 – Podcast Update in 2015 and Scrum

Posted: 2015-03-03 in choose what you put in your body, family, good choices, intensity, moving your body, podcast

MVP #044 – Podcast Update in 2015 and Scrum

TapouT XT going on right now in my house. My daughter and I are both in pursuit of the satisfaction that comes from 90 days for consistent effort towards any goal. We are both getting fitter and stronger through the process.

TapouT XT challenges your fitness, your resolve and, at a few times during each workout, becomes “How badly do you want it?” “To Quit DOES NOT EXIST!” The price has come way down now. You can buy the disks and other items for $80 OR you can get the streaming version and they give you the entire XT2 series for a total of $50! XT2 is a whole other animal with more extreme and lengthy workouts. This summer, after 2 rounds through the first series, I will be ready for XT2. Check it out.

Don’t gauge by your age. The only reason we really get old is because we choose to. Don’t put yourself out to pasture. Move your body, challenge the way things are. Consult your doctor and start something that will help you be around for those around you.


Changes to the Dietary Guidelines are coming out in 2015. Review what has been done, post your comments. Push for a more sustainable food chain. I vote #vegan but your choice is your own.

Here is an excerpt from the written reporting with a link to take you to the bulk of the materials:

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Part D. Chapter 5: Food Sustainability and Safety- Continued

Sustainable Diets

Dietary Patterns and Sustainability

Question 1: What is the relationship between population-level dietary patterns and long-term food sustainability?

Source of Evidence:
 Modified NEL systematic review


Consistent evidence indicates that, in general, a dietary pattern that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with lesser environmental impact (GHG emissions and energy, land, and water use) than is the current average U.S. diet. A diet that is more environmentally sustainable than the average U.S. diet can be achieved without excluding any food groups. …


A moderate to strong evidence base supports recommendations that the U.S. population move toward dietary patterns that generally increase consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, while decreasing total calories and some animal-based foods.


Scrum is a great alternative for a difficult to define problem. I think of it as an iterative process of trial and adjustment with heavy stakeholder input. It allows the customer to be involved in development so they can understand how the product is developing so it has the most possible value for efforts made to create it. There are great resources available to understand Scrum. Please see the following:

Introduction to Scrum – CollabNet Scrum Training Part 1

Tracking and evaluation of progress during the course of activity makes all the difference.


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