Well, okay. I'll start. Ha. I had a good thing going for a bit and then life hit. So, I backed to the start and remember that ANY physical activity is an improvement over none.
I have these large index cards and I took the time to create some at home work outs. IE: March for 1 minute. Run in place for 1 minute. 12 deep squats. Etc. I have some for 10 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes. Helps me follow a work out.
I have put on ear buds and jogged the circle in my house. Sounds weird but I have a circle that goes through all the rooms of my downstairs. I try to do that when no one is around so they don't think I'm coo coo for cocoa puffs. But it's a substitute for going outside.
I have 5 pound weights and try to use them for upper body at least 2 or 3 times a week.
This December . . . I'm going to 'try' to attend a work out class at the Y.
Now, someone else tell me your winter strategies. :>)) (so I can copy)
The worst issues I have with weather is rain and heat. Although it may get too hot to get out and walk, it rarely gets too cold. I just got rid of my treadmill because I never (rarely) used it and it was taking needed space. I have weights and stretch bands, but don't have a set routine for them, though I need to figure one out. When I'm feeling particularly energetic (not often), I like to do yoga or the Leslie Sansone videos. I have DVDs (I'm older than you... lol), but you can find both on YouTube, as well. Leslie Sansone has a beginner walk that equates to ~ a mile walk that's kind of fun. I do that every once in a while. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECxnTuzZ614 This is an older one, but she has some new ones, as well, plus some that are much longer and more strenuous. If I haven't exercised in a while, I'll choose this one because it's slower paced and lower impact.
Of course, there are a ton of yoga videos (both on DVD and YouTube). Yoga is excellent for stretching and strengthening muscles, especially, the core. It's also good for maintaining balance, which is something we really need to work on as we get older. Considering the fact that I've fallen and broken bones 3 times in as many years, I'm testimony to that. Fortunately, balance wasn't the reason I fell, but I do know my balance is far from what it should be.
I don't go to a gym. I could get free membership with my insurance, but it seems that there's always something to prevent the drive to the gym, so why sign up if I know I won't use it? I might be more likely if I had friends/neighbors I could go with, but I don't.
If I were to join a gym, I'd want one with a pool, so I could join water aerobics and other low impact activities.