I know it isnt always easy when you feel you need a training partner and no one will volunteer. training buddies can and are a blessing and a curse.
For daily activities, google 'monthly kettlebell challenges' (as I know you are thinking of investing in one). This requires a little work everyday, get the endorphins flowing without demanding hours of your time.
A Kettlebell, skipping rope, and bodyweight exercises and you have soooo many options.
It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.