Why Mark Wahlberg Wakes Up at 2:30 a.m. Every Day — Even on Vacation

Mark Wahlberg is officially the most hardcore person on Earth.

Earlier this week the actor, rapper, model, and producer shared his daily routine with his Instagram followers, which he claims he sticks to every single day. Including while he’s on vacation. And man is it a sight to behold.

According to Wahlberg, he rises every single day at 2:30 am. He then sets aside 30 minutes to pray.

Next, he eats a quick breakfast at 3:15 a.m. Then, from 3:40 to 5:15 a.m. he puts in his first workout of the day. (Stay tuned as he works out again sometime later in the afternoon.)

At 5:30 a.m. Wahlberg tucks into a post-workout meal, followed by a shower at 6 a.m. 

He follows all that with golf at 7:30 a.m. (a super-short game, might we add) and a snack at 8 a.m.

At 9:30 a.m., while you’re likely just getting to work, Wahlberg is hopping into his cryo chamber for a bit of cold therapy. After that — guess what — he has another snack.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the actor sets aside time for family, meetings, or work calls. At 1 p.m. he has lunch, and at 2 p.m. he takes more calls. At 3 p.m. he picks up his children from school, followed by another snack.

From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. he works out again and then showers. Yes, again. At 5:30 p.m. he has dinner with his family, then at 7:30 p.m., he heads to bed.

Is anyone else exhausted just reading this?

Though it all seems a bit absurd, this regimented way of life may be why Wahlberg is so successful. Scientific studies have shown that sticking to a daily routine is associated with the feeling that your life is meaningful. 

“You can sort of have a sense of the self from one time to the next,” Samantha J. Heintzelman, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia, told Business Insider. As she added, it helps humans feel they have coherence in their lives — “This is what I do or this is who I am.”

And apparently, who Wahlberg is, is snacks on snacks on snacks, followed by long showers and family time. Even on vacation.

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