I live in California and I bicycle to a rail station whenever it does not rain. I bike downhill in the morning, and uphill at night. I climb about 1100 feet over 2.5 miles. It takes 12 minutes down, but 50 minutes up.
I also walk two dogs for 30 minutes in the dark, even when it rains
I hate the gym, but meet with a trainer one day a week to do weight training and stability exercises. I had full knee replacement (birth defect) and the exercise is critical to recover. I've lost 10 pounds in the last 8 weeks, but have 25 more to go.