I retired two years ago, and, physically, it has not been good for me. Unlike you, I've added 12-15 lbs since retirement. When I first retired I used a personal trainer, but that got expensive fast (but kept my weight down and my wind up). I then joined Anytime Fitness with my wife, and had a routine which I followed for about 6 months. She stopped going almost immediately, and I am not good about going alone. Then I joined the YMCA with my son, and we went 3 days a week for nearly a year. That was excellent for me for both physical and emotional reasons. Since he started working, however, he wouldn't go with me, and I wasn't commuting. I'm finding I'm becoming physically unfit.
The other activities I've been engaged in have been primarily travel-oriented. We bought that RV and have traveled nearly 20,000 miles in it. We also go to Disney World twice a year. The reality, though, is I am getting restless. That's why I got my CDL, and started driving with a neighbor/friend, but that has been on hiatus for a month or more.
I'm now exploring some other activities. I am mentoring a kid through the Washington Youth Academy (that has been very good). I am going to sign up for guitar lessons, rejoin Anytime Fitness, get my motorcycles out on the road, and get back to bicycling. I need to do that, or I am going to go nuts. Retirement should be a time to get to know me better, but I've not been good enough about that - except here on RR. Unfortunately, the election has been a HUGE distraction.
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Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich