Thanks for all of your supportive comments. I'm pretty sure that my gain was due to water retention - my intake has been horrible lately. Mainly, it's because I don't like drinking lots of water when I'm out with the baby, because then I'll have to pee, and I can't leave the baby alone....and well, you get the picture.
Yesterday, a water pipe burst on my street. It was a major problem, and all the units in my building were without water for 14 hours. No tap water, operating toilets, nada. It was awful! Anyway, I had my training session scheduled for yesterday evening, and I almost cancelled.
When I got down to the gym, the place STANK. It seriously smelled soooo gross, I couldn't stomach it. My trainer was a good sport about the whole thing, but I could tell he was suffering too. After about 10 minutes of smell-torture, I couldn't take it anymore. So my trainer was like, "Do you want to train outside in the park?".
So off we went. At this point, I'm expecting a fairly light workout - afterall, what kind of weight training can you do in a park?
Well, it turned out to be one of the hardest, but funnest (is that even a word?) workouts that I ever had! We did calf raises on some concrete stairs. I did step-ups on some big concrete blocks. I did pushups against a brick wall. We brought some resistance bands, so I could work my triceps and back.
It was chilly outside, but I was warmed up in no time! It was wonderful to be in the fresh air. My trainer even played music from his cell phone to keep me going - which was really cute. So all in all, a fantastic workout. He was so creative outside, even though he had no notice.
The water is back on today, thank goodness. And I am SO sore. But I'm starting to feel really fit, and that's so exciting. Forget about the pound gained - this athletic feeling inside of me RULES!