I started back at the gym when I sent in my elk application. That was roughly St Patty's day. I'm down 1 notch on my belt & 15 pounds on the scale. I'm hitting the rowing machine for 20 minutes then the stair climber for another 30 minutes. I go 3 times a week, sometimes 4. In June,t I'll start adding some day hikes on the weekends, got to get above timberline to build up the lungs & legs. A couple backpack trips in July & then hit the gym hard in August & September.
I do the same thing every year take it off for elk season, then I get lax & it goes back on. I hate the holidays---I put on about 10 pounds.