To set aside time for exercise when you are already hooked is absolutely no problem. To set aside time for exercise when you haven´t even started is………well, really difficult.
The key is to have a plan AND to prioritize it. When you are changing a pattern a golden tool is using the S.M.A.R.T plan: Specific, Measurable, Accurate, Realistic and Time bound
Key point here is being realistic and to set achievable goals, otherwise it´s easy to lose momentum. Set both short term and long term goals.
Speaking of time, do you even have the time to exercise? Let´s review:
A week has 168 hours
Full time work, with some traveling, equates to around 45 hours per week
Sleep (around 8 hours per night) equates to 56 hours per week
Family and everyday chores (around 5 hours per day) equates to 35 hours per week
That leaves you with ….. around 32 hours left to play with. The research shows very clearly that 30 minutes’ of exercise per day reduces the risk of illness radically. So, if we were to deduct exercise you’ll still end up with around 28 hours and 30 minutes every week to do whatever you want… perhaps even a few extra minutes of training 😉