Carly is a committed tracker, Kelly hates them because she hates things holding her to account (she feels she should be able to hold herself to account). But there is no denying it, if you have fitness or diet goals, trackers are incredibly useful.
So, what are the pros and cons of fitness tracking?
And what are some of the girls’ favourite tools in that regard?
They share that and more in today’s episode.
Difficult conversations. For the conflict-averse (like Kelly) – they can be terrifying. But they’re also a necessary part of life, and essential for good relationships. Today, Kelly and Carly share their best tips for having effective difficult conversations including:
- Going into the conversation with a clear objective
- Avoiding the use of blaming language
- Mastering your emotions (remaining rational/not taking things personally)
- Sticking to the issue at hand
Comparisons are the thief of joy, we all know this. Yet, we don’t seem to be able to stop measuring ourselves and our achievements up against those of others.
- Can comparisons ever lead to something good?
- Can we cure ourselves of comparisonitis?
- Should we aim to crush the competition? Or collaborate with them?
In this week’s show Kelly and Carly share their own experiences with comparisonitis, and how they manage it in their own lives.
The irony of this episode is Carly and Kelly are generally credited with being highly focused and disciplined people. The reality is – they’re both easily bored, easily distracted and ridiculously twitchy. Which doesn’t lend itself to being particularly productive. Yet, they both manage to Get Stuff Done in a very efficient and effective manner.
What are their secrets for maintaining focus given neither of them are highly focused people? They share that and more in this episode.
Jason Connell wrote a blog post entitled ‘Why I’ve lost faith in Tony Robbins (and most life coaches)’. The interesting thing about this was, Jason Connell is a life-coach-ish guy himself. Kelly and Carly didn’t agree with everything Jason said in his article, but it did raise some interesting questions:
- Who should you listen to when it comes to self-help?
- For those who are operating in the self-help arena (as Kelly and Carly both are) – where is the line between being truly helpful, and completely over-stepping the bounds of your expertise?
This episode is a bit looser than most as the girls workshop the above between themselves.
- Why I’ve lost faith in Tony Robbins (and most life coaches)
- The discussion of this article on Kelly’s Facebook page.
Kelly’s friends specially requested this show; it pays homage to fact that she cannot sleep without the noise of a fan whirring in the background, and whoever rooms with Kelly when she goes away with her friends has to also room with her fan. Lucky them!
Which brings us to the subject of sleep. What are Kelly and Carly’s best tips for getting to sleep in a timely fashion, and staying asleep? Here’s what they cover:
- Set up your environment optimally: bedroom should be dark, quiet, cool
- Exercise every day
- Develop a good pre-sleep routine
- Understand how you process caffeine and adjust the timing of your last cup accordingly
- White noise generators/fans
- Try Sleep With Me app or the nightlife quiz. Even Coffivity might work.
- Get some blue light glasses.
- Avoid alcohol wherever possible.
- Drop your core temperature.
- Try a body scan or sleep meditation if you’re overthinking it.
Now that Kelly and Carly have officially been podcasting for a whole year, they thought it was a great opportunity to reflect on some of their favourite episodes.
Kelly loved the shows they did on:
- Planning out a week
- Putting yourself out there
- Finding more time for hobbies
- Dealing with negative feedback
- Adult friendships
While both girls loved the two series they did on:
- Digital detox
- Making sense of diet and exercise
Ok, it’s February. Which might seem a little late to be setting New Year’s resolutions. But Carly and Kelly reckon February is the new January.
In this episode they chat about:
- The difference between intentions and resolutions
- The concept of using a word to guide your year
- Being both positive and realistic
- Where and when to cut yourself some slack
Tis the season to be merry! And it’s also the time of year where things do tend to get on top of us all. We’re tired, our kids (if we have any) are tired, there are catch ups galore, tonnes of indulgent food and drink on offer … and let’s not even talk about the fact that we’re expected to attend family and work functions with people we’d prefer not to be around.
It’s a recipe for frustration and angst so today’s episode is all about seeing you through December with stress levels under control and a minimal need for elasticised waist bands.
Carly and Kelly share their best tips for:
- Making sensible food choices
- Maintaining peace
- Getting in the photo
- And keeping things simple
Kelly and Carly cannot it believe it – episode 50 already! To celebrate the milestone they told the members of their Straight and Curly Facebook group they could ask them anything … and here are some of the questions the girls tackle in this episode:
- How did you girls get to know each other and end up collaborating in Straight and Curly?
- What would you consider to be your biggest failure? How did you deal with the situation?
- How do you keep up with things when you’re sick?
- Who are your greatest inspirations and why, and who would you love to invite to a dinner party?
- What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?
- Where does Carly buy her nails from?
- Are your personalities now similar to how they were when you were children? Or would people from your childhood hardly believe you’re the same person?
- What are your guilty pleasures? Things that make no rational sense it go against the grain.
- What is one quality you admire about the other one that you wish you possessed?
- How did Ant go when Kelly had PND?
- How do you schedule time for a task that you have no idea how long it will take you?
- With the school holidays coming up I am interested in ways to still build your business around the kids holiday schedule.
- What makes you laugh? (Silly, crazy laugh, not internet lol). What brings you joy without seeking it?
- How do you make decisions/establish priorities when you want to do everything?
- If you could pick a tendency and personality type for your partner and kids, what would you pick?