There was a moment yesterday when the most-read story on BBC News was a post about Mark Wahlberg’s gruelling daily regimen.
The actor and Wahlburgers owner was on Instagram answering fans’ questions and apparently a FAQ is: “What does a typical day look like for you, Mark?”
So he posted this story:
It’s ridiculous, right? Cryo chamber recovery before dinner?
But seriously. 2:30 a.m. is an awfully early start time, even if you’re going to bed at 7:30 p.m. Plus two work outs, two showers, and three snack times. How does he do it?
To be clear, Wahlberg undertook a 47-day challenge to physically prepare him for an upcoming lead role in an action film. So presumably this routine doesn’t last 365 days a year. If Wahlberg is going to drink some of his wine in his wine cellar (please look at this cellar), it simply can’t.
In any case, whether you think this schedule is reasonable or ridiculous, there is a benefit to having such a rigid routine, which is Mark Wahlberg’s body.
I thought it might be instructive to see what I was doing yesterday while Mark was working out, showering, praying, snacking, and golfing and showering:
7:30am awake for an hour, drinking coffee, reading, pooping
8:00am maybe brush teeth and hair
9:30am have biked to work, eating breakfast jar (chia, oatmeal, yogurt, peaches) at desk
10:30am writing story for the show
11:00am still writing
1:00pm eating lunch (cold pizza) and watching The Social
3:00pm no idea
3:30pm research for upcoming field shoot
4:00pm think about what’s for dinner
5:00pm bike to Korean restaurant to meet Simon
5:30pm eating beef bulgogi
7:30pm watching Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street
What did I learn? I forgot to call my mother.