Just recently I listened to a great sermon by one of my favorite preachers, Jim Berg (sermonaudio.com). He was encouraging his listeners to get serious about their Bible study. What he said can be easily applied to our exercise time, and so I´m sharing this with you.
It isn´t wise to try and ADD exercise time into our already busy schedule. Who has free time, when they are a wife, mom, (missionary wife, etc., etc.) and already live over-stressed, and activity packed days? You might think about getting up earlier, but seriously, that isn´t wise either, because we probably are NOT getting enough good sleep as it is, and this can lead to health problems as well.
So what is the answer? You have to take an activity out of your present schedule, to put a new activity in. I know this sounds like a no brainer, but it is the only way to really get serious about exercise (or Bible study, etc.)
After thinking about it, and praying too, I decided to give up Facebook, and my morning news show in Spanish. I didn´t spend too much time on FB (maybe 10 min. - but sometimes up to 30 min.) but the news show was usually 30 min. long. By nixing these 2 activities out of my schedule, I carved out REAL time that I could dedicate to my exercise time. I also found that I could watch the news WHILE I do my exercise, so I can still know what is going on in the world I live in.
So here is to finding something in our schedules that is not as important or necessary as exercise and exchanging it for a good, much needed and healthy habit of exercising.