It has been said that the early bird gets the worm, but there may be a way to take that common sense knowledge to an absurd extreme. If so, Mark Wahlberg has done it, recently revealing on Instagram that his current daily workout routine necessitates waking up at 2:30 in the morning! Here's the rundown, courtesy of his recent Instagram Story on the subject:
2:30 a.m.: wake up
2:45 a.m. pray
3:15 a.m.: breakfast — "I start out with steel oats, peanut butter, blueberries and eggs for breakfast. Then I have a protein shake — Performance Inspired Nutrition Vanilla Latte Shake — three turkey burgers, five pieces of sweet potato."
3:40 to 5:15 a.m.: work out
5:30 a.m.: post-workout meal
Wahlberg has also gone into detail on the rest of his eating habits on social media, and it may serve as some important inspiration for all the would-be big time eaters out there:
"At 8 o'clock, I have about 10 turkey meatballs. At 10:30, I have a grilled chicken salad with two hard-boiled eggs, olive, avocado, cucumber, tomato, lettuce. And then at 1 o'clock I have a New York steak with green peppers. Then at 3:30 I have grilled chicken with bok choy. Then at 5:30, 6 o'clock, I have a beautiful piece of halibut or a cod or sea bass. Some sort of white fish."
Obviously, the whole reason Wahlberg gets up at 2:30 AM is so he can fit his workout schedule into his otherwise busy acting schedule. As he explained in a Men's Health interview last year (when he was evidently getting an extra hour of sleep):
"If I wake up at 3:30, I can go to the golf course at 6:30, be done by 8:30, and then be home and then do the rest of my stuff: work with a physiotherapist, get treatment, hit the cryo chamber."
In between all that exercising and eating, he also has scheduled "family time" at 11 AM and 5:30 PM, plus picking his kids up at school in the afternoon. If it weren't for them, maybe he'd be able to swing waking up at sunrise.