Even though I'm a brat and don't always want to do what Carl says, I do like working out with a personal trainer. Especially Carl. He's just good at what he does. He is knowledgeable and he's fun. He describes himself as "humbly ferocious" and he pretty much is. He will push and get his point across, but then he's so damn nice and just...Carl...that I want to do what he asks just so he'll be happy.
But I still hate the elliptical machine. I'd rather bike. I workout hard, too. I get breathing hard, push myself, and work up a major sweat (even without a stupid sweatshirt or long sleeve shirt on) and I know I'm getting my heart rate up and getting a good cardio workout in. But Carl wants me to try other things besides the bike. So..I do at least TRY what he wants me to do. In the end I do what I want, but I do try. Just cuz I want to work hard for Carl. And for me, but I don't want to let Carl down.
And honestly, I don't give Carl too much crap. If he really had to deal with all I can dish out, he'd quit and just say this whole thing just isn't WORTH putting up with me, but he is so patient and tries hard to connect and support. He's just a great guy and an awesome personal trainer.