Fitness is the key to a happy life. I know that many of you are rolling your eyes at this statement, but it is true. Living a unhealthy lifestyle will cause misery and unhappiness. This will article hopefully will inspire you to start your own fitness program so that you can get lose weight, build muscle, and start living a healthy lifestyle.There is nothing more than the thrill of excitement when the impossible has been conquered. With home fitness videos becoming more intense, it may lead us to think that we cannot do these workouts. I remember that when I started the P90X and the Insanity workouts, I would stop so many times to catch my breath because I would be out of shape. Doing these types of workouts reminded me of the days when I played football for the Highland Rams. During the football season, our weight training class would be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. It was Wednesday that everyone feared because we knew that it was sweat day. We would go through a full hour of running the stadium stairs or doing cardio and plyometric training, but, Needless to say that I was in the best shape of my life during the high school years.The secret to success with any kind of workout is that you have to overcome the self-doubt at first. This is the most important key in order to have the body that you want. Second, when going through the workout, it is okay to stop and take a breather and then get back into the action. Don’t beat yourself up if you have to stop many times during the workout. Because over time, you will get stronger and faster and that you will be able to complete the workout without stopping. Third, set a goal for yourself and once that goal is complete, reward yourself with a treat. These workouts nowadays are a no walk in the park. Fourth, make sure that you eat a good healthy meal because it is critical that your body gets the proper nourishment to keep you going throughout the day.If your workout allows fruit consumption, I would suggest making a fruit smoothie so that you can have the good carbs to fuel your muscles. With this smoothie, the way that I always make mine is with a combination of bananas, strawberries, apple, oranges, and blueberries with a slight addition of fresh leaf spinach (because of the high amounts of iron that spinach contains). Throw them into a blender with a cup full of water and ice (if you desire, add in some liquid or powder stevia to sweeten the smoothie). Mix them all together and enjoy. If you are daring, you can make a veggie smoothie, but I prefer drink V8 with high potassium and low sodium instead. Some workouts requires you to go six days a week while others, every other day, but no matter what the time period may be, you have to put in the effort to achieve the body that you want.Getting a fitness program up and running can be a hard thing to do, but like I stated before in this article, fitness is the key to a happy life.