The actor explains how "my spirituality, my faith has got to be the center of it all."
Just one verse each day.
The Father Stu actor Mark Wahlberg was recently interviewed in the Wall Street Journal about his daily routine, which we’ve previously shared with you. Now, the father of four teens has altered his schedule, but prayer still heads the agenda.
As an actor, family man, and owner of multiple businesses, Wahlberg needs as much energy as possible, and as he shared with the WSJ, this new routine makes him very productive.
A lot of his routine is centered around intermittent fasting. This sees him go without food from anywhere between 12 and 18 hours in a day, which he says boosts his energy. But to ensure he gets his day off to the right start, he begins with prayer around 3:30 or 4:00 a.m.
He then goes off to work out, skipping breakfast, and will eventually break his fast any time between noon and 6 p.m.. However, he won’t have much time to eat, as he gets tucked into bed by 7:30 p.m. because he needs his eight hours!
In the interview, Wahlberg goes into more detail as to how he takes his supplements, has adopted a taste for espressos, and continues to do the bulk of his work while most of us are still asleep.
The devout Catholic also talked about sharing his business failings on his TV show, Wahl Street:
“Most people really pride themselves on sharing how they’re No. 1 at everything. But we closed all of our restaurants, all of our gyms. We showed that in real time, and people appreciated the honesty. All the losses and the tough stuff that we went to made us stronger.”
Interestingly, when the star was asked what makes him feel the most productive, he replied:
Being consistent with my routine. Getting the right amount of rest, really staying focused. My spirituality, my faith has got to be the center of it all.”
And Wahlberg’s fasting habits seem pretty in tune with his Catholic faith, where during penitential seasons like Lent and Advent the faithful are called to fast and abstain. So maybe the super fit dad has been able to embrace his intermittent fasting a little more easily thanks to all the fasting he’s done in the past!
At the end of the interview, the 51-year-old gave some advice that spurs him on, and that no doubt gives him the strength to wake up when his alarm sounds:
“You’ve just gotta keep going, you’ve gotta keep working. Leave no stone unturned. Don’t expect somebody else to figure it out. You’ve just got to be in it for the long haul.”